Law firm lawyers should spend at least 20% of their time on business development. When working with law firm lawyers on business development coaching and leadership development it has become abundantly clear that while every firm wants their lawyers to be developing new business, there is no target or stake in the ground to guide lawyers on business development expectations.Read More
A SWOT analysis is a simple yet highly effective strategic tool to evaluate your organization. For your legal organization, you will evaluate the Strengths, the Weaknesses, the Opportunities, and the Threats. Completing this analysis helps you set your strategic plan (and budget priorities) for the coming year.Read More
On September 26th at TalentLaunch in suburban Clevelad, we gathered 9 legal industry thought leaders (in-house counsel, law firm partners, law firm CFOs, and Plante Moran’s law firm practice partner) to discuss the pressures law departments and law firms face and how they can work together better. In attendance were various General Counsels, in-house counsels, Managing Partners of law firms, law firm pricing analysts, and members of various alternative legal service providers and legal technology companies.
Here are the highlights:Read More
Here’s what’s trending in the legal industry: (1) Mid-level Associates are curious about their futures, (2) everything you need to know about General Counsel compensation, (3) changes to the law firm business model could spur innovation, (4) how easily a teenager hacked into a law firm, and more.Read More
A thriving organization where your team is brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused isn’t one where competition is so fierce that people are pitted against each other in some sort of race to survival. A brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused organization is one where people genuinely want to help each other and their clients.Read More
This is Part Two of our Interview with Jay Harrington, the author of "The Essential Associate". The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.
In Part One of our interview with Jay, we covered legal career, career arc, writing, and marketing.Read More
The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.Read More
Here's what's trending in the legal industry:
- Is 2018 the year of the mega law firm merger?
- Recently announced law firm mergers.
- GDPR advice and guidance from the European Union.
- Advice for interviewing in-house.
- A recent study says that law departments want to add more lawyers but will they get the budget to do so?
- And, much more.
Great insight on how to get a job in-house, SEC cyber security guidance, how NOT to make partner, marketing and business development tips, and more!Read More
In January 2018, Nimble Services conducted our first-ever “Lawyer Happiness Survey”. This 31- question survey used very typical employee engagement questions. We made it available to lawyers of all backgrounds. The response data provides some very interesting insights into the happiness of lawyers with their work and careers.Read More