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Legal Organizations Should SWOT their Talent

Legal Organizations Should SWOT their Talent

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.

RECAP: Nimble Legal Industry Pressures Forum

RECAP: Nimble Legal Industry Pressures Forum

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:

Nimble Legal Trends - 25 September 2018

Nimble Legal Trends - 25 September 2018

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.

The Culture of your Law Firm or Law Department Shouldn't be like The Hunger Games

The Culture of your Law Firm or Law Department Shouldn't be like The Hunger Games

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.

Forum Insights: Cybersecurity and e-Discovery

Forum Insights: Cybersecurity and e-Discovery

When it comes to Cybersecurity, organizations underestimate the nature of the risks they're facing. 

In e-Discovery, a good strategy for how to collect, process, cull, and review documents will likely save more time and cost in the long run than simply jumping in to review a data dump.

New Law is Legit!

New Law is Legit!

Today's announcement that EY acquired Riverview Law has been bouncing around my head all day and I've finally figured out why.  This acquisition along with 3 other 2018 New Law transactions have legitimized New Law.

Nimble Legal Trends - 26 July 2018

Nimble Legal Trends - 26 July 2018

Here's what's trending in the Legal Industry: More Women than ever as Fortune 500 General Counsel; Am Law: Best Law Firms;  Legal Market Landscape; Why Lawyers Quit; Law Firms Need Artificial Intelligence to Stay in the Game, and much more!

Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part Deux

Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part Deux

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.