Few charitable causes would turn down an ethical donation from a corporation. Every charity is strapped for cash, and there’s always something more that can be done. Corporations, too, can be very generous with donations. And to be clear, those that do give to charity deserve every bit of goodwill they might generate in exchange. Money buys things; money makes ... Read More »
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One of the most substantial challenges to law firm business development and CRM we hear is getting busy attorneys to use the system. There was a solid CRM session at ILTA that focused precisely on this topic. This isn’t a new question, but the framework around the question today is evolving: the economics of law are driving change; the business ... Read More »
Last week was a whirlwind of goodness – stemming from ILTA’s 36th Annual Educational Conference held in Las Vegas. There were several key note presentations to stir the mind, ample sessions packed with information and statistics daily, and networking ongoing throughout the conference. All in all, the conference earned just shy of 5,000 updates on Twitter tied to the hash ... Read More »
When Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay took the stage at ILTA to run a Q&A following Tuesday’s key note presentation she made a reference to alternative fee arrangements: She’s been forecasting the rise of AFAs for 15 years and while AFAs are certainly a hot topic, the prominence and longevity of AFAs is still debated. AFAs dominated the discussion ... Read More »
This year’s edition of the joint ILTA / InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey just came out, appropriately enough, during ILTA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas where I and a couple thousand other legal tech aficionados have camped out for the week. For me, the best part of the Survey was saved for last and covered as the final item in the ... Read More »
ILTA’s 2013 key note session on Wednesday by Chris DeSantis covered a broad number of leadership principles and philosophies. In a session titled, The Crucible Experience As a Catalyst for Leading, which lasted close to 90 minutes, ranged from emotional intelligence and motivational strategies – to generational differences in leadership styles and having difficult conversations. DeSantis took each category in ... Read More »
While ILTA has a fantastic app for the conference this year, Caesar’s Palace, where the conference is being hosted is still a very large place. As such, it takes a day or so of wrong turns to really grasp the layout. This might also be called, learning from experience! While on the dash to find the right room for the ... Read More »
The U.S. Bill of Rights was arguably as much a negotiation tool, to facilitate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, as it was a list or personal protections and liberties. Sealing those rights in ink, was a guarantee that limited the power of government and won over the opposition – those opposed, or at least wary, of a strong central ... Read More »
The graphic nearby puts the legal market into one powerful perspective: customer relationships matter. Consider the following statistics: 1. Buyer’s market. 33 percent of clients have dropped at least one law firm in the last year, or the average in-house counsel terminates two long-term firms every year. 2. Market share won, is not market share retained. 35 percent of law ... Read More »
A new survey of law firms reported tepid growth between January and June of this year as compared to the same period last year. The survey conducted by Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group, incorporated responses from 120 firms, about half of which are from The Am Law 100. Overall the results provided a mixed outlook, and while the ... Read More »