Law Firms that are Leading the Way

More and more corporate legal departments are requiring their outside law firms to adopt legal operations. In fact, every week 10-20 new legal departments join CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium). This blog highlights two law firms, Baker & McKenzie and Davis Wright Tremaine, that are well entrenched in legal operations and are effectively leading the way for other law firms. Find out how and why here.

Resistance Continues but the Business of Law is Transforming

                Published in JD Supra Perspectives 2017

“Before you know it, what once seemed like crazy ideas will become the new normal.” ~Mary O’Carroll, head of legal operations, Google.

The Resistance Movement

It has been said that change is the only constant in the world. Nagging realities in the legal marketplace continue to place pressure on law firms, of all sizes, to confront the demand for inevitable changes.

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Corporate Legal Marketing Departments Want This

At the most recent Future’s Conference which took place in the fall of 2016, the College of Law Practice Management prepared sessions that were full of interesting trends and developments which may have a strong impact on the future practice of law.

The on-going discussion about Alternative Fee Arrangements is actually and finally starting to sound like more than talk. Big Law is responding more to the needs so often expressed by legal departments to keep fees predictable and on budget. Continue reading Corporate Legal Marketing Departments Want This

The 2016 College of Law Practice Management: Futures Conference

The 2016 College of Law Practice Management’s annual Future’s Conference was full of interesting trends and developments which will have a strong impact on the future practice of law.

The following are some ideas and thoughts raised which might be of interest.

The on-going discussion about Alternative Fee Arrangements is actually and finally starting to sound like more than talk. Big Law is responding more to the needs so often expressed by legal departments to keep fees predictable – on budget. Continue reading The 2016 College of Law Practice Management: Futures Conference