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Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Experience still counts for lawyers

Whether they’re looking for a broader client base, advancement in a large firm, or simply a job in a rapidly changing legal profession where traditional career paths are no longer certain, many lawyers may consider gaining a competitive advantage through further education in addition to a law degree.   ... [read more]

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Getting time tracking down to a science

The financial crisis of 2008 permanently changed the legal services industry. That’s when businesses began to exercise greater diligence in managing their legal spending, according to Peter Zver, who claims greater scrutiny of law firm invoices have led to more challenges of said invoices. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Departing on bad terms never a wise decision

In the world of sports, we witnessed one of the most dramatic NBA Finals in recent history when LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their unprecedented comeback victory and first professional sports title for the city of Cleveland in 52 years in June. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Candidate is prepared, are you?

You’re highly articulate in complicated negotiations and seasoned in court. But, when your firm is hiring and you’re interviewing prospects, are you asking the right questions?  ... [read more]

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Volatile partner exacts heavy toll on associates

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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Design board structure to fit the organization

Boards are often defined as being either co-operative, collective, working, administrative, policy, or governance. They may use a founder, advisory, fund-raising, patron or Carver model. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Long journey starts with being ready

When articling students leave Christopher Hicks’ law firm, he wants them to have taken away at least one thing: confidence — and lots of it. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Building the dream to be your own boss

It’s a dream of many law students and young lawyers — to hang out their shingle and enjoy the freedom of being the boss, choosing when and how to work, answering to no one but their clients and themselves. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Drive to convenience leaves concerns behind

Three times during the night the baby-monitoring system awakens the parents because the child was having a rough night. The parents drift to sleep. But before knowing it, a wearable fitness/sleep wrist device alerts the parents that it’s time to get up and get ready for work. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

As clients grow globally, so do law firms

The growth of international mergers is not only pumping up law firms’ bottom lines but changing the way in which lawyers provide services and even providing the opportunity to earn some frequent flyer miles. ... [read more]