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For members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rulebook on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable (and may have already happened by the time this article is published). Right now, the focus is on Hollywood, mass media, Wall Street, Silicon Valley and politics, which are all professional arenas historically known to operate by their own set of rules that have been at equal turns brushed off as socially acceptable, emboldened after career-ending threats kept censure at bay, and vigorously defended in a courtroom. But the very shaky reality is that the lawyer standing beside every Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Harold Ford, Jr., Travis Kalanick or Al Franken is most likely operating from his or her own ‘house of cards.’
By Brenda L. Thompson
Dealing With a Job Loss
The chances are that many of us will either be terminated or laid off from at some point in our careers. It happens. How you deal with the loss of a job and get back on your feet as quickly as possible is what’s important.
By Silvia Coulter
Collaborative cultures soar in profitability, talent acquisition and retention, client retention and client service.
By Jim Jarrell
Sometimes You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Over the last decade, the definition of competitive intelligence has evolved to be about all of the data and information I have access to that helps to isolate and leverage my firm’s competitive advantage and close the deal on business development opportunities. The more data available to analyze, the better informed your decisions and strategies will be going forward.
By David McCann
There were elements of the corporate culture in the early Dot-com years that helped shape my perspective on the critical role marketing could (and should) play in driving tangible and bottom-line business results. Those shaping influences, when applied to law firms, can help us legal marketers realize even greater returns for our internal and external clients.