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Last year, the global firm Baker McKenzie launched a new initiative called “Whitespace Legal Collab.” On the 27th floor of their Toronto office on Bay Street, the global firm opened their doors to clients and leaders in business, government, academia and non-profit organizations to “address complex global challenges at the intersection of business, law and technology” according to their website. “Our Whitespace Legal Collab is part of our firm’s wider effort to cultivate a new type of thinking when helping our clients develop solutions to complex challenges,” says Paul Rawlinson, the global chair of the firm.
By Joel A. Rose
Strong Hands-on Leadership is Crucial in Today’s Competitive Practice Environment
A financially and professionally successful law firm does not simply evolve. It must be built in an orderly and systematic manner. The values important to a firm have to be identified, defined, organized and centrally placed. The responsibility for achieving these goals must be keyed to an organizational factor. Whether this is a committee or an individual, ultimately someone must be responsible.
By Rob Mattern
Back in March of this year, we predicted changes and trends the results of the 2018 Mattern Cost Recovery Survey would reveal. At that time, we got our…
By Nicholas Bruch
EY’s Announcement That It Is Acquiring Riverview Law Could Accelerate the Pace of Change in the Legal Industry
There has been much talk in the past year that the Big Four were sniffing around the alternative legal services market looking for an acquisition. That wait is now over. Here is an analysis of how the acquisition may impact different sections of the legal market.
By Scott Flaherty
Law firms have bumped up starting salaries for associates at top firms over the past few years, prompting Big Law clients to raise a stink about outsized salaries for junior lawyers. But it turns out that this pay falls short of past peaks when inflation is taken into account.