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COVID-19 presents unprecedented personal and professional challenges both to every individual around the globe. The American economy has come very close to a full stop and almost every business now finds itself in a difficult position financially and operationally. The legal industry was not spared, and law firms of all shapes and sizes are feeling their way through a contracting marketplace. With the occasional exception, lawyers are confronted by their clients’ shrinking legal budgets and facing the fact that their own daily business activities look dramatically different than just a few short months ago. But don’t despair, history shows us that Americans are a resilient bunch.
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By Kimberly Rice
With national shelter-in-place orders in place now for several months with information on resuming business in the new normal changing every day, lawyers must consider pivoting how they operate their businesses in today’s sub-normal climate.
By Glennie Green
It is critical that lawyers determine strategies that match their skills, personalities, and perceptions and experiences.
By Sharon Meit Abrahams
Conscientious development of associates through training and mentoring enables them to become dynamic, professional, and ethical attorneys who provide high quality service that clients expect.
By Patrick Smith
The largest law firms are pouring substantial resources into business development training, cultivating leadership skills and professional coaching, according to a new report, and they’re fielding teams of marketing professionals and lawyers to court and maintain clients. But the report found that the efforts — and the results — have been uneven, especially when it comes to developing leadership and building effective client teams.