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    Laterals: When Is the Best Time to Make a Move?

    Hugh A. Simons and Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio

    If you are a partner considering a lateral move, then you are probably focused on the boost a new firm could offer your practice, and on cultural fit. However, the authors' review of the 2,353 partners who moved between Am Law 100 firms in 2010 through 2012 suggests that some more prosaic factors matter too.

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    The State of Lawyer Well-Being Is Not Strong

    Stacey Dougan

    A 2016 study found that between 21% and 36% of lawyers fall into the category of "problem drinkers." As for other mental illnesses common to the profession, 28% reported struggling with depression, 19% with anxiety, and 23% with stress. What can be done?

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    What Do Practice Group Leaders Really Do?

    Joel A. Rose

    Part Two of a Two-Part Article

    Last month, the author discussed the fact that even though managing partners recognize the importance of developing and implementing sound principles of practice management, the extent to which the concept is successfully implemented varies greatly from firm to firm. He concludes his discussion herein.

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    Cyber Disaster Recovery

    Jeff Ton

    How to Take a Law Firm Beyond Insurance

    With expectations for an always-on law firm, significant challenges within the legal industry to maintain competitiveness and perform due practice for cybersecurity and other disaster scenarios come from both clients and regulatory bodies.

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