• The 5-Step Path to Meeting Your Firm's Marketing Goals

    September 01, 2019 |

    Law firms of all sizes struggle to define a marketing and business development pathway that strikes the right balance to deliver measurable value at a manageable cost. A well-defined, quantifiable approach (proactive, not reactive) is necessary to execute a law firm's strategy.

  • Caste System Persists Among Attorneys and Business Professionals

    September 01, 2019 |

    While the last decade has brought a revolution of global law firms employing thousands of attorneys and an army of professional staff — pricing executives, marketers and legal operation specialists, among many others — many professional law firm staff tell stories of a two-tiered system that minimizes their role and contributions. Observers said the caste system is a long-standing cultural mindset that stems from an age when firms were smaller and more informal, without hundreds of employees.

  • When Being a Star Rainmaker is Not Enough: Why EQ Leads to Even Better Business Results

    September 01, 2019 |

    Why EQ Leads to Even Better Business Results It is not uncommon for law firms to face negative business outcomes caused by the behavior of a star rainmaker who is unaware of the impact that they have on others. And that's what emotional intelligence (EQ) is about and why it's so important to lead to better business results. What can law firms do to help their star partners increase their emotional intelligence to avoid potentially disastrous business outcomes for themselves and their firms?

  • It's Time to Take Third-Party Risk Seriously

    September 01, 2019 |

    The use of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud by vendors add to the question: Where is my data, and how can I protect it when it is in someone else's hands? In the hustle and bustle of daily business, third parties often become the overlooked or unwitting accomplice in criminal activities.

  • GDPR & CCPA Are Just the Beginning

    September 01, 2019 |

    How Middle Market Companies Can Shore Up Their Data Privacy The most significant overhaul to the EU's data privacy policies in over 20 years, with extraterritorial reach, forced American businesses to remediate, and in some cases, overhaul their data privacy governance programs. But the GPDR was just the beginning. Organizations seeking compliance with the growing number of data privacy regulations will need to remain vigilant, especially for organizations that rely heavily on personal data.

  • Leadership for the Strong

    September 01, 2019 |

    There are a few things about being an effective leader that books and professors don't seem to directly address. Here are some tips to help partners who lead operational teams, offices, practices, departments, or the firm itself, to implement for leadership impact.

  • 10 Common Misconceptions Lawyers Have About Media Relations

    September 01, 2019 |

    Traditional media continue to evolve and constrict in a marketplace consumed by non-traditional influencers, including bloggers, social media stars, bots. Accordingly, the art of media relations is more important than ever to make sure PR professionals are doing all we can to influence the dwindling number of legitimate journalists while managing and enhancing the public reputations of our law firm clients.

  • Co-ops & Condominiums

    September 01, 2019 |

    Commercial Units Should Be Counted In Determining Amount of Reserve Fund

  • Cybersecurity In the Legal Space: Is Your Organization Prepared?

    September 01, 2019 |

    Organizations that continue to be complacent about data security ignore the considerable risks posed by a breach: extended downtime, loss of billable hours, destruction or loss of sensitive data and work product, and the potentially catastrophic costs associated with repairing the damage — both to their technology infrastructure and to their reputation and brand.