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Lawyers love a debate, and it looks like a doozy is set concerning nonlawyer ownership of law firms (NLO). While the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services appears poised to request that ABA delegates adopt “regulatory objectives” that could permit NLO, the president of the New York State Bar Association, David P. Miranda, has requested that New York lawyers just “Say No to Nonlawyer Ownership (NLO),” New York State Bar Association Journal at 5 (January 2016).
By Scott Flaherty, Chris Johnson, Meghan Tribe, Roy Strom, Miriam Rozen and Lizzy McLellan
With the new year upon us, law firms have just been through the typical year-end crush of collections, budgeting, compensation decisions and more. The authors recently took a look at 2017's hottest trends, and explored what we could expect from them in 2018.
By Sharon Meit Abrahams
Before starting a training program, conduct a needs assessment when performance is inappropriate or inadequate. This means when one or more attorneys or staff are not doing what they should be doing, or they are doing something they should not be doing. Here's how to proceed.
By Vivian Hood
Although the current news cycle is a barrage of negative situations, the silver lining is that they offer law firms a wealth of teachable moments about the importance of preparing for and responding to a crisis situation.
By Michael P. Maslankammaslanka@fordharrison.com
A Different Perspective
Here are five ideas that lawyers can learn from the military. They just might work for you and your firm.