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Over the last few years, the legal operation managers’ role has flourished, growing from a profession in its infancy into an unruly teenager, far more mature but with substantial areas poised for development. The Ninth Annual Law Department Operations Survey from the Blickstein Group, sponsored in part by Consilio, recently explored this trend in corporate law departments. The Survey collected information about law department operations (LDO) from a record 133 in-house professionals, delivering actionable benchmark data that in-house law departments can use to create effective management strategies. The results showed that more than ever, law departments are focused on implementing programs and structures to improve their financial management and deliver value.
By Robert M. Jason
This article provides a general introduction to social media influencers and discusses common tax issues arising on the income side of the equation. What is taxable income? What happens if the influencer’s compensation is paid in equity?
By Jamie B. Field
Data is taking over our lives. And preceding that is all of the applications and technology that exists that helps us measure that information. But technology and data are not going to be the only growth drivers of a firm in the future. What’s going to become most important in the face of the technological changes that are occurring in law firms is a lawyer's "soft-skills."
By Dan Packel
Forty firms out of the Am Law 200 offered details on the steps they’re taking to improve mental health and wellness among attorneys and staff.
By J. Mark Santiago
This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold, identifying three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms’ economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.