By now, it is well known that this year has been defined, at least in part, by the furious pace at which lawyers have been working. At what point do high billable hours mean diminishing returns for both the lawyer and the firm?
While bonuses have kept some associates from moving to midsize firm competitors or outside Big Law entirely, large firms must also be more creative and holistic in the long run to retain top associates when the barriers between home and work life are eroding.
J. Mark Santiago
A Silver Tsunami of aging partners is threatening the legal profession. There’s a way to higher ground.
The idea of working together while apart has prompted many law firms to reevaluate and analyze their strategies for operating safely, securely and efficiently. In this roundtable discussion these experts share their experience and insight on driving productivity and engagement during these uncertain times.
Cindy Kremer Moen
Skip the Doritos and Try Meditation
One of the most significant means of support law firms can have for women lawyers is adopting women’s initiatives that provide a means for women lawyers to support one another within a firm and deliver a commitment to the advancement and understanding of unique issues that women face at their firms.
More Law Firms Are Paving the Path to Partner, But What Happens Once One Gets There Is Less Than Certain
In some ways, the country’s most recently promoted partners are more prepared than ever to take on their new roles. But the change still comes with its surprises.
A rundown of the top items lawyers should have on their financial checklists, based on their career stage.
Michele C.S. Lange
Today’s workplaces require tools that enhance employee productivity and provide the flexibility to never miss a critical business opportunity. Organizations in other industries have already experienced the benefits of enterprise collaboration, and now this technology is making its way into the legal sector. The rise of enterprise collaboration is redefining the modern law firm and legal department.
Kimberly Rice and Damien Smith
The daily demands and vast portfolio responsibilities of a legal marketer are weighty and, in too many instances, never ending. The highly charged, rigorous, deadline-driven culture of “more is more” stands in drastic contrast to a well-balanced body-mind-spirit experience.