Northwestern Professor Stephen J. Harper suggests that the measure for attorney output shouldn’t be based on total hours spent; rather, it should be based on useful work product created.
Yesterday at ABA Techshow 2011 the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO) released its “2011 Guidelines For Legal Professionals.” In many instances, lawyers may find – paradoxically – that their caution or resistance to adopting and implementing new technology is actually rendering their practice less reliable and less secure than what is rapidly becoming the “reasonable” standard in the profession.
Recently the ABA released “Perspectives on Finding Personal Legal Services”, the results of an opinion poll concerning, among other things, how people find lawyers. The report has inspired comments from several respected voices in the space. Some of the most controversial conclusions concern the impact – or alleged lack thereof – of social media on an individual’s decision to hire a lawyer.
In Part I of this series, we raised some cautionary financial considerations about one office space option: leasing traditional office space on your own. However, assuming that you’ve satisfactorily addressed those considerations, here are 3 key factors to consider when you’re ready to lease space on your own:
While both clients and lawyers continue to lament the limitations and drawbacks of the traditional “billable hour” method of charging for legal services, a few new methods are rapidly gaining popularity. There’s just no question that we’ll see these intriguing techniques continue to enjoy increased adoption during 2011 and beyond. 1. Bill By The Pound. […]
Dom Portwood: Hi, Peter. What’s happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports. Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it. (Whoops …. wrong “Office Space“). Today is the start of what will be a series on how to find a home for your law firm. […]
US News released its “Best Law School” list for 2012, temporarily replacing Mel Kiper’s 2011 NFL Draft Class rankings as the most popular list in law firms across America.
Fred Wilson – one of technology’s most prominent venture capitalists – posted a challenge to startup lawyers on his popular “AVC” blog after paying $17,000 in legal fees
Though there are a lot of questions with Quora (bad pun intended), it’s something lawyers ought to check out and at least familiarize themselves with, particularly those who have an interest in technology or work with venture capital and entrepreneurial companies.
Previously we took a look at 5 non-traditional “vows” that a new client can make to her attorney at the start of an engagement – promises that don’t usually appear in a standard engagement letter. Today, we’ll consider a few non-traditional vows the lawyer can make to her client. Lawyer Vow #1: I promise […]