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EMBRACE A BOLD VISION TO MEET THE IMPERATIVES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
In my forty six years in law, there’s never been a moment like this.  
Firms are preparing to resume normal operations after a period of totally remote working.  The phenomenon of “resuming” creates a unique chance for firms to take a fresh look

UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES REQUIRE IMAGINATIVE AND THOUGHTFUL APPROACHES
This is my third post about law firms in the Coronavirus Crisis.  Last week I addressed leadership. Today I turn to management.
Managing during this crisis will be challenging and mission critical. It will require leaders to draw on their experience and imaginations to adapt pre-existing strategic and

A WORRIED AND FRIGHTENED TEAM NEEDS INSPIRATION FROM THE TOP
The Coronavirus Crisis is unlike any other in our lifetimes.  As I wrote last week, how law firm leaders perform their duties will make a big difference in how their firms, and all who depend on them, fare.
What law firm leaders need to

AS LAW MODERNIZES THESE VALUES WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER BEFORE
This week I want to examine four core values that I believe enable effective legal service and promote public confidence, and their implications for our future. 
In almost all discussions of the future of law we focus on change.  What we need to

8500 PROFESSIONALS FROM ACROSS THE LEGAL SERVICE ECOSYSTEM CAME TOGETHER FOR A WEEK OF LEARNING, SHARING, AND NETWORKING
I participated in Legalweek 2020 in New York last week, co-chairing the Legal Business Strategy Program with Gina Passarella, Editor in Chief of the American Lawyer.  It was a exceptional experience.
Here is my report:
The

THE TRADITIONAL MODEL WILL CHANGE IN FIVE FUNDAMENTAL WAYS 
I wrote last week about law firms’ increased focus on innovation, the market forces behind it, and why it is important to the overall modernization of legal services.  
I believe this innovation effort will inexorably lead to five fundamental changes in the law firm business model. 

Law Firms Are Responding to Market Pressure With Increased Efforts to Innovate
Law firms across the country are taking steps to innovate  the way they organize themselves and serve their clients.  This trend promises to be more than a passing fancy because it is driven by demands from corporate clients , as well as increasing