5 Big-Firm Principles to Start Implementing in Your Small Firm Today

2022-06-19T19:52:58-07:00June 20th, 2022|Legal Industry|

Just because your law firm is small, doesn’t mean it cannot be mighty. In fact, smaller teams are often more agile because they’re accustomed to wearing many different hats. With the right tools and the right people, your firm can enjoy unparalleled success. However, in order to reap the rewards of your labor, your firm [...]

Your Guide to Spotting and Addressing Burnout in Legal Professionals

2022-03-28T11:30:15-07:00March 30th, 2022|Legal Industry, Personal Wellness|

The American culture of compulsive productivity has led to unprecedented levels of burnout among working professionals. Although burnout is not exclusive to the legal industry, it has become something of an epidemic. According to a 2020 survey by the California Lawyers Association, 24% of female respondents and 17% of male respondents had “considered leaving the [...]

How to Do a Meet & Confer

2022-03-25T16:43:15-07:00March 25th, 2022|Legal Industry|

Some attorneys are tempted to skip over the meet and confer, thinking it will save them time or isn’t necessary for their case. On the contrary, these procedural requirements are in fact a useful means of streamlining the eDiscovery process and ensuring compliance in a matter. Let's get started! What is the goal of a [...]

How to Send a Legal Hold

2022-03-25T16:44:10-07:00March 14th, 2022|Legal Industry|

Legal holds may sound simple in theory, but the process of sending one can quickly become complicated without some initial preparation. Let’s take a look at what legal holds actually entail in standard practice. Let's get started! Written notification The initial step is to send written notification to custodians who might have data relevant to [...]

The Case for Video Access to Virtual Court Hearings

2021-09-10T15:18:09-07:00November 18th, 2021|Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

Public access to court proceedings is considered a foundational aspect of the American legal system. For decades, attending a trial was as simple as showing up to the courthouse on the day of the hearing. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who wish to exercise their right to observe have found themselves without [...]

The Attorney’s Introduction to Clubhouse

2021-09-10T15:18:25-07:00November 9th, 2021|Business Development, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Professional Development|

In 2020, an invitation-only social media platform called Clubhouse became an instant sensation. With many people stuck at home due to the pandemic, the app’s voice-chat features were a welcome distraction. Clubhouse gives participants the opportunity to be spontaneous and social by dropping in on audio conversations that interest them. In this article, we’re [...]

How to Rebuild a Positive Corporate Culture

2021-09-10T15:18:45-07:00October 28th, 2021|Business Development, Covid, Legal Industry|

The emergence of coronavirus shook the legal industry to its core. According to the Annual Legal Trends report, the average number of new cases across the US dropped by as much as 40% when compared to pre-COVID statistics. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to be found! Profoundly disruptive events like a pandemic create an opportunity [...]

THE UNEXPECTED ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL ‘WORK-LIFE BALANCE’

2021-10-12T06:26:09-07:00October 12th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Personal Wellness, Remote Working, Self-Care|

Throughout the last decade, the idea of work-life balance has become increasingly popular. So, what does the term actually mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it can be defined as “the amount of time you spend doing your job compared with the amount of time you spend with your family and doing things you enjoy.” [...]

THE SECRET TO EFFECTIVE CRISIS RESPONSE

2021-10-11T05:38:01-07:00October 11th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

When disaster strikes, an effective crisis management strategy could be the difference between a profitable corporate pivot and bankruptcy. For many law firms, the coronavirus represents their largest crisis to date. The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the face of the industry - ushering in a new era of remote work, personnel moves, and changing business [...]

THE CHANGING EXPECTATIONS OF LAW FIRMS IN A POST-COVID WORLD

2021-10-08T08:31:46-07:00October 8th, 2021|Covid, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Remote Working|

At the close of 2019, the future of the legal industry seemed bright. Most major law firm executives were projecting higher billing rates, increased billable hours, and improved firm performance in the coming year. Unfortunately, the coronavirus introduced many new challenges for law firms. While clients struggle to survive the marketplace crash, law firms have [...]