How Successful Firms Define and Maintain Technology Competence

June 23, 2022

What does technology competence mean and how is it obtained and maintained? The Successful Firm Project explored these questions and more in The Duty of Technology Competence Q&A Today Huddle with panelists Bonnie Beuth, Tony Gerdes, and Michael Quartararo.

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Huddle Up! Highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference

June 16, 2022

Learn about the highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference and Expo. Conference speaker Tiffany Ho-Rivera, Chair of the ALA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee, will share key takeaways from this important event.

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Tips for Maximizing a Law Firm’s Cloud Budget

May 31, 2022

By now, law firms have moved most, if not all, of their applications and data storage to cloud-based platforms. Those who moved before the pandemic were prepared, and the disruption proved minimal to normal business operations. Those who moved after are catching up and will be ready for whatever the future holds for their business operations.

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Playbook Recap: How Successful Firms Lead with LinkedIn

May 26, 2022

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Colleen McKenna of Intero Advisory joined the SFP community to discuss how successful firms lead with LinkedIn to increase origination, engagement and growth. This recap highlights Colleen’s key takeaways from the event.

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Investing in Our Profession’s Future

May 24, 2022

The Foundation of ALA is supporting students as they work toward careers in legal.

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Best Practices for Making Your Law Firm More Inclusive for People with Disabilities

May 24, 2022

Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities should be a top priority for law firms — especially considering how many individuals in the firm may be living with a disability or may develop one in the future. Unfortunately, many law firms overlook this critical demographic when crafting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and programming.

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eNotaryLog

May 12, 2022

From daily contract execution to the details of M&A transactions, legal teams are essential to business growth and success. Providing convenience and security to sign and notarize documents is key. With eNotaryLog, we help you reduce the paper and provide an anytime, anywhere online service to your customers.

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Playbook Recap: 5 Ways the Legal Industry is Evolving

May 11, 2022

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Debbie Foster of Affinity Consulting joined the SFP community to discuss 5 ways the legal industry is evolving. This recap highlights Debbie’s key takeaways from the event.

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Law Firms’ Evolving Take on Sustainability

April 19, 2022

Today’s firms are giving clients a front-row seat as they work toward their intended environmental goals.

Sustainability has become a key consideration in more than half of consumers’ product purchasing decisions — and it’s also increasingly factoring into legal services’ marketability.

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Five-Alarm Warning: Modern Data Threats Are Too Hot to Handle

April 19, 2022

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

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How Successful Firms Define and Maintain Technology Competence

What does technology competence mean and how is it obtained and maintained? The Successful Firm Project explored these questions and more in The Duty of Technology Competence Q&A Today Huddle with panelists Bonnie Beuth, Tony Gerdes, and Michael Quartararo.

Huddle Up! Highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference

Learn about the highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference and Expo. Conference speaker Tiffany Ho-Rivera, Chair of the ALA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee, will share key takeaways from this important event.

Tips for Maximizing a Law Firm’s Cloud Budget

By now, law firms have moved most, if not all, of their applications and data storage to cloud-based platforms. Those who moved before the pandemic were prepared, and the disruption proved minimal to normal business operations. Those who moved after are catching up and will be ready for whatever the future holds for their business operations.

Playbook Recap: How Successful Firms Lead with LinkedIn

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Colleen McKenna of Intero Advisory joined the SFP community to discuss how successful firms lead with LinkedIn to increase origination, engagement and growth. This recap highlights Colleen’s key takeaways from the event.

Investing in Our Profession’s Future

The Foundation of ALA is supporting students as they work toward careers in legal.

Best Practices for Making Your Law Firm More Inclusive for People with Disabilities

Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities should be a top priority for law firms — especially considering how many individuals in the firm may be living with a disability or may develop one in the future. Unfortunately, many law firms overlook this critical demographic when crafting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and programming.

eNotaryLog

From daily contract execution to the details of M&A transactions, legal teams are essential to business growth and success. Providing convenience and security to sign and notarize documents is key. With eNotaryLog, we help you reduce the paper and provide an anytime, anywhere online service to your customers.

Playbook Recap: 5 Ways the Legal Industry is Evolving

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Debbie Foster of Affinity Consulting joined the SFP community to discuss 5 ways the legal industry is evolving. This recap highlights Debbie’s key takeaways from the event.

Law Firms’ Evolving Take on Sustainability

Today’s firms are giving clients a front-row seat as they work toward their intended environmental goals.

Sustainability has become a key consideration in more than half of consumers’ product purchasing decisions — and it’s also increasingly factoring into legal services’ marketability.

Five-Alarm Warning: Modern Data Threats Are Too Hot to Handle

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

6 Legal Workflows Worth Automating

The pressure is on legal organizations to be more digital and automated than ever. But that’s not exactly easy to do in a legal industry still operating in a world of paper documents, legacy systems and siloed data. Needless to say, the move to hybrid or remote offices brought on by the pandemic has accelerated a transition to an “anywhere-operations” model.

Poll: Getting Original With Origination

Over the past two years, what is your firm’s most successful approach to engaging new potential clients? Take this one question poll.

Poll: Cyber Security Tactics

Law firms are often susceptible to cyber security risk as they collect sensitive client, financial, credit and organizational data. See how your firm’s cyber security approach compares to your peers.

The Shadow Pandemic: How Firm Staff Can Show Up for Struggling Employees

In the past two years, humans have had a collective moment when it comes to mental health and well-being. No person has been immune to the disruption, fear and insecurity that the COVID-19 pandemic has ignited. We regularly hear about the cost and consequences of isolation and loneliness. The increase during COVID is staggering: A recent study by the Integrated Benefits Institute indicates a 400% increase in anxiety and depression directly related to COVID-19.

Law Firm Pricing and Budgeting Trends for Optimized Profitability

In August 2021, BigHand gathered 800 responses to an industry survey from senior legal finance professionals, managing partners and legal pricing managers in firms of over 100 lawyers in North America and the United Kingdom. The resulting report is an accurate view of the latest legal pricing and matter budgeting trends.

The Big Quit

How to keep the Great Resignation from visiting your firm.

There’s an exodus happening in many workplaces. According to the most recently released U.S. Department of Labor data, workers are walking away from their jobs, voluntarily, in record numbers. In November 2021, more than 4.5 million people joined the Great Resignation, re-evaluating their careers and searching for different opportunities.

Lawyaw

Lawyaw provides affordable, easy-to-use document automation and cloud-based court form solutions for solo, small and mid-size legal practices. Save time and avoid errors with documents and forms that you draft over and over again. Convert your existing Microsoft Word Documents into reusable, web-based templates to quickly populate client and matter information in sets of documents or court forms.

Huddle Up! How Successful Firms Develop Talent

Join Successful Firm Peers as we discuss the paths firms are taking in 2022 to develop and keep talent at all levels. Whether your firm has an ongoing professional development program, or looking to instill a new one, gain ideas from other legal leaders on the topics, process and plans that stick!

Playbook Takeaways: People, Process and Profit

The Successful Firm Project playbook event ‘Destination Development: A Successful Firm’s Approach to People, Process and Profit’ explored the ways in which Offit Kurman instills a culture of development through all aspects of the firm.

9 Tips for Better Email Management for Lawyers

Email management for lawyers and professionals across most industries is a constant uphill battle. In fact, the average professional spends 28 percent of the workday reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey.