Law Practice Management

9282 ABA Journal Law Practice Management articles.

Tech training helps lawyers meet client expectations
Tech training helps lawyers get up to speed to meet client expectations.
Simplify a tedious deposition review with technology
Handling a litigation case from start to finish is no easy task. This is because litigation matters are typically complex and document-intensive. Because of this, as part of the pretrial process, attorneys face the daunting task of gaining a mastery of complicated fact patterns, obtaining and chronicling evidence, and reviewing and analyzing deposition testimony.
Avvo will improve lawyer-rating transparency, pay $50K fine in agreement with New York AG

Avvo has reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General’s Office to increase the transparency of the online legal directory’s lawyer-rating system.

The changes include consumer disclosures about how…

Is PwC building the flexible law firm of the future?

Ari Kaplan: What’s changed in the legal industry that makes the use of flexible legal resources so important?

Marc Morant: The cost pressure within these legal departments globally is very high.

Proposed legislation would eliminate PACER fees
A new bill before the U.S House of Representatives would prohibit the federal courts from charging for public documents. The Electronic Court Records Reform Act would require that documents downloaded from the PACER database be free. Currently, the repository for federal court documents charges up to 10 cents a page.
Suit: Blank Rome tried to ‘play cute’ in de facto merger to defraud Dickstein partners

Sixteen former partners at Dickstein Shapiro allege in a lawsuit that Blank Rome structured a merger of the two law firms as an “asset sale” to avoid repaying money in…

Former Dewey chairman reaches agreement with SEC to pay six-figure civil penalty

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to pay a $130,000 civil penalty, the New York Law Journal

Firms provide pro bono assistance to Kansas City communities
Adopt-a-Neighborhood was conceived as a way to use pro bono work to support economic development in Kansas City’s eastside neighborhoods, where homes sit vacant and most residents qualify for Legal Aid’s help.
Fighting hate: Website serves more than 2,000 in first year of reporting incidents
The American Bar Association website Hate Crime Help aids anonymous victims in contacting law enforcement agencies and public and private organizations in incidents of harassment, violence and property damage resulting from acts based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation.
Billie Tarascio: Her law firm is her lab
Billie Tarascio is experimenting on her law firm for the profession’s greater good.
Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt: Doing it with data
While business owners and in-house counsels usually find outside counsels through referrals, Basha Rubin says that often doesn’t lead to a good result in terms of cost and experience. The New York City lawyer believes that data can fill the gap.
Miguel Willis: Bringing law to the last frontier
Miguel Willis is only 29, and he’s already created his own job—twice.
Michele Mirto: Stepping up A2J while cutting cost
Michele Mirto’s commitment to access to justice started as a little girl. Her parents drove home the importance of community involvement by leading their kids to donate to the food bank and homeless shelter.
James Beckett: Scoring legal work
In his former job as chief business development officer at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, Kentucky, James Beckett was hungry to learn how his firm could do better.
Jae Um: A ‘Star Wars’ shortcut
In the first-released Star Wars installment, Han Solo brags that he can captain the Millennium Falcon through a smuggling route in just under 12 parsecs—a parsec being a truly astronomical measurement of 3.26 light-years. The route itself is 18 parsecs, illustrating that Solo is a brassy pilot willing to fly closer to black holes and cut the route by a third.

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