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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
 
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Big Law Summit - May 24th 2017 in New York.

ILTA LegalSEC Summit - June 12 - 14, 2017, Arlington VA

ILTA Conference - August 13 - 17-2017 at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV.

ACC Annual Meeting - October 15 - 18, 2017 in Washington D.C.

Which legal technology conference is best for you? While pitching their own Clio conference, Lauren Sanders offers some helpful advice on which conference is best for you.

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Law Firms in Transition Survey

Thanks to Stephanie Russell-Kraft for her coverage of the most recent Altman Weil Law Firms in Transition survey, which might well be called the Law Firms in Stasis Survey based on the results. Here is a link to the survey.

The results of the survey are fascinating in some areas, and truly concerning in other ways:

> from the survey... among the twenty performance tactics implemented by law firms, "four of the top five rated most effective by law firm leaders involve alternative lawyer staffing, including using contract lawyers, staff lawyers, and shifting work to paraprofessionals'. Alternative lawyer staffing... I would call this the Uber model of production or - flexible resources at lower cost.

> When it comes to substantive changes in practice efficiency, almost all respondents believe that improved practice efficiency will be a permanent focus going forward. But only 49% of respondents said they have made significant changes in their approach to the efficiency of legal services delivery. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.. Real changes in work process like legal-project-management, paper-lite processes, mobile-information-management, and more.. are required.

> Greater efficiency leads to greater profits. The lag in implementing efficiency measures is being shorted by a variety of tactics designed to improve profitability - which in my estimation just papers-over the underlying issue of efficiency. From the survey... "The number one thing law firms are doing specifically with the goal of improving profitability is the acquisition of laterals or law firms (cited by 75% of the firms surveyed). However, only about half of those firms (53%) report that the acquisitions have resulted in significant profit improvement"...

This trend has been very apparent in The LAD coverage, which includes daily reports of partner movements from Firm-A to Firm-B. In my humble opinion, this sort of "thrashing" signals a complete flat-line in demand. Since the pie isn't growing, the only option for firms it to take someone else's slice. This is a downward spiral which doesn't address the underlying structural issues.

Thanks as always to Altman Weil for this invaluable survey. It provides insights that firms of every size will benefit from.

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PROFITABILITY: Thanks to Teresa Matich at Clio for this insightful article about more revenue without more marketing

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CYBERSECURITY: The best network security solutions in the world, aren't worth a wit without vigilant users (your employees). This promotional article from Savvy Training drives home the point. Training. Training. Training. Do the math... it only takes 1 employee - out of your cadre of dozens, 100s, or 1000s, to expose your network to a significant threat. Just 1.

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PUBLICATIONS

Top News

  1. Wake Up Call: Will Mueller Probe Create New ‘Star’ Lawyers?, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 23, 2017
  2. Managing Partners Say Their Lawyers Are Underperforming and Slow to Change, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 24, 2017
  3. Global legal services market slows in 2016, Global Legal Post: Big Stories, May 24, 2017
  4. Uber promotes GC to fill Chief Legal Officer spot, Global Legal Post: Big Stories, May 24, 2017
  5. Fate of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB to Be Decided by Legal Showdown, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, May 23, 2017
  6. How to Make More Money Without Law Firm Marketing, Clio Blog, May 23, 2017
  7. Managing Partners Frustrated by Slow Pace of Big Law Change, Survey Says, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  8. THE COMEY FIRING TIMELINE — UPDATED THROUGH MAY 22, The Belly of the Beast, May 23, 2017
  9. Wal-Mart Settlement in First LGBT Workers' Class Action Reflects Larger Shift, Inside Counsel, May 23, 2017

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Federal News and Regulations

  1. EEOC Announces Featured Speakers at Annual Excel Conference on Employment Discrimination Law, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: News, May 23, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY VENDORS

Time and Billing

  1. How to Make More Money Without Law Firm Marketing, Clio Blog, May 23, 2017
  2. [Infographic] The High-Performing Law Firm, Bellefield Blog, May 23, 2017
Litigation Support / Practice Management

  1. The Demise of the Eastern District of Texas? SCOTUS Rules, Liquid Litigation Management BLLAWG, May 24, 2017
  2. Data-Driven Information Governance Use Case: Me..., Nuix, May 24, 2017
  3. edTalks Educational Initiative to Provide Presentations on E-Discovery, Exterro, May 23, 2017
  4. Inaugural Study From Exterro and Blickstein Group Evaluates Twenty-Five Legal Spend Management Techniques, Exterro, May 23, 2017
  5. Webcast Series: How Effective E-Discovery Can Positively Impact ADR, Exterro, May 23, 2017
  6. How Juniper Networks is Saving $7M Yearly on E-Discovery Costs, Exterro, May 23, 2017
  7. Swift Transportation Company Updates E-Discovery Processes to Better Serve the Entire Organization, Exterro, May 23, 2017
  8. Top 10 eDiscovery Tips for Outside Counsel, Advanced Discovery Blog, May 23, 2017
  9. Guidance Software Releases General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Survey Results, Guidance Software, May 23, 2017
  10. Xerox Corporation Announces Approval of One-for-Four Reverse Stock Split, Xerox Litigation Services, May 23, 2017
  11. Xerox CEO to Shareholders: Strategic Transformation, Growth Strategy Build Value for Customers, Investors, Xerox Litigation Services, May 23, 2017
  12. 5 TIPS TO EFFICIENTLY HANDLE REGULATORY INFORMATION REQUESTS, ZyLab, May 23, 2017
Business Strategy Consultants

  1. 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released, Altman Weil: Press Releases, May 23, 2017
Other Technology

  1. IRIS delivers and implements iManage Work at in-house Aegon legal team, Legal IT Professionals, May 24, 2017
  2. Clarifying Worldox Indexer as a Service, Affinity Consulting, May 23, 2017
  3. Legal Files Software Announces Compatibility with Google Chrome in Legal Files 10.0, Legal IT Professionals, May 23, 2017
  4. Wolters Kluwers ELM Solutions Wins Stevie Award for Passport Office Companion, Legal IT Professionals, May 23, 2017
  5. Worldwide Malware Attack Should Lead to Law Firm Training, Savvy Training, May 23, 2017
  6. Thomson Reuters Partners with IGEN to Make Tax Simple for Oil & Gas Companies - Thomson Reuters, Thomson Reuters: Press Releases, May 23, 2017
  7. Big Law Business Named 2017 Website of the Year by ASBPE, Bloomberg BNA, May 23, 2017

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BLOGS

Legal Administration

  1. Managing Partners Say Their Lawyers Are Underperforming and Slow to Change, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 24, 2017
  2. Competitors, Take Note - Fox News No Longer Top Dog in 25-54 Demographic in Prime Time, Law and More, May 24, 2017
  3. Samuel P. Lowrey - 1st African-American Arguing Case before U.S. Supreme Court, Law and More, May 24, 2017
  4. Former FC Barcelona President Arrested Following Raids In Spain, Tax Girl Blog, May 24, 2017
  5. Ventry:   Trump's Tax Plan Will Boost, Not Reduce, Home Ownership, TaxProf Blog, May 24, 2017
  6. Trump Hasn’t Interfered on AT&T-Time Warner Probe, Delrahim Says, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, May 23, 2017
  7. Polsinelli Nominates Real Estate Lawyer to Succeed Chair, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 23, 2017
  8. Flat Funding for Justice Dept. Antitrust Division in Budget Proposal, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 23, 2017
  9. Fate of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB to Be Decided by Legal Showdown, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, May 23, 2017
  10. Major Financial Institutions Make Landmark Blockchain Investment, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  11. Online Education - What Are Tech Deterrents for Gaming System?, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  12. Polsinelli Picks Real Estate Partner to Succeed Longtime Leader, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  13. Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  14. Senior Latham Lawyer Running for Controversial Right-Wing Party in UK Elections, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  15. Managing Partners Frustrated by Slow Pace of Big Law Change, Survey Says, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  16. How Much Do Clients Care About Law Firm Layoffs?, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  17. Getting To Know You Tuesday: Louis T. Wierenga, Tax Girl Blog, May 23, 2017
  18. THE COMEY FIRING TIMELINE — UPDATED THROUGH MAY 22, The Belly of the Beast, May 23, 2017
  19. 3rd Annual Mid-Career Tax Professors Workshop Concludes Today At Arkansas, TaxProf Blog, May 23, 2017
  20. House Holds Hearing Today On The Border Adjustment And International Tax Reform, TaxProf Blog, May 23, 2017
  21. Uber’s GC Promoted To Chief Legal Officer, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, May 23, 2017
  22. Wake Up Call: Will Mueller Probe Create New ‘Star’ Lawyers?, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 23, 2017
  23. It’s Time to Speak the Same Language on Cybersecurity, AICPA Insights, May 23, 2017
  24. The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Accomplishing More, One Task at a Time, Business of Law Blog, May 23, 2017
  25. Actor Accuses Attorney Neighbor of Harassment Campaign in Messy Co-Op Dispute, The AM Law Daily, May 23, 2017
  26. I still despise the misnamed and overused phrase “wage theft”, Ohio Employer's Law Blog, May 23, 2017
  27. NBC's Megyn Kelly Goes Head-to-Head with CBS' "60 Minutes," June 4th (and also Fox News), Law and More, May 23, 2017
  28. Big Events & Not in Our City - End of Protest As We Have Known It, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  29. Microsoft SQL 2017: Improvements, Advanced Analytics and What It May Mean for Lawyers, Lawyerist.com, May 23, 2017
  30. Kades:   Reducing Inequality With A Progressive State Tax Credit, TaxProf Blog, May 23, 2017

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EMPLOYMENT

ALA Job Posts

  1. Litigation Marketing Coordinator - Pennsylvania  - Philadelphia, May 23, 2017
  2. Executive Assistant - District of Columbia , May 23, 2017
  3. Receptionist - District of Columbia , May 23, 2017
Simply Hired

  1. Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA - Marketing Coordinator, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  2. Personal Injury Firm, Boca Raton, FL - Multiple Positions, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  3. Investment Bank, Tampa, FL - Compliance Position, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  4. Law Firm Focused on Family Law, Chicago, IL - Marketing Director, Law and More, May 23, 2017
  5. Law Firm, Raleigh, NC - Content Markting Specialist, Law and More, May 23, 2017

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ALSO OF NOTE

American Bar Association

  1. IRMI CEO and President Jack P. Gibson to receive Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association: Insurance, May 23, 2017
  2. Why is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Important?, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, May 23, 2017

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