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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Blackberry Withdrawal

Posted in Culture, Management, Work/Life Balance
Linklaters is reported having decreed, in a fit of concern for work/life balance, that lawyers leave their Blackberrys at home while on holiday (vacation to us). The order is designed to insulate associates, in particular, from the relentless rat race for a few sweet weeks a year, according to management. “Sometimes it’s the small things… Continue Reading

The End of Lawyers?

Posted in Business Development, Client Service, Leadership, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management
It isn’t a tardy response to Dick the Butcher’s rallying call in Shakespeare’s King Henry VI to "kill all the lawyers" that may end it for us, according to the forthcoming book The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services.  Richard Susskind, Emeritus Professor of Law at Gresham College, England, IT adviser to Britain’s… Continue Reading

Muir Recognized for Emotional Intelligence Article

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Retention, Risk Management
The American Bar Association has announced that Ronda Muir’s cover article in the July/August 2007 issue of Law Practice magazine, entitled "The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Law Firm Partners,"  has been awarded the 2007-2008 Law Practice Magazine Edge Award for Bronze Feature Article.  The Edge Awards are sponsored by Edge International, and each year the awards recognize… Continue Reading

The Key to Commitment

Posted in Communication, Culture, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Professional Development
The keynote speaker at the opening of the 2008 International Conference on Emotional Intelligence this week was Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the award-winning best-seller The Leadership Challenge, executive fellow at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and, according to The Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best… Continue Reading