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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Downsizing the Legal Industry

Posted in Compensation, Law Education, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management
In case anyone questions whether the legal industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation, you might consider some of these developments:  The number of US law school applicants is down almost 25%, or over 200,000 applicants, over the last two years. Which might be in part because the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over the next ten years only… Continue Reading

Practical Practice Tips: Lawyers Lusting After Clients and Their Spouses

Posted in Client Service, Conflict, Culture, Ethics, Management, Risk Management
In our Practical Practice Tips: The Art of Ending Work Relationships, we concluded by promising another entry on the thorny problem of conducting personal relationships with clients and/or their spouses.  This is a temptation that seems to be irresistible to many, with legion stories cataloging bad behavior and worse– everything from the divorce lawyer who got caught in the courthouse literally… Continue Reading