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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Georgetown Law School Center for the Study of the Legal Profession’s Conference — “Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual?”

Posted in Assessments, Business Development, Client Service, Coaching, Communication, Compensation, Culture, Decision-Making, Diversity, Law Departments, Law Education, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Succession, Teamwork, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
It was my great pleasure–something I don’t often say about a conference– to attend this invitation-only gathering last week, March 21-23, of both august and up-and-coming law industry professionals as they prognosticated the future of our practice and what that might in fact look like up close for a broad array of providers and clients.  While I will digest and relay over the… Continue Reading

Muir a Panelist at Women Lawyers Alliance’s Conference

Posted in Announcements, Business Development, Client Service, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Work Satisfaction
Muir will be a panelist at the Women Lawyers Alliance’s (WLA) Inaugural Spring 2010 Conference: Rainmaking Equals Influence to be held May 13 and 14, 2010 at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is designed to help women achieve their full potential and will focus on equipping them with the skills to help… Continue Reading

Historic New Name

Posted in Professional Development
In a short followup to our last entry on diversity, note that Kathleen Sullivan, a woman with impeccable credentials, has taken the historic step of becoming the first female name partner at an AmLaw 100 firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Congratulations, Ms. Sullivan on a giant step for all women lawyers everywhere.… Continue Reading

What Do Women Want? Challenging The Diversity Myth

Posted in Books, Client Service, Leadership, Management, Pro Bono and Community Service, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
  Monday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. So how are we doing? Bain and Company recently released results of a survey, reported in the Harvard Business Review, of 1,800 business people worldwide. Eighty percent believed that companies benefit from a gender diverse workforce; 75% reported having initiatives in their workplace to improve gender parity; but less than… Continue Reading