What I want for Christmas …

November 28th, 2012

[A version of this post was picked up as the Cover Story in Corporate Counsel magazine's December 4, 2012 edition]   It’s that most wonderful time of the year: jingling bells, good will toward men, the spirit of giving, the warmth of the hearth after a cold day playing with my kids in the snow.  [...]

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Sugar and Salt: Perfect together!

September 12th, 2012

I’m posting to join the fun and fray with Toby and Jordan in their “debate” over the relative merits of using time and/or value in future fee pricing and structures. Jordan Furlong writes in his Law21 blog that we should take “Time Out: Removing Time from Pricing and Compensation.” Toby Brown writes in his 3 [...]

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New York State, via a Law Day Announcement  (covered by the New York Times) by State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, has instituted a new rule that requires  applicants to the bar in New York to demonstrate that they have provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service in order to [...]

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In the legal world, times are changing, clients are looking for alternatives to traditional lawyering, and professional service markets are evolving in ways that are unfamiliar and even scary to many of us: lawyers must think about what such change means to their practices, and how they will adapt and thrive in new circumstances.   [...]

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Legal Discomfort*

October 20th, 2011

* There is an old truism that suggests that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling discomfort, for it is then that we are propelled to leave our routines and our comfortable, familiar ruts to innovate, thrive anew, and confront the challenges of what is next. It’s an auspicious moment [...]

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