Volunteering is a great way to build potential business relationships and enhance your career (while feeling good about doing good.) Here are some good tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer efforts.
Rain Today has a free newsletter which offers some good marketing tips. But don’t believe everything you read. For example, I’m not sure if I agree with myth number four in an article I read today. Finding out what is “keeping a client up at night” is certainly not a fool proof strategy for identifying … Read more
A law professor at Emory believes that our existing system of legal education is in some great need of reform.Law School: Make It Optional? Why is a Mercedes education necessary for a lawyer seeking a Corolla legal practice? Sounds a little extreme though he does raise some thought provoking questions about the ABA standards for … Read more
Midlevel Associates Survey: Communication Breakdown?The American Lawyer Nearly 6,000 associates took part in The American Lawyer magazine’s 2005 Midlevel Associates Survey, offering, among other things, a glimpse of what upper management and youngish associates think of each other. Sometimes it’s not pretty. Are midlevels a bunch of “slackers,” or is slavish devotion to a firm … Read more
I have collaborated with my colleague, Dan Binstock (managing director of the BCG office in DC) to put together an article on the benefits of working with a search firm. In rereading the article, I realize that there is one potential benefit that we forgot to mention. If you are a lawyer with great credentials … Read more
Another big merger is underway in the Boston legal community. Is the mid-sized firm showing further signs of weakening? From Law.Com: “Edwards & Angell is joining forces with Palmer & Dodge, another New England law firm known for strengths in intellectual property and finance. The two firms set a Nov. 1 target date to complete … Read more
Ellen Ostrow, a career consultant in D.C. who does a lot of work with lawyers, publishes a career newsletter that is very good. You can read her archive on her website and subscribe for free for future issues. The latest issue has a very good article on delegating. I didn’t see the newsletter on delegating … Read more
I recently published a career audit tool for law firm associates. You can link to this tool on the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website. It is an exercise for any associate who wants to think more critically about their experience at their law firm. For partners who are interested, I have also created a similar tool. … Read more
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios & Halley has come to Boston. This is the second time in a year that a Maine law firm has opened in the Boston market. Their business strategy sounds similar to that of a number of other mid-sized firms (mainly NH firms) who have come into Boston. The plan is to … Read more
Could the salary wars be starting again? In Silicon Valley that seems to be the case. My prediction: within 6 months, Boston firms will follow suit.