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Transforming A Dinosaur: How the Legal Field Is Embracing the Diversity Challenge

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

When one thinks of the legal industry, diversity isn't a word that usually comes to mind. And perhaps rightfully so, as the legal profession is one of the few remaining industries to yet undergo a diversity revolution.

Is Legal Education Bouncing Back?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have been asked whether I believe the announcements from major law firms that they would increase starting salaries to $180,000 will cause legal edu...

You Can Prevent a 'Panama Papers' Scandal at Your Law Firm

Lou Shipley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Lou Shipley

Even if they aren't managing their own IT, law firms still have an obligation to make sure that data is properly secured. This means asking frequent questions about security and ensuring that the vendor is implementing reasonable security measures.

Lawyers Are Terrible at Content Marketing - And It's a Great Opportunity For Niche Writers

Sherry Gray | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

As a freelancer, I've worked in many different industries. From helping Fortune 500 companies with content writing for their blogs to helping local sm...

An Uber for Lawyers? Here's Why It Makes Sense

Monica Zent | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Monica Zent

While no one knows for sure, make no mistake, an "Uber for Lawyers" is coming. The sooner the legal market realizes this, the better.

5 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Law Site

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys, more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs.

PR Problems and Legal Muscle Don't Always Mix 

John P. David | Posted 11.06.2016 | Miami
John P. David

It baffles me when companies hire lawyers to manhandle public relations issues.

The Budget Deal Raises Taxes On Rich People, Kind Of

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although outgoing House Speaker John Boehner may be reluctant to acknowledge it, the latest budget deal between Congress and the White H...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

The Justice Gap: Corporate Lawyers Are Making Record Revenues, But Legal Aid Is in Crisis

Susan Beck | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Susan Beck

There's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid. That's how, in a country with one of the highest concentrations of lawyers in the world, poor people often are forced to represent themselves in life-altering legal matters.

How Journalists Can Make Money (in the digital age)

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.30.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Lawyers got nothing on me... Last week, I wrote a blog for the Huffington Post entitled "The Job of Journalism is Finished" It got a lot of traction...

Why Law Firms Fail

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Frank H. Wu

Smart people overestimate the importance of being a smart person. To be the best lawyer, or the best collection of lawyers, is not enough; it doesn't even guarantee you stay in the game.

Expert Witness: Litigation Games for Credit Derivatives and Structured Finance

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Class action lawyers have an incentive to win and to keep a case moving forward, but traditional law firms have done some first class work, too. Likewise, some class action law firms have mismanaged cases and floundered their way to a loss for their client.

Betrayed Moves Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline is an accomplished author of many books with many characters, but she is never as good as when she is writing about the characters associated with the "Rosato & Associates Novels." When she enters this world she is at her most creative and most entertaining. Luckily her new novel is one of those books.

California Minority Counsel Program: 25 Years of Promoting Diversity for Business Lawyers

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

When I was eight years old, I played Linus in my elementary school's musical production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." At eight years old, th...

Lawyers Without Offices

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Frank H. Wu

I was impressed on a recent visit to the Orrick law firm to see its "Beta" office. At its Silicon Valley branch, the global enterprise is testing the type of design common with its start-up clients but rare within its profession: It has put attorneys, paralegals, and staff in an open space without private rooms.

Women In Law: Tackling The Female-Inclusion Path

Carol Evans | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Carol Evans

What we've learned about the challenges female lawyers face can be applied to careers in accounting, consulting, higher education, medicine and more

The Demise of Blockbuster: A Big LOL

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Stephen Robert Morse

LOL. That's really the only emotion that comes to mind when I read from the recent piece in PandoDaily: Back in the heady days of 2000, Netflix had 3...

Breaking the 'Bamboo Ceiling'

China Hands | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
China Hands

Sandy Jin talks to Xiaowen Qiu about her career at Sidley Austin and the difference between legal practices in the U.S. and China

Solving the Outside Law Firm Dilemma

Paul Mandell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Paul Mandell

One fundamental strategy that consistently seems to yield the highest ROI may be the least innovative or complex of the bunch, which is simply the pursuit of better communication.

My Father's Will: What Lawyers Must Respond To

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

My father recently prepared his will. This is a matter in which I have an interest. . . As a law school dean, I asked my father what lawyer he had hi...

The Last Days Of Big Law

The New Republic | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business

Of all the occupational golden ages to come and go in the twentieth century--for doctors, journalists, ad-men, autoworkers--none lasted longer, felt c...

The Dentist and the Immigration Lawyer: In Praise of "Commodity" Work

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

Last week, I went to the dentist. I enjoy having my teeth cleaned. I have an hour of calm in the most comfortable chair, and I'm the focus of attentio...

Katherine Bindley

What Employers Really Look For In Job Candidates: Someone To Hang Out With

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but w...

Shrinking Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.