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Practice Innovations - Managing in a changing legal environment
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MARCH 2012 | VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2
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Training Associates to Do Business

Training Associates to "Do Business"

As the market for legal services becomes more competitive and clients increasingly scrutinize the value provided, law schools and law firms are adapting to develop lawyers' understanding of the business of law as well as how clients solve business problems.

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Secondment Programs: Lessons Learned

Secondment Programs: Lessons Learned

In today's competitive environment, collaborating with clients through secondment programs is an approach firms can use to distinguish themselves from their competition. Secondments refer to law firms relocating their attorneys to a client's location on a temporary basis. This article highlights the benefits secondments provide to the law firm, client, and lawyer.

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Valuing the Strengths of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship

Valuing the Strengths of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship

With the economic crisis, talent engagement and taking ownership of your career have become hot topics. Career development, either through a firm-sanctioned program or on your own, requires a brief discussion of the value proposition for coaching, mentoring, and sponsorship, and an understanding of their unique roles.

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The Impact of the Consumerization of IT on Law Firm Technology

Reference: The Original Help Desk?

Reference desks and IT help desks have the same goal: satisfied customers. Both are a source for help and assistance, but each has taken different approaches to address customer needs. The IT help desk offers high-volume, fast-paced, real-time assistance that occurs in a very complex environment.

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HTML5 and What It Means

The Internet of Things (The Rise of Machines)

In 2008, the number of objects connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on the planet. By 2020, there will be more than 50 billion such objects. This mass of connected objects is called the "Internet of Things" and portends to be the biggest revolution since the Internet itself.

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How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything

Book Review: 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition

"Do you deal with change, or does change have to deal with you?" asks Connie Podesta in her book, 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd. Podesta, a board-certified counselor in the psychology of human relations, is a leading authority on sales strategies, leadership, identity branding, and organizational change. Law firm leaders and change-agents alike would be wise to take the time to read and absorb some of Podesta's suggestions on how to be a successful employee or employer in today's demanding organizations.

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