Some innovative law schools are including business and technology skills as part of their legal education programs. Their graduates become a new class of lawyers better adapted to survive and grow in today's demanding legal environment.
Accountability is the answer to professional development challenges because it fosters execution, creates momentum, and provides a type of box score, reflecting both wins and 'near wins,' on which to build.
Infographics are all the rage. They're being used for everything, fittingly or not, from resumes and maps to annual reports and marriage proposals, as well as for more conventional business purposes such as marketing, advertising, and education.
Client Relationship Management programs can be used successfully in law firms for business development when there is support by management, use by key stakeholders, and training by knowledgeable support professionals.
By deconstructing, mapping, managing and analyzing a legal work process, a firm is better able to determine the cost of the work, and price it so the firm makes money and the client has a consistent deliverable for a fair price.