A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress
Author(s): Angus Lyon
A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress is designed to help lawyers to manage stress. It will help you to understand how to recognise the signs of stress in yourself and others, so that you can take action and manage it before it becomes excessive.
Publication date: Nov 2015
Length: 146 pages
Author(s): Patricia K. Gillette, Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Audra A. Dial, Cathy Fleming, Carol Frohlinger, Debbie Epstein Henry, Katherine Larkin-Wong, Janice P. Brown, Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D
Beyond Bias: Unleashing the Potential of Women in Law highlights the practical steps firms should be taking to address training, leadership, and retention, issues of female lawyers and how to start moving the needle.
Publication date: Jun 2017
Length: 90 pages
Business Development for a New Legal Ecosystem
Author(s): Michelle Murray, Sally Dyson, Debbie Epstein Henry, Pam Loch, Nika Kabiri, Merry Neitlich, Yolanda Cartusciello, Natasha Innocenti, Ian White, Rachel Khiara, Wayne Hassay, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, Julie Savarino, Mary Juetten, Nat Slavin, David Freeman, Bob Robertson, Lucy Bassli, Keri Norris
This book is split into two parts - the first deals with the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the ways in which is immediately transformed - and is continuing to innovate - the delivery of legal services.
Publication date: Jul 2020
Length: 202 pages
Career Development for Women Lawyers
Author(s): Bailey Bosch, Rachel Brushfield, Yolanda Cartusciello, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Rosalie Chamberlain, Debbie Epstein Henry, Joanne Frears, Patricia K. Gillette, Christie Guimond, Clare Harman Clark, Karen Johnson-McKewan, Nika Kabiri, Rachel Khiara, Belinda Lester, Pam Loch, Katherine Thomas, Susan Eandi, Monica Kurnatowska
For women, by women - to help female lawyers progress their careers in an industry still struggling with gender equality.
Publication date: Mar 2019
Length: 174 pages
Author(s): Timothy B. Corcoran, August Aquila, John Chisholm, Paul Lippe, Dan O’Day, Rebecca Holdredge, Arthur G. Greene, Simon Nash, Benjamin Viney, Polina Pavlova, Nina Gray
Thorough and practical advice that will enable firms of all sizes to develop fit-for-purpose compensation systems that can be effectively managed to drive the right behaviors and, in turn, financial success.
Publication date: Mar 2018
Length: 100 pages
Design Thinking for the Legal Profession
Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Zena Applebaum, Tess Blair, Rebecca Holdredge, Nicola Shaver, John Alber, Mark Beese, Duncan Hart, Josh Kubicki, Amy Monaghan, Andy Peterson, R. Amani Smathers, Alex Smith, Lann Wasson, Kate White
There has never been a more exciting time to practice law. While artificial intelligence promises to minimize mundane tasks, clients’ legal issues are becoming more complex. But, to successfully navigate these changes, legal professionals must better develop and exercise their creative problem- solving skills.
Publication date: Dec 2019
Length: 188 pages
Effective Practice Group Leadership
Author(s): Patrick J. McKenna, Susan Raridon Lambreth, Jack Bostelman, Heidi K. Gardner, John Sterling, Colin Jasper
Effective Practice Group Leadership examines the demanding role of the practice group leader (PGL) in law firms today
Publication date: Sep 2017
Length: 106 pages
Future Law Firm Business Models
Author(s): Michael Roster, Patrick J Lamb, Matthew Kellett, Scott Mozarsky, Chris Howe, Robert Millard, Jason Moyse, Rachel Khiara, Rachel Brushfield, Jae Um, Tony Young
An in-depth look at the trends and future developments that will fundamentally change the legal market.
Publication date: Dec 2018
Length: 126 pages
Future Proofing Midsized Law Firms:
Author(s): John Alber
Consultants who prowl the corridors of Midsize law firms have been offering gloomy advice for years. “Merge, grow, or die,” they say, as though there are only three alternatives for any business in this market that wishes to prepare for the future. The gloom has sharpened since the Great Recession. Some pundits are now predicting that by 2035—in roughly 15 years—more than half of the traditional law firms in the Midsize market will no longer exist. Despite such pronouncements, however, the Midsize segment had its best year in a decade in 2018.
That one good year notwithstanding, many Midsize firms are feeling the pressure. While Big Law firms crow about their commitment to innovation, most Midsize firms are still trying to figure out where they fit in the new legal landscape that is taking shape. Some have embraced the “merge, grow, or die” dictum, and are busy trying to expand in some manner. Many others are still studying the problem and taking the first tentative steps—appointing committees, for example, or designating partners to lead their efforts. The key descriptor for much of this activity seems to be innovation—hence, we see the multiplication of innovation committees, innovation partners, innovation initiatives, etc.
Publication date: May 2020
Length: 158 pages
Author(s): Patrick J McKenna, David Kerr, Jon Whittle, Jason P. Williams, Wayne Hassay, Nathan Cemenska, Merry Neitlich, Jerry Rosenthal, Lucy Endel Bassli, David Galbenski, Mary E. Juetten, Paul Williams
Horizon Scanning: Modernizing Legal Service Delivery takes a look at the ways in which the delivery of legal services might change in the foreseeable future, bringing together the advice of leading industry practitioners and consultants who scan the legal horizon for indicators of change, offering their predictions, and sharing experience and practical guidance to help law firm leaders prepare for what is coming up next.
Publication date: May 2020
Length: 136 pages
Human Capital in the New Legal Ecosystem
Author(s): Michael Roster, Jon Whittle, Jennifer Johnson, Erin Meszaros, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Bree Buchanan, Renee Branson, Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Clare Harman Clark, Chris Marston, Chris Boyd, Allison Blixt, Jullia Carretta, Timothy B. Corcoran
Examining the impact and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on legal personnel, and the strategies law firm leaders need to consider and adopt to thrive in the new legal ecosystem that will follow.
Publication date: Sep 2020
Length: 124 pages
Innovations in Legal KM
Author(s): Oz Benamram, Hélène Russell, Jack Bostelman, Chris Boyd, Mark Gediman, Harriet Creamer, Andrea Miskolczi, Cyndi Murphy, Cynthia Brown, James Loft, Kathy Skinner
An exploration of the endeavors of various law firms - the problems they have faced, and the solutions they have developed - to improve their KM processes, and, ultimately, their bottom line
Publication date: Dec 2017
Length: 116 pages
Innovations in Legal Project Management
Author(s): Aileen Leventon, Meredith Wise Mendes, Randall Brater, Katie Heilman, Byron S Kalogerou, Dennis J White, Todd Hutchison, Thomas Agostinelli, Kathleen Thompson, Kevin Bielawski, Lann Wasson, Sam Davenport, Brian Fanning
Harnessing legal project management as a strategy that is explicitly aligned to a law firm’s or legal department’s business objectives and culture.
Publication date: Oct 2018
Length: 102 pages
Author(s): Thomas Berman, Patricia Wheatley Burt, Bob Murray, Alicia Fortinberry, Phyllis Weiss Haserot, John Alber, Eric Hunter, Rohit Talwart, Joanna Goodman, Jack Bostelman, Chris Boyd, Douglas McPherson, Ian Turvill
Lawscape 2025: Defining the Law Firm of Tomorrow is an exploration of the biggest innovations, strategies, and disruptors that are set to change the face of legal practice.
Publication date: Mar 2017
Length: 166 pages
Lawyer Health and Wellbeing:
Author(s): Bree Buchanan, Emma Jones, Kate Dodd, Elizabeth Rimmer, Lubna Gem Arielle, Matt Dean, Kayleigh Leonie, Richard Collier, Paul Bennett, James Pereira
Recent years have witnessed growing concern internationally in wellbeing and mental health across the legal community, a shift reflected in a host of initiatives, networks, reports and research studies. Changes to working patterns, generational shifts, and an increased interest in overall wellbeing have contributed to a growing movement towards better working practices - across all industries but particularly in high pressure professions such as law.
Publication date: Mar 2020
Length: 152 pages
Leading the Future:
Author(s): Bob Murray, Alicia Fortinberry
Practical how-to advice and guidance on how human sciences are interacting with the different aspects of leading, managing, and marketing in a law firm.
Publication date: Feb 2016
Length: 210 pages
Learning and Development for Law Firms
Author(s): Phil Gott
Gain valuable insight into how firms are successfully using L&D to deliver the high levels of performance required to remain competitive in the current business climate
Publication date: Dec 2009
Length: 335 pages
Making Every Six Minutes Count
Author(s): Catrin Mills
Increase productivity, achieve greater success, manage work/life balance and improve profitability through effective time management
Publication date: Nov 2016
Length: 98 pages
Managing Legal Change Initiatives
Author(s): Patrick J. McKenna, Arthur G. Greene, Dr Bob Murray, Andrew Hedley, Neryl East, Duncan Hart, Dr Alicia Fortinberry, David J. Parnell, Carol Mynott, Nick Marson
Managing Legal Change Initiatives highlights the best methods of introducing and managing change in a sector that is known for being averse to it.
Publication date: Sep 2017
Length: 122 pages
New Directions in Legal Services
Author(s): John Alber, Martyn Caplan, Joanna Goodman, Christie Guimond, Markus Hartung, Debbie Epstein Henry, Fleur Kitchingman, Chrissie Lightfoot, Janvi Patel, Mike Polson, Michael Roster, Richard Tapp, Emma Ziercke
New Directions in Legal Services examines the fast pace of change in the legal services sector, driven in part by new technologies, and considers what the future holds.
Publication date: Aug 2017
Length: 96 pages
Performance Measurement for Law Firms
Author(s): Alan Hodgart
Increase firm profitability through effective performance measurement
Publication date: May 2011
Length: 91 pages
Rise of the Legal COO
Author(s): Chris Bull, Patrick J McKenna, Blane R. Prescott, James G. Perkins, Alastair Mitchell, Rod Harrington, Sherry Gini, Michael L. DeLargy
For law firms considering restructuring their business to meet the demands of a highly competitive market, hiring an experienced chief operations officer (COO) is sure to be a consideration.
Publication date: Jan 2017
Length: 114 pages
Author(s): Sandra J Boyer, Kathleen Brady, Hermann Knott, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Jaap Bosman, August J Aquila, Pam Loch, Veronica Mann, Robert Millard, David Shufflebotham, Zulon Begum, Shelley Dunstone, Ronnie Fox
A successful succession encompasses two core elements: transitioning firm management to a new generation, and transferring client relationships. This title provides guidance not only on how these two transitions can be achieved effectively, from the perspectives of both individual partners and the firm, but also on the plethora of issues involved in preparing for the departure of retiring partners and transitioning in new leadership, including compensation, the role of diversity and inclusion and financial considerations. It also considers situations where more specific and specialised plans may be required, such as managing the succession of a rainmaker or a founding partner.
Publication date: Mar 2022
Length: 120 pages
Tackling Partner Underperformance 2nd edition
Author(s): Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Patrick J. McKenna, Edwin Reeser, Angus Lyon
In depth research, expert insight, and practical strategies for addressing the sensitive issue of partner underperformance in law firms.
Publication date: Mar 2018
Length: 236 pages
The Diversity Agenda:
Author(s): Wesley D. Bizzell, Rosalie Chamberlain, Ruth Grant, Karen Johnson-McKewan, Sharon E. Jones, Charlotte Ogilvie, Todd Sears, Yasmin Sheikh, Daniel K. Winterfeldt
The Diversity Agenda offers effective solutions to those endeavoring to maximize their firm’s potential through the benefits diversification can bring.
Publication date: Apr 2018
Length: 106 pages
The Human Science of Strategy
Author(s): Dr Bob Murray, Dr Alicia Fortinberry
What works and what doesn’t, examining the issues behind each of these questions and how they form the drivers of almost all human decision-making and behaviour.
Publication date: Oct 2019
Length: 110 pages
The Lawyer’s Guide to the Future of Practice Management
Author(s): Simon Drane, Jennifer Roberts, Robert Millard, Katherine Thomas, Clare Harman Clark, Janvi Patel, Arthur G Greene, Zev J. Eigen, Christie Guimond, Langdon Morris, Patrick J McKenna, Michael Roster, Ailish Hogan, Patrick J Lamb, Phyllis Weiss Haserot, Lucinda Troostwyk, Bailey Bosch
Expert opinion, guidance, and market knowledge on what today’s legal marketplace might look like tomorrow.
Publication date: Sep 2019
Length: 174 pages
The Post-Pandemic Law Firm
Author(s): Wayne Hassay, John Chisholm, Stuart Wilson, Patricia Gillette, Yvonne Nath, Mary Juetten, Jon Whittle, Viv Williams, Sally Kane, Debbie Epstein Henry, Ashley Jordan
The Post-Pandemic Law Firm looks at how law firms can make a paradigm shift, adopting an entirely new business model that focuses on providing outcomes, outputs, and results to their clients and internally places the wellbeing of their team as a cornerstone to the future long-term success and sustainability of the legal profession. Chapters include changes to business models, virtual and remote working, how the pandemic has affected women in the profession, the future of dispute resolution, M&A activity and changes to pricing models – all authored by highly respected practitioners in the modern legal system.
Publication date: Oct 2021
Length: 130 pages