Balanced Scorecards for Law firms
Author(s): John Sterling
Begin utilising a tool that will help you to dramatically improve focus, accountability and execution of strategy within your Law Firm
Publication date: Jun 2009
Length: 80 pages
Bridging the Gender Pay Gap in Law Firms
Author(s): Stephanie Hawthorne
This Special Report focuses on law firms' gender pay gaps with statistics from the top 50 law firms. This follows new UK government regulations that came into force in April 2017 which required statutory reporting of the gender pay gap for the first time. The report analyses what individual law firms are doing to fix the gender pay gap, including work allocation, mentoring, maternity support, parental leave, women lawyers’ networks with analysis from HR directors and lawyers. This cutting edge report will be essential reading for law firm management and practitioners keen to understand the gender pay gap in law.
Publication date: Dec 2018
Length: 71 pages
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Law Firms
Author(s): Caroline Poynton
This vital new resource will provide you with the necessary tools to ensure that your firm is equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any business disruption, thereby preventing far-reaching repercussions on revenue, incoming work and reputation.
Publication date: Sep 2008
Length: 126 pages
Competitive Strategies for Mid-Sized Law Firms
Author(s): John Alber, Fred H Bartlit, Nancey L Watson, Mark Medice, John Sterling, Chris Austin, David Urbanik, Stuart Wilson, Charlotte Ogilvie
An in-depth examination of why and how mid-sized law firms are in a unique position to compete and go head-to-head with Big Law
Publication date: Aug 2019
Length: 122 pages
Creating a Cross-Serving CultureShift:
Author(s): David H. Freeman
Drive greater cross-selling success with this practical, actionable guide on creating a cross-serving culture within your law firm.
Publication date: Aug 2015
Length: 104 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
Good Governance in Law Firms:
Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark on behalf of the International Bar Association
How can good governance help law firm owners to make better decisions? How can governance incorporate management information and concepts of risk management into the decision-making process? The fourth in this popular series on the business of law, published in association with the International Bar Association, the book concludes with an examination of emerging trends that will shape law firm governance in the future.
Publication date: Apr 2014
Length: 234 pages
Growth Strategies for the Modern Law Firm
Author(s): Ian Turvill, Angela Hickey, John Cahill, Jill Weber, Deepa Tharmaraj, Susan Pettit, David H. Freeman, Robert Pay, Andrew Hedley
Growth is an imperative for any successful business. Law firms facing rising costs, pricing pressure, and the need to invest in staff, resources, and service delivery are finding that growth is not as easy to achieve as formerly, and that market share must be wrestled from the competition.
Publication date: Jul 2016
Length: 125 pages
How to Become the Firm of Choice
Author(s): Rob Lees, August Aquila
How do firms break out of the pack and put themselves in a position to enjoy sustained success? How to Become the Firm of Choice provides the answer: firms have to make an explicit decision to become “the firm of choice” in their chosen markets. And, in doing so, they must move their operations to the next level.
Publication date: Feb 2017
Length: 140 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
Law Firm Governance and Measurements of Success
Author(s): Peter Blair
Understand current law firm governance models, where they are going wrong and how they can be improved to secure sustainable growth
Publication date: Dec 2010
Length: 107 pages
Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century:
Consulting editor(s): Christoph H Vaagt on behalf of the International Bar Association
The second edition of this practical title in Globe Law and Business’s series on the business of law offers up new ways to think about strategy and how to explore it in the context of a partnership. It aims to help partners understand what they can – and what they should not – do to chart the course of their firm most effectively, and covers current topics such as digitalisation and client acquisition and retention.
Publication date: Sep 2020
Length: 271 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
Leadership for Lawyers
Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Heidi K Gardner
This second edition, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Dr Heidi K Gardner on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the crucial elements of law firm leadership. New and updated chapters by prominent experts in the field include leading partners to collaborate; leading the M&A process and leadership succession.
Publication date: Jul 2019
Length: 197 pages
Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms
Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD
The first report of its kind to provide in-depth strategic and tactical guidance on the application of Lean and Six Sigma in law firms.
Publication date: Jun 2014
Length: 140 pages
Mentoring and Coaching for Lawyers:
Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman
This practical new handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores and challenges some of these assumptions. Featuring chapters by well-respected experts in the field of mentoring and coaching, chapters cover topics including leadership coaching for law firm leaders; mentoring and coaching for lawyers at various stages of their careers; and mentoring and coaching for successful onboarding of lawyers, among other topics.
Publication date: Oct 2014
Length: 214 pages
Optimizing Practice Management
Author(s): Susan Raridon Lambreth, Wendy Bernero
As law firms have grown larger and client problems have become increasingly complex, effective practice management has become the primary vehicle through which firms seek to deliver value to clients and differentiate themselves in a competitive market.
Optimizing Practice Management: Driving Profitability and Market Position is intended to help firm leadership work through all the critical aspects of structuring and implementing an effective and optimized practice management system.
Publication date: May 2015
Length: 166 pages
Outcomes Focused Regulation:
Author(s): Tracey Calvert, Bronwen Still
Fully revised and updated, the third edition of this essential handbook breaks down the regulatory changes into bite-sized portions and provides practical guidance to aid compliance.
Publication date: Aug 2016
Length: 196 pages
Outsourcing of Core Legal Service Functions: How to Capitalise on Opportunities for Law Firms
Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark
Law firms of all sizes are discovering opportunities from outsourcing some of their core operating functions that have traditionally been performed in-house. This Special Report outlines a highly firm-specific approach to identify and prioritise the components of a business case for outsourcing, as well as in-depth examinations of three representative types of outsourced services that are available to law firms. It provides a step-by-step guide to a well-informed outsourcing decision as well as a roadmap for implementing it in a way that produces the best return on the law firm’s investment of management attention and resources.
Publication date: Jan 2021
Length: 128 pages
Package, Position, Profit
Author(s): Douglas McPherson
This book has been written to show you how to package and position your firm in a way that will allow you to profit from your efforts.
Publication date: Apr 2017
Length: 150 pages
Partner Retirement in Law Firms: Strategies for Partners, Law Firms and Other Professional Services
Consulting editor(s): Ronnie Fox
Many professionals, especially those who own all or part of their firm, find it difficult to think about retirement. Partner Retirement in Law Firms is designed to help reduce procrastination and encourage proactive retirement planning. In this new Special Report, expert contributors provide tips and guidance for navigating the difficult aspects of retirement in the broad context of career planning.
Publication date: Mar 2020
Length: 136 pages
Performance Measurement for Law Firms
Author(s): Alan Hodgart
Increase firm profitability through effective performance measurement
Publication date: May 2011
Length: 91 pages
Project Management for Lawyers
Author(s): Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria
A structured approach to planning, pricing and managing legal work to boost profitability and deliver superior value to your clients
Publication date: Apr 2011
Length: 115 pages
Recruiting and Retaining Lawyers:
Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association
This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the opportunities and challenges for adopting effective recruitment, development and retention strategies. Featuring chapters by leading experts in the field, the topics covered include the new employer proposition, equipping partners with the skills and abilities to retain talent, working with legal search consultants, and ways to approach the recruitment and retention of talented people in first-generation law firms.
Publication date: Mar 2017
Length: 177 pages
Redefining Matter Management
Author(s): Peter Bennett, Barbara J Boake, Toby Brown, Wendy Chang, Anthony Davis, Sally Dyson, Chad Ergun, Rick A Kathuria, Aileen Leventon, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Scott Rechtschaffen, Peter Lane Secor
A collection of real world case studies highlighting some of the most important achievements and ideas in matter management today.
Publication date: Dec 2017
Length: 134 pages
Risk Management for Law Firms: 3rd Edition
Author(s): Frank Maher
Risk Management for Law Firms, 3rd Edition provides an in-depth analysis of key risk areas within the firm and aims to help firms meet new and emerging challenges with clear, practical examples.
Publication date: Jan 2009
Length: 102 pages
Risk Management in Law Firms:
Consulting editor(s): Hermann J Knott on behalf of the International Bar Association
This new book has been prepared by a number of well-known and authoritative authors, the majority of whom are from Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions, but with experience in civil law jurisdictions as well. Chapters address financial risks (which have been an important factor in recent collapses of law firms), risks brought by clients as well as risks associated with quality, conflict, hiring and practice integration procedures.
Publication date: Sep 2014
Length: 303 pages
Strategic Planning for Law Firms
Author(s): John Sterling
A workable, real-world strategic planning process that can be used in any firm.
Publication date: Nov 2018
Length: 158 pages
Strategies for Growth in Law Firms
Consulting editor(s): Gerard Tanja and Robert van Beemen - Venturis Consulting Group
Increasingly, international law firms are making it a strategic priority to expand their professional reach and enter new markets. Strategies for Growth in Law Firms provides in-depth insights, practical tools and case studies covering the methodologies, execution and implementation of growth strategies for law firms. In addition, it gives an overview of developments in the main international legal markets and of the different international growth strategies pursued by international law firms, the Big Four and alternative legal service providers.
Publication date: Mar 2021
Length: 249 pages
The Art of the Law Firm Merger
Author(s): Jeff Gillingham
The Art of the Law Firm Merger gives you a clear understanding of the merger process from start to finish including how and when to recognise the indicators that the merger is not in the best interests of your firm. It provides templates and methodologies that ensure the success of your chosen merger and that your primary goals are achieved.
Publication date: Mar 2009
Length: 100 pages
The Business of Law:
Consulting editor(s): The International Bar Association
This high-level title, published in conjunction with the International Bar Association (IBA), brings together the expertise of IBA members and experienced practitioners to produce a practical guide to law firm management and building a successful business.
Publication date: Mar 2012
Length: 173 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 Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Process Improvement
Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Kim R Craig, Andrew M Baker, Tim Hanson, Simon Thompson, Robert Millard, Chris Bull, Lann Wasson, Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria, Antony Smith, Scott Rechtschaffen, Stephanie Kimbro
This report is a practical guide on legal process improvement. It explains how to map, analyse and optimise processes to ensure greater efficiency and client value, while also improving a firm’s bottom line.
Publication date: Dec 2014
Length: 98 pages
The Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Project Management
Author(s): Jim Hassett, Karen Dalton, John Duggan, Helen Bunker, Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria, Antony Smith, Zena Applebaum, Lann Wasson, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD
The Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Project Management is an invaluable asset for any firm looking to capitalise on the strategic gap in the market; whether it be through introducing the fundamentals of LPM, or by bolstering existing functions to incorporate process improvements and to support Knowledge Management initiatives.
Publication date: Feb 2017
Length: 110 pages
The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Practice Management
Author(s): Viv Williams, John Sterling, Patrick J. McKenna, David H. Freeman, Chrissie Lightfoot, Andrew Hedley, Adam Billing, Robert Pay, Heidi K. Gardner, Danny Ertel, Lisa B. Horowitz, Arthur G. Greene, Patricia Wheatley Burt, Harry P. Trueheart, Patrick J Lamb, Toby Brown, Vincent Cordo, V. Mary Abraham, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, John Alber, Clare Adshead-Grant
This new and updated edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Practice Management provides law firm leaders with the very latest guidance and market knowledge on how to improve and refine current management strategies in order to thrive and compete in today's legal marketplace.
Publication date: Dec 2015
Length: 476 pages
The People Who Run Law Firms: Lessons Learned from Law Firm Leaders
Consulting editor(s): Bill Knight, OBE
This Special Report contains candid interviews with managing and senior partners of law firms large and small, from Europe and the City to the high street and Africa. By lawyers, for lawyers, it tells personal stories about their pathways to the law and gives their views on clients, management, the role of lawyers in society and the issues of the day. It will provide lasting and critical insights into the profession at this time of change and disruption.
Publication date: Jun 2021
Length: 108 pages
To Innovate or Not to Innovate
Author(s): Darryl Cooke
This book will show you how to reinvent yourself to create a culture that encourages and spawns innovation at every level, both on the micro and macro levels. It leads you through the creation of the infrastructure that is necessary to encourage creativity and that is unique to law firms.
Publication date: May 2019
Length: 183 pages