A not so rosy take on US BigLaw 2018 performance

A not so rosy take on US BigLaw 2018 performance is Mark Cohen’s myth-busting analysis of the 2019 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory annual survey of US law firm fiscal performance.

Mark opens by observing ‘The most recent Citi Report drew considerable industry attention following its release in December, suggesting the opening sentence of the Executive Summary is the likely reason: “The US law firm industry is enjoying its strongest growth in almost a decade”.

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For what are law schools training students?

Today from the redoubtable Mark A. Cohen Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms posts For what are law schools training students? This is part of our recent series on law schools and their role in the legal services ecosystem.

The legal profession and the trillion-dollar global industry are undergoing a transformation. The seminal elements of legal practice—differentiated expertise, experience, skills, and judgment—remain largely unchanged. The delivery of legal services is a different story altogether.

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Yes, you can tell a roomful of millionaires their business model is wrong

David Maister is credited with rhetorically asking “How do you tell a roomful of millionaires they are wrong?”. Well now Mark Cohen reports he’s found a receptive room of lawyers in Singapore.

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Recommendations for corporate legal buyers and providers in the digital age

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The golden age of the legal entrepreneur

In The golden age of the legal entrepreneur, Mark Cohen explores why this age is now upon us and why it matters to society first and foremost and, not least to today’s lawyers.

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