Remaking News of the Week: Why Breakaways and Boutiques are Flourishing

In Remaking News of the Week: Why Breakaways and Boutiques are Flourishing I feature a piece from LAW.COM titled Good-Bye Big Law, Hello Boutiques. Why These Young Lawyers Are Sold on Smaller Firms. I commend the read and, if you’re inclined, podcast because it cogently reminds larger BigLaw business model firms that they are no longer the talent magnet they’ve been accustomed to for all of living memory.

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Urgent: Law’s Looming Skills Crisis

Urgent: Law’s Looming Skills Crisis, today’s piece from the inimitable Mark Cohen, is a powerful wake-up call to the legal profession and its regulatory and educational institutions. I am publishing Law’s Looming Skills Crisis in part to help spread Mark’s message to the law schools of the world and in part to draw further attention to the Master of Legal Business which is being pioneered the College of Law. Mark and I both sit on the Master of Legal Business Program Board the and also contribute to the teaching of three of the subjects.  

Read why Mark writes “Law is mired in the mindset and training of the third industrial revolution“.

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Remaking News of the Week: She breaks the law

When I came across the She breaks the law headline and this graphic on LinkedIn, I could resist posting on Dialogue. Congratulations on brilliant communications Dominque Meert of Brussels.

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Remaking News of the Week: War for talent

This week Remaking News of the Week is a short piece on talent management in BigLaw firms. Bill Henderson’s Legal Evolution is an excellent source of evidence-based reporting and opinion on the legal services ecosystem – War for talent is no exception.

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Are young lawyers being ignored in the race for the future of legal services

The just-published College of Law (Australasia) report suggests young lawyers are being ignored in the race for the future of legal services. 

This conclusion is based on a report on aspects of the future of legal services which found there is a large overlap between “the legal work graduates don’t want to do anymore and what clients don’t want to pay for anymore“. One of the reports key conclusions is “Young lawyers have a keener finger on the pulse than most older lawyers, yet their talents are not being properly or fully used.” 

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Remaking News of the Week: Women founders

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