Friday, March 13, 2009

Have you read these?

A smattering of valuable posts from the blawgosphere and beyond

  • A Clean Sheet of Paper” from Above and Beyond KM. The post oozes useful advice. When you place it in the context of the current issues facing law firms, it shakes things up a bit (in the good way). I wonder what the profession would look like if more firms went through the “redesign from scratch” exercise. Read it and decide for yourself. The bonus? Great back and forth conversations with the blogger at the comments. 

  • Listen Up!” from a public defender. Anybody can talk. Successful lawyers know how to listen. This brief post makes a clear case for improving your listening skills. I've already started to talk less and listen more. You can too.

  • A Silver Lining…” from Thoughtful Legal Management. Be still my heart…. This is great stuff: a long list of what the thriving firms are doing in the face of the economic crisis. You can bet they’re excited about 2009. For the rest of you, here’s a recipe for success: 1) read this post, 2) see what those firms are doing, and 3) get at it on your own!

  • Important Tips From Three Referral Gurus” from Legal Marketing This is extremely good advice on the value of referrals, and what you need to do to get them. We all know that referrals are important sources of business. This is the first post I’ve read that gives such valuable advice on how to find success with referrals.

  • Innovation During The Downturn? BigLaw Apparently Says No” from In Search of Perfect Client Service. The perception-of-value gulf of between lawyers and clients has never been so broad. This post articulates that gulf better than many I’ve seen. Lawyers: read this.

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