Monday, June 22, 2009

Have you read these?

A smattering of interesting and valuable posts from the blawgosphere and beyond

  • Outsourcing: What Indian Firms Have Planned for the Future of Biglaw” from Above the Law. As the debate continues about the relevance of the billable hour in today’s market, some firms are developing different models. No, I’m not talking about “billable hours” firms changing their spots to become “alternative billing” firms. I’m talking about finding different ways to deliver value. This post gives us an in-depth look at outsourcing as a business model for the legal profession. Will more firms adopt this approach?

  • All the things you don’t need” from The Art of Non-Conformity. I can tell already that this post is going to make my “all-time greats” list. It will be on yours, too. It will help you move beyond the obstacles that are holding you back, that are keeping you from doing what you want to do, from becoming that which you would like to be. Because most of the time, success isn’t dependent on the things we don’t have. Read this post and you’ll agree.

  • Whither Sales in Law Firms?” from Corcoran’s Business of Law Blog. Disguised as a report on a recent panel discussion in which he participated, Tim Corcoran provides a valuable primer on law firm marketing, business development and sales. Should law firms have a sales force? They already do. Read this post. Then give a copy to everyone in your firm to read too. They’ll thank you.

  • Navigating the seven Cs of knowledge” from Enlightened Tradition. Don’t be fooled: this post isn’t about knowledge management. That’s just the context. This post is about value and success and service and perspective and a whole lot more. Lawyers, legal professionals, accountants, consultants, PR professionals, this post was written for you, too. Read it.

  • What's that Chirping in the Forest?” from Leadership, Women, Lawyers. This post is a good addition to the ongoing “lawyers on Twitter” conversation, but not because it talks about the vast potential of Twitter as a communications tool, or the meaningful relationships that Twitter can help you establish, or even the fun you can have when you tweet. Because it contains ideas like this: “…if you have client that tweets, you are a fool if you don't follow. You can bet that some other lawyer will.”

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