Friday, October 29, 2010

Today's Law Marketing Resource

Today's law marketing resource: Jim Hassett's three-part series on alternative fee strategies from his Legal Business Development blog. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Today's Law Marketing Resource

I've started posting a daily law marketing resource on the 22 Tweets Facebook page and will start posting those links to this blog going forward. To catch you up, here are the resources I've identified so far:

Friday, October 8, 2010

From Business Review USA: "Are Law Firms Really Ready for Project Management?"

"Are Law Firms Really Ready for Project Management?" from Business Review USA. This post could be subtitled: "Reality may intrude." Bill Henderson, professor of law at Indiana University School of Law, thinks that project management as a discipline should and will take hold in the delivery of legal services. But it will take time and effort, and significant change to law firm culture, compensation, and cost-structures.

Bill Henderson's work focuses on empirical analysis of the legal profession, on the business of law, and on legal education. You can--and should--read what he writes at the Legal Profession Blog and on SSRN.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

From The Bizzle: "The limits of outsourcing"

"The limits of outsourcing" from The Bizzle. Want to know what keeps your clients up at night? Read this blog, and you will. You'll also find out what in-house counsel wants, needs, and thinks of the lawyers they hire. Not enough? You'll get hard-to-find insight into the legal and non-legal matters in-house lawyers deal with every day. Like this post, which looks at outsourcing from the client's perspective, exploring the tension between outsourcing-as-cost-savings and outsourcing-as-a-management-and-cost-control challenge:
"The more complex the outsourced service, the more scope there is for errors and omissions in the list of activities. This is often to the benefit of the supplier, in the sense that it can name its price for the rectification of the contract to include an omitted activity."