Free Resources

Expert Q&A with David Goodman of Goodman Law Group | Chicago

What’s the best advice someone has ever given you about building your book of business? David Goodman, founder of Goodman Law Group | Chicago, answers this question.

Read More →

Finish Strong:
Business Development Tips to Get You to the End of the Year

If August is for vacation and rooftop happy hours and December is for holiday parties and collections, you’ve basically got three months left to hit your 2022 business development goals. Here’s how to make the most of September, October and November.

Read More →

New Tricks for Old Dogs

Even as managing partners have sharpened their focus on their firms’ diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the hard work of actually making change has mostly fallen to women and members of underrepresented or marginalized groups themselves, rather than to the still overwhelmingly white male leaders who are best positioned to remove those barriers.

Read More →

Hands-Off Training

There has long been a disconnect between how people are trained to be lawyers and what it actually takes to be a successful lawyer. That gap has only grown in recent years as the practice of law is being continually reshaped by ever-faster developments in technology, business and culture.

Read More →

Expert Q&A with Daniel Farris of Norton Rose Fulbright

How can mentors establish trust with mentees? Daniel Farris, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright in Chicago, answers this question.

Read More →

Finding the Best Mediators & Arbitrators Requires a More Intentional Process

Marcie Dickson is the founder and CEO of Alterity ADR, a national dispute resolution firm with a panel of experienced mediators, arbitrators, special masters, and expert conflict resolution specialists.

Read More →

Participation Trophies

February signals the start of solicitations and submissions for an ever-expanding set of directories and recognition programs for lawyers. The sheer volume of possible awards and superlatives can make it seem nearly impossible to be planful or strategic about which ones are worth pursuing.

Read More →

Take Charge of Your Career With a Competency Model

Cat Moon is Director of Innovation Design for the Program on Law & Innovation at Vanderbilt University. She asks, what if we treat this strange, disruptive moment as an opportunity to soul-search and design post-covid work lives that create more meaningful careers, deliver a better client experience, and improve access to life-changing legal services?

Read More →

Status Addiction

Is the legal profession’s obsession with prestige limiting firms’ potential for growth and innovation?

Read More →

The Culture Code
by Daniel Coyle

Where does a healthy firm culture come from? And what can leaders do to foster it?

Read More →

MORE FRESH TAKES