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The Geek in Review Ep. 101 – How Mid-Level Associates Can Thrive at Law Firms – with Jennifer Bluestein

We conclude our discussion with Jennifer Bluestein, author of the book Stepping It Up: A Guide for Mid-Level Law Firm Associates, and talk about how associates mature into their roles as lawyers with law firms. As these second to sixth-year associates begin to take on more substantial legal roles, as well as leadership, mentorship, and allyship among their fellow lawyers, the stress of the job can become overwhelming. Bluestein talks through a number of examples of how mid-level associates can h...
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The Geek in Review Ep. 100 – Jennifer Bluestein on Stepping It Up: A Guide for Mid-Level Law Firm Associates

Welcome to the 100th episode of The Geek in Review. We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to the podcast as much as we’ve had in making it. We talk with Jennifer Bluestein, Chief Talent and HR Officer for Perkins Coie in part one of a two-part interview. Jennifer’s new book, Stepping It Up: A Guide for Mid-Level Law Firm Associates helps associates, partners, HR, and professional development personnel better understand the needs of those second to sixth-year associates as they move from learning how...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Jack Nicholson, Law, Molly, Uncategorized, Training, United States, New Jersey, Professional Development, Law Firms, Aba, Sheppard Mullin, Jen, Greg, Associates

The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Search and Interviews

Everything you do is a form of preparation for your job interviews, as you are always under some form of scrutiny. The best employees can always spot other good employees, and you cannot “fake it”;... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Interviews, Careers, Employment, Job Market, High School, Job Search, Job Interviews, Career Advice, Law School, Law Firms, Employee, Job Search Guru, Legal Recruiter, Potential Employer, Finding a Job

Pressure Campaign Results in Law Firm Withdrawal From Election Lawsuit

Another law firm has reportedly withdrawn from its participation in lawsuits challenging election results due to a public pressure campaign against the firm and its employees. The decision has met a mixed response, with many celebrating the withdrawal and others questioning whether the precedent could result in law firms becoming more likely to decline or withdraw from cases that involve strong public opinions. In-house counsel in charge of selecting and managing outside counsel may want to cons...
Tags: News, Law, Pennsylvania, Law Firms, Trump, Porter Wright, Porter Wright Morris Arthur, Trump Lincoln Project, Trump Before

The Geek in Review Ep. 93 – Stephen Embry – The Future of the Law Office Won’t Need Everyone to be in the Office

A couple of episodes ago, we had Richard Hsu discuss the need to eventually bring as many of our lawyers back to a physical office in order to have a successful working environment. Stephen Embry of   reached out to us after listening and wanted to argue that while he understood Richard’s argument that in order for there to be a level playing field for all lawyers in the firm, that there were actually ways to create a successful environment where lawyers could continue to wo...
Tags: Apple, Work From Home, Facebook, Europe, Podcast, Florida, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Uncategorized, Beck, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlantic

Inherent Conflicts; Trade Names

A Staff Report from the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions addressing rules regarding law firm representation of current clients and the use of trade names by law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Law Firms, Legal Profession Prof, Law & Business

Law firms – introduction to online advertising

Whether your law firm informs people on debt, on divorce, or personal injury, you may have already looked into online advertising. We’re going to cover the basics to highlight your potential knowledge gap – let’s find out… PPC & social media advertising  PPC stands for pay per click, and is split across what is known as ‘search’ and ‘display’. Search refers to displaying your ads at the top of search engine results pages (you may have noticed the ‘Ad’ sign next to the top pages in Google resu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Sales, Ppc, Law Firms, Online Advertising

The Geek in Review Ep. 88 – Olga Mack on Valuing Your Skills, Reputation, and Determination

No matter what happens during this economic, political, health, and social crisis, Olga Mack reminds us that our skills are ours to keep. Olga is the CEO of Parley Pro , and brings her wisdom to the podcast on what lawyers and other legal professionals need to do to take care of themselves and thrive through the good times and the bad. Olga is the CEO of Parley Pro, a company that developed an innovative contract lifecycle management (CLM) tool, but she is so much more than that. A p...
Tags: Apple, Post, Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, San Francisco, United States, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Beatty, Berkeley, Sherman, Law Firms, Aba, Business Insider, Mckinsey

The Geek In Review Ep. 87 – Phil Flora on Leopard Solution’s New Gender and Ethnic Diversity Tool

Gender and diversity analysis is necessary to the success of law firms .  In fact, diversity metrics are quite openly a common ask from law firm clients.   Firms may not often have this sort of information readily available, due to siloed information and custodial/privacy concerns.  We get the scoop from  Phil Flora from Leopard Solutions about their new searchable gender and ethnic diversity platform, how it works, what it reveals, who can use it, and why.  We discuss what was fou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Podcast, Texas, Law, Uncategorized, US, Linkedin, Diversity, Karen, United States, Connecticut, Robert De Niro, Goldman Sachs, Long Island

The Geek in Review Ep. 83 – The Law Firm Antiracism Alliance – Brenna DeVaney

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, we have seen many firms expand and publicize their diversity efforts in the community. Many of these efforts are part of pro bono programs supported by individual firms. Brenna DeVaney , Director of Pro Bono Programs and Pro Bono Counsel at Skadden and the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance (LFAA) have a different approach–leverage the legal and technical expertise of law firms and legal vendors as a whole while working with legal services organizations a...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Florida, Law, Washington Post, Virginia, Uncategorized, US, Diversity, Racism, United States, Conde Nast, Johns Hopkins, Law Firms, Thomson Reuters, Ross

The Geek in Review Ep. 82 – The Law Firm Antiracism Alliance – Brenna DeVaney

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, we have seen many firms expand and publicize their diversity efforts in the community. Many of these efforts are part of pro bono programs supported by individual firms. Brenna DeVaney , Director of Pro Bono Programs and Pro Bono Counsel at Skadden and the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance (LFAA) have a different approach–leverage the legal and technical expertise of law firms and legal vendors as a whole while working with legal services organizations a...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Florida, Law, Washington Post, Virginia, Uncategorized, US, Diversity, Racism, United States, Conde Nast, Johns Hopkins, Law Firms, Thomson Reuters, Ross

The Geek in Review Ep. 82 – Law Firm Culture and Marketing, and How to Market Law Firm Culture – Barbara Malin and Jennifer Johnson

How successful have firms been in handling the stress of adjusting to the needs of the market, knowing how to present that message to clients, and understanding how a sustained firm culture plays a critical role in their ability to cope? Barbara Malin, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Jackson Walker, LLP, and Jennifer Johnson, CEO of Calibrate Legal discuss the critical role marketing, business development, and firm culture play in times of crisis. Our guests tackle some very ...
Tags: Podcast, UK, England, Justice, Law, Wales, Uncategorized, US, Culture, Deloitte, Law Firms, Aba, Legal Marketing, Michael, Pillsbury, Greg

The Sun Does Not Always Shine Forever

Since the sun does not always shine forever, you must take a pragmatic approach towards your life and career; remember that good fortunes are never permanent. Do not take your job for granted, but... By Harrison Barnes
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The Geek in Review Ep. 78 – Conversations on Race in the Legal Industry – Bryan Parker and Jonathan Greenblatt

We wanted to produce a special episode of The Geek in Review to discuss the tragedy surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the protests which are going on over the past ten days. While we focus our discussion on the legal industry, the issues are certainly not limited to lawyers and legal professionals. We’ve dedicated the entirety of the episode to this topic. Just two months ago we had Bryan Parker on the podcast discussing the need to have a better return on investment when it came to le...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Race, Uncategorized, Diversity, Law Firms, Parker, Bryan, Greenblatt, Pro Bono, Jonathan Greenblatt, Bryan Parker, George Floyd, Jon Greenblatt

Biglaw Associates Billing $1,000 Per Hour

Biglaw associates are being billed out at over $1,000 an hour at some law firms. If you thought that $1,000 per hour lawyers were just in the partnership ranks, you should promptly disabuse yourself of such foolish notions. What’s more, is that even more junior law firm associates are billing at well over $500 per hour. Will Covid-induced company cost-cutting lead to law departments negotiating more favorable rates from their outside counsel? Or will law departments look to save by hiring experi...
Tags: Law, Careers, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, Kirkland Ellis, Weil Gotshal Manges, Biglaw Associates Billing

Law Firm Revenue Takes Nosedive During COVID-19

Law firm revenue is taking a nose-dive during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey. While this is not surprising as the contagion is wreaking havoc on economies on a global scale, it does have implications for lawyer job security generally and in-house counsel workloads. As is often the case during a significant economic contraction, in-house legal teams are asked to do more with less as outside counsel budgets are slashed while companies conserve cash to ride out the crisis. Cont...
Tags: Law, Careers, Stats, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, ABA Journal, Surveys & Awards, Martindale Avvo, COVID

California To Explore Loosening Attorney Regulatory Framework

California is exploring loosening its attorney regulatory framework, which could lead to dramatic changes in the provision of legal services in the State. Areas under consideration include changing the rules for the unauthorized practice of law, non-lawyer ownership of law firms and more. With the country gripped by a pandemic and unemployment at historic levels, the impact on California attorneys who have lost their jobs remains to be seen. Certainly, any loosening of the established attorney r...
Tags: Utah, Law, California, Careers, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, State Bar of California Board of Trustees, State Areas

Some Law Firms Will Die Without Quick Cuts

Some law firms will die if they do not put some cost-cutting measures into effect immediately, according to a law firm consultant. Many large law firms have already announced compensation cuts, furloughs and other cost-cutting measures but others have not. With the pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy generally, it is clear that law firms are not immune nor are their clients. While cuts in the short-term may help mitigate some of the economic effects of the economic downturn, only time will te...
Tags: Law, Careers, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, Boston Consulting Group, Simons, Hugh Simons

Facts of Life

Yesterday (4, 21,20), while I was putting the finishing touches on this post, the AmLaw 100 was released. As always upon release there was lots of analysis, conjecture and even some predictions about the future of the legal industry post pandemic. This post as you will read is not a prediction about the economic viability of firms, nor about the business models that will survive, but more about the cultural and human changes that are coming out of current moment and the good that I hope we can s...
Tags: Digital Transformation, Law, Uncategorized, Vulnerability, States, Facetime, Law Firms, TED Talks, Brene Brown, Plato, KPI, Agile, Greg Lambert, COVID-19, Neil Sternthal

Cruise hires PG&E board chairman Jeff Bleich as chief legal officer

Cruise, the subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, automaker Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, is turning to a heavy hitter to head up its legal team. The autonomous vehicle technology company has hired Jeff Bleich, board chairman of utility Pacific Gas & Electric, as its chief legal officer. Bleich has a lengthy resume that includes a position as special counsel to former President Barak Obama and as a U.S. ambassador to Australia. But it’s his legal career th...
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The Geek In Review Ep. 74 – Why Retention of Legal Talent Can’t Be The Equivalent of a Coin Flip – Bryan Parker of Legal Innovators

It’s not unusual for law firms to invest $1M or more in recruiting, hiring, training, and retention of Associates over the first four years of their legal career. However, if you look at the actual retention rates through the fourth or fifth year, it is essentially a coin flip on whether the firm retains, or loses that talent. Bryan Parker, CEO of Legal Innovators thinks that it is not a good return on the law firm’s (and the Associate’s) time and capital investment. Parker believes that you ca...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Stanford, Uncategorized, US, Recruiting, David, Law Schools, Law Firms, David Lat, Parker, Greg, Bryan, Associates, Bob Ambrogi, Summer Associates

Law firms hit Road Accident Fund with court action

Billions of rand at stake if lawyers lose out, but the fund says it is only trying to reduce the ballooning costs associated with personal injury claims The post Law firms hit Road Accident Fund with court action appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The Geek in Review Ep. 66 – Professor Steve Black on Cybersecurity in the Legal Market

If there’s one thing that many of us need these days, it is a cybersecurity expert on retainer. Luckily, law professor Steve Black, visiting professor at the University of Houston fills that need. Prof. Black talks with us on a number of issues including what motivates hackers and cybercriminals (spoiler: it’s money), the dark web, how law firms and business approach information stored in the cloud, and what process automation means for data security. Law firms might be a weak link i...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Hacking, University Of Houston, Cyberterrorism, Law Schools, Law Firms, Thomson Reuters, Black, Greg, Marlene, Steve Black, Jackson Walker LLP, Janece Shaffer, Joel Lytle

Do Not Be Immobilized in Your Job Search

--> Several years ago, I was sitting in my office and the most amazing candidate came across my desk. The attorney had a degree in a hard science discipline from a school like CalTech or MIT (I believe it was physics), had gone to a good law school, and finished first in his class. Not only that, he was currently working at one of the top law firms in the world and was in a practice area that wasn’t just desirable at the time, it was white hot. His practice area was so in demand at this particul...
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Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

--> No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly like a business person runs a business. There is no greater skill to have with your career than to run it like a business. As a business, your goal is survival and to sell your product for as much money as possible. So, too, it is with your career. Be...
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The Geek in Review Ep. 55 – The Legal Tech and Innovation Pipeline – Can Law Schools and Law Firms Better the Process?

Three law school innovators, three law firm innovators, a law student, and a BigLaw Partner meet on a podcast… this podcast… and share thoughts on how to improve law students’ tech skills before they arrive at the firm. That is the setting for this episode of The Geek in Review. Nikki Shaver, Director of Innovation and Knowledge from Paul Hastings got this conversation started on Twitter when she discovered that most of the New Fall Associates (NFAs) did not take any technology or innov...
Tags: Twitter, Podcast, Law, Government, Uncategorized, US, Recruiting, House, Innovation, US Senate, Legal Tech, Law Schools, Law Firms, Greg, Emily, American Association of Law Libraries

Four Day Work Week – At A Law Firm

A four day work week with a catch – evening hours are extended. But apparently, productivity is up in this and similar experiments. Will the in-house world give a shorter work week a try? If lawyers are procrastinating an hour a day, how does this factor in to the shortened work-week? More procrastination each day? “A legal outfit has become one of the first UK businesses to embrace a four-day working week in a bid to reduce the stress levels of its staff. Bosses at Portcullis Legals, a Plymo...
Tags: UK, Law, Careers, Plymouth, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA, Portcullis Legals

If You Want to Earn More, You Need to Be Worth More

Your financial requirements and what you would like to earn have nothing to do with what you are worth in the market. In running my various organizations, I have hired superstars from the very best universities with the very best work histories who ended up contributing next to nothing to the organization. I have also hired people who started out making close to minimum wage, and whose contributions were so great their salaries doubled, and in some cases even quadrupled. Several years ago, the c...
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You Need to Stop Competing and Seeing Differences Between You and Others

--> If you are looking for a job, trying to improve in your current job, or simply wish to experience a better life, there’s one thing you need to do: You need to be friends with everyone you meet in business, and stop competing and seeing differences. This is a statement that falls on deaf ears for most people. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the way most of us think. Instead, we view others as competitors and the slices of pie as limited. We view opportunities as few and limited, and fe...
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Meet the 19 startups in AngelPad’s 12th batch

AngelPad just wrapped the 12th run of its months-long New York City startup accelerator. For the second time, the program didn’t culminate in a demo day; rather, the 19 participating startups were given pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with venture capital investors late last week. AngelPad co-founders Thomas Korte and Carine Magescas did away with the demo day tradition last year after nearly a decade operating AngelPad, which is responsible for mentoring startups including Postmates, Twitte...
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