Are Lawyers The Only Ones Qualified To Manage Law Firms?

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Business of Law, Law Firms, Management Leave a Comment

It is not a prerequisite, nor should it be, for law firm CEOs to be lawyers.
The exception to this is when, as mentioned in this article in the ABA Journal, specific words in titles are not allowed. The example given was in May 2014 in Texas when the Texas bar’s ethics committee issued Opinion No. 642, deciding Texas firms couldn’t …

Lawyers: The World Has Changed, So Have Your Buyers

Nancy Myrland All Posts, LMA 2013, Management, Marketing Strategy 6 Comments

Professor David B. Wilkins, Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, gave the opening keynote at the recent Legal Marketing Association, or LMA, International Conference, reminding us there are structural changes going on in law firms and the world that should be causing all of us to sit up and pay attention.
He is part of a group that …

THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR

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As we pause to recognize Labor Day in America, I started to think about our labor, our work, and what we should expect to get from it.
I always find it interesting when people ask how my business is, and if I’m as busy as I want to be.  If the conversation warranted it, I would share:
“Absolutely. I have no …

A Message To Law Firm Management: Put Me In Coach. I’m Ready To Play.

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Career Development & Education, Management, Marketing Strategy, Staffing and Recruiting 5 Comments

I remember meeting and having a lovely conversation with a Marketing Partner who attended the Legal Marketing Association annual conference in Denver a few years ago. He attended with his senior marketer, a very good friend of mine for many years.  I’ll call my friend Mark because, well, that is his name.
What Are The Biggest Challenges For Legal Marketers?
I was …