Best Practices & Firm Management

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Butler, Ed
LK Shields Solicitors

Levy, Robert
Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

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Baker, Kurt
ESV Accounting and Business Advisors

Best Practices & Firm Management

According to a recent survey conducted by State of the Global Workplace, organisations with high scores for employee engagement showed just over 20% higher levels of profitability compared to those who did not value the practice as much. The same survey revealed that barely 7% of UK employees are actively engaged at work.

Read more: Unlocking Productivity Through Employee Engagement

How are law firms using new media?

For a number of years now, law firms have employed new media to market themselves to existing clients, reach out to new ones, and recruit new talent. Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles, and Twitter pages are common. They provide opportunities for firms to describe what their lawyers have been up to (such as high profile cases, awards and nominations), profile new employees, and share pro bono and community initiatives that the firm is involved in. New media is certainly a useful tool that will continue to be part of the business development strategies of many firms.

Read more: Where are we going? New media, technology and the law.

By: Debi Galler

Mindfulness is not simply a new wave, touchy feely program. CEOs, senior executives, and lawyers are using mindfulness as a tool to help promote retention, talent advancement and innovation. As noted in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, “How Meditation Benefits CEOs”, by Emma Seppala, the research on mindfulness indicates that mindfulness meditation hones skills like attention, memory and emotional intelligence.

Read more: You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn to Surf – a New Tool for the CEO’s (and Lawyer’s)...

Robin Lokhorst, Managing Partner at McLeod & Co. LLP (Alberta, Canada), discussed a variety of firm management topics in an article titled "New Tricks" which was featured in Canadian Lawyer. Mr. Lockhorst and other managing partners from Canadian firms talked in depth about the

Read more: McLeod & Co. LLP's Managing Partner, Robin Lokhorst, Interviewed For Canadian Lawyer Article

"It happens to every lawyer in private practice: The attorney is retained by a client and puts time and effort into handling a matter, only to have the client fail to pay the attorney’s fees. In tough economic times,

Read more: Getting Paid and Staying Covered--The Importance of Reviewing Your Professional Liability Policy...