A fresh perspective on the trends and issues across the global legal market.
In this issue: Maximizing performance
VOL 3 | EDITION 2 | 2017
The only constant in life is change. And the legal industry is no different. While maintaining the status quo in the face of turbulence may seem appealing, anticipating market shifts and reacting swiftly to them are crucial to staying successful. In this issue of Forum, you will find stories of how legal organizations are navigating change to improve their own performance.
Charles Morgan, national leader of McCarthy Tétrault, on how firms are managing the cybersecurity challenge facing the legal industry today.
Corporate boards have undergone substantial external and internal change, how does including a company's GC impact their board?
The complexity of business problems and increased specialization, makes collaboration critical to the strategic growth, profitability and sustainability of a law firm.
The Colombian case study examining the legal market as one of the most dynamic and open legal markets in the Americas.
A four-partner firm in Xi'an, China's ancient capital, is trying to leapfrog the evolution of traditional law firms in leading the ALS revolution.
Increasing information security budgets are going to meet regulatory requirements, secure mobile workforces and safeguard cloud computing rather than employees.
Also in this issue
A new Legal Tracker report paints an intriguing picture of how legal departments are structuring themselves in a shifting legal marketplace.
Lisa Hart Shepherd, CEO of Acritas, interviews Andrew Magowan, ASOS GC, about the importance for legal departments to use metrics and using them in practice.
Susan Raridon Lambreth from LawVision, interviews Steve Harmon from Cisco Systems, about assessing, managing and utilizing in-house and outside counsel.
General Electric acting like a start-up by moving into more chic office space in revived urban neighborhoods.
Strategic business imperatives, not philanthropy: A discussion with Joel Stern, CEO of NAMWOLF.
Understanding the importance of integrating and recognizing the work of allied professionals – nonlawyers – as critical roles in the industry.
Legal professionals explore the new patterns that make up the future fabric of the legal industry amid the ongoing digital transformation.
American Lawyer recently released the 2017 AM Law 100 numbers and are taking a deep dive into what they mean for the industry.
The technological innovations that enable law firms to improve their efficiency and lower costs to clients can’t be taken in a vacuum.
As Alternative Business Structures allow nonlawyers to hold professional, management or ownership roles in UK law firms, the traditional legal partnership model has come under review.
O’Melveny & Myers transforms its approach to litigation work.
More firms are moving to e-Book collections as part of a digital revolution.