Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

ILN Firm of the Month – LexCounsel Law Offices, India! 

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, LexCounsel Law Offices, India! 
LexCounsel is a New Delhi, India based corporate, commercial and litigation law firm. Each Partner has more than a decade of experience handling complex legal transactions and issues in India, and has consistently been nominated as a Leading Lawyer in his/her respective area of practice, particularly in IT, telecommunications and media; venture capital and private equity; and labour and employment.
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Addressing Barriers to Change in Your Firm: People

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change can be intimidating.

Whether you find it exciting or not, even those of us who are the most adept at it can find it daunting and exhausting. In the legal industry, where change is historically slow, when it happens at all, it can be even more overwhelming. We’ve been talking an awful lot about it lately, and in light of what was revealed in the recent Altman Weil study, that there seems to be some “change fatigue” brought about by the challenges of shifting the thinking in your firm, it makes sense to start any discussion about change by talking about the people.

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Future Law Firms: The Perfect Marriage of Technology and People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing our discussion about SmartLaw and the future of the legal industry, which hopefully we can all say with some degree of comfort is here NOW, let’s consider another major theme of HighQ’s recent eBook – the intersection of technology and people. This idea is one that we touched on during our last series on the future of law, and it will continue to be a hot topic. As we seem to be in the midst of an almost technological revolution, with exciting new advances happening daily, it can seem very real that maybe robots will replace lawyers.

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ILN-terviews: Alishan Naqvee, LexCounsel Law Offices

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Alishan Naqvee of our member firm LexCounsel Law Offices in New Delhi, India.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: So, Tell Me What You Want; What You Really, Really Want

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s Rainmaking Recommendation from expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, she’s discussing one of my favorite things – working with your clients to find out what they really want.

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How to be a Change Leader in Your Law Firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been discussing the NEED for change a lot lately, and while many of us may understand the urgency, and have even begun undertaking some steps to effectuate change within our firms and organizations, others may be asking what it actually means to be a leader of change.

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Law Firm Leaders: Time to Address Data Poverty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a guess, but I suspect that most of us didn’t get into the legal industry because we love data, right?

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ILN Firm of the Month – MGRA & Associados, Portugal!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, MGRA & Associados, Portugal!
MGRA is an independent Portuguese full service law firm, focused on legal assistance to companies, corporations, investors, state, regulatory bodies and institutions in critical and complex aspects of their activities.
MGRA provides national and international services, whether in local or cross border operations, both in specific cases and in clients’ daily affairs. MGRA has international practice standards and excellent relationships with leading independent and international law firms around the world.
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Law Firm Leaders: It’s Time to Act with Urgency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altman Weil recently released their “Law Firms in Transition” survey, which is now in its tenth year. The survey, which includes responses from half of US law firms with 50 or more lawyers, was initially developed as a response to the 2008 recession, to help firms understand how other firms were reacting to the marketplace and the challenges being presented. As its authors state, “We sought to provide clear, credible information that would facilitate law firm planning and operational decision making.” After a decade of change, the survey emphasizes three important concepts, which dovetail nicely with our recent discussions on the law firm of the future, and particularly the idea that the future is happening NOW

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SmartLaw: The Future is NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a lot of discussion over the past several years about what the future of legal services will look like, and what critical characteristics and ideas will be necessary for lawyers and law firms to embrace in order to operate within it successfully. Last week, we opened the conversation again with the release of HighQ’s updated eBook on SmartLaw addressing these concepts, and as we did with the first eBook, I’d like to delve a little further into what some of the other authors had to say.

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