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TweetI recently wrote about my 1980s childhood and its connection to unbundled legal services. Well, here’s another window into my personality: I’m an American history junkie. My favorite topics include the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and presidential speeches. I’m currently reading about the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Speaking of debates, there have been some great ones started […]

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TweetI’m a child of the 1980s. I grew up with Atari, ALF, Mr. T and The Smurfs. Then there was the music. Amidst the launch of MTV, the 80s produced some memorable (or is it hard to forget?) music. My favorite song from this decade is a-ha’s “Take on Me.” No doubt, you know the […]

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TweetWhether you’re celebrating Passover or getting ready for Easter, I hope you had a fantastic week. We here at martindale.com Connected had a lawcastic week ourselves. Yes, I said lawcastic. How could I not considering the great multimedia content we posted to our community this week, namely the two latest editions of our martindale.com Connected […]

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TweetAs we all know, corporate law departments have a duty to preserve evidence when they are notified the company is being sued or when there is a reasonable chance the company is going to be sued. What follows is the important and detailed process of issuing a litigation or legal hold.  This week, during our […]

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TweetI recently told you martindale.com Connected boasts nearly 13,000 blogs. Well, here’s another number for you to mull over. As I write this post, our community also features nearly 900 groups. Some of my favorites include the Thought Leadership for Lawyers Group, the Corporate Lawyer Network Group, the Intellectual Property Group, and the Emerging Issues […]

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TweetAs any of our nearly 44,000 members will tell you, one of the best features found inside martindale.com Connected is the embarrassment of riches the community offers when it concerns accessing the knowledge, insight and expertise of our members. In fact, as I write this post, Connected members have contributed nearly 13,000 blog posts to […]

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TweetAround the world, many commercial law firms face similar diversity challenges – few ethnic minority students even apply to work for them, while women lawyers are grossly under-represented at partnership level. But one leading UK law firm, Wragge & Co, is determined to enhance the diversity of its workforce, and has set about re-engineering its […]

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The ‘offshoring’ of legal services and support has long been touted as ‘the next big thing’, but for one global law firm it is already a fact of life. At global law firm Baker & McKenzie, vast tranches of the firm’s support functions have already been outsourced to a centralised offshore facility in the Philippines – and the firm is now offshoring some of its legal work for a key client.

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Often when you listen to presidents of law societies, they seem deeply cautious when discussing how their professions could be reformed. Not so David McIntosh, chairman of the City of London Law Society.

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TweetAs I’ve got to know the legal profession, one thing that’s stuck is how sociable it is. Yes, many lawyers work incredibly long hours – but they also spend a great deal of their free time networking with each other. For every type of lawyer, at every stage of their career, there’s almost certainly a […]

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