Order of the Coif Be Damned

From reading the trade press over the last few months it’s pretty clear that the top-end of the legal business is facing serious financial pressure. Revenue is flat or down in most major practice areas. There’s overcapacity among the AmLaw 100 and...

Why Being Good is No Longer "Good Enough"

Professor Oliver Goodenough of the University of Vermont Law School had an epiphany as he was walking through the exhibits at the LegalTech Show in New York last January.  This epiphany was important enough to have been the subject of an article by Rachel Zahorsky and...

My Top 7 Books for Social Business

  As the end of summer draws near, I have been spending a lot of time reading up on the topic of social business. There are a lot of good books out there meant for both novices and advanced social business practitioners. Here are a few of my favorites: Social...

The Social Law Firm

Over the last few years American businesses have embraced a new way of thinking, remaking themselves as less hierarchical and more social enterprises. This organizational change has been facilitated by new technology and a new communications paradigm. It seeks to...