723 ABA Journal Business of Law articles.
Attorneys generally choose a law firm based on prestige, salary, location and future goals. But today, many are adding another criterion to the list: wellness programs. Self-care, which used to be a foreign concept to law firms, has finally entered the conversation.
Aug 1, 2022 2:20 AM CDT
When the pandemic hit, QR codes became very popular as people looked for a contact-free way to share information. Privacy advocates, however, see a darker side to QR codes. “Really sensitive information about you is being collected and monetized by the QR code-generation company,” says Nicole A. Ozer, technology and civil liberties director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.
Aug 1, 2022 2:10 AM CDT
Firms bucking that downsizing trend say they’re investing in real estate to spark collaboration and camaraderie that lawyers, associates and support staff simply can’t experience when they’re siloed in home or remote offices.
Jun 1, 2022 2:50 AM CDT
Law firms are slowly but surely making the jump from email marketing to social media and SEO advertising—but they’re not all on the other side yet.
Jun 1, 2022 2:40 AM CDT
This year’s Techshow, which took place March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, wasn’t quite a return to normal. Nevertheless, for some vendors, setting up shop in the in-person exhibit hall again for the first time since the ABA Techshow 2020 gave them a chance to cement relationships that they have built online with customers.
Jun 1, 2022 2:30 AM CDT
As much of the world begins, hopefully, to emerge into post-pandemic life, finding purpose in one’s career has become more crucial than ever. While the legal field in particular can often be perceived as grueling work, it’s also an industry that enables its professionals to feel that they’re truly contributing to the greater good of society.
Jun 1, 2022 2:20 AM CDT
Miami-based personal injury attorney Amanda Demanda says since she started using Carvertise last year, she has frequently heard from people in the community who have seen ride-share cars with her image on them.
Apr 1, 2022 3:10 AM CDT
Austin had become a vibrant and mature tech hub—so much so that Perkins Coie in February 2020, seeing “significant strategic opportunities in Texas as Austin and Dallas continue to grow as business centers for startups, medium-size companies and large global corporations,” opened an office in Austin. This February, it moved into an 18,000-square-foot space after signing a multiyear lease in June.
Apr 1, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
BigLaw partners and associates joining the Great Resignation are not so much rejecting the legal industry as they are embracing new possibilities and bidding for greener pastures. Maybe the term should instead be referred to as the “Great Reshuffling,” as lawyers are voting with their feet against job discontent and optimistically seeking new paths.
Apr 1, 2022 2:50 AM CDT
The COVID-19 pandemic—coupled with the remote and hybrid work models that arrived in its wake—has spurred a move to the cloud for many of the key business systems that legal organizations rely on, from document and email management to collaboration and more.
Apr 1, 2022 2:40 AM CDT
It is not uncommon for law firms to contract with jury consultants and other professionals knowledgeable about litigation to assess how witnesses are being perceived and how they may want to present themselves. But Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler leaders call the decision to hire a psychologist as a member of the firm’s staff a unique initiative.
Feb 1, 2022 1:50 AM CST
One side effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that lots of people have adopted pets. Turns out, a lot of these pet parents enjoyed spending time at home with their furry friends—some so much so that they refused to be separated from their best buddies. In fact, 75% of U.S.-based remote workers surveyed in July said they wanted to stay remote so they could take care of their pets.
Feb 1, 2022 1:40 AM CST
Feb 1, 2022 1:30 AM CST
Billionaires are building their own rockets to go to space. Regular people are mingling with astronauts on spacecraft. Companies are trying to monetize space, while the government established a new branch of the armed services in December 2019, the U.S. Space Force, to defend it. We’ve entered a new space age, and there are stellar opportunities for space lawyers to explore.
Dec 1, 2021 1:40 AM CST
A sudden skyrocketing boost in demand for the junior lawyers who help hammer out deals mirrors the huge surge in global mergers and acquisitions that hit a record high $4.33 trillion by the end of September, surpassing the prior mark of $4.1 trillion in deals for the entirety of 2007, according to Reuters. The M&A boom, which included a frenetic summer that saw a spike in deals compared with the same time period in 2020, also has seen senior M&A partners become recruiters.
Dec 1, 2021 1:30 AM CST