Mind Your Business
40 ABA Journal Mind Your Business articles.
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
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted much about what we once considered business as usual. It has created unmatched levels of flexibility across industries—many of which had very few flexible options pre-pandemic.
May 16, 2022 2:00 PM 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
When the COVID-19 pandemic stormed into our lives in 2020, many U.S. law firms saw increased demand for their services and a greater need for efficient operations.
Mar 16, 2022 9:52 AM CDT
Law had an attrition problem before the pandemic hit. Now it’s in hyperdrive, dovetailing with a wider movement of dissatisfied workers quitting their jobs in the wake of lockdown restrictions, in what economists have dubbed the “Great Resignation.”
Feb 22, 2022 3:06 PM CST
From technology behemoths buying up dynamic startups to market-leading utility companies joining forces, there is a clear trend of market consolidation in the U.S. In the quest to curb the monopolization of industries, President Joe Biden signed an executive order
in July promoting competition in the economy—which signals an upcoming increase in antitrust investigations for the legal industry.
Jan 18, 2022 9:20 AM CST
At the ABA Journal, we love to produce magazine features like the 50 startup tips to get your practice off the ground
. But we also think that it's important to provide a platform for the experience and wisdom of legal professionals year-round. Here are our favorite columns from 2021 in our Your Voice, Mind Your Business and On Well-Being sections, with advice for improving your practice and your personal life in 2022.
Dec 23, 2021 12:16 PM CST
AI has been the subject of academic research since the ’50s, but it’s still in its infancy across much of the broader economy. Before advising clients on AI issues, lawyers should have some basic tech knowledge to answer questions about legal compliance.
Dec 14, 2021 8:52 AM CST
Legal analytics continue to be a necessary and growing part of how modern attorneys approach case strategy and research. Analytics tools enable attorneys to bring data-driven decision-making to their practice and business, improving both the quality and the efficiency of work they perform for their clients.
Dec 1, 2021 1:20 AM CST
Modernizing your website isn’t superfluous to your business plan—it’s a key part of its success, according to this legal sector-focused brand strategist and multidisciplinary designer.
Nov 15, 2021 8:53 AM CST
The judge in your case has immense discretion to decide the pace and outcome of your case. Given this truism, what judicial qualities can you measure in advance to best set you and your client up for success?
Oct 11, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
Three key developments are driving a dramatic increase in U.S. immigration activity in 2021. As a result, immigration law firms are bracing for a huge influx of cases. In this rapidly evolving practice area, technology and process automation are increasingly important for immigration attorneys seeking to meet the challenge.
Sep 14, 2021 12:04 PM CDT
While individual schedules will vary, on any given day, firms will have a segment of their team in the office, and another segment dispersed. After more than a full year of working remotely, this will be yet another disruption for law firms to endure.
Aug 17, 2021 2:15 PM CDT
By many accounts, law firms got through the financial challenges of 2020 by making deep cuts to expenses. And while that strategy seems to have worked, firms have likely reduced spending as much as they can and will have to focus on other aspects of the revenue cycle to propel their recovery.
Aug 1, 2021 1:10 AM CDT
The business entity you select for your firm has enormous implications for your annual tax liability. In addition, determining whether to make additional tax elections with the IRS can be one of the more confusing aspects when establishing a law firm. Which structure is right when you start your firm? Should you start with one structure and modify it down the line? What tax advantages could you gain from a change?
Jul 14, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
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