This just caught my eye. The data – some $18 billion in legal invoices – suggests the largest law firms have modified staffing models and reassigned IP litigation work to more junior partners in an effort at cost control. Are we to believe that more junior partners are better lawyers than more senior lawyers? This… Continue Reading
There are certain mistakes made by doctors or other healthcare professionals that result in the need for further treatment. An example is sponge that is left behind during surgery, which generally necessitates further surgery. Insurance companies and government payors have determined that mistakes like these are easily avoided and refuse to pay for the second… Continue Reading
Uttered by PaleoLaw MPs when the subject is diversity and gender equality. (PaleoLaw explained here.)
One of the most-watched TED talks is by Simon Sinek. Called “Start with Why,” Sinek compellingly argues that why an organization exists is more important to its success that what it does or how. Sinek offers Apple as an example, demonstrating its ability to enter and remake markets including music, MP3 players, cell phones and… Continue Reading
Valorem Law Group recently surveyed in-house counsel. A huge thank-you to the 42 in-house lawyers who responded. The question we asked was: When making a decision to hire a law firm to handle a litigation matter that is NOT bet-the-company, which of the following values are the most important to you? (Please rank in order… Continue Reading
Words matter. I have chosen mine poorly. I am here to correct my ways. For the longest time, I have written critically of “BigLaw,” as if size itself was the problem. To be sure, most large law firms suffer from the problem, but so do many smaller law firms. The problem goes beyond size. The… Continue Reading
Everyone says they are committed to client service. Here is the truth: No one has the chutzpah to speak as candidly as Rhett, but there’s the truth.
I can’t even make stuff like this up. Lawyers and invoices are a toxic combination, but the AmLaw 200 firms that are responsible for these examples have people who are supposed to prevent the lawyers from revealing their invoicing stupidity. Here a couple of my favorite illustrations from an article too good to pass up:… Continue Reading
When it comes to assessment, this is what most people think of themselves: But the reality is this: So people delude themselves. When the makers of a product win some trials and lose some trials, how many of the… Continue Reading
War Games 1983 The ultimate service–help eliminate the need for your service.