WEBINAR (MARCH 2nd) - How Bar Associations are adapting to the new legal paradigm
The Impact Lawyers is pleased to invite you to the next webinar on Tuesday 2 March at 11.30 AM ET / 4.30 PM London Time on the following topic: "How Bar Associations are adapting to the new legal paradigm". REGISTER HERE Throughout this webinar, the speakers will explain what they believe the new ...
Editor - 28 February 2021
Do not desperate. More employment and workload in legal departments by 2021
After the passing of 2020, many legal professionals have imagined what will happen in 2021. A survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel has found that this year will see more hiring in corporate legal departments than last year (up 30%).  It is also expected that there will be m...
Editor - 28 February 2021
Relationship marketing and professional services firms
Marketing is the art of giving clients what they what profitably. To be a successful marketeer you need to tap into the needs and wants of the client.  If you can address their pain points, then you add value.   When you distill marketing down to its most basic level you can see that...
Claire Rason - 27 February 2021
Legal sector crisis: Did all law firms see their profits fall in 2020?
Many law firms have seen their profits reduced because of the pandemic. This is a fact that has been repeated in many legal media outlets. It is rarer to see other firms that have nevertheless increased their annual turnover. This is the case of Hogan Lovells.  The international British firm ...
Editor - 26 February 2021
Your law firm without COVID. Find out how to prevent the spread of the virus in your office
Numerous international governments have published COVID-19 prevention measures for employers and employees to consider for the return to face-to-face office work, as many firms still maintain the teleworking regime, but many others are reopening their offices.  The following are the most commo...
Editor - 26 February 2021
Why an internal podcast could benefit our law firm's culture?
Many of us have calls with colleagues and bosses via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and other online platforms, yet we sometimes wonder whether we really feel a sense of belonging to our company at home. Yet, sometimes we wonder if we really feel a sense of belonging to the company from home? T...
Editor - 25 February 2021
Ever Realised You Probably Own a Job and Not Your Practice as a Business?
While I have always dealt with issues of having an exit strategy with my clients, the way it was presented a few days ago by one of my colleagues, Daniel Hassler makes it an excellent Golden Nugget for serious businessowners.  Generally, as Daniel argues, most business owners do not have exit ...
Brian Maphosa - 25 February 2021
Lucy Bassli releases courseware for ambitious lawyers willing to modernize their law practice
Innovation expert, Lucy Bassli, releases Modernizing Your Legal Practice, a series of 3 courses for the modern lawyer.  Sharing her insights on what innovation is and drawing on her personal innovation journey, Lucy provides a robust foundation for lawyers who are ready to begin incorporating ...
Editor - 25 February 2021
Coaching in the legal profession: ICAM launches a support programme for its members
Have you ever felt depressed because of your professional life? Do you suffer from addiction as a result of the stress generated during your working day? Have you ever considered receiving psychological assistance? Coaching is an increasingly popular practice in the legal sector. Law firms have beg...
Editor - 25 February 2021
How lawyers can improve their "to do list"
Lawyers have to perform many tasks throughout their working day. Normally, the time to carry them out is limited, as lawyers spend time dealing with their clients, or planning with their departmental colleagues. The issue is that lawyers usually structure all their tasks under a to do list, commonl...
Editor - 24 February 2021
How Delegations of authority destroy innovation and employee morale
When organizations are small, process tends to be an afterthought. This might create inefficiencies and some risk, but it also enables speed, experimentation and adaptability - all critical to innovation. However, as an organization gets larger, there is not only more to lose but a lot more people ...
Steve Glaveski - 24 February 2021
From surveillance to trust: a new model for labor relations
In an international scenario fraught with insecurity and doubt regarding the immediate future, there are very few certainties in the field of human resources in general, and labor relations in particular. Unquestionably, one such uncertainty, which has arisen directly from the crisis caused by the C...
Alvaro Rodríguez García - 24 February 2021
Hybrid office assistance model: How to implement it in your law firm?
At the onset of the pandemic, thousands and thousands of companies were forced to organise full remote working for their employees. Many of them even considered no longer implementing face-to-face working in their offices, saving on maintenance costs and other related expenses. The point is that no...
Editor - 23 February 2021
How to create connection with your clients?
Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to get people to listen? Have you ever had a challenge getting your point across, even when it was about something of critical import? In conversations with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel I frequently hear about the difficulties they run i...
Eva Guerra - 23 February 2021
How to prevent corruption in sport in Mexico? Access to the virtual workshop organised by UNODC and SNA
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Mexico (UNODC) and the SNA Executive Secretariat will organise the virtual workshop "Safeguarding Sport from Corruption" on 23 and 24 February. This event will be supported by the organisation of the Olympic Games and FIFA. Both workshops will be broa...
Editor - 23 February 2021 Mexico
Carmen Bascarán (ONTIER): "Firm with a unique business model and a purely entrepreneurial management"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Carmen Bascarán, Managing Director at ONTIER. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why?  ONTIER is an i...
Editor - 23 February 2021
BonelliErede focuses on Africa and the Middle East
BonelliErede is focusing its attention on the African and Middle East markets with the incorporation of two of counsel who will work to promote the Italian firm's brand in these regions. Specifically, BonelliErede has 49 professionals in Africa. They are Calvin Walker and Ezequiel Sánchez He...
Editor - 23 February 2021
To thrive in 2021, the 5 things lawyers need to do to create a client and action focused BD plan
To succeed in any economic climate, it helps to have a solid BD plan in place. For many lawyers, without a clear business development plan in place it is very hard to grow revenue with the limited time available. Delivering great legal work for your clients will naturally be your priority. However, ...
Ben Paul - 22 February 2021
Burnout in your law firm? Discover the myths about it
Exhaustion at work and stress are among the main causes of burnout, a disease recognised by the World Health Organisation in 2019.  Apart from these, there are many reasons that lead to burnout in many professionals, especially in the legal profession, which is a sector that generates a lot of...
Editor - 22 February 2021
Are you a leader? 5 tips to be a leader with values
A leader has to face many obstacles during his or her professional career. One of them is to control his emotions at relevant moments. A leader who controls his emotions is a reliable and respectable leader. He or she has to withstand moments of pressure and has to have the mettle to make important ...
Editor - 22 February 2021
Norman Heckh (Ramón y Cajal): "Independence, far from weakening us, has made us stronger"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Norman Heckh, Director of the International Committee of Ramón y Cajal Abogados. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the firm's internationalization strategy? Ramón y Caj...
Editor - 22 February 2021
A lawyers in recovery: Changing the narrative
Someone once told me to be very careful about disclosing that I am in recovery. The phrase he used was cute but ominous: “you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.” I’ve chewed on that now for two years. It makes sense to me that many people cannot speak openly about m...
Jessie Gomberg - 21 February 2021
"Many firms are not only ready, they are already fully immersed in the age of AI"
Noah Waisberg, CEO & Co-Founder of Kira Systems and Alexander Hudek CTO & Co-Founder of Kira Systems wrote AI For Lawyers (Wiley, 2021), a new book on how AI is adding value, amplifying expertise, and transforming careers. Both of them summarized the key aspects of this essential book for la...
Kira Systems - 20 February 2021
Why coordinated communication is everything at your law firm
Coordination is a key element in any organisation. What teleworking has taught us is that establishing proper communication with workers in our own department, and with workers in other departments, is an important step that will help us on our way to success. Here are some tips for improving intra...
Editor - 19 February 2021
Achieving big projects through small tasks - how do you do it?
Many lawyers are faced with a huge amount of work every day, and much of it ends up being completed at the last minute, or perhaps later than expected. The question that comes to mind is: what are the constraints that cause us not to finish the work on time? When planning a project strategy, the en...
Editor - 19 February 2021
Will the 4 working days be implemented in law firms?
4 Day Week Campaign is a platform supported by several British organisations to promote the reduction of weekly working days. According to this platform, the establishment of 4 working days a week would benefit society and the economy.  The Impact Lawyers was able to interview the promoters of...
Editor - 19 February 2021
Adolf Rousaud and Ignasi Costas (DWF-RCD): "Joining DWF gave us the possibility of having group infrastructure on 4 continents"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Adolf Rousaud and Ignasi Costas, Co-Directing Partners of DWF-RCD. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? I...
Editor - 19 February 2021
Accept failures in order to succeed in the future
"There is no such thing as failure, except when we cease to make an effort", said Jean Paul Marat, the 18th century French scientist and physician.  Failure is well known to all law firms. There is no company that, before achieving anything, has failed. And we are all still afraid of failure. ...
Editor - 18 February 2021
Is there a lack of communication between employees in your law firm? Learn how to communicate!
Working remotely is a standard issue in law firms and many are already opting for mixed models for their workers. Countless firms are realising that teleworking saves costs on office space and maintenance, electricity, cleaning, etc., saving organisations $11,000 per employee per year, according to ...
Editor - 18 February 2021
Adriana de Buerba (Pérez-Llorca): "Law profession is one of the professions that is best adapting to new times"
The Impact Lawyers conducts an email interview with Adriana de Buerba, White Collar Crime and Investigations Partner at Pérez-Llorca, who has recently been appointed as senior vice chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). How are you approaching your re...
Editor - 18 February 2021
Reed Smith and its commitment to inclusion and diversity
Reed Smith, a firm known for its commitment to inclusion and diversity, has announced a partnership agreement with the Black Young Professionals (BYP) platform, with the aim of increasing the number of black candidates to work at the firm.  Created in 2016, BYP is an initiative that seeks to c...
Editor - 18 February 2021
What kind of leadership do lawyers need?
Recent studies in the legal industry have shown that today's lawyer needs appropriate tools to validate his leadership within his practice or setting. The success of the lawyer depends not only on the practice and his technical expertise, but also his skills as a leader to transform his practice in...
Eva Guerra - 17 February 2021
How to increase happiness among your co-workers?
The digital age is making it easier for us to be faster and use multiple tools at once and from anywhere. What technological transformation does not guarantee is the happiness of workers, an issue that law firms should pay close attention to. Happiness is a consequence of human-to-human connection,...
Editor - 17 February 2021
Julio Veloso (BROSETA): "Be clear about one's own capacities (and limitations) and the priority objective of the actions"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Julio Veloso, Partner and Head of Internationalisation of BROSETA. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? BROSET...
Editor - 17 February 2021
Meet Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, next chair of Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells has recently appointed Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, partner in the Paris office and current regional managing partner for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, as the firm's next chair. She will hold the position for the next three years, effective 1 May 2021. Maire-Ai...
Editor - 17 February 2021
Work wherever you want. Spotify's new model
Can you imagine your firm's lawyers working from different countries? Would it be possible? Certainly there are many companies that for industry reasons do not allow their employees to work from other countries or cities, but there are internationally relevant companies that do. Now we look at Spo...
Editor - 16 February 2021
Alejandro Touriño (Écija): "The culture of the firm is very strong. We are not a normal law firm"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Alejandro Touriño, Managing Partner of Écija. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why?  Ou...
Editor - 16 February 2021
Employee-worker identity: key to increasing performance
Many leaders of large, medium and small law firms may be wondering whether an organisation's corporate culture can drive employee performance. A survey conducted by Vega Factor, a human capital software company, of more than 20,000 workers and more than 50 high-volume companies showed that why we wo...
Editor - 16 February 2021
8 tips: Improve the quality of your services. Win customers over
Law firms continuously provide services to their clients, and often do so under tight time constraints, directly impacting the quality of the services they provide.  Therefore, they should consider a few simple tips to improve the development of their own organisation in order to increase the ...
Editor - 15 February 2021
Why don't we work 4 days a week?
First there has been the rise of teleworking and now many voices are calling for a 4-day working week, extending weekends from 2 to 3 days. The relevant question is whether such a plan would boost workers' efficiency and productivity.  Have you considered implementing this measure in your law ...
Editor - 15 February 2021
What does your law firm need? The new skills demanded by the legal profession
The legal sector demands lawyers with new skills and competencies, in line with new cultural and technological changes, and urges greater need for these professionals in the wake of 2020. The following is a summary of the most sought-after skills in law firms today: Business vision: Lawyers don't ...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 15 February 2021
Álvaro Ramírez de Haro (Pérez-Llorca): "The management of multi-jurisdictional operations are important"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Álvaro Ramírez de Haro, partner in charge of the London office of Pérez-Llorca. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed in opening office...
Editor - 15 February 2021
“You don´t look like a lawyer”: Interview with Tsedale M. Melaku
The Impact Lawyers had the pleasure to speak to Tsedale M. Melaku about the issue of workplace diversity and racial and gender inequality in the USA, focusing particularly on the legal sector.  Tsedale M. Melaku is a Sociologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, City Uni...
Editor - 14 February 2021
Innovation, disruption, and transversality to change the rules of Spain’s legal sector
With more than twenty-five years of experience in the legal sector, creating and transforming law firms, I sincerely believe that lawyers can add value and make a better world, fairer. We can change the industry’s rules and bring the most qualified defense closer to groups affected by abusive ...
David Fernandez - 13 February 2021
How to launch a podcast for lawyers. The case of 'How I Lawyer'
How you came up with the idea of the podcast ‘How I Lawyer’?  I teach Legal Practice at Georgetown Law (where I also went to law school). In that capacity I spend a lot of time teaching students about how to be effective legal practitioners (legal writing, legal research, oral advo...
Jonah Perlin - 12 February 2021
Do you know where you are going?
In a society like today's, in which speed is the common paradigm for almost all professional and personal activities, we find law firms, lawyers and clients who want to obtain fast results with little effort. That is why many of them direct their promotional activities to social networks, advertisin...
Iolanda Guiu - 12 February 2021
Jaime Folguera (Uría): "In other jurisdictions with which there are less affinities it is more difficult to establish"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Jaime Folguera, partner at Uría Menéndez. This interview and others can be found in the Study on the internationalization of law firms. is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? Uría Menéndez's int...
Editor - 11 February 2021
Design your documents to make them more efficient and transparent
Law firms pay a lot of attention to their clients, but often do not invest time in the design of the documents they produce, either for internal use or for presentation to their client, which could increase clarity and improve their efficiency. There are many tools on the market to help improve docu...
Editor - 10 February 2021
Antonio Baena (Cuatrecasas): "It is key to identify the right talent and profiles in each jurisdiction"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Antonio Baena, Head of the New York office and international area coordinator at Cuatrecasas. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalization of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening o...
Editor - 10 February 2021
The 10 Minute Decision to make the best decisions at work
Lawyers almost always come to me in the throes of a decision that they’re trying to make.  They’re super smart, so they’ve got all kinds of fancy reasons for debating, and thinking it over, all circling around making SURE they get to the right answer. This is partially beca...
Rachel Coll - 10 February 2021
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