Five technological advantages to win a class action lawsuit
The digital transformation has come hand in hand with the change in the way lawyers work and how they manage information in law firms. Technology offers the opportunity to organize the client portfolio more securely, optimizing the processes necessary for the legal team to design the best strategy t...
TIL - 28 September 2022
Top 10 Law Schools in the World
All over the world there must be thousands of schools or colleges where you can get a law degree. However, if we stick to the number of educational centers that make a difference and have international prestige, the number is drastically reduced. Below, we offer the ranking of the ten best law scho...
TIL - 27 September 2022
ABA International Law Section to welcome international lawyers in Madrid
The ABA International Law Section is hosting its 2022 Fall Conference in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain. The meeting dates are September 13 – 15, 2022 at the Espacio Maldonado located in the center of Madrid. 300+ lawyers from around the world are expected to attend and participate in the...
TIL - 02 August 2022
Best digital marketing strategies for law firms
When starting a new firm or office, the greatest difficulty lies in attracting clients. Given the lack of reputation, contacts or old clients, new technologies have opened up a range of possibilities to gain a foothold in the market. Fortunately, these new technologies are changing people's cus...
TIL - 08 July 2022
Benjamín Torres-Barrón joins the global board of directors of the Association of International Energy Negotiators
Benjamín Torres-Barrón, lead partner of Baker McKenzie Mexico's Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice Group, was nominated and selected to join the global board of directors of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN, formerly AIPN), for the 2022-2023 term. &nbs...
TIL - 07 July 2022
Most common errors on the websites of law firms
Websites are no less than the showcase of firms. Nowadays, the vast majority of us go to the internet when it comes to buying a certain product or service. We look for reviews and web spaces that generate trust and provide security, whether to buy clothes, hire a trip, look for a restaurant or seek ...
TIL - 07 July 2022
Top 10 law firms by revenue
Law is a big service-based business, comprehending multiple different disciplines and therefore usually reuniting several different specialities and lawyers within one firm.  Business, finance, taxation, litigation, corporate affairs, conflicts, patents, copyrights, antitrust, propert...
TIL - 06 July 2022
Eversheds Sutherland incorporates Rafael Gil Nievas, State Lawyer Deputy Chief of International Arbitration
The international law firm Eversheds Sutherland has incorporated the Deputy Chief State Lawyer of the Department of International Arbitration of the State Attorney General's Office, Rafael Gil Nievas, to reinforce the Litigation and Arbitration area of ​​the firm's Spanish office.   The E...
TIL - 06 July 2022
How to be persuasive when holding a trial
The ability to convince a person through reasons or arguments to think in a certain way or do a certain thing, in short, the use of persuasive language is an essential quality for a lawyer who seeks to succeed in a trial.   We are talking about an ability that brings with it a certain risk fo...
TIL - 05 July 2022
Baker McKenzie Advises Advario in Joint Venture with Braskem Idesa to Construct the Puerto Mexico Chemical Terminal
Baker McKenzie is advising Advario, a leading global storage and logistic service provider for petroleum products, chemicals, gases, and new energies, in its joint venture with Braskem Idesa, a petrochemical company, to construct and operate an ethane import terminal in Mexico called Terminal Qu&iac...
TIL - 05 July 2022 Mexico
Top five countries with the highest salary for lawyers
The legal profession is well-known for being one of the best paid in the world. This is something to take into account when deciding where to enter law school or to begin the practice of law. And even though this salary can vary significantly from one firm to another as well as from one specialty to...
TIL - 30 June 2022
The Supreme Court rules that the right for abortion isn't protected under the Constitution
13 states have already passed "trigger laws" to introduce bans following the court's decision. Another 13 could further restrict access to abortion and very few will include exceptions for cases of rape. On the other hand, 20 states have remained firm in maintaining abortion as a protected right, es...
TIL - 28 June 2022 United States of America
Advice for highly effective lawyers: prestige is acquired with work, dedication and organization
  When I was sixteen and final exam were drawing near, my father suggested I stay home on the weekends to study a little more. One night, surrounded by a good library and next to the patio that let in the cool air and the sound of a cricket, I picked up the book that contained the biography of...
Luis Romero Santos - 27 June 2022
The importance of listening to clients
  The use of words is really important in the law profession, however, it is not only useful to speak but also to listen, and it seems that not all lawyers take this into account when dealing with their clients. In the following lines, we will see why this can be very useful for defense and th...
TIL - 24 June 2022
Gun laws and the Second Amendment to the US Constitution
As a matter of fact, US gun policy differs from the rest of the world, or at least the Western part. Since the mass shootings taking place all around the country have increased in the past decades, the debate on gun laws is on the table but still no changes seem likely ...
TIL - 09 June 2022 United States of America
Elon Musk before the purchase of Twitter: legal difficulties
Since the beginning of 2022, the billionaire and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has been making efforts to buy the Twitter company, a social network that has faced many difficulties and malfunctions at the legal plane since its inception.   If such a purchase was to take place, having th...
TIL - 08 June 2022
The Goldwater rule and its connection with the law
The Goldwater Rule is comprised on the Section 7 of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA)Principles of Medical Ethics. It states that psychiatrists have a responsibility to participate in activities that contribute to the improvement of their communities and public health, but they shoul...
TIL - 02 June 2022
The final verdict of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The Depp v Heard case already has its final verdict. After becoming the most notorious trial in the media during the last two months, filling social networks, capturing large audiences and questioning the truth once again. It is a trial for defamation, where Amber Heard, ex-partner of the famous Hol...
TIL - 02 June 2022
Blockchain technology for the legal industry
When it comes to the legal profession, it appears that it takes longer for it to modernize and integrate new technologies within its modus operandi. Nowadays, only the most pioneer law firms have entered the blockchain market and benefit from its accessibility and economic advantages, even...
TIL - 31 May 2022
Advice for highly effective lawyers (III): your vocation and enthusiasm for the legal profession will serve you in bad times
I remember that fateful night I arrived very late at the chosen hotel in Marble Arch, London, and saw that I was taken to the worst floor, the hotel room was a single bedroom whose window faced a narrow dark street in front of a church with a blackened façade. There was little room for anythi...
Luis Romero Santos - 30 May 2022
What is the state of Virginia's anti-SLAPP law?
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for the right to speak and to petition. Free speech and healthy debate are vital to the well-being of a democracy. In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States has declared that the right to petition the government is the founda...
Mariana González - 26 May 2022
Advice for highly effective lawyers (II): be patient, the important thing is to stay in the place you choose
When I decided to become a lawyer, there were many who told me that it was a very tough profession in which only a few resisted and very few succeeded. I remember that one lawyer that a relative of mine introduced me to. His office was in a fairly old building near the courthouse. Arriving at the do...
Luis Romero Santos - 26 May 2022
All about the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
For the past few weeks, this topic has been trending on all social media platforms, involving the well-known Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Recalling previous legal issues of the actor, Heard had turn the public opinion against him, resulting into many p...
Mariana González - 25 May 2022
Advice for highly effective lawyers: study and train every day
There were only a few days left before the deadline for responding to a lawsuit. I was alone in my living room watching the rain outside and feeling warm with the petticoats on the table, while I held the civil code in my hands and thought about which precepts could help me win that lawsuit about de...
Luis Romero Santos - 25 May 2022
Normative hierarchy after the Maastricht Treaty
The Maastricht Treaty or Treaty of the European Union TEU was signed in the Dutch city of Maastricht on February 7, 1992, and later entered into force on November 1 of the following year. With the presence of the President of the European Parliament at the time, Egon Klepsch, the EEC became EC (from...
Mariana González - 12 May 2022
How to attract clients for your law firm through SEO positioning
SEO positioning responds to the acronym Search Engine Optimization, something like optimizing the search engine. It consists of a set of techniques to place your website in the first results of specific user searches, which is an improvement in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Page), thus increasing...
TIL - 10 May 2022
Latest protocols to streamline the management of your law firm
If one thing is clear, it is that times have changed, the circumstances have changed, as Ortega y Gasset would say. For this reason, a profession as old but necessary as the legal one must be adapted and modernized as much as possible, if it intends not to lag behind the demands of the current panor...
TIL - 10 May 2022
Dennis Kennedy presents the applications of new technologies for law firms
Dennis Kennedy is half of the duo Kenned-Mighell report, a podcast oriented towards legal technology with an Internet focus. Noted legal technologists Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell bring listeners an in-depth analysis of the latest advancements in legal technology, in addition to best practices for...
Mariana González - 06 May 2022 United States of America
Is there a growing coaching culture in your law firm or company?
Abstract    In a coaching culture, in addition to enjoying the benefits of being coached, the skills of coaching can enhance the effectiveness of lawyers, leaders and managers and improve working relationships in professional and corporate environments.  Coaching has transitioned, in...
Chris Hadfield - 26 April 2022
Transforming the Legal Industry
--- The legal industry faces many changes that will give rise to new challenges and opportunities for legal departments and law firms The legal industry is facing a highly dynamic market environment with multiple challenges basically impacting every other area of business and society.  Let's...
Tobias Heining - 25 April 2022
Why Should You Care About Growth Hacking?
--- Growth Hacking should be taken into account because it is the crossover of Value Marketing, Sales Enablement, Data & Technology as seen in the Venn diagram All Tech Businesses need to grow; it is their lifeblood. It keeps your investors happy, it drives your valuation, and maybe one day, y...
Filippo Chisari - 24 April 2022
Earth Day 2022: time to invest on our planet
Today, April 22, is the International Day for Mother Earth, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Ever since the conference of UNESCO in 1969 that took place in San Francisco, where peace activist John McConnell proposed the idea of honouring the Earth and the peace every year, and th...
Mariana González - 22 April 2022
Simmons & Simmons’ first global head of ESG
Simmons Simmons has just appointed its first global head of ESG; this Wednesday Sonali Siriwardena has joined the firm with the great responsibility of bringing together Simmons’ global ESG strategy.  “The opportunity to spearhead the external ESG strategy for Simmons is compelling...
TIL - 21 April 2022
Meet the Dead Lawyers Society
[Photo: Stas Yurchenko, Graty] Today we are moved to present a brand-new startup that is carrying out an amazing labour of recognition and visibility for the war against Russia. The initiative is a reference to the movie Dead Poets Society, conformed by over 8,000 Ukrainian lawyers that is constant...
Mariana González - 20 April 2022
A lawyers in recovery: Changing the narrative
--- Jessie Gomberg tells how she overcame her mental trauma and gives lawyer recovery advice 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 chew...
Jessie Gomberg - 19 April 2022
Expand your career with the ACC-King’s College London Mini-MBA program
Looking for a way to improve your skills, grow your knowledge and take your career to the next level? The 2022 ACC/King’s Business School Mini-MBA course for in-house lawyers will introduce participants to the essential business skills required to succeed in today's competitive corporate legal...
TIL - 18 April 2022
Why have 70% of women lawyers of color left or want to leave the legal profession?
--- According to a report by the American Bar Association (ABA), 70% of women lawyers of color in the United States have either quit or are considering quitting the legal profession  At the moment, 2% of the partners in the equity departments of large law firms are women lawyers of color. The...
TIL - 17 April 2022 United States of America
Lack of motivation? 4 tips to motivate you at work
--- Lack of motivation at work is an aspect that can reduce work productivity, so it is important to follow some tips Have you lost motivation in your work? Many lawyers find themselves stuck in their day-to-day professional life not because of a lack of desire or qualities, but because of a lack...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 16 April 2022
Knowledge Management, Geometry and Frieda Riley
--- This essay is the Preface to Jerry Lawson’s new book Knowledge Management for Lawyers: Building a Culture of Success, scheduled for publication in April 2022.     I first learned about the joy of efficiency from my high school Geometry teacher, Miss Freida Riley. On submitt...
Jerry Lawson - 15 April 2022
Life in the Law
--- UK lawyer support charity LawCare has just published research into lawyer wellbeing during the pandemic. It is detailed and thoroughly practical    On 28th September 2021 the UK legal mental health charity LawCare released findings of its research study ‘Life in the Law’...
Angus Lyon - 14 April 2022
How to optimise your return on failure
--- If you’re not willing to fail, then you will only ever embark upon safe, incremental improvements, where you have all the answers and therefore can’t fail If you’re not failing, you’re not innovating. Elon Musk’s words are echoed by most successful entrepren...
Steve Glaveski - 13 April 2022
How law firms can combat losing talent with strategies to sustainably retain staff
Across most industry sectors in the UK, staff and skills shortages have plagued businesses throughout the latter half of 2021 and early 2022, so it should be no surprise that the so-called ‘Great Resignation’ has not neglected the legal sector, where graduate starting salaries for lawyer...
Deborah Gray - 12 April 2022
How to launch a podcast for lawyers. The case of 'How I Lawyer'
--- Jonah Perlin answers some questions about his successful podcast for lawyers "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...
Jonah Perlin - 11 April 2022
eyeWitness to Atrocities : the app that brings war crimes to justice
This brand-new app developed by the International Bar Association (IBA) with the help of LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Actually, the app exists since 2015 and has already been trained in Syria, CIS region and Vietnam, but has just gained relevance and popularity as a useful tool within the re...
Mariana González - 08 April 2022
Look outside the bubble for new opportunities
--- The technological revolution can help law firms reach more companies if they are able to see beyond the large bubble they are in Let’s face it – law firms live in a bubble. It is a large bubble, almost $1 trillion of annual revenues for the legal services industry. So, law firms ar...
Holger Zscheyge - 08 April 2022
ESG Colourwashing: a conversation with Klemen Kreča
Klemen Kreča, associate at Schönherr Attorneys at Law and Business Student at KU Leuven, is the co-author of ESG Colourwashing: Combating Modern-Day Corporate Hypocrisy, together with his former professor Timo Spitzer, internationally acclaimed Head of Legal. The essay was edited by Cambridge ...
Mariana González - 07 April 2022
"We believe that climate change is the biggest challenge for our future"
The Impact Lawyers: What objective(s) does CMS pursue through its ESG team? Döne Yalçın: Our stated objective is to fulfil our responsibilities as a company and to align our business and actions with the UN’s Global Compact. As a signatory to the Compact we are strengthening and ...
Döne Yalçın - 06 April 2022
Quinn Emmanuel (and other law firms) acting on pro bono for Ukraine
On further legal procedures related to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, latest news confirm that the US firm Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has been appointed as counsel to the Ukrainian Mistry of Justice to bring proceedings against Russia, under the European Convention on Human Rights. First ...
Mariana González - 05 April 2022
How is your law firm perceived?
--- Branding often stops at a firm's logo and the colour palette set out in the brand guidelines. Sometimes consideration extends to the strap line However, the invisible side of branding - its driving force - is harder to grasp, harder to get right, and all too often forgotten in discussions abou...
Claire Rason - 04 April 2022
Mayer Brown broadens European equity capital markets offer with partner hire in Germany
Mayer Brown Capital Markets, a leading debt and equity capital markets practice advising clients across the United States, Europe and Asia, today strengthened the breadth of its offering with the hiring of Dr. Susanne Lenz. Dr. Lenz is a capital markets practitioner qualified in Germany and New Yor...
TIL - 04 April 2022
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