Why it is Now Important to Provide Resilience and Hope to Your Team
--- The author emphasises the importance of teams having hope in difficult situations Last week, as I was coaching one of my clients, his situation got me to reflect. He had reached that state of hopelessness with what is happening with the Covid 19 Pandemic. I then remembered a story I read a few...
Brian Maphosa - 20 July 2021
Women in Law: Rising to the Challenges
--- The majority of women in the legal profession will tell you that when they graduated from law school, more than half of their graduating class was female. That is a change for the better from generations past. But, when looking at the senior ranks of law firms, the number of women who have ris...
Harriet Grant - 22 June 2021
Are you an honest leader?
--- Honesty is a quality that many lawyers neglect, but which improves the connection with teams An increasingly sought-after quality in leaders is that of honesty. In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, honesty is a value that is appreciated, especially if you work or lead a team...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 11 June 2021
4 Ways Lawyers Can Become Leaders in the Digital Age
--- Lawyers want to become leaders. But few know how to do it in the new digital age Becoming a leader in the legal profession has been a challenge for decades. The big firms have grown in size and the small firms continue to grow in quantity so it is more difficult than ever to stand out as a law...
Danny Matthews - 10 June 2021
5 tips for your employees' development
--- For employees to perform at their best, new Learning Management Systems (LMS) must be implemented Leaders have the responsibility of promoting and empowering employee development. There are several ways of doing this: giving them the resources and tools they need or offering them different tra...
Editor - 05 May 2021
Do you want to make important changes in your law firm?
--- Change is often not an easy process in firms. Change in an organisation is often not as clearly understood as it is intended to be. It is necessary to explain why change is needed This is a task for leaders. Every change has to have a concrete context that is appropriate to the current situat...
Editor - 13 April 2021
Corporate culture: How can a leader influence it?
--- When leaders consider their impact within the firm, they often do so by looking at numerical circumstances (profits, losses, etc.), but few of them focus on the development of the organisation's people More and more leaders are paying attention to organisational change, but achieving it is dif...
Editor - 07 April 2021
Do you want to be a good leader?
--- Any professional who leads a team will have wondered if they could improve their qualities as a leader to improve the productivity of their workers, increase motivation, inspire or make the best decisions While every department head will have their own techniques to improve their leadership qu...
Editor - 23 March 2021
3 fundamental aspects of any leader
--- There are leaders in every law firm. But very few are the leaders who end up being a reference for their employees Leaders have to take into account many aspects that will drive them as great professionals, but there are few aspects that are crucial for an influential leader to be respected by...
Editor - 19 March 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 impor...
Editor - 15 March 2021
How should a leader be in the legal world
--- Eva Guerra presents Ten Simple Actions to Create a Culture of Leadership 1. Show appreciation for those who take the initiative to take the lead Public recognition of a job well done is an extremely valuable resource. Not only does it help the person receiving the recognition to feel valued, ...
Eva Guerra - 12 March 2021
The impact of automation in the legal sector. Know Documate
The Impact Lawyers interviewed Dorna Moini, CEO and Founder at Documate, is a no-code platform for creating robust document automation systems. Throughout this interview, Moini tries to explain how automation is impacting the legal services of many law firms. 1.       Is automat...
Editor - 05 March 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Interview with Ajuni Chawla: "I strongly believe that practicing law in itself is an art"
1. What is Eye Z Legal? Why Did You Decide to Create Eye Z Legal?  The name “Eye Z Legal” in its literal sense means ‘envisioning the legal industry in a dynamic way’. It started when I was in law school, when I noticed that people are usually approaching the subject of...
Álvaro Navarro - 29 January 2021
Interview with Oriol Valentí and Miguel Pereira, two lawyers at Cuatrecasas’ prestigious international arbitration team
The Impact Lawyers has the pleasure to publish an interview made to Oriol Valentí Vidal and Miguel Pereira Da Silva. Oriol is a Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas, he is a specialist in domestic and international arbitration. Miguel is also Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas and he specialize...
Editor - 26 January 2021
The method of success of ... Hogan Lovells
HOW DOES HOGAN LOVELLS DIFFER FROM OTHER FIRMS? Hogan Lovells is a unique firm, born out of the merger of two large US and European firms in 2010. We combine the strengths and experiences of both firms and are one of the 10 largest law firms in the world. We are more than 2,600 lawyers connected in...
Editor - 21 January 2021
Know the actual women leaders of legal tech
The Legal Technology Resoruce Center (LTRC), member benefit of ABA, has released the Women of Legal Tech Honorees 2021 list, highlighting the most successful women in the legal technology sector.  This list has been announced for 5 years and this year LTRC has announced a list of 132 talented ...
Joe Goodman - 14 January 2021
Good communication on Social Media: key to the success of CEOs
Communication between business leaders and their employees and customers is very important. And even more so in times of COVID, where everything is uncertainty and misinformation.  The 2020 Brandfod study shows the importance of good communication between leaders and their employees and custo...
William Brown - 04 January 2021
8 crucial interviews during 2020 for the legal sector
During this year, The Impact Lawyers has been pleased to be able to interview interesting and relevant profiles within the legal sector. We have interviewed professionals interested in innovation and that many of them have been able to see opportunities in the midst of the pandemic.  Below, we...
Editor - 31 December 2020
Cuatrecasas hires nine new partners in Chile, Colombia and Mexico
Law firm hires new partners Manuel Quinche, Alessia Bello and Juan Felipe Vera (Bogotá), Roberto Guerrero (Santiago) and Javier Díaz de León (Mexico City). Tomás Kubick, Macarena Ravinet, Alfonso Ugarte and Josefina Yávar will join the Corporate and Commercial Pra...
Editor - 28 December 2020
The method of success of ... Simmons Simmons
1. How Simmons Simmons differs from other law firms? Simmons & Simmons is a unique international firm whose lawyers, working from different jurisdictions, are fully integrated into international teams, thanks to a large communication and consolidated work network. With an international marketi...
Editor - 22 December 2020
BCLP Appoints Jason Marty Chief Operating Officer
International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) today announced the appointment of Jason Marty as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Marty will join from Baker McKenzie, where he has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently serving as global COO. After ne...
Editor - 18 December 2020
The method of success of ... DENTONS
1. HOW DOES DENTONS DIFFER FROM OTHER FIRMS? Dentons is the largest law firm in the world. We have 10,500 lawyers in more than 180 offices on all continents. However, our goal is not size per se (you can also say: "our ultimate goal is not to be the biggest," but to use this size to better serve o...
Editor - 17 December 2020
The Lawyer’s Love Cycle
I was an overthinker at age 8. Seriously - I thought through the worst-case scenario of everything. As a child. A natural-born lawyer. So - it’s funny that I’m now a life coach for lawyers, because the law was my first love.   As an attorney, I gravitated toward litigation ...
Rachel Coll - 11 December 2020
Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrators Initiative
The Rising Arbitrators Initiative seeks to support arbitration practitioners under 45 who have received their first appointment as arbitrator or who have at least seven years of international experience. Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrat...
Editor - 23 November 2020
7 tips to manage your law firm successfully
Many lawyers wonder how to run a law firm, especially in these uncertain times. There is no guide that tells you how to successfully run your law firm, but if it helps, the New York State Bar Associaton presents 7 tips to fear success with your law firm: 1. Create a business plan It is essential ...
Álvaro Navarro - 21 September 2020
Successful webinar broadcasted by The Impact Lawyers: "Personalizing Innovation for Lawyers Today"
The Impact Lawyers broadcasted last Thursday a webinar presented by Lucy Bassli on the following topic: "Personalizing Innovation for Lawyers Today". You can watch the entire video here: Lucy addressed this interesting topic for 45 minutes. This webinar was attended by hundreds of lawyers from diff...
Editor - 27 July 2020
Silvia Hodges Silverstein: "The involvement of procurement changes the nature of the firm/client relationship"
Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer at Buying Legal Council, an international trade organization for professionals, responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions about Buying Legal Council. What is the main purpose of Buying Legal Council?  The Buying Legal Council is the int...
Álvaro Navarro - 17 July 2020
Cherine Foty (Jones Day) has been selected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen
Global Disputes Senior Associate in the Paris Office of Jones Day Cherine Foty, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen for the 2020-2022 term. ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international disp...
Editor - 30 June 2020
Jones Day Latest Arrivals: Former FTC Trial Counsel Lin Kahn and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie
Jones Day has announced the arrivals of former Federal Trade Commission attorney Lin Kahn as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco Office, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie as of counsel in its San Diego Office. Ms. Kahn is part of Jones Day’s Antitrust Practice and Mr. Huie...
Editor - 24 June 2020 United States of America
Interview with Julie Savarino, author of the book 'Survive and Thrive Post-Pandemic: A Guidebook for Legal and Professional Services Providers'
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, editor of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Julie Savarino. Savarino holds an MBA and a JD, is a licensed attorney and best-selling author. Over her career, she has built an international reputation as a results-generating and aw...
Álvaro Navarro - 08 June 2020
Jones Day Welcomes Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Cybercrime Unit Amy Harman Burkart as Of Counsel in Boston
The global law firm Jones Day announces the arrival of Amy Harman Burkart to Jones Day’s Boston Office as of counsel in the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. Ms. Burkart comes to Jones Day from the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she has...
Editor - 02 June 2020 United States of America
BonelliErede appoints two new partners in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office
In a press release issued on the 26th of May 2020, BonelliErede announces two new appointments for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, who they are cooperating with.  Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appoi...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Ethiopia
Interview with Chrissie Lightfoot, CEO and founder of Robot Lawyer LISA
Christine Fuessel, editor of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Chrissie Lightfoot. Chrissie is a prominent international legal figure, being a qualified solicitor (now non-practising) and an inspirational global award winning entrepreneur. She is also kn...
Christine Fuessel - 26 May 2020
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