Posted on March 30, 2021 by Carla Landry
ALSPs gained a foothold in the legal industry by doing processes better, faster, and cheaper than the long-established routines adopted by law firms and their clients. That doesn’t mean, however, that your law firm should completely abdicate total responsibility just because you've decided to improve your delivery of legal services by working with an ASLP. Although you don’t have to, in general, you’ll want to assess your processes before you outsource. In this new series of blogposts, Carla Landry of LawVision explains why.
Posted on January 20, 2021 by Carla Landry
Decision fatigue. It actually is a thing. It has been a subject of articles and studies for decades. An article in New York Times Magazine focused on it nearly 10 years ago. And in case you are ever incarcerated, your chances of getting the parole board to set you free are much greater at 8:50 am than at 4:25 pm because of that fatigue. So for whatever reason you might need this information, keep it in mind.
Posted on December 14, 2020 by Carla Landry
In this article, LawVIsion senior consultant Carla Landry considers the moose on the table: should your law firm consider working with an ALSP? Above all, she advises, the choice should be a strategic one. Be wary of any shoot-from-the-hip advice that you really should outsource some element of your business. You must examine holistically your work processes. But before you do anything at all, follow a systematic approach to figure out the best course of action.
Posted on November 17, 2020 by Carla Landry
Do lawyers have the characteristics to support change? Conventional wisdom tells us they may resist movement away from the status quo. But, then, change is a challenge for most people. Calra Landry of LawVision explores ways you can position your change initiatives to minimize the friction and resistance you're likely to encounter from lawyers in the firm.
Posted on October 26, 2020 by Carla Landry
People crave normalcy right now. Yet, here you come with a new initiative. But despite everything, this may be the perfect opportunity for your firm to take a different approach. This week's blogspot from Carla Landry of LawVision provides some helpful insights about how, with better insight into lawyers' personality traits, you can motivate them to accept rather than resist your change initiatives.
Posted on September 28, 2020 by Carla Landry
Law firms no longer have a choice. They used to. When markets were stable, and profits were rising across the industry, it was challenging to make a compelling case for change. Never mind that many that did are in enviable positions right now. In the current destabilized economy, the need for process reform is more urgent than ever. Yet, even amid the pandemic, there is and will continue to be significant resistance among lawyers to changing from what some corporate minds refer to as the cost-plus business model.
Posted on September 8, 2020 by Carla Landry
What law firms stand to learn from ALSPs ...
Posted on July 14, 2020 by Carla Landry
At the end of the day, LPM is about how people perform their jobs. Period. This is the bottom line advice from LawVision strategist Carly Landry as she wraps up her four-part series on best practices for LPM implementation in your law firm. You can install some fancy new technologies and implement even more souped-up processes. But there is no LPM without people. If you’re going to deliver value, you’ll need to capture the hearts and minds of the people who comprise your firm.
Posted on June 3, 2020 by Carla Landry
Leveraging Your LPM Technology Spend
LPM, when it's embedded in the fabric of the firm, changes everything. Unstructured and ad-hoc systems become replicable and transparent. Byzantine and ad-hoc processes are overhauled. Clients, who demand efficiency, are satisfied. But it has to be done right. This means putting in place the people, processes and technology that support your initiative.
Posted on May 6, 2020 by Carla Landry
If there was ever a time to tackle the challenge of introducing a project management discipline into your firm, that oppportunity presents itself now, when normal management processes have been thrown into disarray and the entire staff is adjusting to work at home. If there was ever a time to do the things that are sure to make a significant difference to your bottom line, that opportunity presents itself now, in the face of all the financial uncertainty of the present moment. This article on Law Project Management is the second in a series focused on law practice technology.