Posted on May 24, 2021 by Yvonne Nath
Admit it. After over a year of being kept in a holding pattern due to the pandemic – with restrictions on travel, a limited menu of activity options, unknowns about health, job insecurity, and difficulty knowing where to focus our energy at any given time (and this list goes on) – some are finding it challenging to feel engaged with their work today. This week we begin publishing a series of tips from LawVision consultant Yvonne Nath about how to overcome post-pandemic apathy and get yourself in the right frame of mind as we emerge from lockdown.
Posted on April 20, 2021 by Yvonne Nath
Law firms: the time is now. Not tomorrow. Right now, you still have a chance to become the central manager of service providers. But soon, if you do not take this opportunity, your clients will bypass your firm and work directly with other service providers, including other law firms that already collaborate with ALSPs.
Posted on March 1, 2021 by Yvonne Nath
When you start to look more closely at the business of legal services, you soon realize that the legal function often handles work that is not legal. The logical question to ask is: who is best positioned to tackle this work? The Big Four will approach issues from a business perspective and can advise law departments whether they should send their work to law firms or otherwise. Law firms are beginning to offer these high-value business advisory services, as well. I would encourage you, if you are a law firm, to give some thought to this. You can let the Big Four advise your clients how to right-size work, or you can strengthen your relationships with your clients by proactively approaching them with ideas for how they can right-size their work (but you cannot do this unless you understand the ecosystem of ALSPs and other service providers that are available to assist you and your clients).