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Traditional models of pricing legal services are not likely to work in the future. Indeed, they are not working well today. An article by Michael Chasin published on the Law Technology Today site explains why. In the article, Chasin mentions a couple of terms that most lawyers are not familiar with - yet.

Affinity Partner Britt Lorish and Peter Glowacki (attorney and co-author of E-Learning for Law Firms) spoke at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 about law firm efficiency.

“Efficiency is key to competing in the marketplace these days,” said Lorish. “These days clients expect more from outside counsel. You can’t just do the same stuff you’ve done for 20 years.”

For a summary of the presentation, visit the ABA website.

AS SEEN IN THE SPRING 2013 LEGAL LEAGUE QUARTERLY, LIZ LAMAR TALKS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Promoting from within can be one of the most powerful management tools leveraged by a default law firm.

Conversely, it can be disastrous - one of the greatest pitfalls if not done with certain care. As studies suggest, promoting from within improves staff productivity and morale.

OPTIONAL OR CRITICAL?

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are the cornerstone of any successful law firm operation. SOPs help prevent mistakes and curb waste by providing staff with structure and a clear roadmap to follow. Without them, law firms suffer from inconsistency, chaos and lack of control. Likewise, having SOPs is a must for legal IT departments. From lost equipment to lost passwords and data, not having written policies and procedures can create liability and losses that are sometimes unrecoverable.

HOW TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS

Applying technology to an inefficient process will give you a net gain of zero. Throwing technology at a problem without first looking at the process will rarely ever fix it. In fact, it may likely exacerbate the problem by adding another layer of complexity to existing process challenges.

LAW FIRMS LOOKING FOR STRATEGIC, OPERATIONAL, FINANCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY C-LEVEL GUIDANCE NOW HAVE AFFORDABLE, AS-NEEDED OPTIONS

Affinity Consulting Group (Affinity), which specializes in strategic technology and management solutions for law firms and legal departments of all sizes, today announced the availability of its YourExecutive management consulting program for law firms in need of flexible management solutions pertaining to law firm strategy, operations, finance and information technology.

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