Where is the law business going?

Bruce Stachenfeld, partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, has written another terrific article for Above the Law. This is the first in a series of articles that look into the future of the business.  Part one deals with the future of “branded” law firms.

Bruce is my favourite legal industry writer.  Why is he so good?  He’s not a pontificating consultant trying to drum up business. He runs a boutique law firm.  He thinks about the business of law every day from the inside. He thinks about branding, competition, marketing, employee happiness, law firm growth, etc. The decisions he makes have a real world impact on his firm. And, he’s gracious, and confident, enough to share what he’s learned with others (including his competition).

Additionally, he’s a comparative writer.  He doesn’t just write about the inner workings of his firm. You can tell he spends a lot of time thinking about what his firm is not, and what that means.  Duval & Stachenfeld is not, for example, a Super-Mega Big Verein (as he terms it). Because he studies other types of law firms, he doesn’t get caught in the trap of trying to make his firm into something it’s not (or can’t be).  He can also write intelligently about the strengths and weaknesses of other business models.

Here’s Bruce’s column. Well worth reading.


Find Your Kumbaya

Here’s a link to my latest Above the Law column about finding balance and harmony in your life.


Welcome To My Blog

Welcome to my blog.

What are my goals for this blog? First, to be informative. Second, to keep things light—there’s enough stress in life already. I take the law very seriously, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be explained with a little humour.

I am planning to blog on lots of different legal and business issues. I want to provide you with information on how to avoid legal problems, if you can. I might blog on interesting stories that catch my eye for whatever reason.

So, to sum: I’ll try to keep it light. I’ll try to be informative. I’ll try to pass along stories that I find interesting that you might too.

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