Posts By: Jordan Furlong

John Plank joins Edge International

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I’m extremely pleased to announce that another world-class consultant has opted to join the Edge International partnership! John Plank specializes in personal communications and speaking skills for managing partners, practice group leaders and trial lawyers. In addition to providing John’s services in leadership development and executive coaching, Edge is now the exclusive provider of John’s… Read more »

Law as an undergraduate degree

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The start of the school year is upon us. You can tell from the firestorm of written commentary in the legal press and blawgosphere about the function, fitness and future of legal education. Fanning the flames hardest is Brent Evan Newton, an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, who has written an article… Read more »

Pam Woldow joins Edge International

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It’s my tremendous pleasure to announce that Pamela H. Woldow, one of the world’s top legal consultants and an unparalleled expert in legal project management and alternative fee arrangements, has joined Edge International as our partner and general counsel. To those of you who read this blog regularly, Pam requires no introduction: you’ve seen me… Read more »

Will-writing and the redefinition of “legal services”

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Last month, a BBC investigative program called Panorama exposed a wide range of illegal and unethical practices by “will-writers,” advisors who help people prepare wills and who are not lawyers. One result of that broadcast could be a significant clawback of lawyer regulatory power over the legal services marketplace in the UK, with implications for… Read more »

Six for the road

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I’ve been an active contributor lately to a number of other blogs and periodicals, so I thought you might be interested in checking some of them out. Here are six articles I’ve written at other legal sites recently. 1. “Letting the client decide,” Slaw: Brand new this morning, my newest column looks at a UK… Read more »

Law firms and the JetBlue guy

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Even if former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater didn’t plan his famous chute-deploying resignation in advance, he seems ready and willing to exploit the moment, perhaps to land a reality-TV hosting gig. If it does turn out that his Big Quit was staged (like that of Elyse Porterfield, the “Dry-Erase Girl” whose hoax didn’t even… Read more »

How to kill a law firm

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There’s a story told about Jack Welch, former GE president — it might be from one of his books, or it might be apocryphal; quite possibly it’s both. The story goes that soon after he took over the company, he called in his vice-presidents and other senior people and advised them that countless smaller companies… Read more »

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