In addition to keeping busy with client work, I’ve had the opportunity to write a number of articles recently and to be interviewed for a few others. I thought you’d be interested in checking some of them out.
- As part of the newest edition of the Edge International Review — a journal of Edge partners’ essays that is definitely worth your time — I wrote an article about how law firms can find the inspiration for innovation in the most ordinary places: The Law of the Pencil.
- My most recent post at Stem Legal’s Law Firm Web Strategy blog focused on an overlooked aspect of lawyers’ effective use of Twitter: their Twitter biography. What you say about yourself in 140 characters does matter: First impressions: make your Twitter biography count.
- My most recent column for The Lawyers Weekly talked about whether, contrary to popular belief and general hand-wringing, small-town legal practice might actually be poised for a renaissance: The growth potential of small-town law.
- And my most recent column at Slaw discussed the decline of customer service in the marketplace generally and argued that law firms that actually prioritized client service would have an enormous advantage: Your call is important to us.
And here are links to some articles for which I’ve recently been interviewed.
- The Legal Intelligencer quoted my thoughts on the cascading effect of manifold changes taking place throughout the legal services marketplace in two articles: Law Firms Feel Pressure From a New Breed of Competitors and Will UK Management Trends Influence US Law Firms?
- The Lawyers Weekly asked me and others what we thought about Norton Rose’s decision to merge with Ogilvy Renault and its impact on the Canadian legal landscape: Ogilvy merger with Norton: the start of a merger trend?
- The Connecticut Law Tribune spoke with me and others about the changes underway in the legal services marketplace, with a focus on how larger law firms and their clients will be affected: And What About the Next 35 Years?
- Lawyers Weekly USA spoke with me about how generational change in the workplace is affecting methods of communication, which might help explain why associates don’t pick up voice mails and senior partners love email: Lawyers communicating across generations.
- Paul Lippe’s ABA Journal column “The New Normal” was kind enough to recommend my Twitter feed as one worth following within the legal profession: Should Lawyers Tweet?
Finally, I’m especially honoured to report that for the third consecutive year, Law21 has been chosen among the top 100 law blogs by the ABA Journal. Here’s the LawBiz category in which Law21 appears. If you wanted to cast your vote for this blog, well, I certainly wouldn’t stand in your way.
My congratulations to all the Blawg 100 nominees, and my sincere thanks to the ABA Journal and, as always, to everyone who reads this blog.