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The bottom line for leaders is that if they do not become conscious of the cultures in which they are embedded, those cultures will manage them. - Edgar Schein, MIT business theorist
2008 Conference Fire the Technology Committee!!
Michael Mills and Chris Bull are joined by John Tredennick of Law Practice Today to help you understand the differing forms technology governance can take inside a law firm, the attributes of a good technology governance structure and alternatives to prevent dysfunctional governance structures.
2008 Conference Global Law Practice and Technology Strategies in the U.S., U.K. and Australia
John Alber, Gerard Neiditsch and Andy Rudall discuss the cultural and practice differences between U.S., U.K. and Australian legal technology environments, explore how they have influenced legal practice, and analyze the impact that varying approaches to legal technology will have on the global legal marketplace.
2008 Conference Law Firm Analytics 102
Ron Paquette of Redwood Think Tank analyzes various business cases as a means of gaining insight into law firm economics, the relationship between such factors as partner/associate ratios, client retention and firm profitability, and where there may be unexploited "sweet spots" that can improve practice and business results.
2008 Conference Law Firm Economics 103
John Alber and Bruce MacEwen "Adam Smith, Esq." review the basic economics of law firms - what makes them similar to other businesses and what differentiates them - and then explore particular applications of these principles with special emphasis on deciding where best to make technology investments. Included in this is some exposure to statistical analysis techniques that help you understand which practices can benefit from additional investments - including technology investments - and which cannot.
2008 Conference The Ultimate Legal Technologist
Joel Vogel, Florinda Baldridge and Michelle Mahoney identify the dynamics that lead to a successful service delivered by multi-disciplined professionals, and discuss the personality types, perceptions and the reality when managing expectations of legal staff and clients.
2008 Webinar Litigation Lifecycle 101: A Legal Primer for IT Professionals
Stacey Hunt, an experienced paralegal, teacher and writer, explains in this webinar the basics of the litigation life cycle – pleadings, motions, discovery and trial, teach you to speak the same language as attorneys and paralegals, and show you how litigation support services fit into the puzzle   Instead of Technology 101 for Lawyers, this is Litigation 101 for Technology Professionals.
2007 Conference Getting a Seat at the Table
John Alber, Chrissy Burns, Peter Kaomea and Dena Rafte, Rafte & Company, identify strategies for partnering with the management of your law firm; to help you understand different approaches to getting a seat at the firm's management table
2007 Conference Rethinking Management: What's Gender Got to do With It?
This article, distributed in the "Ladies Who Lead" roundtable, discusses how to identify differences in management style by gender; understanding the pros and cons of various management styles based on gender and how each gender can successfully adapt their management styles.  See a related reading list from this session here.
2007 Conference Understanding the Economics of Law Firms
John Alber and Bruce MacEwen, "Adam Smith, Esq.", review the basic economics of law firms, identify the primary metrics used by law firms to evaluate business performance and talk about the role that technology can play in extending law firm performance.
2006 Conference Establishing a Governance Structure
Tom Gaines, Eugene Stein and Curt Meltzer consider the role of the law firm Technology Committee, describing governance structures they have experienced, from the federal to feudal, and from monarchy to anarchy.
2004 Conference Understanding your Firm's Business
Consultant Sally Gonzalez discusses what's on the mind of your managing partner and the business and economic trends affecting all law firms.
2004 Conference A Look at Leadership
Perfect Access Spear reviews the current thinking on the topic of Leadership.
2002 Peer to Peer Working with the Technology Committee
Chris Maas of the Potomac Group offers his ideas on what makes a Tech Committee successful. 
2002 Conference Taking Leadership to the Next Level
Consultant Sally Gonzalez lays out the roadmap for leading transformation in your firm and how to use different styles of leadership in different situations. 
2002 Conference The Business of Law
Michael Kraft of KKL presents an introductory course on what attorneys do and the economics of the law firm.
2001 Conference Culture Wars
Member Thomas Gaines discusses aligning IT with the firm and how to get support from senior management, including the importance of having a senior attorney champion.
2001 Conference Implementing Technology - A Lawyers' View
Member (and attorney) Matt Kesner discusses strategies to understand and better communicate with attorneys. 
2001 Conference IT Organization
Peter Lesser from KKL defines a law firm as "an organization whose
key mission is to collect, synthesize and deliver information."  He discusses how IT can better integrate the various sources of firm information, and help integrate the attorney and their client. 
2001 Conference Keeping Up with Technology
David Cunningham from Baker Robbins discusses how changes in the business of law are affecting IT and the basic pillars of IT effectiveness.
2001 Conference Life in the Corporate Law Dept
Member Mike Russell's case study of an implementation of a case management system and the issues that arose between Corporate IS and Legal IS and how they were resolved
2001 Conference Techs are from Jupiter, Lawyers are from Pluto: Understanding the Business of Law
Michael Kraft of KKL talks about the Tech-Lawyer disconnect and ways to bridge the gulf.
2001 Conference The New IT Director
Consultant Stan Wasylyk looks at law firm culture and its implications for IT leadership, and offers coping strategies for the new (or experienced) IT director.
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