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Month: May 2017

GREAT TEAMS INSPIRE GREAT OUTCOMES – RALPH SCHONENBACH’S #FEARLESSLAW INTERVIEW FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

Successful CEO and now B2B startup Founder of Envoy, Ralph Schonenbach tackles #FearlessLaw. On his most satisfying feeling as a leader in both consulting and now in tech? “When everyone in the organization is excited about the vision of the firm – this is extremely rewarding. Taking big risks to follow a dream and getting positive feedback from the market is exhilarating.” You can read his further thoughts here.

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LEGAL RECRUITING EXPERT DAVID SARNOFF ON WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN LAW SCHOOL – PART III

This is the third in a series of posts titled, What They Don’t Teach You in Law School About Dealing With Legal Recruiters: A Must Read for Law Firm Associates by David Sarnoff, Esq. How To Evaluate Career Opportunities With A Recruiter It is not always easy to get an objective ear when evaluating a career opportunity and you want to avoid the “pressure sell.” Obviously, a recruiter has a financial interest in a candidate accepting an offer from a client of the recruiter. However, a good recruiter will be open and honest with substantive pros and cons of the position so that the...

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BULLET POINTS: DATA, TECH AND FINANCE – THE HORSEMEN OF THE LEGAL APOCALYPSE RIDE FORTH

It’s some time since I last wore my barrister’s wig and gown “in anger”. Rather like my rugby boots, I hung them up a while back. I went to the dark side, working for a major investment bank during one of the most dynamic periods of global change and the first wild dotcom chapter. In our quest for maximum efficiency and (then) globalization, we quickly saw how we could change business for the better by the application of “what if” and “why not” thinking – and fearless deployment of technology. So began a journey through the re-evaluation and de...

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CLOC WRAPS UP IN VEGAS. BUT THIS STORY WILL RUN AND RUN.

As the CLOC ’17 Institute wraps up here in Vegas today, many will reflect for years to come on how this was a turning point in people’s estimation of what this group is – and what it can do. This is happening. You couldn’t mistake the sense of momentum in the air and in the conversation around the halls of the Bellagio this week. The sense of opportunity and conviction drowning out even the twinkling slot machines on the floor.

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#LegalMosaic: A British Reboot Of Legal Education– Law School Optional

Our #LegalMosaic series collects insights from the brilliant mind of Mark Cohen. This piece can also be found at Forbes. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory body that oversees the legal profession in England and Wales, has enacted a major overhaul of legal training and solicitor licensure to take effect in 2020. Gone is the requirement solicitors must acquire a law degree for practice. In its place is a competency-based examination offering different paths to becoming a solicitor. The exam will not spell the end of traditional legal education in the UK—no doubt many aspiring solicitors will opt...

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