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The legal industry is embarked upon a decade of truly unprecedented change. Sound and visionary leadership – in all its many aspects – will be critical. High Performance Counsel provides a sounding board – for the many voices and perspectives that comprise the industry both now and in our collective future. It also serves as a leader-board – bringing into the spotlight those individuals, organizations and solutions that are leading the way and framing our future.
High Performance Counsel is a place to find authentic leadership on a range of issues, including that of leadership itself in a changing industry, a digital workplace and a global economy. We bring forward a rich and diverse tapestry of excellence – the practical, the philosophical, the technical and the visionary – so our readership, our industry and its many ultimate clients and customers are better informed and better served. We grow and learn together.
In such a busy industry it is all too easy for voices to be lost and positions to be misunderstood. In the quest for change, much new wisdom displaces conventional wisdom yet, perhaps, the combined wisdom is a better outcome. We all gain through discussion – a common sharing of thoughts, ideas, fears, ideals and opportunities. We gain through great leadership.
I invite you to enjoy the interviews, articles and white papers shared here – and the news we track. And if you would like to highlight your work, your technology or that of your organization – then do get in touch.
High Performance Counsel is for you. Welcome!
CEO & Chief Conversationalist
On #BakersDozen: Tom Trujillo – EVP, Deputy GC & COO, Wells Fargo Law Department – In Interview with High Performance Counsel
Tom speaks with refreshing authenticity from a rich well of experience in the legal industry. His voice speaks clearly to both the challenges and opportunities ahead for lawyers and the industry we embrace. As we congratulate him on his new appointment as Deputy General Counsel & COO with Wells Fargo’s Law Department, we invite you to share in what he has to say about the road ahead.read more
We interviewed Jack Newton, CEO and Co-Founder of Clio for the infamous #BakersDozen. When the history of modern law is written, Jack will feature prominently. Spotting the opportunity for cloud technology in legal services early on, he evidences a powerful case study in vision, persistence and execution. We observe how he has managed to not only build a highly successful company but also inspire fun and loyalty in the entire enterprise. He brings out the best. And we think that defines legal leadership. Bravo Jack, bravo.read more
On #BakersDozen: Akbar Jaffer, CMO of Award-Winning ZorroSign – In Interview with High Performance Counsel
I am a marketer by passion, products guy by heart, and a technologist by profession. Currently I serve as a member of the Board and as the Chief Marketing Officer of ZorroSign.read more
"What you measure, you can manage. What you manage, you can improve." As we predicted 18 months ago, we are seeing the leading edge of a major storm front that will envelope the legal space over the next 3-5 years. The outer bands of activity - the first rain - was...read more
The legal industry is in play. Let that sit with you for a moment. For several years since early LPO experiences, voices have murmured about the time this point was coming - and when “it would happen”. That moment has finally arrived. So when I sat down to write a few...read more
I went to law school straight from undergrad (Yale to Yale), where I realized that while I loved much of the substance of legal work, its rhythm wasn’t suited to my temperament.read more