Many of you may have missed it, but those fortunate few who had the opportunity to take part in SMORS on Wednesday, March 14 were in luck. Not only was there a full day of six great sessions focusing on the needs of those with limited budgets or limited staff (or both).
According to a recent study by the McCormick Group, 2011 was a very good year for law firm mergers. In 2011, there were 54 percent more law firm mergers than in the previous year, and consultants say that more mergers are headed our way this year.
Law firms have made great strides in building strong alumni programs that benefit the firm as a whole. A number of firms have maintained robust alumni programs for years, while others are considering initiating one or in various stages of the process.
Social media has become a familiar phrase around law firms and savvy attorneys have already been working hard to educate themselves about the best ways to leverage different tools to engage with new audiences and demonstrate their knowledge and experiences in far reaching ways.
Most firms have some form of database, whether it's a CRM system, an experience database, and/or a proposal/packet generator. Although valuable on their own, these systems will do much more for you if they are integrated with each other.