Tag Archives: Globalization

Lawyer Diversity 2013

One of the many dramatic changes in the legal profession beginning in the mid-1970s was the growing number of women, minorities (African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, Hispanic, and multi-cultural), and others with diverse backgrounds entering the practice of law. In addition, along with growing awareness in society as a whole, more LGBT and lawyers with…
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It’s A Small World: Globalization

As technology breaks down barriers of time and distance, and with business going global, law firms are expanding internationally, as well. More than half of 2012 AmLaw100 firms now spread across three or more continents. Between 1992 and 2012, the number of overseas offices of National Law Journal’s top 250 firms increased more than two…
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Across the Sea: Outsourcing and Offshoring

Once the legal profession accepted the concept of engaging contract attorneys to handle some of the more routine and repetitive tasks of law practice, outsourcing and offshoring could not be far behind. Outsourcing is the practice of paying a third-party vendor to do some aspects of your firm’s work, while offshoring is establishing your own…
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What They Don’t Teach You in Law School

Law schools don’t teach you everything you need to know in order to succeed in today’s legal marketplace.  As the legal profession increasingly becomes more business-oriented, successful lawyers need to know more than just the law.  Business and management skills are becoming essential to advancement, whether you practice in a law firm or an in-house…
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