Latest news – Sexual harassment ‘unacceptable’; Talent crisis needs managing; Cyber risks the No.1 threat

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] January 13, 2022

Framework targets sexual harassment in legal profession As part of its efforts to stamp out sexual harassment in the legal profession, the Law Council of Australia has released a National Model Framework to guide firms and organisations in the development and implementation of effective workplace policies. “Sexual harassment is pervasive and damaging. Everyone should feel […]

Differentiating leadership at your firm

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] September 3, 2021

Leadership and management skills are both important assets for a firm to succeed, but recruitment and development of employees should be based on the specific leadership tasks that need to be performed, writes Keegan Luiters. The Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne published the Study of Australian Leadership in 2016. It was […]

New mindsets and skills for lawyers for the age of AI

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Old ways of thinking will not cut it for law firm leaders at a time when artificial intelligence is changing the legal landscape, while new skills such as curiosity and creativity will separate the best leaders from the pack, writes Daljit Singh. Several forces, including rapid technology advances and changing client needs, have led to […]

Q&A: Sean King – “If we picked a super traditional Times New Roman font for our brand, it wouldn’t match who we are and we’d confuse people.”

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In our Q&A, Sean King, co-founder and director of Canberra-headquartered professional services firm Proximity, explains why an integrated service offering and multidisciplinary teams have been the driving force behind the business’s growth, and how a rebranding initiative has set the tone for the future. Formed in 2011, Proximity was a finalist in the New Law […]

Optimising your law firm with Microsoft 365

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Technology,Uncategorized] July 15, 2021

As law firms seek to solve workflow issues through the use of legal technology, it makes sense for them to better use tools with which they are already familiar, but which they probably haven’t been using to their full advantage, writes Graeme Grovum. Selecting legal technology for law firms can sometimes seem like dying of […]

Time for firms to have a rethink on lawyer competence

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] April 30, 2021

Law firms need to start considering the competence of their lawyers in a way that goes beyond mere technical skills to include equally important factors such as their wellbeing and stability at home, writes Jordan Furlong. Suppose that a person has obtained a law degree from a recognized and accredited law school. Suppose further that […]

Learning and development 2021 – breaking it down and building us up

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Uncategorized] February 20, 2021

As the year unfolds, firms should be flexible with their learning and development planning and ensure that they listen to feedback and adapt and improve any initiatives along the way, writes Leonie Green.   My daughter recently started high school. I had expected a bit of an adjustment in the first week or two, but […]

World Masters – why law firms should ‘reimagine’ their future during COVID-19

[Uncategorized] October 30, 2020

In the first session of the new World Masters Webinar Series, leading law firm consultant Joel Barolsky explains why leaders should use the COVID-19 crisis as a time to challenge their business model and potentially pursue growth opportunities, rather than going into hibernation. As a long-standing consultant to legal practices, Joel Barolsky has watched with […]

What does your firm’s balance sheet tell you?

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] August 26, 2020

In an effort to increase the net worth of their law firm, smart partners should be paying more attention to five important intangible assets on their often-neglected balance sheet, writes Joel Barolsky. Law firm partners pay a lot of attention to their firm’s profit and loss statements, but they tend to glance over the asset […]

Use COVID-19 lessons to positively influence your leadership

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] April 29, 2020

The decisive actions of some political leaders and the fallout for many firms from COVID-19 has challenged many business assumptions and provided lessons and inspiration for law firms as they seek to emerge from the pandemic with new and better ways of operating for employees and clients, writes Keegan Luiters. During the global financial crisis […]