Law and Reorder
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How and where legal work gets done is changing like never before. Clients are demanding more value and predictability. Firms are re-evaluating their business models, including the billable hour structure. Baby Boomers are changing the way retirement is done and a new generation of lawyers is demanding more flexibility. The need for change has become clear. Employers need to revamp their traditional models or invent new ones. Lawyers and law students must take charge of their careers and become entrepreneurs. This ground-breaking and timely book will inspire you to effect changes in your own work methods and those of your employer. It will provide you with the foundation, insights and strategies you need to redesign the legal workplace, re-align the interests of lawyers, clients and legal employers, hone your individual skills as a lawyer, and embrace a more hospitable, productive and profitable environment. Law & Reorder is two books in one. Part I focuses on the needs of legal employers, providing solutions for the changes facing the legal industry. These include the threat to the billable hour, the rise of new models of practice, the morphing of large law firms, the development of talent management strategies, and the creation of work/life and women-friendly employers. Part II is directed to lawyers and law students and provides a roadmap for how to navigate today's -- and tomorrow's -- changing legal environment. Law & Reorder provides essential understanding of the new legal world of productivity, work/life balance, transition, leadership, mentoring, promotion, compensation, and networking.