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As law firms enter into another year of flat revenue and the mandate of reducing headcount even further to meet budgetary constraints, it is time to revisit alternatives to this diminishing course of action.
Rob Mattern has worked with law firms for over twenty-five (25) years, through the good and the bad times; however, it is only in the last five (5) years that firms have been open to alternative strategies to reduce expenses. Economic necessity has mandated this course of action, but also a client-driven enlightenment based on the universal necessity to become more cost-effective and efficient in the delivery of legal services.
Guest: Rob Mattern
President and Founder
Mattern & Associates, LLC
Contact: Rob Mattern: email@example.com 610.459.7750
On this epsiode:
Florida man arrested after videotaped beating of autistic boy goes viral
4th Circuit refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling
Name of Ferguson officer released
ACLU files two lawsuits in re Ferguson (including the desire to define Freedom of the Press)
Woman jailed over truancy fines dies in jail from "natural causes"
Law student arrested on attempted murder and arson charges
OJ Simpson judgement up for sale
Maternity lawsuit filed against Beyonce and Jay-Z
Colombian lawyer suing FIFA over bad refereeing
Little girl dies in Maryland gunfire exchange
MMA fighter arrested
Single mom convinces thief to return stolen van
Woman finds swastika on her McDonald's sandwich bun
Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera
Federal judge rules that Ten Commandments monument must be moved
Professor loses job over his tweets
California woman arrested for worker's comp fraud
FBI Director Robert Mueller has said it best, when it comes to cyber-attacks “There are only two types of companies in the US; those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.” The victims of cyber- crime come in all shapes and sizes, not just the big companies like Target. The US National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60% of small companies shut down within six months of a cyber-crime attack. There are ways to limit the severity of cyber-attacks that partners, attorneys and employees of law firms must know. Listen to this podcast and learn what you can do to protect your firm from cyber breaches.
About Charles Bernier
Charlie Bernier, Esquire, is principal professional liability consultant and in-house counsel at ECBM Insurance Brokers and Consultants. Bernier began his law career practicing insurance defense at one of the oldest law firms in the country. He then worked at one of the largest professional liability wholesalers in the country and in 2013 joined ECBM.
Management or ‘mismanagement’ of human assets continue at every level of the law firm organization. Dr. Tom DeLong discusses how business of law leaders can increase their own leadership value while bringing their firm into management alignment. In this podcast, learn how to foster a culture where those responsible for managing others can be more inspirational, more honest, and learn how to gain commitment to the strategy of their firms.
About Tom DeLong
Thomas J. DeLong is the Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm's human capital and focused on issues of organizational strategy and organizational change.
DeLong teaches globally and consults with leading organizations on the process of making individual and organizational change. His new book, Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success, centers on the challenges of helping talented professionals who are resistant to change. DeLong co-authored two books focused on leading professional service firms, When Professionals Have to Lead: A New Model for High Performance and Professional Services: Cases and Texts. DeLong has also coauthored two Harvard Business Review articles focusing on why high achieving professionals often unwittingly sabotage their effort to excel.
You most likely have a list of people you can’t stand. Some of them are your co-workers and quite possibly your boss. In more politically correct terms, you may categorize them as “high maintenance,” but regardless of what you call them, Dr. Rick Brinkman, author of Dealing With People You Can’t Stand, How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, has communication tactics to help you get positive results from even the most toxic interactions. In this short podcast, meet “the Tank,” “the Sniper” and a whole cast of high-maintenance characters and how to bring out the best in them.
About Dr. Rick Brinkman
Dr. Rick Brinkman is a holistic physician in public practice spreading his Conscious Communication® message to support people in their health and wellbeing. He is the coauthor of five McGraw-Hill books including Dealing With People You Can't Stand, How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, an international bestseller with translations in 24 languages and used as a text in business colleges. His clients include Sony Pictures, the astronauts of NASA, LucasFilm, Oregon Law Institute, the Under Secretary of Defense, Manatt, Phelps & Philips, American Judges Association and many more. He has spoken to groups as large as 8,000 people, is frequently used by media as a communication expert and has been featured on CNN, O (Oprah Magazine), The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Go behind the scenes of a real-life law firm disaster recovery operation. Mark Norton, Continuity Planning Manager for Agility Recovery shares what went right, what went wrong and lessons learned along the way. It’s a cautionary story every law professional should hear, because disaster can strike anywhere. Listen to this important podcast and then revisit your own disaster plan, you might want to make some changes.
About Mark Norton
Mark Norton is a Certified Business Continuity Planner and the Continuity Planning Manager at Agility Recovery. They are a disaster recovery company that provides access for their 15,000+ members across the continent to the four key aspects of business operations during a recovery: Space, Computer Systems, Power and Communications. Since joining Agility, Mark has responded to more than 600 recoveries ranging from minor disruptions to major regional catastrophes.
The Christiansburg branch of the Montgomery Regional Library, led by Director Paula Alston and Youth Services Manager Sarah Pahl, offer a speical show on Libraries and Early Literacy. They are joined by an expert set of guests including Carol Adams, Enid Coffey, Sarej Ghoting, and Lauren Soucy. Live call-ins from their extensive library community are encouraged. Call via 347-327-9168 to talk to the hosts and guests
No firm can afford a poorly drafted employee handbook. Listen to this podcast and find out how you can make your employee handbook policies compliant with legal requirements as well as those that are just strongly recommended. Mr. Cohen will discuss the most common mistakes often made in drafting policies and important strategies to avoid costly errors. In addition, he will share best practices in drafting and updateing your employee handbook.
About Michael S. Cohen, J.D
Mr. Cohen is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP in the firm’s Employment Services Practice Group where he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. A highly sought-after speaker, he has trained and counseled employees throughout the country on employment subjects, including harassment prevention, diversity, discipline, hiring, firing, recruiting, performance evaluations and compliance.
Law firms are notorious for fostering high stress cultures, taking a high toll on staff productivity and overall well-being. Law administrators can learn how to maximize their team's creativity, energy and focus under pressure through simple yet infrequently used workday wellness strategies.
About Lance Breger:
Lance Breger is President of Infinity Wellness Partners, a comprehensive corporate wellness company that prepares law professionals for the most productive and healthy work life through onsite/online training in four critical areas of health and wellness: ergonomics, mind/body, nutrition and fitness.
We get what we OBSERVE says Dr. Jim Alvino in this weeks show. Building on the concept he first introduced in his widely-acclaimed book, Explorers Guide to the Law of Attraction. Join Jim Alvino this week as he reveals more of his LOO principle and how it relates to attracting the life or business you desire. Want to hear and meet Dr. Alvino live? Go to http://www.loaevent.com to purchase your ticket.
Kirk Stange, of Stange Law Firm, PC, talks about the need of many to family their family law or divorce case end as quickly as possible. This is based on an article on an article on www.familylawheadquarters.com titled A Family Law Or Divorce Case Is Not A Drag Race.
Stange Law Firm is conveniently located in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County, Franklin County and Lincoln County, Missouri and St. Clair County, Madison County and Monroe County, by appointment only, in Illinois. You can contact Stange Law Firm and their Family Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri and Divorce Lawyers in Belleville, Illinois online at 314-963-4700.
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