Posts by Akina

Pro Bono Week Highlights the Value of Generosity

Every year, the spirit of pro bono service is celebrated around the world during the third week of October. This year’s Pro Bono Week united professionals in the legal field and many others in the United States, Japan, China, France, Germany and...


Eliminating Sacred Cows and Busting Old Habits

In the late 1990’s, most law firms were steeped in tradition. Precedent was their path and the sacred cows of billing and management practices were the norm. However, there were a few forward looking firms that wanted, and saw the ultimate need, to do...


Corporate Citizenship Initiative Binds Culture of Two Firms

Today’s post was authored by guest blogger Wendi Littlefield, who is a principal at CauseWay, a firm that helps law firms develop and implement strategic cause programs that provide significant business value. In January 2011, Atlanta-based Kilpatrick...


Be Yourself for a Change

We took a look last month at the cautionary tale of Dewey & LeBoeuf, a New York City law firm that filed for bankruptcy in 2012 after a last ditch attempt to restructure. Dewey’s leadership faced some difficult realities during that process, but it...


The Power of Culture in Action

The traditional Big Law business model is fading in favor of Great Law. By focusing less on profits per partner and more on cultivating a high performance culture, law firms and legal departments are achieving success beyond the financial bottom line. In...