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Turning Innovative Ideas Into Results: A Practical Guide

rawpixel-com-250087During the recent CLOC conference, attendees had the opportunity to receive a complimentary copy of Richard Susskind’s second edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.” Susskind also spoke as the lunch keynote on the first day, and shared with us that while his first edition had been written for young and aspiring lawyers in the profession, he had found that everyone interested in the changing legal ecosystem wanted to hear more about (and sometimes argue with) what he had to say. And so the second edition was updated and published.

Towards the end of the book, with respect to the future of the legal industry, Susskind says:

Given our economic conditions, the shift towards liberalization, the new providers in the marketplace, and the burgeoning, exponential increase in the power and uptake of technology, I find it unimaginable that our current legal institutions and legal profession will remain substantially unchanged over the next decade. Indeed, it seems to me that the least likely future is that little will change in the world of law. And yet, the strategies of most law firms, law schools, and departments of justice assume just that. In truth, for much of the legal market, the current model is not simply unsustainable; it is already broken.”

Those are strong words, but we’re living in a time when change is fast-paced, faster than it’s ever been. And while most leaders in the industry are willing to accept that change is happening, not many of them are either willing or able to do anything about it.  Continue Reading

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Week of June 12, 2017 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s time for another roundup, and this week’s intro will be a quick one, as I’m technically out of the office today with bronchitis (a little parting gift from the flight home from Stockholm)! So enjoy this week’s gems from our lawyers on ILNToday!

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ILN Firm of the Month – Hall & Wilcox, Australia!


The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Hall & Wilcox – Australia!

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm with 70 partners and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Newcastle. Continue Reading

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Week of June 5, 2017 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupLast week was a whirlwind, as we celebrated our 29th Annual Conference in Stockholm, Sweden with our members. I always enjoy the opportunity to spend some in-person time with my lawyers! In the meantime, that didn’t stop our other lawyers from producing excellent content, which we’ve shared this week on ILNToday. So grab a cup of coffee, and take a look through the top posts from this week on ILNToday!

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ILN-terviews: Sebastian López-Sansón and Rafael Salaberren Dupont, SyLS

foto_home1Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network.

For our latest interview, you get two for the price of one, with responses from two of our lovely lawyers, Sebastian López-Sansón and Rafael Salaberren Dupont, with new member firm, Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados (SyLS), in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
Rafael heads the Corporate-Finance practice of SyLS which comprises M&A, General Corporate and Corporate-Finance transactions; Sebastian leads the tax practice of the firm; and they both co-ordinate the internal teams within the firm to make sure the firm’s motto is achieved, which is to provide an excellent, sophisticated, fully blended corporate-law / tax-law- service, tailor made to the needs of each of our clients. Continue Reading

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Week of May 22, 2017 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s both the start of a holiday weekend here in the States AND the weekend before we head off for the ILN’s Annual Conference, so it’s a rather busy day here at ILN HQ! So without further ado, I’ll jump right into the top posts from this week on ILNToday!

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Change is Not Just a Six Letter Word: CLOC Urges Lawyers to Put Ideas in Action

Change - Speedometer Races to RevolutionAt the recent CLOC Institute, Connie Brenton, CLOC President & CEO, along with Chief of Staff/Director of Legal Operations for NetApp gave us a challenge:

Stop thinking about how we can fit into the world around us. Start thinking about how we can change the world around us.”

For many of us, that change has started with sharing what we heard at CLOC with our own corners of the legal ecosystem, and keeping that drumbeat for change sounding. While I plan to recap some of the key sessions I attended, I first wanted to share with you some of the excellent articles that have come out following the conference, which should be further galvanizing the legal industry. Continue Reading

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Week of May 15, 2017 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupAfter missing last week’s roundup because I was catching up from CLOC, I am back today with the hottest updates from our lawyers on ILNToday (rather mirroring the temps outside this week in the northeast). Fingers crossed that the weather cools as promised tonight as I undertake my second half marathon tomorrow morning, and go for sub-two hours!

Without further ado, here is your roundup!

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CLOC: Change is a Drumbeat

clem-onojeghuo-122041Any time you pick your head up from the daily work you’re doing in the legal industry, “change” is the drumbeat that you hear.

Nowhere was that more apparent to me than at last week’s CLOC Institute – for those of you who aren’t familiar with CLOC, it’s the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. They’re a relatively new group in the industry, bringing together legal operations professionals for networking, education, to share best practices, and really, to drive change. But they’re more than just legal ops – in fact, their mission states quite clearly that this drive for change involves working with “other core corporate legal industry players” in addition to legal operations professionals. Their goal is to “optimize the legal service delivery models needed by small, medium and large legal departments to support their clients,” and they recognize that this can only be done together.  Continue Reading

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ILN Firm of the Month – Hellström – Stockholm, Sweden! 


The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Hellström – Stockholm, Sweden!
Hellstrom was founded in 1991 by three young lawyers who left well-established law firms to focus on international actors in London, Paris and New York and supply these with advanced finance and transactional law services for their Swedish operations. A contender. Much has happened since, and today they are a well-established, full service law firm with expertise in a range of areas. Hellström is a large firm in a small format. They think it works better that way. Their approach remains the same as in the beginning. They are proud to have employees and procedures that enable them to compete successfully with the largest firms in Sweden. Hellström delivers international quality services with the availability, dedication, personality and client focus that a smaller firm can offer.
“Lawyers you want on your side” – what does that mean? For them, it means a promise of commitment and innovative solutions that meet their clients’ needs in all phases of their business processes. Ask their clients, they are the lawyers you want on your side!
Full descriptions of Hellström’s services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.

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