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SmartLaw: The Future is NOW

We’ve had a lot of discussion over the past several years about what the future of legal services will look like, and what critical characteristics and ideas will be necessary for lawyers and law firms to embrace in order to operate within it successfully. Last week, we opened the conversation again with the release of … Continue Reading

ILN-terviews: Jonas Forsman, Hellström

Welcome 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, we chose ILN member, Jonas Forsman of our member firm Hellstrom in Stockholm, Sweden. In one sentence, how would you describe your practice? My practice is within company law … Continue Reading

ILN Announces Second Edition of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

The ILN’s Real Estate Group is delighted to announce today the release of the second (and updated) edition of their guide, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 18 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for … Continue Reading

Leverage Your Law Firm Network for More Value

Like with any relationship, the relationship you have with your law firm network will give back what you put into it. (This is true for any informal referral networks too, by the way) While we wholeheartedly advocate that you join a network with the goal of being able to better serve your clients by offering … Continue Reading

Practical Steps for Undertaking Change in Legal

Change can be intimidating. Whether you find it exciting or not, even those of us who are the most adept at it can find it daunting and exhausting. In the legal industry, where change is historically slow, when it happens at all, it can be even more overwhelming. We hear an awful lot about it, … Continue Reading

Five Easy Tips to Network Like a Boss

We’ve talked extensively on Zen about how to make the most out of conference attendance and networking. But with the ILN’s European Regional Conference coming up next week, it’s at the forefront of my mind! Before we jump in, I’d like to point out that I think the word “networking” can get a bit of … Continue Reading

International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Firm – Torres Law – Customs & Global Trade

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve welcomed a new member firm – Torres Law, a United States-based firm with a focus on international trade and customs law. Torres Law has offices in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC. The firm serves clients ranging from large, multi-national corporations to small importers and exporters. Torres Law also represents … Continue Reading

Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro

How can we network better? Many posts offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique, I’m always happy to share it. Recently, I came across this piece from Branding Magazine, with “5 Tips … Continue Reading

What’s Holding us Back from Real Change in Legal?

“Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me recently, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And it does sound dire. But after the statistics that we covered in a recent post (1/3 of clients are openly … Continue Reading

Turning Innovative Ideas Into Results: A Practical Guide

During 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 … Continue Reading

CLOC: Change is a Drumbeat

Any 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 … Continue Reading

ILN Announces Release of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

We’re excited to announce today the release of the first edition of our real estate guide, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” The collaborative electronic guide provides an overview of the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate in eleven jurisdictions internationally. It is designed to serve as a quick and practical reference … Continue Reading

Change: What’s Holding Us Back?

“Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me yesterday, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And it does sound dire. But after the statistics that we covered in last week’s post (1/3 … Continue Reading

Are You Ready for the Future of Legal Services?

A few months ago, I was contacted about SmartLaw. SmartLaw is the idea that there are three keys to a law firm’s success – their clients, their culture and the intelligent use of technology (this is per HighQ, a technology company who provides enterprise collaboration, file sharing & content publishing solutions to leading law firms, … Continue Reading

ILN Corporate Specialty Group Launches “Establishing a Business Entity In: An International Guide”

I’m delighted that we’re launching our Corporate Group’s first edition of “Establishing a Business Entity In: An International Guide” today! The collaborative electronic guide provides a summary of key corporate law principles in 18 countries internationally. It is designed to serve as a quick and practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions. It showcases … Continue Reading

How We Buy What You Sell – and How That’s Changing – A Recap

I’m still recovering from the whirlwind that was #LMA15 – it’s always a festival of education, networking, mentorship, relationship-building, thought leadership, and having amazing, thought-provoking conversations about our industry and where its headed. And I love every minute of it. But one of my favorite parts, as you know, is the general counsel panel.  This … Continue Reading

ILN Scam Alert

Recently, the ILN was alerted that fraudulent lottery winnings letters and checks are being sent to individuals in the United States. Someone is using stationery with what appears to be the ILN letterhead to advise them that the ILN held a drawing in November for over $200,000, which they have won. The letter also includes … Continue Reading
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