In a recent Legaltech News article, Ian Lopez outlines Day Pitney’s innovative approach to legal technology training. “How Can You Get Attorneys Amped About Legal Tech Training? Day Pitney Has a Plan” focuses mostly on the Flipped Learning training model, where the learners receive the lecture component beforehand, with class time focused on “practical application, peer collaboration, question and answer, and problem-solving.” eLearning modules were delivered and could be taken on the learner’s time frame, so class time could be used efficiently for job-relevant examples and reinforcement.
Morae Legal is co-hosting a complimentary CLE with JAMS in New York on Monday, April 24th. This breakfast session is a great opportunity for you and your colleagues in the legal department to earn 2 New York CLE credits while hearing from an experienced panel on the business of operating a best in class corporate law department. Register now.
In their recent survey, The Rise of the GC, BarkerGilmore and NYSE Governance Services try to answer the age-old question: What are corporations looking for from their general counsel? The answer, according to the corporate directors and executive officers they queried, is not what you would expect. Legal expertise came in only third (63 percent), behind sound judgment (72 percent) and high integrity (69 percent).
To understand what will define the future of how legal departments work and look, Legaltech News interviewed Morae Legal’s newest managing directors, Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk. The wide-ranging interview, which appeared on Legaltech News’ website yesterday, includes discussions on how law departments can think and act more strategically, the growth of “on-demand” resources, the need for agility and flexibility, and much more. Read it here.
In their recently published “2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market,” the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute announced the death of the “traditional” billable hour. They claim that because law departments force their firms to budget and demand budget caps, firms have been compelled to adopt a “very different pricing model than the traditional approach of simply recording time and passing the associated ‘costs’ through the client on a billable-hour basis.”
Our President, eLEXir: On Demand Legal Resources, Joy Saphla, spent two early-morning hours on April 3 mentoring women as part of the Houston Business Journal’s Bizwomen Mentoring Monday. The speed mentoring program gave the attendees an opportunity to have a coaching session with Joy and other professional businesswomen from the Houston area who were selected to mentor. Similar events took place simultaneously across the country.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Woolfolk to the position of Managing Director and the addition of Brian Stearns as Managing Director.