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The New Legal Service Delivery Model: The Legal Service Team

Written by Catherine D’Aversa, President, Legal Resource Consulting Inc.   www.legalresourceconsulting.com  The New Legal Service Delivery Model:  The Legal Service Team Law firm clients are demanding efficient work process and predictable legal fees in the delivery of legal services.  Clients want to budget for legal services prior to engagement.  How can law firms improve current legal …
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Professionals are masters of their field – See my article published in The Canadian Lawyers Weekly Magazine

Professionals are masters of their field. THE LAWYERS WEEKLY   Professionals are masters of their field  Create confidence in your skills, knowledge and performance By Catherine D’Aversa May 17 2013 issue SmokedSalmon  / iStockphoto.com Click here to see full sized version. Comments? Please contact us at comments@lawyersweekly.ca. Please include your name, your law firm or company name and …
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New Article Series for Paralegals and Law Clerks

Watch for my series of 6 articles on Paralegal/Law Clerk Professional Development in The Canadian Lawyers Weekly Magazine starting the week of May 13, 2013!   Series Title: The Paralegal Practice vs. Changes in the Legal Landscape Paralegals and law clerks are the lifeblood of most mid- to large-size organizations. With clients demanding lower costs …
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The Minefield of Consolidating Paralegal Services in a Post-Merger Environment

The Minefield of Consolidating Paralegal Services in a Post-Merger Environment written by Catherine D\’Aversa, President, Legal Resource Consulting With the current wave of law firm mergers taking place in North America, including a significant number of cross-border mergers, the resulting international “behemoths” will be firms with thousands of lawyers.  The number of law firms with …
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10 Top Skills for Leading and Managing Paralegals

Paralegal managers are expected to lead their teams effectively in a high-pressure environment that has little room for error. Law firms rely on their paralegal managers to streamline work efficiently and cost-effectively, implement training, create and adhere to budgets and generate revenue. As a paralegal manager, it isn’t enough to have management ability. You also need to …
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Technology Trends in the Legal Industry

With technology transforming the way business operates, law offices are not exempt from the need to stay abreast of new developments. Neither should they, because each step takes us closer to the law office of the future – one in which the playing fields are more level than they have ever been before. Now, as …
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Profession​al Developmen​t Workshops in Toronto and Montreal – Manage Your Law Clerk Practice And Practice As A Legal Profession​al and Develop Your Paralegal Practice

Hi I am excited to share with you the two upcoming workshops I am presenting in Toronto and Montreal for ILCO and CAP respectively. The workshops will benefit law clerks/paralegals working in law firms, in-house legal departments or government agencies who wish to further their career or move into a more senior position and increase …
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Bloomberg Law report: Firms need to get lean to survive

Unless there are major changes in law firm culture and leadership to develop new business models addressing its clients’ need to reduce legal budgets as a response to tough market conditions, many firms will not survive the new legal economy. Here is the link to Bloomberg Law Report:  http://www.intlbusinessdevelopment.com/2012/09/08/bloomberg-law-firms-need-to-get-lean-to-survive/ Read my blog article entitled, COMMODITIZATION OF LAW …
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