The ALM Research Blog features observations about research and competitive intelligence resources for business development and professional marketing in the legal field, with a special concentration on large law firms. Charles J. Lowry, the author of this blog, is Director of Client Relations for ALM Research, a division of ALM Law and Business. He is responsible for presenting to law firm and vendors to the legal profession the marketing, business development and competitive intelligence tools available through ALM Research.
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The 2010 Midlevel and Summer Associate Surveys are currently out and available for download at all subscription levels. In addition, ALM Legal Intelligence is making individual question scores available for participating firms. This additional report includes data per associate for...
Each year we do a series of trade shows, conferences and annual meetings. The three at which we see an enormous number of customers, potential customers and old friends are LMA, SLA and AALL. As usual, we shall be at...
You know, of course, that the vast majority of materials in our database are culled from the pages of our publications, under the meticulous and creative leadership of editorial director Aric Press. This coming Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Aric will...
For years, some of the most eagerly anticipated reports to appear in the magazines have been the associate surveys, Midlevel and Summer. A couple of months ago we added the Midlevel Associate Survey to the database, a single Excel® notebook...
AND A LIST OF AMLAW 200 FIRMS AND THEIR EMPLOYMENT MOVES It is unfortunately true that we spend a great deal of our time now commenting on layoffs, partner departures, redundancy consultations and such matters. Here are two additional notes...
Some of the material printed in our publications is useful in that it can be collected, rearranged, studied, analyzed, combined and taken apart to form conclusions about a law firm’s performance and prospects. Some of the material, however, is more...
Never mind Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day—think of February as Laterals Month. There is now quite a bit more information available on laterals than there once was, or maybe it is just easier to turn up. To cite only two...
When I wrote last week about Evan Chesler’s and Aric Press’s remarks about the fate of the billable hour, I noted that billing was an area in which we saw, within law firms, more and more interest over the past...
The unfortunate news from London that Clifford Chance, largest (by gross revenue) law firm in the world, has undertaken redundancy consultations concerning seventy to eighty associates serves as a reminder that ILI has undertaken to renew what was a very...
The Incisive Media law.com site has an article by Aric Press from The American Lawyer about the status and future of the billable hour. Aric is reporting on comments made in Forbes magazine by Cravath presiding partner Evan Chesler. Here...