The legal marketplace was already undergoing significant disruption, and then the onset of COVID-19 instantly and perhaps permanently changed how law firms operate. Across the world law firm leaders are revisiting what were previously considered sacrosanct operating procedures. In this session we'll review some of these procedures and discuss how law firm structure, real estate, operations, facilities, staffing, and strategy might change. The presenter, Tim Corcoran, is a former CEO and regular ALA contributor, with a global practice. He'll draw on insights from around the world, from firms big and small. to inform this discussion. To help make this session as relevant and timely as possible, speaker Tim Corcoran encourages participants to submit questions and topic ideas in advance by emailing him or by utilizing the Q&A function during the webinar.

Learning objectives:

  • Review key law firm challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19
  • Discuss some of the changes that law firm leaders are exploring, and why
  • Prepare attendees to spearhead or participate in these discussions in their own firms  

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) 

Speaker Bio

Tim Corcoran is a former CEO who now guides law firm and law department leaders through the profitable disruption of outdated business models. Tim is a Trustee and Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, former President of the Legal Marketing Association and a member of its Hall of Fame, an American Lawyer Fellow, a frequent presenter at lawyer retreats and legal conferences, and a writer whose articles are published regularly in leading publications. He also authors the widely read Corcoran’s Business of Law blog.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
September 30, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Reimagining the Post-COVID-19 Law Firm

The legal marketplace was already undergoing significant disruption, and then the onset of COVID-19 instantly and perhaps permanently changed how law firms operate. Across the world law firm leaders are revisiting what were previously considered sacrosanct operating procedures. In this session we'll review some of these procedures and discuss how law firm structure, real estate, operations, facilities, staffing, and strategy might change. The presenter, Tim Corcoran, is a former CEO and regular ALA contributor, with a global practice. He'll draw on insights from around the world, from firms big and small. to inform this discussion. Attendees are strongly encouraged to submit questions and topic ideas in advance or during the discussion, to help make it as relevant and timely as possible.

Learning objectives:

  • Review key law firm challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19
  • Discuss some of the changes that law firm leaders are exploring, and why
  • Prepare attendees to spearhead or participate in these discussions in their own firms  

 

Speaker Bio

Timothy B. Corcoran is a legal management consultant with offices in New York, Charlottesville, and Sydney and a global client base. He’s a keynote speaker, author, and legal commentator. Tim brings his deep experience from over two decades as a senior corporate executive to guide law firm and law department leaders through the profitable disruption of outdated business models. His disruptive, confident, and sometimes irreverent stage presence enables him to bring levity to topics of particular gravitas, while masterfully navigating tough discussions from a refreshing perspective. Audiences embrace Tim’s simplification of complex concepts, his practical and actionable advice, and his deep understanding of both the psychology and economics of change.

As a change agent, Tim’s focus is on helping law firms operationalize their strategy, improve profits with project management and process improvement, embrace profitable alternative fee arrangements, assess and improve partner compensation plans, design new financial metrics and dashboards, build effective operations, train current and future leaders, refine business development skills, and embrace technology. Tim helps law departments embrace performance analytics, better manage outside counsel, and improve business velocity. Tim also advises legal service providers on sales effectiveness and go-to-market strategy.

Tim served as President of the 4,000+ member Legal Marketing Association and is a member of its Hall of Fame, he’s a Trustee and Fellow of the the College of Law Practice Management, and a sought-after speaker and writer on topics related to the changing business of law. He also authors the widely-read Corcoran’s Business of Law blog. 

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