NEWS RELEASE: C-SUITE SOLUTIONS EXPANDS AFFILIATION NETWORK

C-Suite Solutions has added 20-year legal industry marketer Jen Forester to its affiliation network. Forester is a former Business Development Manager with Am Law 200 firm Stoel Rives LLP in Sacramento, where she supported national attorney teams serving energy and natural resources clients.

As an outside marketing consultant, Forester offers strategic and tactical solutions to area law firms, with a focus on signature events and brand-building initiatives, as well as attorney coaching. Her experience spans start-up boutique practices to regional and national law firm marketing and business development departments.

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HARVARD STUDY: ON GENDER AND ORIGINATION IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

I just read an interesting article in Bloomberg Law by Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Scholar, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, which touches on the persistent gap in origination credits between men and woman law firm partners. As the article states, collected data (timesheets, billing records, origination files, personnel records) across multiple law firms shows that men and woman partners start their partner years with an equally small book of business. What accounts for the rapid divergence between men and women’s book of business over time? Women tend to grow their book incrementally and often through the more difficult process of developing clients who are brand new to the firm, whereas men tend to “inherit” institutional clients. To read the full article, click here.

BIG LAW GROWING TREND – FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES

As reported by The American Lawyer, the growing trend in law firms seems to be the ability to offer flexible work schedules to their attorneys. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius recently became the latest large law firm to offer flexible work options when it announced a new policy allowing U.S. and U.K. associates with two or more years at the firm to spend one to two days a week working remotely. Since the plan was officially unveiled on March 7, about 100 Morgan Lewis associates have signed up for the initiative. The program, which launches on May 1, includes an in-home office setup with dual monitors, a headset and docking station. Read the full article here.

In a subsequent article by The American Lawyer, Jackson Lewis and Baker McKenzie announced this week they will join the latest Big Law announcements by offering similar flexible work schedules for attorneys. Baker McKenzie’s program, known as bAgile, offers different types of work arrangements, including remote working and alternative hours for all of it’s employees, not just lawyers, across its North American offices. Read the full article here.