Dan:  Recently a number of firms have announced reductions in their secretarial ranks as a means of improving their secretary ratios – which is to say 5:1 is the new 4:1. For those not familiar with this stat – it means that the new goal is 5 timekeepers for every 1 secretary. This approach makes

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A friend from another firm recently told me a story that made me think about the way law firms are structured, the resources available, and whether or not attorneys actually take advantage of those resources. The story goes something like this:

A Practice Group Leader and a few other partners sat down

One of the trends that I’ve seen in the past 15 years or so of legal research is that the lawyer requesting the research has become more and more self-reliant. For legal research specialists, this is a mixed blessing at times. In many cases, it means that the lawyer has completed a major portion of