I’m a lawyer, speaker, legal industry analyst, and consultant based in Ottawa, Canada. I specialize in delivering dynamic and thought-provoking presentations to law firms and legal organizations at a time of unprecedented marketplace change, providing strategic advice and guidance for adapting to a new legal environment.
Today, we’re facing extraordinary changes in how legal services are created, priced and delivered throughout the world. My job is to monitor and analyze these changes, study their impact on the legal marketplace, and advise my clients on how they can respond to these changes and adapt successfully to this new environment.
I deliver presentations to and facilitate discussions among my clients, ranging from panel appearances all the way to full-blown keynotes and plenaries. I also provide my clients with strategic counsel and guidance in identifying and implementing their responses to the new market. This is what my clients receive:
A deeper appreciation of the unprecedented market forces at work in the legal sphere.
A clear vision of how and where the legal marketplace will evolve in the future.
A customized portrait of the impact of these changes on their firm or practice group.
A practical grasp of ways in which they can respond to and profit from this new era.
Advice on and solutions for implementing sustainable change in their enterprises.
I’ve been honoured to address dozens of audiences (including law firms, state bars, law societies, bar executives, law schools, judges, law firm marketers, law firm administrators, and many others) throughout the United States and Canada. These are some of the subjects upon which I have spoken or been consulted:
Access to Justice
Law Firm Operations
Law Firm Publishing
I’m sometimes referred to as a “futurist.” But I prefer to be known as a present-day “analyst,” someone who helps people and organizations understand what’s happening to today’s changing legal market environment and how they can adapt to prepare for tomorrow’s.
I have addressed AmLaw 100 firms on the subject of legal market change, innovation and marketplace dominance.
I have advised smaller and midsize firms on core strategy issues and facilitated productive brainstorming sessions for adaptation to new market conditions.
I have addressed managing partners on the subject of new and better ways of delivering legal services.
I have assisted regional and national bar associations with projects designed to prepare their members for the future practice of law.
I have advised law schools regarding strategies for responding to rapid shifts in their environment through curricular and faculty changes.
I have spoken with legal publishers about engineering new ways of engaging with their legal clients.
I have addressed Chief Marketing Officers about the evolving functionality of marketing and business development and adapting thereto.
I have addressed law firm CEOs and Administrators about law firm workflow, operations, pricing, talent strategies, and innovation.
I have addressed CLE Directors about the impact of rising competition and technological advances and recommended new business strategies.
I have written literally hundreds of articles and blog posts dealing with almost every aspect of law practice, law firm management, and legal marketplace dynamics. Most of these articles can be found at my blog, Law21, as well as in other periodicals based in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Here are some of the articles I have written exclusively for Edge International: