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Innovation at Three Law Firms

Innovation is the instrument of entrepreneurship, business guru Peter Drucker once said. At The Wall St. Journal's Law Blog today, Peter Lattman ties together three recent news stories to illustrate how daring to be different can be good for a law firm's bottom line.

  • In Boston, the firm Sullivan & Worcester has launched a joint venture with an Israeli firm to target the legal representation of kibbutz clients. As reported yesterday in the Boston Globe, Sullivan & Worcester is partnering with the Tel Aviv firm Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co, hoping to tap into a share of the $7 billion in sales generated last year by some 300 kibbutz-run companies.
  • In Philadelphia, the firm Schnader Harrison has launched the Segal Institute for Appellate Advocacy, as reported yesterday in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The institute, a subsidiary of the firm, provides consulting to outside lawyers on how to improve their briefs and appeals-court arguments.
  • In Washington, D.C., Arnold & Porter "has gone green," Lattman writes, thanks in large part to Jonathan Martel, an environmental lawyer in the firm. As reported Sunday in the Washington Post, he started a Green Office Initiative Project, targeting wasted paper, carbon emissions associated with travel, and other environmental concerns. Martel hopes to set off a green revolution at law firms nationwide, Lattman says.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on June 8, 2007 at 05:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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