The Brief No. 14: HaE Interviews James Goodnow, President & Managing Partner

 
 
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November 14, 2018

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All About the Client: An Interview with James Goodnow of Fennemore Craig

James Goodnow, the new Managing Partner of Fennemore Craig, P.C., sat down with Hire An Esquire last week to talk about how he created a digital brand for his law firm’s two-man practice group that upped his intake from one call per week to as many as thirty per day.

Find out why he attends more than just legal conferences, and what he believes all lawyers should be doing to grow their practices.

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Thanks to Mad Men Shop for sponsoring #TriviaTuesday on Twitter this week! The Mad Men Shop is run by Florian Rodarte—our favorite place for adding a splash of color and words of wisdom to Hire an Esquire’s office walls.

Follow us to participate in the next #TriviaTuesday on November 20th. We tweet three trivia clues every Tuesday at 2:30 pm ET, and the first person to @ us with the correct answer wins a prize.

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Don’t Call It a Comeback: The economy is on a roll—but law firm revenue is not. An analysis of Am Law 200 firms during the past four economic cycles shows that every recession has had an increasingly negative impact on law firm revenue and hiring growth. Demand has largely been flat for most law firms since the 2008 recession, except for the Am Law 25. Mark Cohen writes that new legal business models are the answer to industry growth and saving the profession.

Mr. Roboto, JD: Despite the changing landscape for traditional law firms—particularly as legal tech booms while demand for traditional legal services falls flat—there will still be roles where a Juris Doctorate is a clear advantage. Ian Connett proposes some legal job titles of the future in Evolve the Law this week. Our personal favorite: Virtual Courtroom Designer.

Keeping It In the Office: Exterro released its 2018 In-House Legal Benchmarking Report last week, which found that legal departments are insourcing more work than ever before. Though nearly half of legal departments (46%) said their legal department’s use of outside service providers will likely remain the same over the next five years, nearly a third of them (29%) are doing 75% of their litigation and e-discovery work in-house—compared to only 17% a year ago.

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Last call for our 2018 Community Cookbook! Contribute your favorite Thanksgiving recipe to Eating with an Esquire.

We'll share this PDF cookbook made by and for you and reveal the culinary talent behind our legal all-stars. Click here to submit your favorite and we’ll give you credit in the recipe.

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