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For small and medium sized businesses, legal disputes as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic are probably inevitable. To help professionals consider their options as well as their legal rights and obligations, we’re hosting a webinar, together with FTI Consulting, The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and other partners. …
On April 10th – in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – Legal Innovators CEO and Co-Founder Bryan Parker spoke with two of the Three Geeks, Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert, to talk about the Legal Innovators model and why the retention of junior legal talent today can’t be the equivalent of a coin flip.  Here’s what Greg and Marlene had to say after their conversation with Bryan: Greg: “This issue of spending seven…
            The coronavirus pandemic has pushed telecommuting and digitalization of offices into overdrive, with many companies now requiring employees to work remotely and most large cities ordering non-essential employees to stay at home. Where the option to video conference into a meeting was once the exception, it is now the rule. And where office workers could once rely on IT departments to monitor and support all of their technological needs, work from home employees must…
With the global economy besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are trying to figure out how to operate amidst a global crisis that has produced a major market disruption. After taking time to slow down and assess the situation, businesses must start thoughtful planning on how to survive this unprecedented time. This planning may include right-sizing cost structures for an unknown time period and investment in activities that can keep the business going as…
We in the business and legal communities talk about diversity and inclusion.  Most of the people of privilege who I know focus on the diversity component, but far fewer truly understand the importance of inclusion.  I plan to work harder to ensure inclusion in my personal and professional life.  And when I fall short, I beg to be informed.  I ask all of us who have had the privilege of inclusion to do the same.…
Among the chaos that is COVID-19, the practice of law has shifted from a professional office environment to at-home counseling. The change in the legal industry undoubtedly brings tension and uncertainty as lawyers grapple with maintaining a sense of normalcy during a global pandemic. When faced with new challenges resulting from the crisis mitigation efforts, we must continuously adapt to maintain our physical and mental health in highly limited circumstances. While we’re hunkered down at…
As an African American woman, and first-generation college student, my initial goal in law school was to keep my head above water. Commonly, first-generation college students lack the cultural, social, and financial capital that allows them to navigate higher education spaces smoothly.[1] Moreover, they are also overwhelmingly minorities.[2] We often do not have the same level of resources and support as some majority counterparts, who benefit from previous family guidance. Unfortunately, I had…
As leaders of a new company in the Alternative Legal Service Provider (“ALSP”) space, the news of a possible pandemic weighs heavily on our hearts and minds.  Each day brings more news of cases of people contracting the COVID-19 virus, which is spreading at a rapid rate.  The constant news flow has raised questions about business travel, meetings, interviews for new talent, and employees working from home, among other considerations. Legal Innovators is a start-up…
Howard University School of Law celebrated its 150th anniversary by being consecutively ranked the number 1 law school for African American students [1]. The school’s motto of “Truth and Service”, its rich institutional history, and the notoriety of its distinguished alumni led one of our founders, Bryan Parker, to attend Howard’s Homecoming in the fall of 2019. While there, Bryan talked with Howard students to get their perspective on the legal job market,…