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Editor’s Picks: Legal Trends for Solos | BigLaw Bonuses | Lead Magnets | ‘Watergate Girl’ Dishes

Clio broke new ground five years ago by turning its internal data outward and sharing what it was learning about the legal profession.

The Legal Trends Report quickly gained prominence in the industry data space at a time when lawyers were hungry for information and insights about the legal market.

The reports have expanded in scope and detail. And during the pandemic were released more frequently. Now Clio is back with targeted insights for solo practice.

On Digital Edge, Clio CEO Jack Newton shares highlights from the latest report, Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms

Newton discusses insights from Clio’s solo survey, how firms and clients conducted legal business during the pandemic, and what gave firms a competitive edge. 

The Digital Edge

Clio’s 2021 Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms

Spring Bonuses Are in the Air

Shifting from small firms to BigLaw behemoths, Thinking Like a Lawyer covers the spring bonus season and which firms are leading bearers of good $$ news.

Hosts Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino also tease to the forthcoming release of the U.S. News and World Report Law School rankings.

Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Springtime For Biglaw Bonuses

Why Lead Gen Isn’t a Winning Strategy

Back to competitive advantages, especially in the solo and small firm sector, the Un-Billable Hour explores why firms would be better served to focus less on lead generation and more on improving client acquisition. 

Kara Prior, the co-founder of James Publishing’s Marketing Amplifier program, shares steps lawyers can take to attract and sign the right clients using tactics such as “lead magnates” and video messaging.

The Un-Billable Hour

It’s Not About the Leads, It’s What You Do With Them

Books for Lawyers, a Legal History Edition

On the Modern Law Library, host Lee Rawles interviews Jill Wine-Banks, who at 30  became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon and later the first female general counsel of the U.S. Army.

In her memoir, “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President,” Wine-Banks details the political obstruction, legal wrangling, and sexism she experienced.

The two also chat about whether we will see her candid story on the big screen since the memoir was optioned by the production company owned by actress Katie Holmes.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

‘Watergate Girl’ give an inside look at special prosecution team that brought down Nixon

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Molly McDonough, a longtime legal affairs journalist, is a producer for the current events show "Legal Talk Today." She also is a media and content strategist with McDonough Media LLC. McDonough previously served as editor and publisher of the ABA’s flagship magazine, the "ABA Journal." She writes about access to justice at "A Just Society."