Case: The Netherlands, United Kingdom, New York
In what could have been a huge headache for LEGUS Dutch member Köster Advocaten - finding qualified law firms in England and the USA to service their client - turned out to be much less stressful as phone calls were made to LEGUS members in New York and London. (more...)
Referrals: Significant value is realized when work is referred from one member to another. On the receiving side, there is work to do. On the sending side, there is a stress-free handoff of a client's work to a LEGUS firm that is known and trusted. Every year, good cases across all practice areas that require experienced legal minds, are passed between LEGUS members.
Networking: 95% of LEGUS members interact with another member at least once every month. Managing partners' talk to managing partners, legal administrators talk to their peers. Executive directors, marketing directors, and information technology directors all discuss common challenges with people who understand their role at a small to mid-size law firms. In addition to the day-to-day networking, LEGUS conferences are designed for meaningful networking sessions.
Education Programs: World-class programs developed by internationally recognized industry professionals. We provide relevant knowledge aimed at helping member firms build value at their firms. Topics include: Law firm management, attorney practice management, technology advances, marketing strategies, and more.
Management Strategies: For over 17 years, LEGUS President Sandra Boyer has consulted small to mid-size firms on all major business and practice management areas. She has also written two books on law firm management. Sandra brings her firm management experience to LEGUS where members can access a wide range of management strategies including leadership team building, associate evaluation and retention, succession planning, compensation alternatives, and more.
Marketing Services: We believe the marketing services we offer puts LEGUS head-and-shoulders above other networks. Mike Kneffel has over 25 years experience in marketing, advertising and public relations. As part of the LEGUS staff, Mike is available to help members with their marketing programs. He is available for large and small projects, from developing a branding campaign or internet presence, to a website traffic analysis or a print advertisement.
“…the value of membership in LEGUS reaches far beyond the financial benefit of referrals shared by our members. We are developing programs and new benefits that will increase that membership value even more -- on top of those already enjoyed by LEGUS members…Fortunately, the dues for LEGUS membership are a relatively modest investment relative to the many benefits to be reaped from that investment.”
James S. Fitzgerald, Principal
Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog, PLLC
LEGUS Member in Washington