The Attorney ~ The Latest Super Hero in a Society Gone Mad!

Written by Lawrence X. Young

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To become an attorney, candidate must have a bachelor degree of approximately three to four years duration in any field. Even postgraduate students have to study and attend law school for three years, in order to become an attorney. There are several options of fields at law school, most ofrepparttar students chooserepparttar 119231 most popular general law degree and not specialize in anything. That leads to broadening their option for a wide range of case load. They can also take suggestions from your mentors.

In today's world, an attorney is one ofrepparttar 119232 busiest and wealthiest occupations among others. With society's nonstop wanting to sue people for trivial things,repparttar 119233 attorney is obviously reapingrepparttar 119234 profit of this trend. So for how long will this go on? For how long can an attorney be given super hero status atrepparttar 119235 expense of eliminating everything life has to offer us in fear of a lawsuit. Will this always berepparttar 119236 case, isrepparttar 119237 question.

Lawrence X. Young has createdrepparttar 119238 Attorney Resource Information site Fair Attorney

Lawrence X. Young has created the Attorney Resource Information site. Fair Attorney

Balancing Your Legal Scorecard - Part 1

Written by Richard Hall

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•Communicates priorities and direction •Focuses on improving processes, not functions •Aligns operational activity with strategic goals •Providesrepparttar necessary leverage for change

The benefits of such an approach can be financially dramatic. It has been estimated thatrepparttar 119230 impact of adopting a balanced approach to measurement (inrepparttar 119231 legal department alone) is a profitability increase of between 15% and 25% for a typical Fortune 500 company.

The balanced Scorecard (R. Kaplan and D. Norton, Harvard Business Review 1992) is one such a framework.

About The Balanced Scorecard Methodology

The Balanced Scorecard methodology, developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton, translates an organization’s business strategy into an understandable action plan. Usingrepparttar 119232 Balanced Scorecard technique, an organization can clearly define strategic concepts like value, quality and satisfaction. The Balanced Scorecard then becomes a framework for implementingrepparttar 119233 strategies related to those concepts. This range of uses makesrepparttar 119234 Balanced Scorecard an integration hub for strategic management.

Withrepparttar 119235 balanced scorecard, corporate legal managers can measure how outside entities and individuals create value forrepparttar 119236 department andrepparttar 119237 organization as a whole. They can determine whatrepparttar 119238 department must invest in or take away from to improve that performance. While maintaining an interest in financial returns,repparttar 119239 Balanced Scorecard revealsrepparttar 119240 non-financial drivers of superior, long-term value creation.

In addition, The Balanced Scorecard enables legal managers to viewrepparttar 119241 well being ofrepparttar 119242 organization from four important perspectives or quadrants. Each quadrant ofrepparttar 119243 scorecard reports performance measures inrepparttar 119244 form of key performance measures or indicators (KPI). The Balanced Scorecard is a mechanism for translating an organization’s vision and strategy into a coherent set of objectives and performance measures. It uses measurement to communicaterepparttar 119245 drivers of current and future success.

Read about Balanced Scorecard Perspectives in Part 2 of “Balancing Your Legal Scorecard”

Richard Hall is founder/CEO of Hall’s Benchmarks & LexTech, legal information companies that help public & private entities Manage the Business of Law©. Rich’s meld of technology & statistics produced a techno-analytical model of law practice. In 1994, he invented linguistic SW which automatically budget codes, reports GAAP accrual financials & conducts compliance analysis. t 530.820.4070, f 530.820.4071,

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