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Our clients’ industries are changing. Communication strategies are changing. Baretz+Brunelle is changing. And we have thoughts to share on all of it.

Law Firms: It's Time to Celebrate Pro Bono Month

Posted by Kelsey Nason + Ali Mullane on Oct 12, 2017 11:58:10 AM

Baretz+Brunelle is lucky and proud to have formed close relationships with several meaningful organizations for which we provide pro bono services. Two of them are having major events this month, and, as it turns out, their timing is perfect.

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Topics: Law Firm, Pro Bono

Corporate Law Firms Start Embracing Cannabis Industry

Posted by Clay Steward on Sep 7, 2017 12:05:06 PM

Eight states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while an additional 29 states and the District of Columbia permit medical use. The legal cannabis market reached an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016, and is on track to create more than 250,000 new jobs by 2020. The stigma associated with marijuana use is also fading, as a 2017 poll found that 61% of Americans believe marijuana use should be legalized. In other words, cannabis is a booming business – and the legal services industry is taking notice.

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Topics: Law Firm, Big Law, Communications, marijuana

Welcoming The Millennial Partner

Posted by Molly McLeod on Aug 24, 2017 4:19:33 PM

Baby boomers, defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, are steadily retiring from the legal industry. The American Lawyer reports that while almost half of AmLaw 200 partners were baby boomers in 2016, 16 percent of law firm partners will retire in the next five years – and 38 percent will retire within the next decade.

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Topics: Law Firm, Big Law, Communications

Artificial Intelligence in Law Gets Plenty of Air Time at ILTACON 2017

Posted by Erin Harrison on Aug 17, 2017 1:02:00 PM

Understanding how artificial intelligence applies to the legal industry continues to be a mainstream effort, mostly led by corporate legal departments that are pressuring firms to implement technologies that will not only cut down their legal expenses but also enable them to be more innovative.

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Topics: Law Firm, AI, artificial intelligence, legal tech

The End of the AmLaw 100?

Posted by John Ford on Jul 27, 2017 11:57:08 AM

The AmLaw 100 and Major League Baseball arrive around the same time each spring, and you might think that’s about all one has to do with the other. (Check out the latest AmLaw 100 report here.) But bear with us while we draw a connection between these two great traditions, both of which reveal the power of statistics. Baseball fans obsess over ERAs and slugging percentages, while The American Lawyer’s annual report has fixed the profession’s attention on numbers like revenue per lawyer and, of course, profits per partner.

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Topics: Law Firm, AmLaw100, AmLaw, Big Law