"We are continuing to negotiate in terms of location," Trump said. "Location of where to meet, how to meet, rooms, everything else, and negotiating like nothing happened. But if you read the newspapers, maybe it won't happen. I can't tell you yet. I will tell you very shortly." … [Read more...] about Trump: NKorea Summit Attitude Changed After China Meeting
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I spoke to Jason after his presentation, about the process his firm undertook to elect new leaders in various strategic roles including department chairs, managing partner, and the head of business development and marketing, and he confirmed my belief that certain practices lead to easier leadership transitions. Some of these practices include open communication amongst partners, eliminating committees to create more efficiency, having a plan and vision in place for transition and strong mentoring. All of these practices have developed over time, and are now a part of the culture at Kleinberg Kaplan. … [Read more...] about Succession Planning: How to Hand Your Law Firm to the Next Generation
The LQGs and SQGs would have to keep records supporting not only their determinations of hazardousness or non-hazardousness, but also their determinations in the first instance of when materials are “solid wastes, as defined in 40 CFR 261.2.” Although the proposal is not clear on this point, it appears that records would not be necessary for materials determined not to be solid wastes. However, if a generator is acknowledging that a material is a solid waste, it is unclear why records supporting the classification as waste would be useful. Moreover, EPA does not explain what types of records would be required for a “waste” classification. The proposed rule is also circular and/or nonsensical, inasmuch as the RCRA regulations specify that the referenced definition of solid waste in 40 CFR 261.2 “applies only to wastes that are also hazardous.” Thus, in order to determine if a material is a waste under Section 261.2, it … [Read more...] about EPA Proposal to “Improve” Hazardous Waste Generator Rules Is a Mixed Bag, with Many Parts Likely to Have the Opposite Effect
Retirement of Baby Boomers Due to Shake the Nursing Care Sector to its CoreRight now, the senior population comprises 13% of the populace, and this is already a large segment when considering the distribution of the population among all other age groups. Millions of Baby Boomers have either retired very recently or are on the cusp of doing so, which means they are entering a period of their lives where they will experience a steady decline in their health. Even despite persistent efforts by many seniors to continue to live their lives independently, it is often an inevitability that they will eventually require care and supervision through their family members or the services of an assisted living center. … [Read more...] about Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?
Client service has become more important than ever, as retention of clients and acquisition of new clients is a part of the competitive legal market tied to growth. If a firm is to grow, and perhaps even maintain its current position, it means taking clients from other firms. Client service teams that provide a firm-wide perspective and approach to servicing the legal and business needs of the client, are increasingly important as a competitive advantage. Quality, timeliness and results of the legal work may remain the primary focus, but developing deeper client relationships beyond the billing or responsible attorney are a must. This extends to everyone who interacts with or services the client, from partners, associates and paralegals, to legal assistants, billing and technology staff, and even the receptionist. It is more than just doing the legal work; it includes developing a deeper understanding of the client’s business, gathering strategic … [Read more...] about Leadership Development in Law Firms After the Great Recession