Not just ownership, but understanding: ‘Women-owned’

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You might have noticed that we have a banner on our website that says “Women-Owned”. You know what it means: that Firm Forward is owned by women. But do you know the true meaning of having a business run by a woman – especially one that assists law firms? 1. Gender inequity in law firms Women are still underrepresented and underpaid in law firms, especially at senior levels. According to Thomson Reuters, “law firms continue

Diversity Standards for Law Firms: Resources

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A firm’s culture is largely shaped by its partners and everyone who works there. It is important that a firm’s culture reflects the values and goals that it strives for as a whole. This includes being inclusive and diverse in all areas – including gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, and sexual orientation. That’s why your law firm needs clear diversity standards. We said that already: diverse teams are more productive and innovative, yes, but we

Law Firm Podcasts and Live Streaming: Legal Marketing Tools You Should Adopt

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We know a lot of people are thinking about law firm podcasts and live streaming because we get asked about them all the time, and it’s partly because of how popular they are. We’ve been seeing more and more of them in the pandemic, and it’s certainly made people think about new methods to reach out to new audiences and engage with them. Law Firm podcasts and live streaming are legal marketing tools that you

Pro Bono: Do Law Firms Really Have To?

Pro Bono means “for the good of the public.” Pro bono is short for pro bono publico. A lot of attorneys outside the US might not be familiar with this. It means providing legal services to low-income individuals and people who cannot afford to pay for these services. Lawyers offer their professional skills for the greater good by volunteering or doing projects and tasks for these individuals. It is not considered pro bono work if

The Metaverse is here: get ready for a new legal arena

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In 2021, we heard a lot about Metaverse. Maybe it’s a little early to assess whether Metaverse is here to stay or will be one of those trends that few people will care about in the next five years. That means that it’s a bit early to assess whether and when your law firm should dive headfirst into it. But it’s definitely something that needs to be on your radar (it’s certainly on ours). New

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