What the Reaction to the Term 'Nonlawyer' Says About Law Firm Caste Systems

, The Am Law Daily


The legal marketing community took issue with The American Lawyer's use of "nonlawyer" in a story. Here's why.

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  • Jason

    ...from the pages of the Onion.

  • Kimberly Rice, KLA Marketing Assoc.

    Great point, Gina. And, thanks, Heather, for your helpful insights. As a business/legal marketing professional who served numerous managing committees for nearly 20 years, I can attest that, yes, the term "non-lawyer" is very much still in play with its stigmatizing implication. In my experience, having a JD is antithetical to being a prosperous business owner as the principles taught in law school (developing action based upon precedent) are opposite to being a market leader. Now, my clients (forward-looking law firms) recognize the value my business development advisory firm and decades of experience brings, and actually acts upon our recommendations. In all these concepts, it‘s a mindset. Until the "lawyer" mindset shifts, nothing changes.

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