What makes a law firm globally competent? The gimmicks are all about complete and comprehensive service across the border. An International Law firm should cater to the requirements of governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and individual clients all over the globe.
Let us have a look on the essential features of a truly international and integrated law firms.
Global cover: It is really important to have highly networked branch offices of a law firm maintaining International standards. It must be present in those prime locations specifically the destinations with the major international capital flows and the financial centers. The idea is to develop deeply rooted, well-publicized and well-networked local law practices in those locations and allow helping similar global and national clients.
Extensive staff strength: Good number of lawyers and associates, say approximately 5000 staffs would be ideal for all the locations to cover. For an international reach it is also imperative to have rich online network of international desks.
Widely distributed partners: By partner we mean associate law firms, individual lawyers, experienced practitioners, law related institutions like hospitals, insurance companies, investigation agencies, legal marketing units etc.
Deep local roots: Before exploring the international avenues for legal clients and legal marketing objective any domestic and parent firm should have enough strong bases in their home country. It should be coupled by strong and regular financial flows by their financial centers handle the units. To perform highest level of law services conforming to the industry standard having a deep local root is crucial.
Responsible action: Fair responsibility and justified activities these qualities should be adopted by the firms to live up to the tough promises. Every legal case should be held with utmost care, personalized thoughts and fair treatment.
Finally it is the area of practice and customer relation that gets counted. The practices could include Litigation, business, intellectual property, real estate, labor –employment, technology, transportation, health-care every arena of legal platforms.
Nancy on July 23rd 2010