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Ruder Ware Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Business Law Firms
Posted on Oct 04, 2016

Ruder Ware recently was awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. Ruder Ware is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms—a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only. Firms are regularly assessed and recertified for the breadth of their practice expertise and client satisfaction. The organization’s extensive due diligence process ensures that only firms meeting the tenets of Meritas’ Quality Assurance Program are allowed to maintain membership. Firm performance and quality feedback are reflected in a Satisfaction Index score, which is made available online.

The recertification process includes exacting self-assessment, peer review by other law firms and client feedback. It examines such factors as timeliness and quality of a firm’s client service, professional conduct and adherence to Meritas policies including acknowledgement of Meritas firm or client correspondence within 24 hours.

“Businesses trust the Meritas alliance of law firms for top-tier quality, convenience, consistency and value,” said Tanna Moore, CEO of Meritas. “Ruder Ware has demonstrated its commitment to world-class client service, and as such, has successfully earned its recertification in Meritas.”

About Meritas
Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms


G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy Inaugural Class Soon to Begin
Posted on Jul 25, 2016

The G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy, a new State Bar of Wisconsin program, aims to give lawyers resources, strategies, and skills to become effective leaders in the profession and community.

The 2016-17 Leadership Academy takes place in three sessions, held at the State Bar Center in Madison, in November, February, and April. Topics to be covered include public speaking, interpreting financial documentation, community leadership, and networking.

According to the State Bar’s site, “The program honors G. Lane Ware, one of the greatest leaders of the State Bar, and someone who was passionate about the future of this organization. Throughout his career, Lane was a leader and mentor in his community, the state, and the legal profession.”

Speakers include:

  • Dr. George Mavroulis, adjunct professor of educational leadership at Viterbo University, discussing the key traits of leaders;
  • Natalie Fleury of Marquette Law School, discussing conflict resolution tips and techniques;
  • Christina Plum, speaking on effective communicating in a professional setting;
  • Hon. James Peterson, discussing the seven objectives of effective public speaking;
  • Garry Bakke, providing insight into interpreting financial documentation;
  • Sarah Rohne of the University of Minnesota Law School, giving tips about having a solid networking plan;
  • Michael F. Moore, covering time management skills for successful leaders; and
  • Dr. Julia Persike, a licensed clinical substance abuse counselor and doctor of psychology, discussing active listening and managing difficult conversations.

As a former State Bar president (1989-90), Wisconsin Law Foundation president (1998-2000), and Leadership Development Committee chair (2003-07), the State Bar notes, “Lane’s commitment to leadership development is the foundation for the creation of the G. Lane Ware Leadership Fund within the  Wisconsin Law Foundation. Through a contribution bequeathed in his will, and through the generosity of so many of his friends, a designated fund continues Lane’s focus on leadership development programs.”

A full description of the program can be found at this link:  http://marketplace.wisbar.org/Documents/Events/LeadershipAcademySchedule_2016.pdf