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5 Questions with a Small Law Attorney for Online Marketing

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Attorney Justin Kelsey started college as an engineer and finished with a law degree.  He next went to work for a law firm and about four years later, then hung out his own shingle. Today he runs a small practice – Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. – located just outside of Boston.  The firm is modeled for agility, focuses on ... Read More »

In Honor of Memorial Day

In Honor of Memorial Day

In the U.S. many offices are close for a national holiday — Memorial Day. A long standing website dedicated to Memorial Day describes the history and origin this way: Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim ... Read More »

Infographic: How $3 Billion is Spent in IP Litigation

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BTI Consulting estimated that corporate legal spending for IP litigation neared $3 billion dollars in 2014.  “The typical larger company is expecting 44 more substantive matters than 2013, with increases taking place across almost all major fronts,” according to an blog post by the consulting firm. How is that money being spent?  A new analysis by the CounselLink® team – ... Read More »

How Law Firms Can Successfully Implement a CRM System

How Law Firms Can Successfully Implement a CRM System

Note: the following is a guest post from Deborah Dobson In today’s competitive legal market, it is more important than ever to build strong relationships in order to create opportunities.  There are more law firms competing for less work, more work being done in-house and procurement entering the game.  While legal tends to lag behind in technology adoption, it is ... Read More »

Walmart AGC: Keys to “Insourcing” Early Case Assessment

Walmart AGC Identifies Keys to “Insourcing” Early Case Assessment

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In the complex and costly world of litigation eDiscovery, the insource vs. outsource debate has been raging for the past decade. Does it make more sense for corporate clients to continue allowing their trusted outside counsel ... Read More »

Legal Spend Trend: Big Law Winning More IP Litigation Work

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A new edition of the CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report finds the largest of law firms – those with 750 or more attorneys – are winning market share in highly competitive IP litigation work.  An announcement published online notes: The largest firms are winning a growing share of market in IP litigation – from 36% in 2011 to 61% ... Read More »

 Drill Deeper than Income to Understanding Law Firm Finances

Drill Deeper than Income to Understanding Law Firm Finances

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Lawyers are expected to learn what they need to know about practicing law in law school. Looking at the course offerings from any law school you will find criminal law, torts, administrative law, business law, family law and ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector

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Forbes recently published an infographic listing “The Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector” which lists the “top employers in IT, internet, software and services, as ranked by employees.” The publication teamed up with Statista, to ask some “20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals this question: how likely would they ... Read More »

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

As a self-described “young female litigator” three years ago she was looking for an outlet – a means to think, write and perhaps connect.  She started a blog – The Limber Lawyer – and something magical happened:  people started reading it.   And her musings opened up opportunities. For Victoria Santoro, an associate with the Boston-based law firm Meehan, Boyle, Black ... Read More »

Objectives: How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Practical Tips How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Note:  this post was compiled and edited by a team. “Until you know what your objectives are, you can’t come up with metrics.” So said Kris Satkunas, director of Strategic Consulting to a room full of corporate legal professionals yesterday during the CounselLink Annual Conference, they should focus first on identifying their objectives and use that information as the basis ... Read More »