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Law Blog Lessons and the Best of #BusinessofLaw for 2014

Law Blog Lessons and the Best of #BusinessofLaw for 2014

Readers of this blog seem prefer posts about two things: law firm billing metrics and industry studies. At least that’s our assessment of the top 10 posts for 2014. The following are the most read blog posts from the year, with two exceptions. If a post already appeared in either of our previous two year-end roundup posts – one on ... Read More »

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Fridays have been fun on the Business of Law Blog because we usually look to publish something on the “sharable” side as part of our Friday Share series. We’ve experimented with a range of shareable content including videos from YouTube, presentations from SlideShare, Hollywood previews, sometimes heady, but entirely fascinating, position papers from Scribd and of course, our favorite, legal ... Read More »

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

Regular readers know we spend a lot of time reviewing and writing about legal industry studies on these pages.  Perusing these pages will show we published more than 30 individual posts in 2014 – about both qualitative and quantitative research. Some of this research stems from projects we developed – others are derived from projects from across the industry, including ... Read More »

Monthly #BusinessofLaw RoundUp for November 2014

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If there’s one thing these monthly roundups demonstrate, it’s the trends that are important from a reader’s perspective.  We’ve come a long way since April when we first started publishing these roundup posts – an even longer since launching this blog in January. Thank you for spending a few moments with us here – and for the many engagements and ... Read More »

25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015

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Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the legal industry in 2015. Given this is the second year we’ve compiled a list of year-end predictions – from legal professionals ... Read More »

6 Predictions for Law Firm Marketing in 2015

6 Predictions for Law Firm Marketing in 2015

We recently asked a several dozen experts for legal industry predictions for 2015, which we will publish here later this week.  Larry Bodine provided six for law firm marketing  and we’ve  decided to run his viewpoints as a standalone post. * * * Here are Mr. Bodine’s six predictions for legal marketing next year: 1. The firm website becomes the ... Read More »

YouTube Friday: Myths of Law Firm Compensation Plans

Myths of Law Firm Compensation Plans

If you’re compensation plan isn’t aligned with the law firm strategy, then a compensation plan is the firm strategy. That’s according to Tim Corcoran in this interview with Lee Pacchia on Mimesis Law.  Mr. Corcoran noted while he didn’t coin that witty phrase – it’s a great way to explain what he means by “strategy aligned compensation plans.” It’s a ... Read More »

White Paper: Top 5 Trial-Presentation Software Challenges

White Paper Top 5 Trial-Presentation Software Challenges

Note:  The following is an excerpt from a white paper written by Michael Kelleher for the LexisNexis software division.  The complete paper is freely available for download with registration here. * * * Presenting evidence effectively in a trial will always be full of its challenges, but using state-of-the-art trial presentation technology helps litigators present their cases with confidence. The ... Read More »

3 Law Firm Surveys Suggest Confidence at Year End

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It’s simply remarkable just how much data is circulating in the legal industry about the state of things.  Last week we examined five law department surveys in the hunt for insights as we turn the corner into 2015. These studies all stemmed from the perspective of the corporate legal department, so this week we thought we’d review several reports predicated ... Read More »

6 Simple Tips for Law Firms Tracking Utilization

6 Simple Tips for Law Firms Tracking Utilization

Note:  The following is a guest post by Amy Kosey, a veteran account executive in with the LexisNexis law firm practice management group. After several years of watching firm’s struggles, downsizing, splitting off and simply flat lining.  It may be time for shareholders to start focusing once again on the best practices to increase partner income. Gone are the days that you ... Read More »