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Monica Bay:  You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

Three formative early notions may well have shaped her legal and legal reporting career. First, as an “temp” secretary and paralegal at a law firms while paying her own way through law school, she recalls “what it was like to be invisible as a non-lawyer.” She understood, indeed experienced, how important non-lawyers are to the business of law. Second, law ... Read More »

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

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. Heads up, solo and smaller-firm litigators: it’s time to modernize your law practice with technology. Unfortunately, two prevailing truths remain: Frist, too many attorneys think the acknowledgement of technology is as good as actually using it in ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Competition for Legal Marketing Online

Infographic Friday Competitive Environment for Legal Marketing Online -header

Years ago, when people needed services – an accountant, investment advice or an attorney – there was one place to go:  a commercial phone book.  Today, most people still turn to a single source of information, albeit a very different one, to find such services:  search engines Search engines are not limited by the finite number of pages in a ... Read More »

5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. With corporate counsel, law firms and outside service providers mobilizing to deal with the data security threat confronting our industry, more legal professionals are debating the idea of moving to a “hosted” model for managing litigation ... Read More »

Customer Case Study:  Tax Law Meets PCLaw

Customer Case Study Tax Law Meets PCLaw

After 8 years litigating civil tax cases for the Department of Justice Tax Division and 12 years with a law firm, Attorney Robert Nath made a life-changing decision: He hung out a law shingle. While his work ethic was strong and his tax experience and business smarts considerable (he’s authored a series of books on How the IRS Operates), his ... Read More »

Budgets, Compliance, Security Top CLO Priorities, ACC Survey Says

Budgets Compliance Security Top CLO Priorities ACC Survey Says Post

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) expect budgets to remain flat even as they wrestle with a range of issues from security and compliance to diversity, according to the 2015 CLO Survey, recently released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The annual survey, which this year counted 1,289 respondents, found “almost two-thirds of chief legal officers said they plan no change ... Read More »

Rethinking Law Firm Reporting While the Pain is Fresh

Rethinking Law Firm Reporting While the Pain is Fresh

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. Good reporting is at the heart of improving profitability in every law firm. Until firm leaders have access to the data they need in the form that helps them see the big picture and all the smaller ... Read More »

Friday Share: The LegalTech Show in Illustration

The LegalTech Show Illustrated

If pictures are worth a thousand words, doodling might be worth double or triple.  Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported on research identifying the effect of doodling on improving focus and memory: Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page also can serve ... Read More »

Citi Private Bank Law Firm Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

Citi Legal Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

The growing confidence observed across the US legal industry, including optimism from corporate counsel, at year’s end seems to be continuing. That’s according to the latest Quarterly Flash issued by Citi Private Bank which examined the full year for 2014. According to an executive summary we were sent by email: Law firm revenue grew, profits widened, productivity increased and demand ... Read More »

3 Outcomes of Improving Legal Department Operations

3 Outcomes of Improving Legal Department Operations -head

Technology, analytics and process are the three drivers of corporate legal operational maturity. All three are necessary – and must work in harmony to advance the maturity of legal department operations – and the benefits can be significant. According to Justin Silverman, who leads product management for the LexisNexis CounselLink product, annual savings customers report can come in at ballpark ... Read More »