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4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

Note: The following is a guest post from George Socha, the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm. Many corporate legal departments and government agencies are struggling with a common question right now: do we bring everyday eDiscovery in-house, outsource it to a qualified service provider or just leave our workflow the way it is? ... Read More »

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Four hours a month. That’s how long Christine Ruther, owner of C&R Engineering in California, a solo biomedical engineering consulting firm, took to run billing for her biomedical consulting business (lawyers report an average of 8 hours ... Read More »

Friday Share: LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Rule of law sounds important.  We instinctively feel it’s important.  But what do those words really mean? As Mr. ... Read More »

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Electronic discovery is often discussed through the lens of big-ticket commercial litigation and high-stakes federal investigations, matters typically handled by large law firms and government litigation teams. There is good reason for that, of course, since the dollar amounts ... Read More »

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability-header

Note:  This is a guest post by David J. Caiati, manager of Professional Services with the LexisNexis software division. Law firms continue to struggle with finding innovative ways to sustain a traditional business model.  The key issue confronting firms of all sizes is how to maintain the same profit margins enjoyed over the years while at the same time addressing ... Read More »

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

Note: A team contributed to this post.   “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are ... Read More »

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Tenacity, confidence and planning were named among key factors in helping three attorneys launch their own law firms. These lawyers spoke from personal experiences in front of a packed room of fellow lawyers, during the 2015 Annual Super Marketing ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals

Infographic Friday Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals-header

Vicki Voisin, who champions a podcast called The Paralegal Voice, is an obvious choice to included in an infographic on “Famous Paralegals.”  However there are a few other names on the list that we found surprising including: Famous activist Erin Brockovich Comedian Ellen Degeneres Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln The reference to Mr. Lincoln as a paralegal caused us pause:  The ... Read More »

The Complexity of eDiscovery Amid the Evolution of Technology

The Complexity of eDiscovery Amid the Evolution of Technology

Note:  The following is a guest post by Jessica Solano, a litigation technical consultant with the LexisNexis litigation solutions team. Do you remember when your imagination used to dream how our lives would easier if with a few modern conveniences?  Did you dream of jet-setting to different planets, living like the Jetsons with a robotic maid, or teleporting your objects ... Read More »

Audit of 50 Law Firms Finds New CRM Best Practices

Audit of 50 Law Firms Finds New CRM Best Practices

Some law firms experience greater success with CRM implementations than others.  A recent audit of 50 law firms, many among the Am Law 100 or 200, provides insight as to how. The audit found a combination of strategy and tactical techniques makes a remarkable difference, according to Matt Thompson.  Writing for LawMarketing.com – 10 Best Practices to Implement CRM Effectively ... Read More »