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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 »

Small Law Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

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. The Law Office of Stebelton, Aranda & Snider, in Lancaster, Ohio, has a no holds barred approach to customer service – every client phone call needs to be returned at the end of each day, no matter ... Read More »

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

Note:  The following is a guest post by Timothy B. Corcoran. As a management consultant who spends time with both law firms and law departments, I frequently feel like a marriage counselor or mediator who is constantly encouraging each side to better understand the other. Quite often, the laments and wish lists by in-house counsel and outside counsel are fundamentally ... Read More »

Friday Share:  Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer?

Friday Share Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer

Are you a “new” normal lawyer? The “Are You the (New) Normal Lawyer?” quiz, which was developed by the Chicago Bar Association, can help with such an assessment.  The examination was called to our attention by Catherine Sanders Reach who is the director for the Law Practice Management & Technology section of the organization. Eight simple questions will evaluate a ... Read More »

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firms Needs to Invest in Case Management

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firm Needs to Invest in Case Management

Note:  This is a guest post by Stacey L. Romberg In 1999, I took a leap of faith by starting my own law firm. In the years preceding that wise decision, I woke up each workday, put on expensive professional attire, spent thirty minutes to two hours (the commute varied by job) either in my car or on a subway, ... Read More »

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Note:  The following is a guest post by Camille Stell. Lawyers face a myriad of challenges in today’s legal marketplace. Topping the list: dealing with the 21st century client. A new century means a new type of client. Trying to apply 20th century solutions to 21st century clients simply won’t work. It will result in sour client relations, which in ... Read More »