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9 Creative CRM Tips for Getting Lawyers to Share Data

9 Creative CRM Tips for Getting Lawyers to Share Data

Two employment attorneys from the same law firm were unknowingly pitching the same prospective client.  The client, in the interest of keeping legal fees low, use each attorney’s respective proposal as leverage to negotiation lower rates. Anecdotes like this, which was shared in a 2014 ILTA Conference session titled Making CRM Work in a Law Firm, are one way to ... Read More »

How to Get Attorneys to Use Law Firm CRM

How to Get Attorneys to Use the Law Firm CRM

Note:  This post was originally published on another LexisNexis blog that has long since been retired and is now otherwise inaccessible. A 2014 ILTA Conference session Making CRM Work in a Law Firm, reminded us of this post and we decided to republish it now. Chris Fritsch, JD, lives and breathes law firm CRM, given her work as a CRM ... Read More »

4 Stories of Stealth: Getting Law Firm Projects Done

4 Stories of Stealth Getting Law Firm Projects Done

The word “stealth” seems a far more fitting description for sleek fighter jets or shadowy ninjas than it does for law firms, but a handful of ITLA speakers proved otherwise earlier today. In 2014 ILTA Conference session titled “Stealth” Disruption from A-Z, five TED-style talks, moderated Monica Bay of Law Technology News, walked attendees through an eclectic array of law ... Read More »

Law Firm R&D: Stories of Innovation

Law Firm R&D Stories of Innovation

In 2013 nearly half-a-billion dollars was invested in legal startups and an analysis of the legal industry in the context of Porter’s Five Forces, shows there are competitive of pressures on the legal service industry from all sides. For many the question isn’t whether to innovate or not – it’s how to innovate?  Like the cereal aisle at the grocery ... Read More »

ILTA Keynote Summary: Disruptive Technologies and Abundance

Disruptive Technologies and Abundance

In a primitive society, 15% of the population died violently; today that number is just .03%, according to Peter Diamandis.  Mr. Diamandis, the keynote speaker that kicked off a packed 2014 ILTA Conference themed “Imagine,” is an author, entrepreneur and space enthusiast with a medical degree from Harvard. Violence today is just 1/500th of what it used to be he ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  Turning Law Firm Website Visitors into Clients

SlideShare Friday Turning Website Visitors into Clients

If there was ever a question about whether the web was a good place to attract clients, a new report by market research firm eMarketer puts it to bed.  “People are pretty much glued to technology 24/7,” read the report headline which also spells out some compelling statistics: 60% of U.S. internet users are connected “almost always” Just 43% of ... Read More »

Legal Tech: How Safe is it to Hit Send?

How Safe is it to Hit Send

Every day attorneys will “hit send” as they email back and forth a myriad of confidential documents to their clients and colleagues. While this is a seemingly harmless business task, a new study from LexisNexis shows that electronic file sharing might not be as safe as some attorneys think it is. The study, File Sharing in the Legal Industry, found ... Read More »

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Legal Department

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Legal Department

How can we do more with less? If you’re an in house attorney you’ve likely heard that phrase ad nauseam, but the truth is, today’s corporate legal departments are under intense scrutiny to save money and add value to the business. While this seems like an uphill battle, there’s plenty of proof out there that it can be done—and done ... Read More »

August Webinar Recess; 9 LexisNexis Software Webinars

August Webinar Recess 9 LexisNexis Software Webinars

The LexisNexis software division is hosting a plethora of webinars this month on topics ranging from law firm practice management and our financial and billing software, to a breakdown of our latest Enterprise Legal Management Trends report. Some of these webinars are designed for existing customers – and it’s a great way to get some free training – and some ... Read More »

Top 10 #BusinessofLaw Posts You Might have Missed in July

business of law

At just about the half-way mark in August, the process of looking back on which posts readers preferred in July reminded us to take a look even further back – to about this time last year. This time last year we were engaged at the ILTA 2013 conference which was held in Las Vegas and we ran a number of ... Read More »