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A List of 15 People that Can Make or Break a Law Firm

The List of 15 People that Will Make or Break a Law Firm

He gave a room full of law firm marketing and business development professionals just 30 seconds to write down the names of five clients that their law firm does not have right now, but would like to have at the end of the year. It proved to be a challenge – few could complete the task in the allotted time. ... Read More »

3 Law Practice System Webinars for LexisNexis Customers

3 Law Practice System Webinars for LexisNexis Customers

Every month, usually on the second or third Friday of the month, we offer “Feature Friday” webinars.  These sessions provide free software training for existing law firm practice management  customers who are subscribed to an annual maintenance plan (AMP). This week the Feature Friday webinars include presentations focused on the LexisNexis®  PCLaw®, Time Matters® and Juris® solutions.  The sessions are ... Read More »

5 Critical Questions for Building a Law Practice

5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself When Building a Law Practice

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. I’m often asked about the most effective approach to take when building a law practice. While there are many different ways to go about it, my answer is always the same: the best thing you can do is ... Read More »

Legal Tech Endurance: LexisNexis Returns to Ironman Raleigh

Legal Tech Endurance Return of the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70

Last year LexisNexis took a giant step.  The company signed on as the title sponsor for the LexisNexis IRONMAN® 70.3® Raleigh triathlon. More than a dozen employees from our offices on the NC State Centennial Campus competed in the event – and about 50 more volunteered to work as event staff.  We’ve signed on this year as title sponsor too ... Read More »

Good People, Bad Process:  Building a Legal Operations Team

Good People Bad Process Building a Legal Operations Team

  Several corporate legal studies suggest that even while legal departments are primed to take on more work the growth in workload will encounter significant resource constraints: staffing and budgets are to remain flat. The only reliable way to do more with less is to do things differently.  That’s why D. Casey Flaherty is an advocate for legal operations and ... Read More »

3 Ways the Cloud is Changing eDiscovery

3 Ways the Cloud is Changing eDiscovery

A recent InsideCounsel webinar titled Cloud E-Discovery: Solving the Right Problems with a Modern Approach  raised some though-provoking ideas about the cloud and it’ effect on eDiscovery. The session, which counted a well-balanced panel representing corporate legal operations, legal technologists and cloud vendors, presented both challenges and opportunities for eDiscovery in the cloud. The presentation – which included an interesting ... Read More »

6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data, Staffing and Spend

6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data Staffing and Spend

Law360 recently published 5 Ways for Firms To Weather The Litigation Slowdown, though it also noted “opinions vary on the current state of the litigation market.” In pouring over the data running though our systems, I’m not confident we can say the litigation market is slowing down – that remains to be seen.  However I’m confident that legal departments are ... Read More »

Small Law Firm:  Important People Behind the Attorney

Small Law Firm The Important People Behind the Attorney

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. For many law firms today, much of the emphasis is on constantly updating and improving technology, and with good reason. Between case management software and cloud computing, I’m able to respond to clients from any remote location and ... Read More »

Friday Share:  The Top Law Firm Challenge in 2015

Friday Share The Biggest Law Firm Challenge in 2015

Keeping pace with technology – it’s the top law firm challenge according to a poll of attendees at ABA TECHSHOW®.   Economic pressures, follows a close second amid an industry climate where clients are expecting more for less from legal service providers. Retaining clients, files sharing security and collections rounded out the results with a handful of respondents citing “other” as ... Read More »

Defining Legal Operations and Assessing Maturity

Defining Legal Operations and Assessing Maturity

No job in the world can prepare someone in advance to take the helm as CEO of a business – except, perhaps paradoxically, the job of being CEO.  Most CEOs grow up in one part of the business and while the experience is useful, there’s little that prepares a CEO to “own everything.” That’s the analogy D. Casey Flaherty likens ... Read More »