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SlideShare Friday:  Balancing Practice with the Business of Law

Survival Guide for the Independent Attorney

Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t that hard, according to Glen Malia, an attorney with Malia Law, LLC. Mr. Malia was one of three contributors – all attorneys with their own shingle – that helped piece together the Survival Guide for the ... Read More »

3 Takeaways from the Arc of Law Firm Business Development

Law Firm Strategy is fundamentally about change

Amid a competitive environment and tepid recovery, law firms must shift their growth strategies from a traditional marketing focus to one of business development.  That was the key lesson we heard during a webinar presented today on how to grow a law firm in a tight economy. Presenters Doug Johnson of Catapult Growth Partners and Mo Bunnell of the Bunnell ... Read More »

Firm Manager Brings a Case to a Close

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It was a first degree charge in a matter of closure – a case of a case that could not be closed in a cloud-based tool for law firm practice management. That was true, however in the latest update to our Firm Manager product we’ve added that capability – and we’d like to believe it’s a demonstration of how responsive we ... Read More »

Legal Infographic: What are the Top Corporate Legal Goals?

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Earlier this week we published the results of a new survey of legal departments which found 70% of said this year has been better than the last year.  It also identified existing relationships as the top gauge for evaluating outside counsel.  We’ve taken the data from the survey and developed this infographic, which is this week’s Friday Share. The highlights ... Read More »

Webinar: Framework to Grow a Law Firm in a Tight Economy

How to Grow a Law Firm in a Tight Economy

Amid a back drop of the “Big Reset” – and the tight economy that followed – Doug Johnson lays out key challenges for law firm marketing and business development in an article for The Journal of Legal Marketing, titled The Future of Marketing & Business Development. Those challenges are: 1. Translate modern marketing practices into techniques lawyers can use: “The ... Read More »

10 Telling Statistics from Optimistic Legal Departments

10 Statistics from a New Legal Department Operations Survey

A number of surveys released this year have begun to reveal a sense of optimism within the U.S. legal market.  We’d hasten to add this particular flavor of optimism is better described as cautious. Cautious as it may be, we sought to quantify that optimism.  A new survey found most legal departments think this year has been better than the ... Read More »

Monthly #BusinessofLaw Roundup for October 2014

Top BusinessofLaw Posts You Might have Missed in October

In our roundup post last month, we added a section that included links to content that drew the greatest volume of engagement.  This month we’re going to build on that concept by modifying the format of these posts a little further in order to weave in content from additional sources. Top 5 Business of Law Blog Posts The topic of ... Read More »

In Evaluating Outside Counsel, Corporate Legal says Relationships Still Matter

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We recently asked corporate legal departments what they thought are the most important evaluation factors in selecting outside counsel. The answer is, as the chart nearby indicates rather resoundingly, relationships still matter. Top Factors for Evaluation Outside Counsel It’s important to note this question was a ranking question where the lower the number the better. When asked to rank a ... Read More »

Meta-Listicle Friday: 5 Legal Posts for Weekend Perusal

Meta-Listicle Friday 5 Legal Posts for Weekend Perusal

Since beginning this Friday Share series earlier this year, we’ve published an array of blog posts with content we deem “sharable.”  The said posts have varied from legal infographics and presentations on SlideShare – to YouTube videos and rather serious papers from Scribd. Today we’re switching the format a bit with a listicle.  Yes, a listicle. It is an actual ... Read More »

6 Corporate Legal Trends from the ACC Conference

6 Corporate Legal Trends from the ACC Conference

Note:  The following is a guest post from Cindy Fox, director of product marketing with LexisNexis CounselLink. Legal department resources are stretched – that was one of the recurring themes we heard at the ACC 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. While that is not a surprise there was also a number of other interesting trends that emerged. Here are ... Read More »