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Friday Share:  A Legal Billing Conference in Illustration

A Legal Billing and Finance Conference in Illustration

What happens in Las Vegas isn’t staying in Las Vegas – at least if it was captured in an illustration format.   A short while ago we published the LegalTech Show in Illustration and earned good feedback – there’s power in doodling.

When it came time to host more than 100 law firm billing, accounting and finance professionals for the 2015 Juris Conference we again commissioned Jeannel King to capture some visual notes.  The LexisNexis Juris product is a robust law firm billing accounting and financial management software solution.

The images captured are presented below for this week’s Friday Share.  You can see a larger version of each by clicking on the image.

1. Profitability, realization and utilization (part 1)

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This session was presented by Joel Eaton a professional services manager with LexisNexis and was the first in a two-part series focused on understanding profitability.

Illustration highlights:

  • A look at profitability, what it means and how to maximize it
  • Working hard equates to realization and utilization
  • Working smarter equates to fee income and compensation

Additional reading:

2. Profitability, realization and utilization (part 2)

small-2 2015 Juris Conference - profitiability realization and utilization-part2

This was the second in a two-part series by Mr. Eaton and was focused on “running the numbers.”

Illustration highlights:

  • Reviews the metrics that drive realization and utilization
  • How to using standard Juris Suite reports
  • How those reports directly affect profitability

Additional reading:

3.  Managing Accounts Payable in Juris

small-3 2015 Juris Conference Accounts Payable

This session was presented by Celeste Bradford and Kimberly Britain who are both LexisNexis professional services consultants.

Illustration highlights:

  • Reviews best practices for managing payables
  • Includes payment on receipt, net terms and discounts

Additional reading:

4. Fundamentals of Juris Suite Reporting

small-4 015 Juris Conference fundamentals of juris suite

This session was presented by Kelly McNamee, a program manager for instructional design at LexisNexis.

Illustration highlights:

  • Covers the Juris Suite Reporting module and the features that set it apart
  • The suite includes flexible parameters, analysis tools and the ability to edit

Additional reading:

5.  Troubleshooting & Usability Tips in Juris

small-5 2015 Juris Conference - troubleshooing usability and tips

Kimberly Britain returned for this session along with Kathy Baker, a professional solutions consultant.

Illustration highlights:

  • Best Practice recommendations for managing features
  • Un-posting bills and the impact on reporting
  • Adjusting cash receipt entries
  • Managing open and closed matters and matter status
  •  Effective use of fee schedules

Additional reading:

6.  Data troubleshooting techniques

small-6 2015 Juris Conference - troubleshooing usability and tips - 2

Mr. Eaton and Ms. Britain teamed up to bring this final session of the conference.

Illustration highlights:

  • Getting accounts back in balance
  • Ensuring reports match
  • How to recover time missing from pre-bills

Additional reading:

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The Juris resources page offers a range of white papers, product literature and recorded videos for new customers.  For existing customers, be sure to keep an eye on the new classes offered by the professional services team on the LexisNexis University Blog.

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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