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Carla Del Bove
Carla Del Bove is President and Founder of CDB Communications, an independent public relations agency specializing in content development, media relations and overarching PR Strategy. In her current role, Ms. Del Bove provides strategic public relations and content development support to the LexisNexis Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) portfolio of products. Ms. Del Bove also serves as a regular contributor to the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. She frequently covers a gamut of topics related to managing the business aspects of the legal profession and relevant issues facing today’s law firms and corporate legal professionals. Ms. Del Bove brings nearly two decades of strategic communications expertise to her role. Her media relations efforts have landed her clients in a number of leading, national publications including: The Boston Globe, Forbes, Law360, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & Law Blog (The Wall Street Journal’s legal trends and issues blog). Prior to founding CDB Communications, Ms. Del Bove worked at among the top global public relations agencies including: Arnold Worldwide, MSL Group and Porter Novelli. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.

Dawn Hudson to Deliver Keynote Address at InterAction Accelerate 2017 Summit

Dawn Hudson to Deliver Keynote Address at InterAction Accelerate 2017 Summit

NFL Chief Marketing Officer to Share Invaluable Industry Insights If you want to know how to handle a tough business challenge, just ask Dawn Hudson. As Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the National Football League (NFL) and former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America and PepsiCo Foodservice, Ms. Hudson knows a thing or two about turning adversity into ... Read More »

Get Involved: Take Our Law Firm Marketing Survey

Take Our Law Firm Marketing Survey

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin Have you ever wondered what keeps your law firm colleagues up at night? Are they worried about budget constraints or keeping up with evolving client demands? Or maybe they’re thinking about more cost-effective business development (BD) strategies to stay ahead of the competition. ... Read More »

Follow the Money: 4 Roads to Better Law Firm Accounting

4 Roads to Better Law Firm Accounting

When it comes to small law accounting there are two management styles. The old familiar way and the better way. “People tend to shy away from accounting,” says Certified Public Accountant, Deborah J. Schaefer. “But all you have to do is follow the money.” The trouble is, solo and small firm attorneys often get stuck in old comfortable patterns. There ... Read More »

Mid-Market Firms Find Value in Big-Law CRM Solutions

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Underperforming law firms, take cover. According to the latest Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chief Legal Officer’s Study, nearly half of corporate clients say they will more than likely shed at least one lagging law firm this year. But it isn’t all bad news. According to the report, there’s still plenty of opportunity for firms that set themselves apart from ... Read More »

Seven Areas Small Firms Need to Improve on to Succeed in 2017

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The answer to this year’s success may well lie in last year’s financial reports. According to small-firm success strategist Ann Guinn, attorneys can take steps to increase their profitability and improve client satisfaction this year by closely examining the firm’s previous financial investments. She tells the cautionary tale of an attorney who spent a whopping 97 percent of her firm’s ... Read More »

Firm Manager Named TL NewsWire Top 25 Product of 2016

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There’s something very satisfying about starting off the New Year with positive praise. In this case, we’re happy to announce that LexisNexis® Firm Manager® online practice management software was selected as a TL NewsWire (TechnoLawyer) Top 25 Product of the Year for 2016. The award results from the feedback of nearly 12,000 subscribers to TL NewsWire who voted for Firm ... Read More »

6 Tips to Cleaner Law Firm Financials in 2017

6 Tips to Cleaner Law Firm Financials in 2017

Every New Year offers a clean slate to do things better in the future. For solo and small firm attorneys, this is especially true when it comes to managing the firm’s year-end accounting process. According to Tyler Chapman, financial analyst and business valuation professional for LexisNexis, simply putting a few efficiencies in place throughout the year can help attorneys get ... Read More »

Fear Not the Cloud: New Import Tool Eases Transition to Firm Manager

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Calling all attorneys who are hesitant to move their firms to the cloud for fear of the long and dreaded data migration process ahead. We have one message to share—fear not the cloud. LexisNexis just released a new version of its Firm Manager practice management software that now enables attorneys to take their law firms into the cloud-based solution in, ... Read More »

4 Tips to Immediately Raise Your Law Firm’s Realization Rates

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Understanding your realization rate is an absolute must know for solo and small firm attorneys who want grow and maintain profitable law practices, according to Ann Guinn, success strategist for small firms and national speaker at G&P Associates. During a recent webinar in partnership with LexisNexis Firm Manager, Ethical Billing for the Small Firm, Ms. Guinn said that, unfortunately, many ... Read More »

5 Tips to Motivate Time Keepers and Improve Law Firm Profitability

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“If you can’t remember what you had for breakfast on October 15th, then chances are you won’t be able to remember how much you billed clients on that same day,” according to Nancy Griffing of 35*45 Consulting, during a recent webinar focused on law firm profitability. Because of this, attorneys lose anywhere from 55 to 70 percent of their actual ... Read More »