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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.

ACC Study: Law Departments to Display Strategic Business Value in 2017

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A new Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) study indicates corporations today praise their legal department most highly for adhering to budgets, providing strategic counsel to the business, applying innovation to solve business challenges and using management practices to drive greater efficiency. According the ACC Law Department Management 2016 Report, showcasing success in these areas can help the legal department demonstrate ... Read More »

Save 50% on Firm Manager and Be Automatically Registered for CLE Webinars Led by Ann Guinn

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“Don’t let clients determine the value of your work,” cautions Solo/Small Law Firm Practice Management Consultant and National Speaker for G&P Associates, Ann Guinn. Instead, Ms. Guinn suggests thinking about what discounting your legal services will mean to you as a small business owner, rather than what it will mean for your clients. In other words— “Bill clients and get ... Read More »

New PCLaw Power User Certification Offers Something for Everyone

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In response to customer requests, LexisNexis recently launched its new PCLaw Pro Certification training for users of all levels who want to master the software—and use it to take their law practice to its fullest potential. The next class in this highly popular series is scheduled from December 13-15th at the LexisNexis Chicago office. Not only will graduates gain new ... Read More »

The Key to Success in a Client’s Market, Know Your Firm’s Financials

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Note: The following is a digest version of the post we published last Wednesday, November 9. On the chance that a portion of our Business of Law Blog readers may have been distracted by the day’s election news, we’ve decided to provide a second opportunity to read this valuable information on law firm economics. Law firms ought to focus less ... Read More »

3 Reasons Law Firms Should Care About Passive Data Capture

3 Reasons Law Firms Should Care About Passive Data Capture

As they say in the legal profession, time is money. While most attorneys are measured by their proverbial “books of business,” the last thing they want to do is spend valuable time updating their client rolodexes. After all, clients pay top dollar for expert legal counsel, not data entry. Last week, we shared an anecdote about a database administrator at ... Read More »

Why Understanding Economics is the Key to Law Firm Profitability

Why Understanding Economics is the Key to Law Firm Profitability

“One of the biggest flaws with alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) not succeeding in law firms, is most law firms don’t understand their economics,” says Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, executive director of Long Island, New York and New Jersey based regional law firm, Rivkin Radler, LLP. Mr. Esposito believes law firms focus too heavily on rate setting. By contrast he ... Read More »

How to Go from 40K Known Law Firm Contacts to 250K Using InterAction IQ

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Lateral hiring is a tried and true growth strategy for many law firms and with good reason. Each time a lateral is hired, that attorney brings a wealth of new and existing connections which ideally helps the firm grow its business pipeline. The only trouble is this strategy assumes that attorneys who are newly hired as laterals to the firm ... Read More »

New Time Matters Pro Certification Offers Insider Secrets, Career-Long Value

New Time Matters Pro Certification Offers Insider Secrets, Career-Long Value

Former Second Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” For all enthusiasts  of the LexisNexis Time Matters legal practice management software seeking to become professional administrators of the Time Matters software for their firms, whether as new users or perhaps ... Read More »

LexisNexis Unveils New and Improved Time Matters 16

LexisNexis Unveils New and Improved Time Matters 16

For all those Time Matters users out there who’ve missed having a “one-click ability” to view upcoming events and daily “ToDos” for multiple staff for a single day, we have some good news to share… LexisNexis has unveiled Time Matters 16, a new and improved iteration of its custom solution for case, matter management and billing for law firms which ... Read More »

3 Ways InterAction IQ Can Help Law Firms Grow Organically

3 Ways InterAction IQ Can Help Law Firms Grow Organically

Never underestimate the power of intelligent prospecting. Something as simple as well-timed congratulatory email or call to a client about a recent promotion goes a long way. In fact, according to Mark Herrmann Chief Counsel of Litigation and Global Chief Compliance Officer at Aon, in an Above the Law article titled: Business Development 5 Things I Have Seen Work, simply ... Read More »