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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.

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 »

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 »