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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.

Reading the Clues of Engagement: 3 Ways to Use IQ to Counter Client Flight Risk

Reading the Clues of Engagement: 3 Ways to Use IQ to Counter Client Flight Risk

Understanding how engaged clients are with their law firms can provide important clues in helping law firms retain clients, according to a new LexisNexis InterAction IQ E-Book titled: 6 Surefire Ways to Impress Your Legal Management Committee and Optimize your Team’s BD efforts. By identifying those clients that are most valuable to the firm and understanding which of those clients ... Read More »

All Aboard: Get a CounselLink Demo at ACC to Win $50.00 Gift Card

All Aboard: Get a CounselLink Demo at ACC to Win $50.00 Gift Card

Whether travelling by plane, train, car or trolley to this year’s ACC Annual Meeting in San Francisco, upon arrival, in addition to breathing in the salty Bay air and taking in spectacular views of Alcatraz, be sure a visit to LexisNexis booth #1004 is one of your mains stops! Not only will you learn more about how the CounselLink software ... Read More »

4 Ways to Use InterAction IQ to Drive Business Development

InterAction IQ

Building strong client relationships is fundamental to the law firm business development process.  Equally important is understanding who in the law firms owns these relationships and identifying opportunities to expose clients and prospects to additional resources in the firm. “When you have 300 employees and can filter that information down to the 15 employees who have a “knows” relationship with ... Read More »

Two Moms Make Running a Successful Virtual Law Firm a Reality

Two Moms Make Running a Successful Virtual Law Firm a Reality

Solo attorney Larissa Zubac and her colleague, paralegal, Tanna Meyers, are not unlike many working legal professionals—they are also working mothers. Ms. Zubac successfully operated her own solo law firm, Zubac Legal, PLC, out of her home office for several years. However, after five years in practice, she realized she needed additional outside help to manage the growing workload. To ... Read More »

BTI Study Shows Corporate Counsel to Bring $4 Billion In-House

BTI Study Shows Corporate Counsel to Bring $4 Billion In-House

A new BTI Consulting report indicates corporate legal departments intend to move a whopping $4 billion in outside legal spend back in-house. The findings were reported on BTI’s The Mad Clientist Blog. According to the blog report, more than half of in-house counsel believe law firms either don’t want to, or, simply can’t change. As a result, corporate clients are ... Read More »

What You Need to Know about a Forgotten Feature in Juris

What You Need to Know about a Forgotten Feature in Juris

“Where can I find information, access it and report on it?” According to LexisNexis Juris Business Development Manager, Kendra Gebhart, she often hears this question from Juris users and one simple answer comes to mind— the Juris notecards feature. She offered this tip during a recent virtual Juris User Group webinar. According to Ms. Gebhart, the notecards feature, which is ... Read More »

ILTA/InsideLegal Study Indicates Legal Tech Budgets on the Rise

Study Indicates Legal Tech Budgets on the Rise

A new study conducted by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) in conjunction with InsideLegal suggests a majority of law firms, 53%, report an increase to their technology budgets in 2016. In spite of this, survey respondents cite issues of security management, user adoption, risk management/compliance and email management as their “Top IT challenges in 2016.” The 2016 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology ... Read More »

3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

Corporate legal departments don’t need to pay hundreds of millions in outside legal fees and have a DuPont size legal team to desire greater efficiency, Tom Sager, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former general counsel at DuPont, shared this insight during an Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar on the topic. According to Mr. Sager, in 1992 during his ... Read More »

Study Suggests 4 Corporate Legal Trends on the Rise

Study Suggests 4 Corporate Legal Trends on the Rise

The ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2016 Survey suggests internal corporate legal spend now surpasses outside legal spend. According to the study, CLOs reported 53 percent of their budget is now dedicated to internal spending, while just 47 percent is allocated to outside counsel. Issues of compliance and ethics were named among top concerns with regulatory requirements and data breaches ... Read More »

Practical Tips for Using Outside Counsel Guidelines

Practical Tips for Using Outside Counsel Guidelines

The cornerstone of a productive client and outside counsel relationship starts by setting clear and consistent expectations for the legal department at the outset of the client engagement. So says, Kelly Spratt-Szarzynski, senior strategic consultant on the LexisNexis® CounselLink® team. This involves developing an outside counsel guidelines document that formally communicates the legal department expectations.  These guidelines apply to all ... Read More »