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Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director with Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) a division of LexisNexis. In this capacity he directs communications strategy and execution in support of BLSS products including those for large law, small law and corporate counsel. With 15 years in experience in the marketing communications for the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of PR for Vocus, which develops marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He’s held multiple roles in PR both in-house with corporations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms both large and small. A veteran with two deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an Army officer. 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.

Friday Share:  Six Legal Trends in 20 Minutes

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Value is topical conversation this week.   Bruce MacEwen spelled out an economic viewpoint of value on Wednesday to provide a “step towards unpacking what clients mean when they speak of value.” Today, Jeffery Brandt summarized Mr. MacEwen’s thoughts in the PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest as diving “into the ‘sell it for more’ and the ‘make it for less’ models. ... Read More »

LexisNexis Adds New Software Execs in Raleigh; Seeks Two More  

LexisNexis Adds Two New Software Execs in Raleigh

The LexisNexis software division added two new executives to the leadership team and it is looking to add two more VPs – along with the some 70 positions currently open. As an announcement published to PRWeb this morning noted: Mark Huebeler has joined the software division as the unit’s chief financial officer (CFO) and Alex Withers joined as vice president of Marketing. The ... Read More »

Why the Billable Hour Persists

Why the Billable Hour Persists

The UK-based Legal Futures published a story today with an eye catching headline that’d we’ve observed making some rounds in industry newsletters and social media: Exclusive: in-house lawyers complain about firms failing to offer pricing options. The story is based on survey of 50 large law firms and 40 in-house legal teams which found: The vast majority, 93%, of law ... Read More »

Friday Share:  LexisNexis Software and a Sign of the Times

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While we completed the office relocation to NC State’s Centennial Campus last summer, just yesterday we got our sign.  Literally…we got a big sign on our new building, as the photo nearby illustrates. To commemorate the occasion, we’re forgoing legal infographics and YouTube videos that are normally found in the Friday Share series for a humble brag today.  And we’ll ... Read More »

What Size is the Addressable US Legal Market?

how big is the US legal market

We know the legal market is large but just how large, is largely dependent, on the parameters in use. In the US, the venerable BTI Consulting puts that number at more than $100 billion.  Richard Granat, in a presentation about the latent market for legal services, says it’s roughly $145 billion.  In an article on his Legal Transformation Institute website ... Read More »

5 Essential Practice Management Reports for Small Law Firms  

5 Essential Practice Management Reports for Small Law Firms

A recent survey of 309 small law firm billing practices in the U.S. found that about 80% use software for legal billing. That’s great news and as a legal technology vendor we are, unsurprisingly, big advocates of using software. About 67% – still a wide majority – say this software is “legal specific software” meaning it was designed for law ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  6 Key Questions about BYOD

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BYOD, or bring your own device, is a hot issue in legal circles.  For corporate counsel, BYOD carries inherent risks.  For law firms, BYOD is yet another aspect of technology that contributing to “soft target” perception, and may be a contributing factor that some market watchers predicting a major breach in 2015. To be sure, there are strong and often ... Read More »

Law Firm Bill Rates Rising?  Update on Key Legal Spend Metrics

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Are law firm bill rates rising?  The data suggests they are but, there’s a caveat, which we detail below in a brief summary of the latest CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management Trends report. It is important to note that this data is not based on survey information but rather based on actual invoices.  It is derived from nearly $17 billion in ... Read More »

10 Takeaways from the Shelton Leadership Forum

Culture Leadership Tips from an NC State Conference

One of the benefits of relocating the LexisNexis software division on NC State’s Centennial Campus is the access the university provides to a wealth of resources.   One of those resources is the Shelton Leadership Center which advocates the importance of “values-based leadership development for corporations, educational institutions, community agencies and public officials.” The center, which bears the namesake of General ... Read More »

Webinar:  Optimizing Law Firm Business Development

Optimizing Law Firm Business Development

“Law firms clearly are reinventing their organizations to support clients across the business development lifecycle. They are onboarding business development directors and managers, coaching attorneys in business development best practices, and hiring CMOs with sales experience,” said Krista Fuller in a blog post published by fSquared Marketing and titled Legal Marketing Trends 2015. The post, compiled by Lynn Foley, offers ... Read More »