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Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. 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. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.

The Happy Lawyers Webinar and a Few More for September

The Happy Lawyers Webinar + 5 More in September

With the kids across America back to school in September, here’s a reminder that LexisNexis hosts a long list of “classes” each and every month. Some of these are broadly useful while others center on providing specific product tips and tricks for existing customers. Themes for this month include: Practice management for happy lawyers (#1) Feature Fridays for (#2-4) Sneak ... Read More »

Legal Market Review:  Small Firms Struggle in the South

Legal Market Review Small Firms Struggle in the South-head

Law firm consulting group, PerformLaw recently published a series of legal market reviews providing an analysis of attorney headcounts at law firms in six demographic regions.  In some cases, the reports look at a single city, while in others it provides a view of a larger geographic area. “All of the markets are generally flat, but inside the data are ... Read More »

Law Firm Client Value Guarantee: Hare-Brained or Genius?

Client Value Guarantee Hare-Brained or Genius

A survey we conducted last year found law firms that discount have more past due clients.  What if law firms didn’t discount – but afforded the opportunity to clients to write down invoices as they see fit? Enter the client value guarantee, which Adam Smith, Esq. points out many will think “is a hare-brained idea.” The legal economic consultancy describes ... Read More »

Infographic: Cybersecurity Stats for Legal Tech

Infographic Cybersecurity Stats and Facts for Inside and Outside Counsel-header

The cybersecurity stats and facts are adding up. A few years ago IT security was a minor inconvenience and extra investment, according to the team at Adam Smith, Esq: “It’s not necessarily about who wants your stuff….But the danger to a law firm is not just about your data “stuff,” it’s also about keeping your law firm running and your ... Read More »

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

Lean.  It’s mainstream business concept that’s seeped into the legal community. “Start-up success is not a consequence of good genes or being in the right place at the right time,” according to Eric Ries, who penned the best-selling book The Lean Startup. “Success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it ... Read More »

The Cliff Notes to 7 Current Legal Industry Studies

The Cliff Notes to 7 Current Legal Industry Studies

Legal economics, law graduate job prospects, and inside-outside relationships are just a few of the recent legal industry studies published of late.  We’ve collected and combed through the surveys, data and reports to provide an at-a-glance summary of the latest in legal trends here. Where possible we’ve also provided links surrounding these studies for those interested in additional reading. In ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: Why Law Firms are at Cybersecurity Risk

Oops says the End User and Law Firm Cybersecurity

Law firms “may not be the primary target” of cybersecurity attacks, according to a compelling presentation published online by Accellis Technology, a certified LexisNexis consultant, titled: Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Data. The presentation is this week’s Friday Share and is embedded nearby. Firms are at risk for maintaining “tremendous amount of highly confidential information and information.”  The ... Read More »

Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Vegas! It’s been two years since the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) hosted its annual conference in Las Vegas (see: 38 Posts Summarizing the 2013 ILTA Conference). This year, the legal community is headed back.  Some 1,500+ attendees will congregated in Caesar’s Palace from August 30th to September 3rd.   It promises a heavy dose of legal tech just before the ... Read More »

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

In the last 18 months or so it seems artificial intelligence (AI) jumped from the movie screen to the news feed scroll.  More and more articles are exploring what it means for humanity. “The Wikipedia entry for “artificial intelligence” will make you wish you had an AI tool to interpret the entry,” according to Dennis Kennedy, in a panel discussion ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

SlideShare Friday LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

“Instead of saying that you’re the best in your field as you would with more traditional advertising, push out relevant information that shows that you know what you’re talking about,” according to a new survey – Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report – from the team at LexBlog. The report stems from examining the web presence of the Am Law ... Read More »