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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.

Top 10 #BusinessofLaw Posts you Might have Missed in June

Top 10 Business of Law Posts you Might have Missed in June

If there’s a lesson to be learned for legal bloggers from this month’s analysis, it would be this:  While we think of a blog as an external communications tool, it has implicit internal communications value as well. While we keep most posts focused on the legal community,we occasionally share what we’re doing in our own local community.  Case in point:  ... Read More »

Stubborn Facts: Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

Stubborn Facts Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

The U.S. might have won its independence with soldiers but it might not have even gotten into the fight without lawyers. While it’s easy to see the influence of the modern lawyer on our system of government – it’s worthwhile to point out the influence lifetime students of law had on its origins. Here are five interesting, if not stubborn, ... Read More »

Leaked! Supreme Court of Legal Tech: Cloud v. Premise

Supreme Court of Legal Tech Cloud v Premise

Sequestered away in a session at LegalTech NY last February, a semi-secretive appellate court heard arguments from attorneys arguing on behalf of both cloud-based and premise-based law firm practice management tools. Cameras were not permitted in courtroom, but over the weekend, an audio recording of the hearing surfaced on the internet was obtained by this blog. The acting justices included ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

SlideShare Friday 9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

The ABA Journal recently reported compensation for paralegals is on the rise with managerial positions in law firms earning just under $80 per hour.  The average hourly rate earned however, was substantially less, running between $34 and $37 per hour.  According to the data, paralegals at law firms tend to earn slightly more than those working for corporate legal departments. ... Read More »

Driving Better Corporate Outcomes with Matter Management

Driving Better Corporate Outcomes with Matter Management

Note:  Sections of this post were adopted from an article titled:  How Matter Management Works for Legal Departments which ran in the August/September 2013 issue of Today’s General Counsel. The value proposition of automated matter management, in the context of enterprise legal management (ELM), is nested in visibility.  Visibility into all relevant information pertaining to a specific matter including: Establish ... Read More »

Practice Management: Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise?

Practice Management Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise

Cloud-based tools for practice management have gained substantial traction in 2014.  There has for example, been some $458 million invested in legal start-ups in the last year or so. That’s up from just $66 million year-over-year – and sizable portion of that is going toward cloud-based products and tools aimed at the legal industry. There’s good reason too: Multiple market ... Read More »

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean?

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean

A survey report focused on the State of Law Firm CRM published late in 2013 found “better client relations” among the primary benefits of CRM projects.  It’s worth noting the “improved ability to cross-sell” was a close second. As desinationCRM.com, the web affiliate of CRM Magazine, later reported in an article titled, Law Firms Make the Case for CRM: Fifty ... Read More »

2014 LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3 Triathlon Video Recap

lexisnexis ironman raleigh 70.3

As readers of this blog know, LexisNexis both sponsored and competed in the 2014 Ironman Raleigh 70.3 triathlon, which was held on June 1, 2014.  As a company, we are of course very proud of the 16 employees that attempted and completed the race. The video nearby was developed by our creative team as a fun tribute to the iron ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  File Sharing Information in Law Firms

Infographic Friday File Sharing Information in Law Firms-header

Law firms are caught in a bit of a bind when it comes to file sharing.  On one hand clients demand an easy way to collaborate but on the other, the risks can be high. In a post titled, File Sharing by Lawyers Largely Insecure, Survey Suggests, legal luminary Bob Ambrogi wrote If I were to leave a document on ... Read More »

Keynote Video:  Painting a Picture of the Legal Services Industry

Painting a Picture of the Legal Services Industry

Attorney, author and entrepreneur David Galbenski believes the legal industry may be at the “most unique inflection points that we’ve experienced” in our lifetime.  The legal industry he says is “under dramatic transformation and disruption” which provides the opportunity to innovate, or perhaps to imagine the future of law. The video embedded nearby captures his complete keynote presentation as provided ... Read More »