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This bio page is used to publish submissions by contributing writers. We welcome contributions from the legal community and are especially keen for contributions from our customers. Please review previous submissions published here and the “About Us” section to get a sense for what topics work for this blog. All posts must be original content not published elsewhere for at least 30 days. To submit an idea for consideration please email blsssocial@lexisnexis.com.

Kris Satkunas to be Inducted as Fellow to COLPM

Kris Satkunas to be Inducted as Fellow to COLPM

As they say, it’s not news until someone announces it—Please join us in congratulating our very own, Kris Satkunas, director of strategic counseling for LexisNexis Counsellink, who will be inducted as a Fellow to the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) during the organization’s upcoming 2016 Futures Conference: Law Practice 2026 taking place on September 15-16, 2016. Each year, Fellows ... Read More »

Designing “Richer” Legal Software Tools

Designing “Richer” Legal Software Tools

Internal paradigm shifts are never easy in a corporate setting, but sometimes they are the only way to point the company in a direction that will help its products and services better satisfy customer needs. “In recent years, we’ve made great strides at building software tools in a more agile manner, but we saw an opportunity to develop products that ... Read More »

Disruptive Technology is Reshaping Legal Market, Says ILTACON Keynoter

Disruptive Technology is Reshaping Legal Market

Whatever made you successful until now could also be the biggest threat to your future, warned the opening keynote speaker this week at ILTACON 2016. “What’s happening now is the beginning of a new chapter in the tale of transformation,” said Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century, which advises leaders on ... Read More »

In Their Own Words, Customers Share CounselLink Business Benefits

Customers Share CounselLink Business Benefits

They say every good relationship begins with open communication. This is especially true when it comes to a managing a customer relationship. At CounselLink, our customer philosophy is more than simply a vendor/customer relationship. In contrast, we view these relationships as much more of a long-term business partnership. This means soliciting regular feedback from customers to answer the age old ... Read More »

New Federal Directive Clarifies U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination

New Federal Directive Clarifies U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination

Last week’s news reports that hackers had breached the New York Times was the latest reminder of the existential threat that all private-sector businesses face from cyber attacks. In the legal community, cyber incidents have taken place at nearly all major U.S. law firms and cybersecurity challenges are increasingly affecting small and midsized law firms as well. Earlier this month, ... Read More »

Create a Winning Firm: 6 Numbers to Have on the Radar

Create a Winning Firm: 6 Numbers to Have on the Radar

Attorneys who own their own firms can learn a thing or two from Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, featured in the award-winning movie “Moneyball.” Say what? In a recent Attorney at Work article titled: Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data, author Tate Davis, director of small law product management for LexisNexis, shares these ... Read More »

Law Firms Finding Business Gains in Migration to Cloud

Law Firms Finding Business Gains in Migration to Cloud

When the very notion of accessing software applications on the cloud hit the legal profession – let alone cloud-based data storage and retrieval – most law firms reacted in a predictably risk-averse manner: That’s interesting, but what is the data security exposure to the firm, the confidentiality risks to clients, the liability insurance coverage implications? All of those important questions ... Read More »

Legal Department Metrics, Reports, and Analysis: A CounselLink / CLOC Discussion – Part 1

Legal Department Metrics, Reports, and Analysis

I just returned from San Francisco where I was fortunate enough to be invited to facilitate a discussion with the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) on legal department metrics. My colleague, Kris Satkunas, Director of Analytics Consulting for CounselLink, and I shared our views on best practices in establishing a corporate legal metrics program. Elaborating on we’ve learned about best ... Read More »

10 Don’ts of eDiscovery

10 Don’ts of eDiscovery

Electronic discovery is about technology, it’s about workflows, it’s about costs and it’s certainly about the professionals who do the work. But it’s important to remember that, at its core, eDiscovery is a serious component of the litigation process, fraught with all of the compliance responsibilities and risks that entails. To help litigation professionals gain a tighter grip on the ... Read More »

A Solo’s Secret to Success: Find Ways to Add Value

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One of the biggest challenges small law firm owners face in trying to sustain a profitable business is simply getting paid, according to Lance M. Pritikin, attorney and owner of Los Angeles-based Law Offices of Lance Pritikin. Mr. Pritikin believes the problem stems mainly from small law firm owners modeling their billing cycle after large law firms. In other words, ... Read More »