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Contributing Writer
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.

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 »

EDA vs. ECA: In Search of a New Approach

EDA vs. ECA: In Search of a New Approach

In the U.S., 96 percent of all civil cases are resolved short of a jury trial. Along the way, however, costs associated with litigation discovery (e.g., preservation, collection, review, production) are financially burdensome to both the plaintiff and the defendant. In many instances, the opposing party will even strategize on how to make it as difficult as possible to comply ... Read More »

UnitedLex Relies on Scalable Software Tools to “Deliver Best Product to Our Clients”

UnitedLex Relies on Scalable Software Tools to “Deliver Best Product to Our Clients”

We often hear that it’s important for a business product or service to be “scalable” – in the world of information technology, as TechTarget defines the term, that means the software will “continue to function well when changed in size or volume in order to meet a user need.” One global provider of legal and business solutions has proven that ... Read More »

A Case in Driving Operational Efficiency: Identify What Matters Most

A Case in Driving Operational Efficiency: Identify What Matters Most

“You can’t boil the ocean,” said Kris Satkunas, director of strategic consulting for LexisNexis CounselLink, during a webinar focused on driving operational efficiency in the legal department.  Instead of trying to accomplish everything at once, she suggested honing in on a handful of metrics that clearly identifies what is most important to the legal department. “The legal department is a ... Read More »

NightOwl Discovery Reduces eDiscovery Document Review by 85%

NightOwl Discovery Reduces eDiscovery Document Review by 85%

It’s a well-known axiom in the legal tech world that effective early data assessment on the front end of the eDiscovery process can significantly reduce data that must be processed later in the workflow. But the proof of any theory is always in the empirical results. NightOwl Discovery, which helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery management ... Read More »

Putting the You in UX: Behind the Scenes of Lawyer-Driven Legal Software

Putting the You in UX: Behind the Scenes of Lawyer-Driven Legal Software

“You can observe a lot by watching.” Yogi Berra When it comes to legal software, there’s “easy.” And then there’s easy. “Easy” it what a lot of products promise, but sometimes they equate the term with taking a minimalist approach. So minimalist, in fact, that when you sit down to use it you’re greeted by a seemingly blank screen void ... Read More »

“Design Thinking” in eDiscovery Software

“Design Thinking” in eDiscovery Software

American consumers have proven to be lovers of a well-designed product. For proof, look no further than the way that Apple Inc. has revolutionized enormous industries – such as the music business, the notebook computing space and the entire mobile communications category – with a series of sleek, elegant and well-designed products that are among the most expensive in their ... Read More »

How to Give Clients the Birthday Experience Using Science

How to Give Clients the Birthday Experience Using Science

“Give clients the birthday experience,” says Mo Bunnell, president of Bunnell Idea Group of how to win over clients and generate leads. Focusing more attention on clients and prospects, he adds, can have a profound impact on connecting more closely with these individuals. He recommends tailoring lead generation efforts to a client or prospect’s preferred thinking style, via the Herrmann Brain ... Read More »

Learning to Grow: Investing Based on Legal Department Objectives

Learning to Grow: Investing Based on Legal Department Objectives

At 87 years of age, Michelangelo famously said, “I am still learning.” In spite of his remarkable talent, he understood there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. Bolstered by continued growth in new business, revenues and number of customers and inspired by a capacity to learn more, LexisNexis is making significant investments in its CounselLink business in the coming ... Read More »