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Infographic: Amazing Coincidences of 2 Lawyers on July 4th

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Twenty-six of the 44 Presidents in U.S. history also served as lawyers.  On the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, it seems fitting to highlight two of them who also served as founding fathers:  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Sometimes friends and sometimes bitter political rivals, their lives have amazing coincidences:  the both passed the bar at 24; they were ... Read More »

Snapshots: Evolution in Corporate Legal Maturity

Snapshots Evolution in Corporate Legal Maturity

About a 100 corporate legal professionals participated in a panel discussion that centered on maturing legal operations at the annual 2015 annual LexisNexis CounselLink customer conference. In some ways, listening to the session was like being a fly on the wall as attendees and panelists discussed objectives and programs unique to respective industries, including financial services, communications and biotechnology. Here are three ... Read More »

8 LexisNexis Tech Webinars or Events for July

9 LexisNexis Tech Webinars or Events for July

There are a number of events coming up in the next thirty days, although one of them will occur on the last day of June rather than in July.  We’ve made it easy for the witness to spot which one in this line up:  its number #1 and coincidentally the subject of that event is a top priority for many law ... Read More »

History and Origin of the Billable Hour

History and Origin of the Billable Hour

The billable hour is a persistent topic, arguably because it’s so central to the business of law and indeed the larger business community. While there is strong case to suggest alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) have sustainable traction there’s also evidence that significant current trends in legal pricing are based in some part on the billable hour. The billable hour persists, as ... Read More »

Friday Share: eyeWitness to Atrocities

eyeWitness to Atrocities

Earlier this month, the International Bar Association (IBA) released a mobile phone app – eyeWitness to Atrocities – for “documenting and reporting human rights atrocities in a secure and verifiable way so the information can be used as evidence in a court of law.” The intent of the project is to help solve a sizable legal gap amid the growing ... Read More »

Case Study: Art and Science for the Corporate Legal Department

Art and Science for the Corporate Legal Department

Driving efficiency often requires change management – and change management “is really about people.” That’s according to VMware® VP and Deputy General Counsel Aine Lyons for Worldwide Legal Operations, as described by the Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) in a case study about the ACC Value Challenge awards:  Scaling, Streamlining, and Succeeding:  Transforming Legal Services to Support the Corporate Vision. ... Read More »

A Cheat Sheet for 5 Recent Legal Industry Studies

A Cheat Sheet for 5 Recent Legal Industry Studies

The volume of digital information created everyday is eight times greater than that in all U.S. libraries.  It’s daunting to say the least and the legal industry too produces an impressive volume in the form of data, surveys and reports. Over the last few weeks, there have been a flurry of legal industry studies published, and while we haven’t gotten ... Read More »

Photo Finish: 9 Visuals from the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3

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For the second consecutive year, we sponsored, volunteered and competed in the LexisNexis® Ironman Raleigh 70.3 presented by PNC. Sure the sponsorship presents the opportunity to build the LexisNexis brand in the local Raleigh community – most people in our back yard don’t realize how much our local offices have grown or the opportunities (arguably, the largest concentration of legal ... Read More »

The 10 Most Popular Business of Law Blog Posts Among 70

Metrics Invoices and LMA The Most Popular Among 70 Blog Posts-head

In the 90 or so days spanning the months of March, April and May (2015), we’ve published upwards of 70 posts.  It’s always interesting to see what posts resonate with the legal community, so what follows below is a summary of the top 10 posts for the last three months. It’s worth noting the analysis is driven by reader clicks ... Read More »

What are the Going Law Firm Billing Rates by Practice Area?

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The first of six key metrics in the newest edition of the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report covers the going law firm billing rates by practice area.  The data is based on $18 billion in legal invoices processed through the CounselLink systems since 2009. The data presented in the chart nearby (click here or image for higher resolution), is a ... Read More »