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Friday Share: LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Rule of law sounds important.  We instinctively feel it’s important.  But what do those words really mean? As Mr. ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals

Infographic Friday Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals-header

Vicki Voisin, who champions a podcast called The Paralegal Voice, is an obvious choice to included in an infographic on “Famous Paralegals.”  However there are a few other names on the list that we found surprising including: Famous activist Erin Brockovich Comedian Ellen Degeneres Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln The reference to Mr. Lincoln as a paralegal caused us pause:  The ... Read More »

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

Note:  The following is a guest post by Timothy B. Corcoran. As a management consultant who spends time with both law firms and law departments, I frequently feel like a marriage counselor or mediator who is constantly encouraging each side to better understand the other. Quite often, the laments and wish lists by in-house counsel and outside counsel are fundamentally ... Read More »

Friday Share:  Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer?

Friday Share Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer

Are you a “new” normal lawyer? The “Are You the (New) Normal Lawyer?” quiz, which was developed by the by Catherine Sanders Reach, director of Law Practice Management & Technology  at the Chicago Bar Association, can help with such an assessment. Eight simple questions will evaluate a lawyer’s perspective on a range of topics including: billable hours, client communication, cloud technology and Richard ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  Legal Services as a Credence Good

YouTube Friday Legal Services as a Credence Good

Seventeen and half-days – it’s the time between legal work performed and time entry.  There’s a parallel between the time that elapses and the size of the legal invoice – or velocity. “The longer you wait, the more you inflate,” says D. Casey Flaherty driving home a message of his key note talk the recent 2015 CounselLink Customer Conference.  It ... Read More »

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In a recent survey of its members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides information resources to more than 15,000 corporate directors in the U.S., found that just 11 percent of corporate directors believe their boards have ... Read More »

3 Ways Corporate Legal Operations Use Metrics

3 Ways Corporate Legal is Using Metrics

The recent conference that provided snapshots into the evolution of corporate legal operations maturity – also provided a glimpse into metrics and measurement. It’s important to note, as the CounselLink consulting team is quick to point out, legal departments metrics may vary based on the unique needs of a given company or industry. Sometimes legal departments fall into the habit ... Read More »

Infographic: Amazing Coincidences of 2 Lawyers on July 4th

Infographic Amazing Parallels of 2 Lawyers on July 4th-header

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 »