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Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening

“The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said their organization plans to “increase slightly” or “increase significantly” the number of entry-level lawyers hired in the next 12 months. An announcement for the survey results ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  eDiscovery Explained Simply

YouTube Friday eDiscovery Explained Simply

The “e” in eDiscovery doesn’t stand for “easy” and some experts (like the video nearby) argue that eDiscovery is greater challenge for IT than it is for lawyers.  In its simple terms, eDiscovery is short hand for the process of turning unstructured data – sometimes staggering amounts of it – into something we can understand. YouTube is filled with resources ... Read More »

6 Staggering Big Data Statistics Pave the Way for eDiscovery

6 Staggering Big Data Statistics Pave the Way for eDiscovery

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The impact of electronic discovery on our industry is often measured by legal professionals according to the amount of time, expense and headaches it has introduced to the litigation workflow. So perhaps a quick journey through ... Read More »

The Key to CRM is Tracking Relationships

The Key to CRM is Tracking Relationships

Customer relationship management (CRM) tools for professional service firms ought to track relationships – who knows whom– as opposed to tracking products.  So says Kayte Steinert-Threlkeld, the chief marketing officer for Berdon LLP, a top 35 accounting firm based in Manhattan. Relationships  trump everything in business development, an aspect perhaps unique for professional services firms, including accounting, law, engineering and ... Read More »

4 Certs Legal Should Ensure Managed Services Providers Have

4 Security-Related Certifications Law Firm Managed Services Providers Should Have

Note:  The following is a guest post from Jeff Norris who leads architecture and security for the LexisNexis Managed Services business. Over the past couple of years, the legal industry has seen a growing trend of corporate counsel and their outside law firms choosing to contract with managed services providers for handling litigation data. Managed service providers provide an environment ... Read More »

Hot Legal Links and the Top 10 Posts You Might Have Missed

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In the year that’s passed since we launched this little blog, we’ve been amazed at the growth in readership. In 12 months or so, this blog has earned hundreds of thousands page views (and that continues to grow).  A huge “thank you” is in order for reading, engaging, sharing and otherwise, spending a few moments of your day with us. For ... Read More »

Are US and UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart?

Are US-UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The legal services industry is increasingly a global marketplace, fueled by more cross-border law firm mergers this year and continuous innovation in the application of technology to the practice of law. Still, there are attributes unique ... Read More »

Monica Bay:  You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

Three formative early notions may well have shaped her legal and legal reporting career. First, as an “temp” secretary and paralegal at a law firms while paying her own way through law school, she recalls “what it was like to be invisible as a non-lawyer.” She understood, indeed experienced, how important non-lawyers are to the business of law. Second, law ... Read More »

5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. With corporate counsel, law firms and outside service providers mobilizing to deal with the data security threat confronting our industry, more legal professionals are debating the idea of moving to a “hosted” model for managing litigation ... Read More »

Citi Private Bank Law Firm Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

Citi Legal Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

The growing confidence observed across the US legal industry, including optimism from corporate counsel, at year’s end seems to be continuing. That’s according to the latest Quarterly Flash issued by Citi Private Bank which examined the full year for 2014. According to an executive summary we were sent by email: Law firm revenue grew, profits widened, productivity increased and demand ... Read More »