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Stubborn Facts: Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

Stubborn Facts Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

The U.S. might have won its independence with soldiers but it might not have even gotten into the fight without lawyers. While it’s easy to see the influence of the modern lawyer on our system of government – it’s worthwhile to point out the influence lifetime students of law had on its origins. Here are five interesting, if not stubborn, ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

SlideShare Friday 9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

The ABA Journal recently reported compensation for paralegals is on the rise with managerial positions in law firms earning just under $80 per hour.  The average hourly rate earned however, was substantially less, running between $34 and $37 per hour.  According to the data, paralegals at law firms tend to earn slightly more than those working for corporate legal departments. ... Read More »

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean?

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean

A survey report focused on the State of Law Firm CRM published late in 2013 found “better client relations” among the primary benefits of CRM projects.  It’s worth noting the “improved ability to cross-sell” was a close second. As desinationCRM.com, the web affiliate of CRM Magazine, later reported in an article titled, Law Firms Make the Case for CRM: Fifty ... Read More »

2014 LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3 Triathlon Video Recap

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As readers of this blog know, LexisNexis both sponsored and competed in the 2014 Ironman Raleigh 70.3 triathlon, which was held on June 1, 2014.  As a company, we are of course very proud of the 16 employees that attempted and completed the race. The video nearby was developed by our creative team as a fun tribute to the iron ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  File Sharing Information in Law Firms

Infographic Friday File Sharing Information in Law Firms-header

Law firms are caught in a bit of a bind when it comes to file sharing.  On one hand clients demand an easy way to collaborate but on the other, the risks can be high. In a post titled, File Sharing by Lawyers Largely Insecure, Survey Suggests, legal luminary Bob Ambrogi wrote If I were to leave a document on ... Read More »

Summer School: 5 LexisNexis Software Webinars this Week

Summer School-4 LexisNexis Business of Law Product Webinars this Week

Webinars are a great way for existing customers to get more out of the LexisNexis® software products.  This week we’ve got four such free webinars planned across practice management, billing and CRM applications. The four webinars being offered include: 1. 10 Tips and Tricks to Deliver Effective CRM Training Who:  LexisNexis InterAction® customers. What:  Sr. Trainer Margaret Hepburn will walk ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  Imagining the Future of Law

YouTube Friday Imagining the Future of Law

The legal community and the medical community have a lot in common, it seems: Both manage cases Both face pricing pressures Both face compliance concerns Confidentiality is paramount Technology promises the potential to redesign the business and rethink the practice in both professions. Yet instead of reimagining – as the rather stirring video embedded nearby suggests, what if we just…imagine? ... Read More »

Top 10 #BusinessofLaw Posts you Might have Missed in May

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Pricing, analysis and generally, big ideas, topped the most read posts on the Business of Law Blog this month. We greatly appreciate our readers and contributors and their influence in shaping and sharing the conversation on this blog. Here are the most read blog posts for May 2104: Porter’s Five Forces for the Legal Industry 9 Takeaways from the Altman ... Read More »

Embrace Your Law Firm Clients: 3 Ways to Make More Rain

Embrace Your Law Firm Clients 3 Ways to Make More Rain

Altman Weil’s recent 2014 Law Firms in Transition survey reminds us that many firms see the pace of change accelerating with clients as the catalyst. 34% of law firm leaders identified corporate law departments as the force most likely to lead change; 32% chose technology innovation; and, 15% selected non-law-firm providers of legal services. Only 10% of respondents believe that ... Read More »

10 Telling Images from the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3

LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh

Sixteen.  Including a three-person relay team, that’s the number of LexisNexis employees that competed in the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3 race this past Sunday.  Thirteen went the entire 70+ miles on their own and crossed the finish line. Downtown Raleigh ran red with the LexisNexis colors as more than 50 volunteers, dressed up in t-shirts with the design you see above, ... Read More »