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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 »

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 »

Infographic:  Billable Hours Gained with Practice Management

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Eight extra hours a month is just one of the benefits law firms can achieve with practice management technology. That translates to 12 days a year or just about two weeks. How that time translates to a return on investment, depends on what an attorney does with it. If the time is used for billable work, Blue Hill Research estimates ... Read More »

4 Telltale Signs Your Small Law Firm Has Outgrown its Software

4 Telltale Signs Your Small Law Firm Has Outgrown its Software

“One poor guy,” a legal administrator was spending six hours a day, twice a week running compensation reports for partners.  That amounts to 12 hours a week, or nearly 50 hours per month, where a survey of small law firms suggests most firms spend eight hours a week on the entire billing process, let alone running a single report. When ... Read More »

Basics and Best Practices for Litigation Presentation Software

Basics and Best Practices for Litigation Presentation Software

From big data to the “Black Swan” event, there are several underlying factors driving change in eDiscovery.  This offers both a challenge and an opportunity. On one hand, 67% of law firms in the Am Law 200 reported an increase in workload around eDiscovery and litigation according to research conducted by consulting firm The Cowen Group.  On the other hand, ... 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 »

A Tricky Email Scam and Avoiding Law Firm Malpractice

An Email Scam that Tricks Lawyers and Avoiding Malpractice

Ever get a promising email from royalty in a foreign land?  The would-be pen pal writes in such emails that he or she is due a large sum of money, and those who oblige to help recover it, will be rewarded by getting to keep a hefty sum of the total. It seems nearly everyone has seen these scams, but ... 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 »

Building Client-Value Processes Into Law Firm Client Intake

Building Client-Value Processes Into Law Firm Client Intake

Every buttoned-up law firm builds protective measures into client intake. Whether it’s conflict searches, sending out engagement letters for signatures, setting up matters in practice or financial management software or any of the day-to-day tasks that play a key role in establishing proper records and conducting due diligence, all are considered standard processes for shielding the firm, and the client, ... Read More »