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“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Electronic discovery is often discussed through the lens of big-ticket commercial litigation and high-stakes federal investigations, matters typically handled by large law firms and government litigation teams. There is good reason for that, of course, since the dollar amounts ... Read More »

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability-header

Note:  This is a guest post by David J. Caiati, manager of Professional Services with the LexisNexis software division. Law firms continue to struggle with finding innovative ways to sustain a traditional business model.  The key issue confronting firms of all sizes is how to maintain the same profit margins enjoyed over the years while at the same time addressing ... Read More »

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

Note: A team contributed to this post.   “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are ... Read More »

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Tenacity, confidence and planning were named among key factors in helping three attorneys launch their own law firms. These lawyers spoke from personal experiences in front of a packed room of fellow lawyers, during the 2015 Annual Super Marketing ... 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 »

Small Law Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The Law Office of Stebelton, Aranda & Snider, in Lancaster, Ohio, has a no holds barred approach to customer service – every client phone call needs to be returned at the end of each day, no matter ... 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 »

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firms Needs to Invest in Case Management

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firm Needs to Invest in Case Management

Note:  This is a guest post by Stacey L. Romberg In 1999, I took a leap of faith by starting my own law firm. In the years preceding that wise decision, I woke up each workday, put on expensive professional attire, spent thirty minutes to two hours (the commute varied by job) either in my car or on a subway, ... Read More »

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Note:  The following is a guest post by Camille Stell. Lawyers face a myriad of challenges in today’s legal marketplace. Topping the list: dealing with the 21st century client. A new century means a new type of client. Trying to apply 20th century solutions to 21st century clients simply won’t work. It will result in sour client relations, which in ... Read More »

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

Note:  The following is a guest post by Charity Anastasio. The firm has spent months devising its strategic plan. It decided on a vision and mission, a team was assembled that looked at the environment internally and externally with a PEST analysis and a SWOT analysis, tried to apply the Porter Five Forces rivalry analysis and narrow its plan by ... Read More »