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Shift Left: 5 Ways to Drive Down Costs in eDiscovery


Pre-trial discovery was originally intended as a rule in our civil courts that would prevent trial by ambush, but the ability of massive discovery requests to bog down a case and load up the costs of litigation turned it into a key strategic focus of corporate litigants. As we all know, the explosion of electronic documents simply exacerbated that problem ... Read More »

Happy Independence Day, America

Happy Independence Day, America

With most of our usual readership likely occupied with beaches, grilling, picnics, parades and/or fireworks today, we think it’s fitting to revolt from the responsibility of producing our typical volley of thought-provoking, legal-related blog content. Instead, we’re taking the opportunity to acknowledge the singularly memorable event that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania exactly two hundred and forty years ago. It ... Read More »

BOL Blog Fans: What’s Most Important to You?

BOL Blog Fans: What’s Most Important to You?

The fact that we publish our own legal industry blog doesn’t mean that we don’t pay attention to others that cover the same field. While we won’t name names here, it’s worth mentioning that we’ve observed that many of our favorite legal blogs sometimes generate more feedback than our posts typically do. We acknowledge being just the slightest bit envious ... Read More »

Understanding the Science Behind How Clients Think

Understanding the Science Behind How Clients Think

Earlier this month, LexisNexis conducted a webinar series titled: Helping Lawyers Grow Sustainable Pipeline. Each of the sessions, co-presented by Mo Bunnell, founder and president of Bunnell Idea Group, Doug Johnson, managing director of Catapult Growth Partners and Scott Winter, enterprise client engagement manager for LexisNexis Interaction, focused the discussion on the following three areas: How to Manage Opportunities How ... Read More »

Can You Relate? A Touch Point Checklist for Law Firms


The recent release of the 2015 Year-End edition of the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report has revealed several insights regarding the current state of corporate legal dynamics. As we reported in a recent Business of Law Blog post, among the many revelations found in the latest report is this sobering fact: When it comes to engaging outside counsel for significant ... Read More »

5 Tips for Women to Succeed in the Legal Tech Workforce


A recent report found that just 30 percent of the average tech company workforce is comprised of women. By comparison, women make up 59 percent of the overall U.S. labor force and almost 51 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau. And while comparable data is tough to come by in the legal space, it’s well known ... Read More »

Clients Willing to Hire for Litigation and Corporate Work, Says New Report


View full graph A new CounselLink report suggests clients aren’t likely to retain new law firms this year. However, as they say, there are exceptions to the rule. The 2015 CounselLink Year-End ELM Trends Report concludes a majority of clients, 56 percent, plan to stay with their incumbent firms. Interestingly, the tide changes for those clients seeking counsel in two particular ... Read More »

5 Social Media Risks in eDiscovery


Social media has replaced email as our primary means of electronic communications. Since 2009, there have been more social network users than email users worldwide. Moreover, there is now more time spent on social media than email – and that amount of time continues to grow. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a total blurring of the lines between “personal” and “business” uses ... Read More »

Four Ways to Win More Client Work


A BTI study suggests law firms are leaving money on the table and unnecessarily. Although GCs say they want to give their existing firms more work, law firms are only getting a meager 23 percent of the pie, David Jacobs, senior client advisor for LexisNexis, reported these findings during a webinar focused on business development (BD). “There’s a disconnect between ... Read More »

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

Thanks to the rising importance of eDiscovery and accurate document production, litigation support professionals are more valuable than ever. At the same time, the pressure is constant and the stakes are high for those productions to be on time, responsive and compliant with judicial instructions. “Once a document collection review is completed, documents typically need to be produced to opposing ... Read More »