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Avoiding 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

How to Avoid 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t as hard as they need to be. First, the why: You bring people in ... Read More »

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English

Some 70% of data breaches involve laptops and portable devices.  Ten percent of mobile phones are stolen during their useful life.  In 2013 nearly a million and a half smart phones were lost. Where lawyers are going increasingly mobile, those statistics make strong case for encryption according to John Simek and David G. Reis.  The two gentlemen co-presented an ABA ... Read More »

Law Day Infographic:  Brief History of the Magna Carta

Law Day Infographic Brief History of the Magna Carta-header

Among all the people who have served as U.S. President, the majority had roots in the profession of law before rising to this nation’s top office.  President Eisenhower, who led the allied effort in Europe during World War II, is among the fewer that did not. Even so it was this former general who first established Law Day.  According to ... Read More »

Tech Consultant Craig Bayer on Client Value Metrics

Tech Consultant Craig Bayer on Addressing Client Value Metrics

Most people associate a statement of work with a bill, but that doesn’t have to be the case, according to Craig Bayer, a technology consultant with Optiable and speaker at the ABA TECHSHOW. A statement of work, without the fees can simply be a gentle, if not reassuring, reminder to a client that the law firm is thinking about their ... Read More »

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms

Change happens fast, especially in technology, which may explain why ABA TECHSHOW panelists Bjorn Christianson and Sharon D. Nelson advocate a simple mantra for small law firms purchasing technology:  Plan, review, revise, recycle. For most law firms, according to the panelists, attorneys find themselves in a vicious cycle of “break-fix” meaning the only time given to tech usually comes in ... Read More »

What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

Fresh off the heels of the 2015 Legal Marketing Association Conference in San Diego, we join the ranks of those flocking to the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW® conference in Chicago. The event is held at the Hilton Chicago from April 16-18, 2015.  By our own count, the 2015 schedule indicates there will be nearly 60 sessions – LexisNexis is sponsoring the ... Read More »

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures?

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. We often hear the question, “If it is just me or a few people in the firm, why does a policy and procedure manual matter?” Because no matter the size of your firm, people respond well to structure ... Read More »

Friday Share:  Examining Legal Marketing Email Metrics

Examining Legal Marketing Email

Email marketing service Concep recently published a quarterly assessment of email marketing statistics that compares different service industries including legal:  Cross Industry Email Statistics. A representative from the company shared the data in the LexisNexis InterAction CRM group on LinkedIn, and we saw an opportunity to ask a few questions legal marketers might find helpful.  The answers, which were shared ... Read More »

3 Classic April Fool’s Pranks for Lawyers

3 Classic April Fools Pranks for Lawyers

Lawyers.com published a piece a few years ago which still seems like sage advice for April Fool’s pranks.  It advised the legal community should avoid jokes that involve the police, “creates a panic,” or causes damage or injury to people or property. We’d like to think we’re following the spirit of that advice while also taking liberty to celebrate April ... Read More »

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants  

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants

One of the good fortunes among the law firm practice management business at LexisNexis is an ecosystem of technology consultants. Many of these people have years of specialized knowledge and experience designing and implementing technology solutions for law firms – and have completed a certification process for LexisNexis software.  In some cases, many of them are also lawyers and have ... Read More »