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10 Tips for Improving Law Firm Invoicing and Billing

10 Tips for Improving Law Firm Billing and Invoicing

The ABA Journal has a full page graphic in this month’s print edition: Many small firms face big payment problems. The graphic is based on data from a LexisNexis billing survey of small law firms published in the second half of last year.  In contrast to billable hours survey previously conducted, this survey aimed to learn about the billing and ... Read More »

Monica Bay:  You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

Three formative early notions may well have shaped her legal and legal reporting career. First, as an “temp” secretary and paralegal at a law firms while paying her own way through law school, she recalls “what it was like to be invisible as a non-lawyer.” She understood, indeed experienced, how important non-lawyers are to the business of law. Second, law ... Read More »

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

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. Heads up, solo and smaller-firm litigators: it’s time to modernize your law practice with technology. Unfortunately, two prevailing truths remain: Frist, too many attorneys think the acknowledgement of technology is as good as actually using it in ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Competition for Legal Marketing Online

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Years ago, when people needed services – an accountant, investment advice or an attorney – there was one place to go:  a commercial phone book.  Today, most people still turn to a single source of information, albeit a very different one, to find such services:  search engines Search engines are not limited by the finite number of pages in a ... Read More »

Customer Case Study:  Tax Law Meets PCLaw

Customer Case Study Tax Law Meets PCLaw

After 8 years litigating civil tax cases for the Department of Justice Tax Division and 12 years with a law firm, Attorney Robert Nath made a life-changing decision: He hung out a law shingle. While his work ethic was strong and his tax experience and business smarts considerable (he’s authored a series of books on How the IRS Operates), his ... Read More »

Rethinking Law Firm Reporting While the Pain is Fresh

Rethinking Law Firm Reporting While the Pain is Fresh

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. Good reporting is at the heart of improving profitability in every law firm. Until firm leaders have access to the data they need in the form that helps them see the big picture and all the smaller ... Read More »

Friday Share: The LegalTech Show in Illustration

The LegalTech Show Illustrated

If pictures are worth a thousand words, doodling might be worth double or triple.  Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported on research identifying the effect of doodling on improving focus and memory: Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page also can serve ... Read More »

Citi Private Bank Law Firm Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

Citi Legal Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

The growing confidence observed across the US legal industry, including optimism from corporate counsel, at year’s end seems to be continuing. That’s according to the latest Quarterly Flash issued by Citi Private Bank which examined the full year for 2014. According to an executive summary we were sent by email: Law firm revenue grew, profits widened, productivity increased and demand ... Read More »

Most US Presidents Were Lawyers

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If you’d like something interesting read about US Presidents that were also lawyers, consider this piece published in 2009 by the ABA Journal:  Fascinating facts about America’s lawyer-presidents.  It includes interesting facts such as: Taft had the most diverse legal career of America’s lawyer-presidents. His resume included service as a city attorney, superior court and federal circuit court judge, law school ... Read More »

Friday Share:  An Essential Guide for Lawyers in Social Media

Friday Share Essential Guide for Lawyers in Social Media

The online publication Attorney at Work recently published a free Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing. It’s an impressive piece of work that both breaks down results of a survey of its own readers and bundles a range of useful independent articles. These articles are quick reads and written by reputable personalities in the legal industry including Jared Correia, Gyi ... Read More »