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Boston Housing Authority Legal Team Adds Efficiency without Cost

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How does a team of eight attorneys and just five support staff manage a legal caseload serving 26,000 people in 70 developments and 12,600 public housing units across Boston, Massachusetts? One might assume the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) would require a goliath sized legal team to manage its constantly growing legal caseload, however the opposite is the true for the ... Read More »

“Issue Spotting” for Law Firms: Using eDiscovery Tech in Government Investigations

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Providers of eDiscovery services to law firms need to be technically proficient, adept at using software, cost-conscious and focused on quality, among other things. But according to one leading eDiscovery firm, there is another ingredient that is sometimes overlooked. “Our view is that eDiscovery is not a technical issue, it’s a legal issue with a technical solution,” said Dana Conneally, ... Read More »

Demo PCLaw or Time Matters for a Chance to Win an Amazon Echo or Other Great Prizes

Demo PCLaw or Time Matters for a Chance to Win an Amazon Echo or Other Great Prizes

It’s that time of year again … we can almost smell the turkey roasting in the oven and the apple pie bubbling over with delight, which can only mean one thing, Thanksgiving is coming! While most of us are getting ready to enjoy, arguably, America’s most anticipated meal, the impending Thanksgiving holiday also means the season of giving is upon ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: Start with the Resources Under Your Roof

Data Security Audits

Perhaps no topic has attracted as much attention – and angst – in the legal profession this year than data security. One strategy that many corporate clients are employing to try to minimize their risk profile in working with outside law firms and their third-party information service providers is to require them to undergo intensive data security audits. Earlier this ... Read More »

The Key to Success in a Client’s Market, Know Your Firm’s Financials

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Note: The following is a digest version of the post we published last Wednesday, November 9. On the chance that a portion of our Business of Law Blog readers may have been distracted by the day’s election news, we’ve decided to provide a second opportunity to read this valuable information on law firm economics. Law firms ought to focus less ... Read More »

Why Understanding Economics is the Key to Law Firm Profitability

Why Understanding Economics is the Key to Law Firm Profitability

“One of the biggest flaws with alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) not succeeding in law firms, is most law firms don’t understand their economics,” says Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., CLM, executive director of Long Island, New York and New Jersey based regional law firm, Rivkin Radler, LLP. Mr. Esposito believes law firms focus too heavily on rate setting. By contrast he ... Read More »

Streamlining Technology Procurement for Government Agencies

Streamlining Technology Procurement for Government Agencies

On October 24th, the General Services Administration (GSA) released its “Making It Easier to do Business with the Government Report,” summarizing accomplishments by the program last year and goals for next year. As reported by Federal Times, “the GSA’s plan to streamline acquisition is about to find its second gear.” At the federal, state and local levels, government agencies are ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: 4 Ways We Can Work Together

Data Security Audits

Data security audits can be onerous and burdensome, but they’re a necessity of business practice — particularly in the legal industry, where confidential documents reside on virtually every desktop, laptop and notebook. To help law firms understand their responsibilities, LexisNexis recently partnered with Lewis Brisbois to host a CLE panel event in Los Angeles: “How to Interpret and Meaningfully Comply ... Read More »

New Time Matters Pro Certification Offers Insider Secrets, Career-Long Value

New Time Matters Pro Certification Offers Insider Secrets, Career-Long Value

Former Second Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” For all enthusiasts  of the LexisNexis Time Matters legal practice management software seeking to become professional administrators of the Time Matters software for their firms, whether as new users or perhaps ... Read More »

Covering the Bases – Hyperion Benchmarking Identifies Key Contributors to Legal Tech Adoption

Covering the Bases – Hyperion Benchmarking Identifies Key Contributors to Legal Tech Adoption

“Build it and he will come.” Although the now-classic maxim may have rung true in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” that’s certainly not always the case in real life. Consider, for instance, a new ballgame in which the “he” (or she, for that matter) is a lawyer, and the destination is adoption of his or her organization’s latest legal technology ... Read More »