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5 Questions with a Law Firm CFO

5 Questions with a Law Firm CFO

Law firm clients today are in the driver’s seat – asking law firms to provide more value at a reduced cost. Technology is one way law firms can provide improved efficiency and reduced costs, but what it does not provide is the client-centric focus and attention to value that is now expected by clients when providing legal services. These ideas ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  A Few Benchmarks behind Online Legal Services

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LegalZoom got a thumbs-up from the top court in South Carolina this week and the story is making the rounds across the trades and the blawgosphere.  For example 3 Geeks and Blog reported as the news broke and Jordan Furlong has weighed in with commentary. It’s interesting from a business of law perspective because a few weeks ago we posted a ... Read More »

Six Business Metrics Every Law Firm Should Measure

Six Metric Every Law Firm Should Measure

One of the most ethical things we can do is to run a law firm like a business and be good stewards of our finances the budget of our clients said Christopher T. Anderson in a webinar titled Moneyball for Lawyers. The webinar dovetails on the popular 2011 movie by the same title, which is built on the premise that ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Cloud vs. Premise Software

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In a session at the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, two speakers compared law firm practice management systems in the cloud and on premise. From the speakers’ vantage point, premise-based solutions tend to be more robust, have a greater capacity for customization but generally cost more. Cloud products, on the other hand, tend to be less expensive because these solutions do not ... Read More »

Power Interview: Tips and Techniques for Law Firm Billing Software

Tips and Techniques for Law Firm Billing Software

The biggest challenges facing law firms today may well be ensuring everything works well together.  That’s according to Gail Thomas, a billing supervisor with English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP. The Bowling Green, KY-based law firm practices a wide range of practice areas from personal injury and business litigation – to real estate, immigration and employment law.  It is the ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: When the POTUS was a Lawyer

When the POTUS was a Lawyer

Among the 44 leaders who have served as President of the United States, 26 of them were lawyers. This means 59% of those serving in the top executive spot had law degrees. This according to an infographic we first spotted in a post by A2L Consulting titled: 15 Fascinating Legal and Litigation Infographics. We’re struggling a bit to find a ... Read More »

Product Notes: Time Matters 13.1 Available for Download

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We rolled out the 13th version of LexisNexis Time Matters practice management software last October.  The central feature is a secure Client Portal based on technology by WatchDox, which is also used in the LexisNexis Firm Manager cloud based law firm practice management software. To date, customer feedback has been pretty positive – readers of TechnoLawyer for example – voted ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: The Latent Market for Legal Services

SlideShare Friday The Latent Market for Legal Services

la·tent adjective \ˈlā-tənt\ present and capable of emerging or developing but not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic <a latent infection> In lieu of Infographic Friday we’re going with SlideShare Friday and a presentation developed by Richard S. Granat titled:  The Latent Market for Legal Services.  While the presentation was published in December 2013, we first heard about it during one ... Read More »

Video: LegalTech Blogger Panel on Cloud and Blawging

LegalTech Blogger Panel on Cloud and Blawging

At the 2014 LegalTech trade show the LexisNexis Firm Manager team had a chance to sponsor the blogger’s breakfast and a short panel discussion by some of the most prominent bloggers in the legal industry. The session was filmed and we recently obtained a copy from ALM and have uploaded it to our YouTube channel and embedded it here: The ... Read More »

Meta Data: 51+ Posts Summarizing the 2014 #ABATECHSHOW

51 Posts from the 2014 #ABATECHSHOW

We’ve had a couple days sift through the mass of social media posts, articles and blogs about the ABA TECHSHOW – word plethora comes to mind.  By way of Twitter comparison: ITLA Conference:  ~5,000  tweets LegalTech: ~2,200 tweets ABA TECHSHOW: ~1,500 tweets One difference in terms of coverage generated is that the ABA Journal did an amazing job covering the ... Read More »