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Product Notes: PCLaw 13 Service Pack 2 Released

PCLaw Service Pack 2

Last summer we rolled out an entirely new look and feel in LexisNexis® PCLaw® 13 law firm practice management software.  The new design provides a slick new interface that prominently displays three new dashboards that provide an intuitive at-a-glance view of a firm’s daily activities, client matters and financial performance. Over the last few years at in this division, we’ve implemented ... Read More »

#LexThink: Lean Startup for Lawyers

LexThink Lean Startup for Lawyers

LexThink is a bit like Ted Talks for lawyers.  Ten speakers get six minutes and 20 slides to “prescribe their cure for the legal profession in uncertain times.”  Six minutes is not a lot of time to present a complex idea, but as Mark Twain is so commonly attributed as saying, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Virtues of Virtual Law with Stacey L. Romberg

Legal Tech Briefs Virtual Law Office

After a decade in the industry, including a stint writing legislation for the U.S. Senate, Stacey L. Romberg made the leap – she hung out a shingle and opened her own law firm.  By measure of her legal services – a split between business law and estate planning & probate – it might be easy to miss one important distinction ... Read More »

3 Basics for Choosing Law Firm Practice Management Software

3 Basics for Choosing Law Firm Practice Management Software

Practice management software has existed for the better part of 20 years. Traditionally, the software required firms to purchase servers and install software locally, which in technology parlance we call premise-based.  Although also not new, cloud-based practice management software has risen in popularity in the last few years.  Our own research suggests 2014 will bring substantial adoption of cloud-based tools ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Evolution of Law Office IT

Infographic Friday Evolution of Law Office IT

In 2004, Ron Friedman wrote rather profoundly of the law technology evolution that “legal technology always comes back to documents and how to manage them.”  By that measure, one might argue we can trace the roots of legal technology to the advent of the Gutenberg, or perhaps even further to papyrus.   Today’s featured infographic is now a couple years ... Read More »

Un-Billable Hour: Law Firms, Invoicing and Collections

Un-Billable Hour

Earlier this month the Legal Talk Network unveiled a newly revived podcast called the Un-Billable Hour. Podcasts are a great way to make effective use of time to soak up additional information, for example during a daily commute, or while exercising. The Legal Talk Network makes this especially easy by offering the ability to listen to a variety of legal ... Read More »

6 Business of Law Infographics you Might have Missed

business of law infographics

Infographics are an increasingly popular way to visualize data within the legal industry.  Infographics are particularly useful for quickly understanding what data means by using visual references, such as space, size and sequence. For those so inclined, we’ve curated a couple dozen infographics related to the legal industry on a Pinterest board titled Law Infographics. While the Pinterest board rounds ... Read More »

The Rise & Fall of Flappy Birds: Lessons for Lawyers

flappy bird lawyers

Unless you’ve been too invested in the Sochi Olympics or spent too much time in court lately, odds are you’ve heard of the viral video game Flappy Birds—and how its creator caved under the “pressure” of success and pulled the game from Apple’s App Store, despite raking in $50K per day in ad revenue. If not, check out yesterday’s Wall ... Read More »

29 Posts Summarizing LegalTech New York (and that do not focus on eDiscovery)

LegalTech

A quick analysis on Hashtracking shows there were approximately 2,200 tweets around three different Twitter hashtags at LegalTech this year. That’s about 3,000 fewer than the social media musings of attendees at ILTA’s 2013 conference in Las Vegas last summer. Tweeters at the ILTA conference primarily coalesce around single hashtag #ILTA13, while attendees at LegalTech were spread across four different ... Read More »

Court Rules Calendaring Challenges and Solutions

Court Rules Calendaring

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  We know that when it comes to court deadlines, there are few excuses for getting it wrong. And that is why LexisNexis Firm Manager has teamed with LawToolBox to provide a special offer to solo and small law firms where court deadlines matter. We are at LegalTech New York and had ... Read More »