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Infographic Friday: The Future of Law

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The infographic The Law Office of the Future has been making rounds on the web for several months, but we were reminded of it again when the National Law Review published the infographic this week. Since we took a look at an infographic on the future of technology used in law last week, this seems like a natural progression. In ... 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 »

5 Social CRM Predictions for the Legal Industry

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Social media is taking the business world by storm. Some industries are embracing digital communications with open arms while others are approaching them in a slower, more calculated fashion. The legal industry tends to fall into the latter group. As I look ahead to the next 12 to 18 months, I believe social media will begin to have a more ... 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 »

Trends in ELM: LexisNexis CounselLink Annual Customer Conference

CounselLink User Conference 2014

The CounselLink team has opened up registration for the 2014 CounselLink Annual Customer Conference.  This year the conference will be held in the relatively quiet country side of Northern Virginia – about 30 miles west of Washington, DC.   This year’s event will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing corporate legal departments. We’ll be hosting a series of panel ... Read More »

6 Business of Law Infographics you Might have Missed

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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 »

How Inside Counsel can Use Data and Analytics

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Is cost an effective metric of value delivered to an organization? Kris Satkunas, who approaches corporate legal department metrics with a numerical focus, made a compelling case. In her recent post, Legal Department Metrics: Cost vs. Value, she notes that cost while widely used isn’t the only logical measure of value. She’s written fairly extensively on the topic including a ... Read More »