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4 Key Implications of Early Case Assessment Technologies

4 Key Implications of Early Case Assessment Technologies

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. According to Gartner, by 2020, information will be used to reinvent, digitalize or eliminate 80 percent of business processes and products from a decade earlier. That trend line appears to be right on track in the ... Read More »

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures?

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures

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. We often hear the question, “If it is just me or a few people in the firm, why does a policy and procedure manual matter?” Because no matter the size of your firm, people respond well to structure ... Read More »

Friday Share:  Examining Legal Marketing Email Metrics

Examining Legal Marketing Email

Email marketing service Concep recently published a quarterly assessment of email marketing statistics that compares different service industries including legal:  Cross Industry Email Statistics. A representative from the company shared the data in the LexisNexis InterAction CRM group on LinkedIn, and we saw an opportunity to ask a few questions legal marketers might find helpful.  The answers, which were shared ... Read More »

Does Corporate Legal Hire Lawyers or Law Firms?

Top Factors for Evaluation Outside Counsel

What is the most important factor to corporate legal in evaluating outside counsel?  Relationships according to a survey of corporate legal departments published at the end of 2014. The vast majority of respondents were corporate attorneys with senior leadership titles. If relationships still matter in the business of law, what then does that really mean from a corporate counsel perspective? Casey ... Read More »

3 Classic April Fool’s Pranks for Lawyers

3 Classic April Fools Pranks for Lawyers

Lawyers.com published a piece a few years ago which still seems like sage advice for April Fool’s pranks.  It advised the legal community should avoid jokes that involve the police, “creates a panic,” or causes damage or injury to people or property. We’d like to think we’re following the spirit of that advice while also taking liberty to celebrate April ... Read More »

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants  

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants

One of the good fortunes among the law firm practice management business at LexisNexis is an ecosystem of technology consultants. Many of these people have years of specialized knowledge and experience designing and implementing technology solutions for law firms – and have completed a certification process for LexisNexis software.  In some cases, many of them are also lawyers and have ... Read More »

Grow: Perform a “Health Check” Your Law Firm’s Processes

Perform a “Health Check” When Growth Out-Paces Your Firm’s Processes

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. With the economy finally easing back into optimism mode, many law firms are now in the enviable position of having to cope with a welcome shot of growth. That’s good news in every way for an industry that ... Read More »

Friday Share:  A Legal Billing Conference in Illustration

A Legal Billing and Finance Conference in Illustration

What happens in Las Vegas isn’t staying in Las Vegas – at least if it was captured in an illustration format.   A short while ago we published the LegalTech Show in Illustration and earned good feedback – there’s power in doodling. When it came time to host more than 100 law firm billing, accounting and finance professionals for the 2015 ... Read More »

5 Tips for Improving Corporate Legal Maturity

5 Tips for Improving Corporate Legal Maturity

Experience and dozens of engagements with corporate legal indicate that most law departments fall between somewhere between the third and fourth levels of the corporate legal maturity model. Few organizations fit squarely in any one stage, but we find most in-house teams have some technology deployed and are working towards integrating information. “Growing up is hard to do,” as the ... Read More »

Attorney Time Saver:  Firm Manager Releases Batch Invoicing

Firm Manager Invoice complete-small

Most small law firms – about 62% of solos and duos – spend roughly 8 hours a month on billing processes including invoicing.  About a quarter spend upwards of 16 hours a month.   There are handfuls that can spend more according to a law firm billing survey LexisNexis published in August of 2014. The business case for efficient billing process ... Read More »