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Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Vegas! It’s been two years since the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) hosted its annual conference in Las Vegas (see: 38 Posts Summarizing the 2013 ILTA Conference). This year, the legal community is headed back.  Some 1,500+ attendees will congregated in Caesar’s Palace from August 30th to September 3rd.   It promises a heavy dose of legal tech just before the ... Read More »

How to put Mojo in Law Department Metrics

How to put Mojo in Law Department Metrics

Note:  a version of this article first appeared in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine. Is your corporate law department sometimes viewed more as a cost center than as a key contributor to the company’s operational efficiency? It’s a common situation. Turning that perception on its head requires heavy lifting on the part of general counsels and law department operations personnel. ... Read More »

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

In the last 18 months or so it seems artificial intelligence (AI) jumped from the movie screen to the news feed scroll.  More and more articles are exploring what it means for humanity. “The Wikipedia entry for “artificial intelligence” will make you wish you had an AI tool to interpret the entry,” according to Dennis Kennedy, in a panel discussion ... Read More »

One Attorney has No Fear of the Client Billing Conversation

Fear Not the Client Billing Conversation Says One El Paso Attorney

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Attorney Robert A. Skipworth has no qualms asking clients to pay for legal services rendered, a task some attorneys say they’d prefer to avoid altogether. According to Mr. Skipworth, who runs his own solo law practice in El ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

SlideShare Friday LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

“Instead of saying that you’re the best in your field as you would with more traditional advertising, push out relevant information that shows that you know what you’re talking about,” according to a new survey – Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report – from the team at LexBlog. The report stems from examining the web presence of the Am Law ... Read More »

Legal Competition Rises, Relationships Matter More than Ever  

Legal Competition Intensifies Relationships Matter More than Ever

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Law firms are losing two out of every three new business opportunity they are presented with. This represents a loss of $637 million in potential profits, according to BTI’s 2015 Market Outlook and Client Service Review. Toni ... Read More »

Woodstock for Legal: 6 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock for Legal 7 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock was first held in August 1969.  It yielded more than 30 performances to some 400,000 people and some say it changed the culture. The LexisNexis lineup of software and technology webinars for August probably won’t be anything like Woodstock.  Not even close. However, these webinars are intended to help customers to get more value and become rock stars with ... Read More »

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

Note: The following is a guest post from George Socha, the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm. Many corporate legal departments and government agencies are struggling with a common question right now: do we bring everyday eDiscovery in-house, outsource it to a qualified service provider or just leave our workflow the way it is? ... Read More »

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Four hours a month. That’s how long Christine Ruther, owner of C&R Engineering in California, a solo biomedical engineering consulting firm, took to run billing for her biomedical consulting business (lawyers report an average of 8 hours ... Read More »

Friday Share: LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Rule of law sounds important.  We instinctively feel it’s important.  But what do those words really mean? As Mr. ... Read More »