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Benchmarking Corporate Legal Department Maturity

Benchmarking Corporate Legal Department Maturity

“Most of us spend time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important,” according to Stephen R. Covey. The sentiment of the late author was reflected in the third habit – put first things first – of his bestselling book, 7 Effective Habits of Highly Effective People. Benchmarking is an effective and data-driven way to determine ... Read More »

4 Certs Legal Should Ensure Managed Services Providers Have

4 Security-Related Certifications Law Firm Managed Services Providers Should Have

Note:  The following is a guest post from Jeff Norris who leads architecture and security for the LexisNexis Managed Services business. Over the past couple of years, the legal industry has seen a growing trend of corporate counsel and their outside law firms choosing to contract with managed services providers for handling litigation data. Managed service providers provide an environment ... Read More »

Hot Legal Links and the Top 10 Posts You Might Have Missed

top 10 legal

In the year that’s passed since we launched this little blog, we’ve been amazed at the growth in readership. In 12 months or so, this blog has earned hundreds of thousands page views (and that continues to grow).  A huge “thank you” is in order for reading, engaging, sharing and otherwise, spending a few moments of your day with us. For ... Read More »

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

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. Do you think it’s possible to build a full-service practice, serve your clients more fully, and develop a new income stream – all with no outlay of cash? It’s as simple as forming alliances with other attorneys ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  Small Law Cloud Best Practices

Cloud Best Practices for Small Law

The conversation about cloud computing for law firms has changed, according to a recent panel at LegalTech NY.  It’s no longer a question of is the cloud secure, but rather a question of how we can make it more secure. In order to improve on an idea, small law must have a baseline understanding of the cloud.  We recently spotted ... Read More »

10 Tips for Improving Law Firm Invoicing and Billing

10 Tips for Improving Law Firm Billing and Invoicing

The ABA Journal has a full page graphic in this month’s print edition: Many small firms face big payment problems. The graphic is based on data from a LexisNexis billing survey of small law firms published in the second half of last year.  In contrast to billable hours survey previously conducted, this survey aimed to learn about the billing and ... Read More »

Are US and UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart?

Are US-UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The legal services industry is increasingly a global marketplace, fueled by more cross-border law firm mergers this year and continuous innovation in the application of technology to the practice of law. Still, there are attributes unique ... Read More »

Monica Bay:  You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

You Can’t Practice Law without Technology

Three formative early notions may well have shaped her legal and legal reporting career. First, as an “temp” secretary and paralegal at a law firms while paying her own way through law school, she recalls “what it was like to be invisible as a non-lawyer.” She understood, indeed experienced, how important non-lawyers are to the business of law. Second, law ... Read More »

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

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. Heads up, solo and smaller-firm litigators: it’s time to modernize your law practice with technology. Unfortunately, two prevailing truths remain: Frist, too many attorneys think the acknowledgement of technology is as good as actually using it in ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Competition for Legal Marketing Online

Infographic Friday Competitive Environment for Legal Marketing Online -header

Years ago, when people needed services – an accountant, investment advice or an attorney – there was one place to go:  a commercial phone book.  Today, most people still turn to a single source of information, albeit a very different one, to find such services:  search engines Search engines are not limited by the finite number of pages in a ... Read More »