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How Law Firms can Generate More Referrals and New Business

How Law Firms can Generate More Referrals and New Business-header

Note:  The following is a guest post by Lee Frederiksen a managing partner at Hinge Marketing. Generating referrals has always been an essential part of law firms’ marketing strategies. In fact, when we asked professional services firms what their biggest marketing priorities were for 2015, generating more referrals was the top priority, with 61.9 percent of respondents citing it. Yet ... Read More »

6 Tips from the Big Law Trenches for an Effective Digital Strategy

6 Tips from the Big Law Trenches for an Effective Digital Strategy

Note: the following is a post written by Kevin Bonsor, director of Creative Services for the LexisNexis software division. A web site is just the beginning of creating an effective digital strategy. This was the idea Michelle Woodyear, digital marketing manager at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP conveyed during her presentation at LegalTech® New York 2015 last week. Ms. Woodyear ... Read More »

Should Law Businesses Transform or Wait to Have Change Imposed

Transform or Wait to Have Change Imposed

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. According to the 2014 Law Firms in Transition Survey from Altman Weil, a large majority of law firm leaders report that greater pricing competition, practice efficiency, commoditization of legal work, competition from nontraditional legal service providers, ... Read More »

Roundup: Bits and Bytes from the #LTNY15 Twitterati

Bits and Bytes from the LegalTech Twitterati

As the LegalTech show winds down, here’s a quick (and fun) roundup of some of the commentary, stats and insights we’ve observed on Twitter under the two most commonly used hashtags for the show:  #LTNY and #LTNY15. 1. Law technology and revenue.  “Firms with the highest rates of technology adoptions billed 25% more.”  @KPatelALM 2. Here’s looking at you!  “80% ... Read More »

Trends, Spends and Clouds: 3 Takeaways from LegalTech Bloggers

3 Takeaways from the LegalTech Bloggers Breakfast-1

The annual Bloggers Breakfast at LegalTech aimed to address three pressing questions this year: 1. Is the US legal market on a path for revival? 2. What tech trends do you expect to see in 2015? 3. How did cloud technologies played out in 2014 and what’s in store for 2015? Ron Friedman published an exceptional live blog of the ... Read More »

Ellipsis: A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

Ellipsis A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

…this year, the LegalTech conference seems a little bit different because the legal world is bidding a farewell – of sorts – to Monica Bay.  ALM Media, the show organizer and publisher of Law Technology News (LTN) announced recently she will retire on February 9, 2015 as editor-in-chief of LTN.  She has spent a career spanning three decades at ALM ... Read More »

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal-1

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Executives from some of the nation’s leading law firms and large corporate legal departments shared insights this afternoon regarding major cybersecurity threats they’re confronting and what the legal community needs to do in order to successfully deal with the ... Read More »

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

Anyone that peruses the list of predictions for the legal industry in 2015 might be struck by a more upbeat tone than in previous year’s predictions. There is a sense of renewing optimism, cautious as it might be, within the legal community. We can see that reflection in the words of 15 experts in a new eBook we published today ... Read More »

Recap:  7 Drivers of Change in eDiscovery Industry

7 Drivers of Change in eDiscovery Industry

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Prior to the official start of LegalTech New York 2015 this morning, a few dozen legal professionals from large corporate law departments and major law firms gathered at the “LTNY 2015 Kick-Off Breakfast” to discuss the keys to success ... Read More »

Solo Lawyer: Beer and Passion Meet at LegalTech #LTNY

The Beer Lawyer Shares his Craft at LegalTech #LTNY

It depends. That’s how we might distill one lawyer’s answer to the question, “What’s your favorite beer?” Yet that summarization might gloss over the nuance of his answer which underscores his passion for his profession. He actually says, there’s a “right beer for the right situation.” He should know:  Attorney John R. Szymankiewicz is the Beer Lawyer and his law ... Read More »