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Independent Attorney’s Guide to the #ABATECHSHOW

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The ABA TECHSHOW is uniquely suited to the independent attorney in small law firm. The schedule of sessions, the commentary from previous shows, our own experience, and even some of the show’s own statistics all point in this direction. Statistics from a prospectus to potential exhibitors finds: 58% of attendees have a tech budget between $1,000-$10,000 28% of attendees have ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: How a Legal Movie Led to an Infographic

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A post-weekend legal water cooler discussion led to an infographic about the best legal movies of all time: “Over the weekend, my colleague David had watched A Few Good Men for the first time,” wrote Adam Banner, an Oklahoma City-based attorney. “David isn’t a criminal defense lawyer, and he mentioned that the film gave him a new outlook on the prosecutorial ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Small Law Firm Startup with Heidi S. Alexander

Legal Tech Briefs Small Law Firm Startup

“Managing a solo- or small-law law firm practice requires business acumen.”  So says Heidi S. Alexander a law practice management advisor with Massachusetts LOMAP – the law office management assistance program. Her experience – and by extension advice – stems from her role as an advisor and entrepreneur with solo law firm experience. Ms. Alexander joined us for a Google ... Read More »

5 Posts Reflecting on Last Year’s ABA TECHSHOW

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The ABA TECHSHOW is gearing up to open its doors later this month. In preparation, there’s an app posted for attendees using iOS, the show’s blog is posting news and announcements, the Twitter handle for the show is in full swing, and the hashtag, #ABATECHSHOW is heating up – complete with promoted tweets. As we did with LegalTech, we’ve searched ... Read More »

Starting Story: Tech Tales from a New Law Firm

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He’d have been foolish to tackle a giant head on – instead David beat Goliath with brainpower and technology.  With new perspective on an ancient problem, a little creative thinking and slingshot allowed him to accomplish the impossible.  He didn’t work harder; he worked smarter. Is it possible to start and run a small law firm but provide the same ... Read More »

Product Notes: PCLaw 13 Service Pack 2 Released

PCLaw Service Pack 2

Last summer we rolled out an entirely new look and feel in LexisNexis® PCLaw® 13 law firm practice management software.  The new design provides a slick new interface that prominently displays three new dashboards that provide an intuitive at-a-glance view of a firm’s daily activities, client matters and financial performance. Over the last few years at in this division, we’ve implemented ... Read More »

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 »