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5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

The practice of making New Year resolutions is thought to have stemmed from the Babylonians, according to the History Channel.   Citizens of this ancient people would reportedly vow to return borrowed farm equipment and pay off debt. While the account makes no mention of track record for sticking to those resolutions, both appear to center on financial well-being. It’s in ... Read More »

4 Challenges with Document Production in Government

4 Challenges with Document Production in Government

A recent study by Deloitte found that 75 percent of litigation professionals at government agencies are “not confident” their agency could demonstrate their eDiscovery data is “accurate, accessible, complete and trustworthy,” if challenged. This refreshingly candid – but disconcerting – revelation illustrates the serious challenges that government agencies face when it comes to the collection, processing, management and retrieval of ... Read More »

10 Strategic Tips for Successful Law Department Budgeting

10 Strategic Tips for Successful Law Department Budgeting

Although law departments often tend to think of budgets as primarily tactical tools, budgets do have significant strategic value – as long as they’re the product of thorough planning and proper implementation. When thinking about implementing a budget process, it’s necessary to consider the various implications that stem from different strategic objectives. Corporate law departments can attack the challenge of ... Read More »

5 Keys to IT Disaster Recovery for Law Firms

5 Keys to IT Disaster Recovery for Law Firms

Note: The following is a guest post from Jeff Norris, senior director of information security for LexisNexis Managed Technology Services, and Greg Inge, managing director of information security consulting firm CQR. Most law firms have taken steps to assure business continuity and to recover from emergencies. The ABA Law Practice Division has gone to great lengths to assist by making available ... Read More »

Top 10 out of 260 Business of Law Posts in 2015

Top 10 out of 260 Business of Law Posts in 2015

In our final post of the year, and of our 2015 roundup series, we bring you the most read posts on the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. Interestingly, by our observation, this analysis tells a story.  The story is the form of five key questions to which the legal industry is continuously evaluating: How can law firms earn more business? ... Read More »

The 12 Most Engaged Business of Law Tweets on Twitter

The 12 Most Engaged Business of Law Tweets on Twitter

With just a couple days left in the year, we’re continuing our 2015 roundup series by highlighting some of the most engaged articles on Twitter: @Business_of_Law. Based on the data, here’s a look at some of the content we shared that was highly engaged by the legal community online. We’ve identified the top four from each quarter and have linked ... Read More »

Avoiding Chaos in Closing Year-End Law Firm Finances

Avoiding Chaos in Closing Year-End Law Firm Finances

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. Closing the books on a small law firm’s finances is a clear point of stress for a busy attorney at the end of the fiscal year. However, the process doesn’t have to be ... Read More »

Happy Holidays from LexisNexis

LexisNexis Holiday Greeting

Dear Lawyers and Legal Pros: Thank you for being part of our community this year!  Happy Holidays! LexisNexis If you enjoyed this post, you might also like: Beautiful Minds: 41 Legal Industry Predictions for 2016  Read More »

11 Exceptional Legal Tech White Papers from 2015

10 Exceptional Legal Tech White Papers from 2015

White papers are a place for deep thinking – deep thinking that is data-driven.  Combine that data with innumerable client engagements, from small law firms to large – and from corporate legal departments to legal services bureaus – and we’re able to chronicle insights for the market in neatly packaged white papers. As part of our 2015 roundup series, here’s ... Read More »

10 Case Studies on Small Law Firm Practice Management

10 Case Studies on Small Law Firm Practice Management

As a company, LexisNexis produces volumes of information dedicated to small law.  Examples range from white papers and webinars – to an entire resource library such as the all-new solo-lawyer resource Independent’s Way, complete with an interactive infographic that’s a feat of digital design. Case studies are another area we focus on and speak with hundreds of clients each year ... Read More »