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The Rise & Fall of Flappy Birds: Lessons for Lawyers

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Unless you’ve been too invested in the Sochi Olympics or spent too much time in court lately, odds are you’ve heard of the viral video game Flappy Birds—and how its creator caved under the “pressure” of success and pulled the game from Apple’s App Store, despite raking in $50K per day in ad revenue. If not, check out yesterday’s Wall ... Read More »

Legal Department Metrics: Cost vs. Value

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When asked if metrics provide a useful and accurate measure of the legal department’s value to the business, 66% of GCs say “no” in a recent survey.  Is this at all surprising?  The legal department metrics, used in most organizations, are not aimed at measuring value – they measure the legal department’s cost to the organization.  Do I think my ... Read More »

29 Posts Summarizing LegalTech New York (and that do not focus on eDiscovery)

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A quick analysis on Hashtracking shows there were approximately 2,200 tweets around three different Twitter hashtags at LegalTech this year. That’s about 3,000 fewer than the social media musings of attendees at ILTA’s 2013 conference in Las Vegas last summer. Tweeters at the ILTA conference primarily coalesce around single hashtag #ILTA13, while attendees at LegalTech were spread across four different ... Read More »

Court Rules Calendaring Challenges and Solutions

Court Rules Calendaring

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  We know that when it comes to court deadlines, there are few excuses for getting it wrong. And that is why LexisNexis Firm Manager has teamed with LawToolBox to provide a special offer to solo and small law firms where court deadlines matter. We are at LegalTech New York and had ... Read More »

Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Note:  This post is by Susan Harman, a vice president and product champion for LexisNexis Firm Manager. Two separate distinguished speakers at LegalTech discussed themes that converge on some central points that legal tech vendors, including us, can put to use in serving the legal profession: Professor Luke Williams, of New York University explored disruption and innovation in technology.  Jason ... Read More »

Legal Tech: Solo Success and Real-World Insights

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Penn Dodson is solo attorney based in New York, NY with AndersonDodson, P.C. She practices employment law with an emphasis on wage-an-hour on behalf of plaintiffs. Our own Loretta Ruppert caught up with Penn for a Google Hangout following her participation on a panel at Legal Tech 2014 titled: Solo Success: Real-World Insights. A video recording is posted nearby and ... Read More »

Creating Windmill Technology for the Legal Industry

Creating Windmill Technology for the Legal Industry

Note: this post is by Kevin Bonsor who is our Creative Team Manager. This week at LegalTech, as you might expect, there is a lot of talk about technology and innovation. On Wednesday, February 5th, we hosted a session titled: Finding the Human Factors in New Technology. The session looked at the various technologies that surround us and how they ... Read More »

Provoking Disruptive Thinking at #LTNY

Provoking Disruptive Thinking at LTNY

Likeminded people tend to network or hang out with likeminded people – it’s a phenomenon that may hinder innovation in any industry, let alone legal. This was an underlying theme to Professor Luke Williams’ Legal Tech 2014 session: “Disrupt” for Lawyers – Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in the Legal Industry on Tuesday. Mr. Williams offered five steps to ... Read More »

10 Reasons to Love LexisNexis Firm Manager for Law Firm Practice Management

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Note:  This post was originally posted by Christopher T. Anderson, who previously served as a LexisNexis product manager.  Today at LegalTech New York 2014, we’ve launched new visions for the LexisNexis Firm Manager solution, a law firm practice management tool based in “the law cloud.” What makes it so different? It was designed by attorneys, for attorneys. It’s literally been in ... Read More »

Six “Can’t Miss” Sessions at LegalTech NY 2014

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With so many sessions to attend at LegalTech this year, we wanted to call out six excellent sessions we are sponsoring under The Evolution of Lawyering track and the Business of Law track. Most attendees will find the former is generally focused on small law, or independent attorneys, while the latter focuses on law firm business development. “The Evolution of ... Read More »