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Infographic Friday: Evolution of Law Office IT

Infographic Friday Evolution of Law Office IT

In 2004, Ron Friedman wrote rather profoundly of the law technology evolution that “legal technology always comes back to documents and how to manage them.”  By that measure, one might argue we can trace the roots of legal technology to the advent of the Gutenberg, or perhaps even further to papyrus.   Today’s featured infographic is now a couple years ... Read More »

5 Social CRM Predictions for the Legal Industry

social CRM Legal Industry

Social media is taking the business world by storm. Some industries are embracing digital communications with open arms while others are approaching them in a slower, more calculated fashion. The legal industry tends to fall into the latter group. As I look ahead to the next 12 to 18 months, I believe social media will begin to have a more ... Read More »

Un-Billable Hour: Law Firms, Invoicing and Collections

Un-Billable Hour

Earlier this month the Legal Talk Network unveiled a newly revived podcast called the Un-Billable Hour. Podcasts are a great way to make effective use of time to soak up additional information, for example during a daily commute, or while exercising. The Legal Talk Network makes this especially easy by offering the ability to listen to a variety of legal ... Read More »

Trends in ELM: LexisNexis CounselLink Annual Customer Conference

CounselLink User Conference 2014

The CounselLink team has opened up registration for the 2014 CounselLink Annual Customer Conference.  This year the conference will be held in the relatively quiet country side of Northern Virginia – about 30 miles west of Washington, DC.   This year’s event will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing corporate legal departments. We’ll be hosting a series of panel ... Read More »

6 Business of Law Infographics you Might have Missed

business of law infographics

Infographics are an increasingly popular way to visualize data within the legal industry.  Infographics are particularly useful for quickly understanding what data means by using visual references, such as space, size and sequence. For those so inclined, we’ve curated a couple dozen infographics related to the legal industry on a Pinterest board titled Law Infographics. While the Pinterest board rounds ... Read More »

How Inside Counsel can Use Data and Analytics

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Is cost an effective metric of value delivered to an organization? Kris Satkunas, who approaches corporate legal department metrics with a numerical focus, made a compelling case. In her recent post, Legal Department Metrics: Cost vs. Value, she notes that cost while widely used isn’t the only logical measure of value. She’s written fairly extensively on the topic including a ... Read More »

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

legal department value metrics

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)

LegalTech

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 »