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Infographic Friday:  Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector

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Forbes recently published an infographic listing “The Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector” which lists the “top employers in IT, internet, software and services, as ranked by employees.” The publication teamed up with Statista, to ask some “20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals this question: how likely would they ... Read More »

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

As a self-described “young female litigator” three years ago she was looking for an outlet – a means to think, write and perhaps connect.  She started a blog – The Limber Lawyer – and something magical happened:  people started reading it.   And her musings opened up opportunities. For Victoria Santoro, an associate with the Boston-based law firm Meehan, Boyle, Black ... Read More »

Objectives: How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Practical Tips How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Note:  this post was compiled and edited by a team. “Until you know what your objectives are, you can’t come up with metrics.” So said Kris Satkunas, director of Strategic Consulting to a room full of corporate legal professionals yesterday during the CounselLink Annual Conference, they should focus first on identifying their objectives and use that information as the basis ... Read More »

The Secret Law Firm Metric Clients Will Pay to Improve

The Secret Law Firm Metric Clients Will Pay to Improve

Hint: It’s not a financial metric, but it can have a big impact on improving law firm profitability and growth. What’s more, it’s really not that big a secret if you’ve been listening closely to the clues your clients have been dropping: Like trying to negotiate lower rates, taking a long time to pay your bills, or simply “forgetting” to ... Read More »

Legal Fee Lessons Corporate Legal can take from Henry Ford

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Note:  this post was compiled by a team (this post has been updated since publication for clarity). Charles Proteus Steinmetz was an unlikely hero in a key note speech to corporate legal attendees at the 2015 CounselLink Annual Conference.  D. Casey Flaherty, the key note speaker, opened his talk with an image of this gentleman. According to Mr. Flaherty, Mr. ... Read More »

6 Key Ingredients to a Law Firm Data Security Plan

6 Key Ingredients to a Law Firm Data Security Plan

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In spite of all the (misguided) jokes and caricatures of lawyers in our society, the fact is that the practice of law in America has always been rooted in a strong sense of ethical conduct. From the required curriculum ... Read More »

Six Practical Small Law Tips for Setting Goals

6 Practical Small Law Tips for Setting Goals

Note: 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. To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” That’s why goal setting is paramount to success in the law and any other area of life. The process doesn’t have ... Read More »

Friday Share: 3 Digital Trends Impacting Law Firm Marketing

3 Digital Trends Impacting Law Firm Marketing

“Attorneys may not want to market, but they certainly want the new business that comes from it,” said Larry Bodine, a lawyer, journalist and legal marketer. We first spotted his comments in an interview posted to the Legal Broadcast Network, which is produced by the Sequence Media Group.  The interview is embedded nearby and runs just eight minutes; it’s this ... Read More »

Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

More and more law firms are embracing technology as a means to improve client experience, according to BTI Consulting. A survey of corporate counsel conducted by the research firm found “9% more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015.” The statistic is just one slice of data from a larger study – the BTI Brand Elite ... Read More »

A List of 15 People that Can Make or Break a Law Firm

The List of 15 People that Will Make or Break a Law Firm

He gave a room full of law firm marketing and business development professionals just 30 seconds to write down the names of five clients that their law firm does not have right now, but would like to have at the end of the year. It proved to be a challenge – few could complete the task in the allotted time. ... Read More »