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Quick Read: Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Quick Read Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Unlike available time, there seems to be no shortage of legal industry studies and surveys. We find keeping tabs on external sources of data to be a useful mental, for understanding the market and trends, as benchmarks against our own research, or ferreting out new ideas and pursuits. In the course of such reviews, providing summaries of these studies here ... Read More »

Friday Share: Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night

Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night-small

What’s the biggest concern keeping small law firm attorneys up at night?  Client satisfaction according to a LexisNexis Firm Manager® poll conducted of attendees at the recent ABA TECHSHOW. Some of the other top concerns that get between a lawyer and a good night’s sleep included, case management chaos, managing calendars , file security and malpractice.   The image nearby depicts ... Read More »

5 Best Practices for Corporate Legal amid Globalization

5 Best Practices for Corporate Legal amid Globalization

Nearly 90 percent of companies are moving into new global territories, as we speak, according to Head of Legal Operations and Chief of Staff at Uber, Susan R. Packal. She expressed her ideas in a contributed piece for the ACC Docket, which was syndicated on the Hyperion Research website. In other words, corporate globalization is officially booming. “The evidence for ... Read More »

The Deep Discount Attorney and other Cautionary Tales

The Deep Discount Attorney and other Cautionary Tales

At the beginning of the year, we shared big ideas from Ann Guinn: Infographic: 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business.  More recently, she presented these insights during a webinar titled: The Happy Lawyer’s Guide to Running Your Firm like a Business. While much of her discussion covers the 9 keys to running a firm like ... Read More »

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

The use of data analytics in the eDiscovery workflow continues to accelerate. According to a survey of in-house legal departments conducted by the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), a majority of legal departments (56%) reported that they were using data analytics to address eDiscovery obligations. Specifically, the survey found that the top three uses for data analytics in ... Read More »

Firm Manager Rolls out QuickBooks Integration

Firm Manager Rolls out QuickBooks Integration

The award-winning cloud-based law firm practice management tool by LexisNexis rolled out a new integration for a widely adopted online accounting product.  The LexisNexis Firm Manager® team announced integration with the Intuit® QuickBooks® Online accounting software. The integration synchronizes invoices created in the practice management tool with the accounting books maintained in the QuickBooks Online product.  This eliminates an extra ... Read More »

Friday Share: Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

Friday Share Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

We recently came across an article published in Inside Counsel back in 2012 that now seems highly prescient – and it’s this week’s Friday Share. In his column, “E-Discovery: The Dying Art of Early Case Assessment,” attorney Matthew Prewitt opined that the high stakes of eDiscovery were transforming the traditional idea of smart “early case assessment” (ECA) by trial lawyers ... Read More »

Spring Forward with 6 Legal Tech Webinars for April

Spring Forward with these 6 Legal Tech Webinars for April

Whether springing forward or falling back, those affected by changes for daylight savings are reminded twice a year the value of an hour.   To that end, we put a lot of effort into lining up webinar – that last about an hour – with high quality speakers and content. Below you can find our monthly legal tech roundup with webinars ... Read More »

Corporate Legal: Where the Magic is Happening

Corporate Legal Where the Magic is Happening

To tag on a famous marketing slogan – the corporate legal department today, is not the legal department our parents might have known.  With the swing of the in-house-outside counsel pendulum, legal departments have increasing support from the businesses – but also higher expectations to be strategic partners. Legal departments are more carefully selecting the work that comes in, and ... Read More »

5 Legal Spend Questions with Stuart Maue

Stuart Maue

That legal department budgets have faced increased scrutiny in the last several years isn’t new. However, how corporate legal has responded is usually interesting. The LexisNexis® CounselLink® business recently teamed up with St. Louis-based Stuart, Maue, Ltd., which provides outsourced legal bill review capabilities.  The CounselLink product is well-known for the strength of its automated bill review capabilities to review ... Read More »