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Friday Share:  Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer?

Friday Share Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer

Are you a “new” normal lawyer? The “Are You the (New) Normal Lawyer?” quiz, which was developed by the by Catherine Sanders Reach, director of Law Practice Management & Technology  at the Chicago Bar Association, can help with such an assessment. Eight simple questions will evaluate a lawyer’s perspective on a range of topics including: billable hours, client communication, cloud technology and Richard ... Read More »

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firms Needs to Invest in Case Management

5 Reasons Virtual Law Firm Needs to Invest in Case Management

Note:  This is a guest post by Stacey L. Romberg In 1999, I took a leap of faith by starting my own law firm. In the years preceding that wise decision, I woke up each workday, put on expensive professional attire, spent thirty minutes to two hours (the commute varied by job) either in my car or on a subway, ... Read More »

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Surviving and Thriving with 21st Century Clients

Note:  The following is a guest post by Camille Stell. Lawyers face a myriad of challenges in today’s legal marketplace. Topping the list: dealing with the 21st century client. A new century means a new type of client. Trying to apply 20th century solutions to 21st century clients simply won’t work. It will result in sour client relations, which in ... Read More »

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

Note:  The following is a guest post by Charity Anastasio. The firm has spent months devising its strategic plan. It decided on a vision and mission, a team was assembled that looked at the environment internally and externally with a PEST analysis and a SWOT analysis, tried to apply the Porter Five Forces rivalry analysis and narrow its plan by ... Read More »

The Best Kept Secret to Getting More Work: Stuff Envelopes  

The Best Kept Secret to Getting More Work Stuff Envelopes

  Note:  This is a guest post by Derek Maine, marketing director with Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. As summer begins so too does the familiar conference circuit. Attorneys and legal marketers book the group rate across the country for industry association conferences and trade shows, looking to ‘increase their exposure,’ ‘know the industry,’ ‘network with key decision makers,’ ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  Legal Services as a Credence Good

YouTube Friday Legal Services as a Credence Good

Seventeen and half-days – it’s the time between legal work performed and time entry.  There’s a parallel between the time that elapses and the size of the legal invoice – or velocity. “The longer you wait, the more you inflate,” says D. Casey Flaherty driving home a message of his key note talk the recent 2015 CounselLink Customer Conference.  It ... Read More »

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

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 a recent survey of its members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides information resources to more than 15,000 corporate directors in the U.S., found that just 11 percent of corporate directors believe their boards have ... Read More »

4 Expert Social Media Tips to Help Attorneys “Survive and Thrive”

4 Expert Social Media Tips to Help Attorneys “Survive and Thrive”

Note: The following is a guest post from Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Seventy three percent of adults in the United States use social media and yes, surprisingly enough, many of them are attorneys. According to AVVO Vice President of Marketing, Leigh McMillan, 78 percent of attorneys today use some ... Read More »

InterAction Adds Passive Data Management to Law Firm CRM

LexisNexis InterAction IQ Module

Who you know may well be just as important as what you know. For law firms, knowing “who knows whom” can be a defining difference in both client loyalty and revving up the referral engine. “Research shows there’s a correlation between the number of partner relationships a client has with a law firm and that client’s loyalty. Client-flight risk drops ... Read More »

3 Ways Corporate Legal Operations Use Metrics

3 Ways Corporate Legal is Using Metrics

The recent conference that provided snapshots into the evolution of corporate legal operations maturity – also provided a glimpse into metrics and measurement. It’s important to note, as the CounselLink consulting team is quick to point out, legal departments metrics may vary based on the unique needs of a given company or industry. Sometimes legal departments fall into the habit ... Read More »