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One Attorney has No Fear of the Client Billing Conversation

Fear Not the Client Billing Conversation Says One El Paso Attorney

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Attorney Robert A. Skipworth has no qualms asking clients to pay for legal services rendered, a task some attorneys say they’d prefer to avoid altogether. According to Mr. Skipworth, who runs his own solo law practice in El ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

SlideShare Friday LexBlog Study Finds Law Blogs on the Upswing

“Instead of saying that you’re the best in your field as you would with more traditional advertising, push out relevant information that shows that you know what you’re talking about,” according to a new survey – Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report – from the team at LexBlog. The report stems from examining the web presence of the Am Law ... Read More »

Legal Competition Rises, Relationships Matter More than Ever  

Legal Competition Intensifies Relationships Matter More than Ever

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Law firms are losing two out of every three new business opportunity they are presented with. This represents a loss of $637 million in potential profits, according to BTI’s 2015 Market Outlook and Client Service Review. Toni ... Read More »

Woodstock for Legal: 6 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock for Legal 7 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock was first held in August 1969.  It yielded more than 30 performances to some 400,000 people and some say it changed the culture. The LexisNexis lineup of software and technology webinars for August probably won’t be anything like Woodstock.  Not even close. However, these webinars are intended to help customers to get more value and become rock stars with ... Read More »

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

Note: The following is a guest post from George Socha, the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm. Many corporate legal departments and government agencies are struggling with a common question right now: do we bring everyday eDiscovery in-house, outsource it to a qualified service provider or just leave our workflow the way it is? ... Read More »

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Why an Attorney Referred an Engineer to Legal Billing Software

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Four hours a month. That’s how long Christine Ruther, owner of C&R Engineering in California, a solo biomedical engineering consulting firm, took to run billing for her biomedical consulting business (lawyers report an average of 8 hours ... Read More »

Friday Share: LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Rule of law sounds important.  We instinctively feel it’s important.  But what do those words really mean? As Mr. ... Read More »

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Electronic discovery is often discussed through the lens of big-ticket commercial litigation and high-stakes federal investigations, matters typically handled by large law firms and government litigation teams. There is good reason for that, of course, since the dollar amounts ... Read More »

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability

Core Concepts in Measuring Law Firm Client Profitability-header

Note:  This is a guest post by David J. Caiati, manager of Professional Services with the LexisNexis software division. Law firms continue to struggle with finding innovative ways to sustain a traditional business model.  The key issue confronting firms of all sizes is how to maintain the same profit margins enjoyed over the years while at the same time addressing ... Read More »

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

Note: A team contributed to this post.   “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are ... Read More »