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Practice Management: Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise?

Practice Management Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise

Cloud-based tools for practice management have gained substantial traction in 2014.  There has for example, been some $458 million invested in legal start-ups in the last year or so. That’s up from just $66 million year-over-year – and sizable portion of that is going toward cloud-based products and tools aimed at the legal industry. There’s good reason too: Multiple market ... Read More »

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean?

What does Law Firm CRM Really Mean

A survey report focused on the State of Law Firm CRM published late in 2013 found “better client relations” among the primary benefits of CRM projects.  It’s worth noting the “improved ability to cross-sell” was a close second. As desinationCRM.com, the web affiliate of CRM Magazine, later reported in an article titled, Law Firms Make the Case for CRM: Fifty ... Read More »

5 Tips from Peter Drucker for Increasing Law Firm Profitability

5 Tips from Peter Drucker for Increasing Law Firm Profitability

Note:  This post was co-written with Loretta Ruppert.   Management guru Peter Drucker wrote his book The Effective Executive in 1967 yet it’s amazing how well his principles stand, the legal industry notwithstanding, in the current business environment. Law is, as Drucker might agree, knowledge work, and the sure path to improving efficiency in knowledge work is to do things better. ... Read More »

2014 LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70.3 Triathlon Video Recap

lexisnexis ironman raleigh 70.3

As readers of this blog know, LexisNexis both sponsored and competed in the 2014 Ironman Raleigh 70.3 triathlon, which was held on June 1, 2014.  As a company, we are of course very proud of the 16 employees that attempted and completed the race. The video nearby was developed by our creative team as a fun tribute to the iron ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  File Sharing Information in Law Firms

Infographic Friday File Sharing Information in Law Firms-header

Law firms are caught in a bit of a bind when it comes to file sharing.  On one hand clients demand an easy way to collaborate but on the other, the risks can be high. In a post titled, File Sharing by Lawyers Largely Insecure, Survey Suggests, legal luminary Bob Ambrogi wrote If I were to leave a document on ... Read More »

Keynote Video:  Painting a Picture of the Legal Services Industry

Painting a Picture of the Legal Services Industry

Attorney, author and entrepreneur David Galbenski believes the legal industry may be at the “most unique inflection points that we’ve experienced” in our lifetime.  The legal industry he says is “under dramatic transformation and disruption” which provides the opportunity to innovate, or perhaps to imagine the future of law. The video embedded nearby captures his complete keynote presentation as provided ... Read More »

Law Firm Marketing: How to Navigate Online Reviews

Law Firm Marketing How to Navigate Online Reviews

If attorneys and law firms open up to online reviews – even the negative ones – what is the impact on their online reputation?  The topic was a theme of a hot session during Mass LOMAP’s 4th Annual Super Marketing Conference. The reality is online reviews are here to stay and marketing experts believe they are becoming a way of ... Read More »

4 Ways Tech is Changing Small Law

4 Ways Tech is Changing Small Law

For a time, “full-service” was a key point of differentiation for law firms.  That may not be true any longer, according to Luke Closson, the managing partner at the law firm of Closson, Bass & Tomberlin. The law firm is based in Valdosta, Georgia, about 200 miles south of Atlanta and near the border with Florida.  A LexisNexis Time Matters ... Read More »

Summer School: 5 LexisNexis Software Webinars this Week

Summer School-4 LexisNexis Business of Law Product Webinars this Week

Webinars are a great way for existing customers to get more out of the LexisNexis® software products.  This week we’ve got four such free webinars planned across practice management, billing and CRM applications. The four webinars being offered include: 1. 10 Tips and Tricks to Deliver Effective CRM Training Who:  LexisNexis InterAction® customers. What:  Sr. Trainer Margaret Hepburn will walk ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  Imagining the Future of Law

YouTube Friday Imagining the Future of Law

The legal community and the medical community have a lot in common, it seems: Both manage cases Both face pricing pressures Both face compliance concerns Confidentiality is paramount Technology promises the potential to redesign the business and rethink the practice in both professions. Yet instead of reimagining – as the rather stirring video embedded nearby suggests, what if we just…imagine? ... Read More »