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Law Firm Bill Rates Rising?  Update on Key Legal Spend Metrics

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Are law firm bill rates rising?  The data suggests they are but, there’s a caveat, which we detail below in a brief summary of the latest CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management Trends report. It is important to note that this data is not based on survey information but rather based on actual invoices.  It is derived from nearly $17 billion in ... Read More »

10 Takeaways from the Shelton Leadership Forum

Culture Leadership Tips from an NC State Conference

One of the benefits of relocating the LexisNexis software division on NC State’s Centennial Campus is the access the university provides to a wealth of resources.   One of those resources is the Shelton Leadership Center which advocates the importance of “values-based leadership development for corporations, educational institutions, community agencies and public officials.” The center, which bears the namesake of General ... Read More »

Webinar:  Optimizing Law Firm Business Development

Optimizing Law Firm Business Development

“Law firms clearly are reinventing their organizations to support clients across the business development lifecycle. They are onboarding business development directors and managers, coaching attorneys in business development best practices, and hiring CMOs with sales experience,” said Krista Fuller in a blog post published by fSquared Marketing and titled Legal Marketing Trends 2015. The post, compiled by Lynn Foley, offers ... Read More »

5 Litigation Support Tech Trends from 2014 ILTA Survey

5 Litigation Support Tech Trends from 2014 ILTA Survey

Note:  The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)’s annual Technology Survey was just released, reporting on a wide range of legal IT trends across the past four years, based on the input of 454 law firms nationwide. One of the areas ... Read More »

Happy Holidays from LexisNexis

Happy Holidays from LexisNexis

In this, our final post of the year, we are sending out a big “thank you” note for the opportunity to engage with you on these pages. We hope you have an enjoyable holiday and look forward to engaging you in 2015.   If you enjoyed this post, you might also like: 25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015  Read More »

Law Blog Lessons and the Best of #BusinessofLaw for 2014

Law Blog Lessons and the Best of #BusinessofLaw for 2014

Readers of this blog seem prefer posts about two things: law firm billing metrics and industry studies. At least that’s our assessment of the top 10 posts for 2014. The following are the most read blog posts from the year, with two exceptions. If a post already appeared in either of our previous two year-end roundup posts – one on ... Read More »

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Fridays have been fun on the Business of Law Blog because we usually look to publish something on the “sharable” side as part of our Friday Share series. We’ve experimented with a range of shareable content including videos from YouTube, presentations from SlideShare, Hollywood previews, sometimes heady, but entirely fascinating, position papers from Scribd and of course, our favorite, legal ... Read More »

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

Regular readers know we spend a lot of time reviewing and writing about legal industry studies on these pages.  Perusing these pages will show we published more than 30 individual posts in 2014 – about both qualitative and quantitative research. Some of this research stems from projects we developed – others are derived from projects from across the industry, including ... Read More »

Monthly #BusinessofLaw RoundUp for November 2014

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If there’s one thing these monthly roundups demonstrate, it’s the trends that are important from a reader’s perspective.  We’ve come a long way since April when we first started publishing these roundup posts – an even longer since launching this blog in January. Thank you for spending a few moments with us here – and for the many engagements and ... Read More »

25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015

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Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the legal industry in 2015. Given this is the second year we’ve compiled a list of year-end predictions – from legal professionals ... Read More »