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Virtual Stocking Stuffers:  Legal Tech Resources for December

Virtual Stocking Stuffers Legal Tech Resources for December

Legal tech nerds won’t have to wait until the holiday to unwrap new bits and bytes.  For the monthly legal tech roundup, we’re presenting several webinars, unveiling a law firm conference on business development and providing links to two newly published white papers. Most webinars are recorded, so even if you can’t make the live presentation, be sure to register to ... Read More »

Summary Judgment: 5 Legal Industry Studies in Brief

Summary Judgment 5 Legal Industry Studies in Brief

The legal industry is awash in studies and surveys.  We’ve been keeping track of a few reports that have recently appeared on the business of law on the radar and poured over the subsequent analysis and commentary.  The studies cover: IT security, law firm M&A, economic confidence, attorney lifestyle and eDiscovery. Summaries to five recent legal industry studies follow below – ... Read More »

Inside Counsel Salaries Brighten as Skillsets Widen

Inside Counsel Salaries Brighten as Skillsets Widen

A handful of recent surveys indicate that in-house compensation is rising even as businesses expect more from corporate lawyers – both in terms of workload and skillsets. “An in-house attorney with 10 or more years’ experience working at a large company (with $250 million in revenue or more) can expect to take in 3.4 percent more in 2016 than in ... Read More »

5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

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. Any new small business owner runs into immediate needs the moment the door to the shop swings open.  New law firms, whether a newly minted attorney or a veteran litigator breaking off from Big Law to go it ... Read More »

Dear Legal:  Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Legal Happy Thanksgiving

We stumbled upon a contributed article by Roy Ginsburg, and published on Attorney at Work about this time last year and thought it worthwhile to share here. The article – Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think! – identifies three things lawyers, and perhaps the legal professionals that support lawyers have to be thankful for: “First, we ... Read More »

Will .Law Domains Make a Legal Marketing Difference?

Will Law Domains Make a Legal Marketing Difference

A new generic top-level domain (gTLD) intended for lawyers arrived in October with quite a bit of fanfare. The .law domain functions in a similar fashion as .com or .net, but with a naming convention that also suggests focus.  The .law domain will ostensibly work in the same way .org domains describe a non-profit or .gov is suggestive of a ... Read More »

6 Tips for Using Technology to Persuade a Jury

6 Tips for Using Technology to Persuade a Jury

Note: A version of this article, written by Francis George, was originally published by ILTA in May 2015.   Courtroom presentation technology is here to stay. Not only do many federal courts have projectors, screens and monitors, some city traffic courts have the technology of a Star Trek episode. However, there are state courts still relying on the same technology ... Read More »

Why the ISO 27001:2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Why the ISO 27001 2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. If the alphabet soup of information technology industry standards makes your head hurt – SSAE 16, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 – you’re not alone. It’s easy to get confused by all of the combinations of ... Read More »

Infographic: Super Careful Crackle Writing Lessons from SCOTUS

Super Careful Crackle Writing Lessons from SCOTUS

“Words are the building blocks of the law. If we aren’t fastidious with language it dilutes the effectiveness and clarity of the law.” That’s according to the current Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. as cited by LexTalk, a community of lawyers and legal professionals facilitated by LexisNexis. The entry introduced an infographic titled, “9 Writing Styles Epitomized by ... Read More »

Trends in Legal Spend from a Law Department Survey

Trends in Legal Spend from a Law Department Survey

Overall corporate legal spend has increased modestly but that spend has largely gone toward inside counsel, according to the 2015 HBR Law Department Survey. Total legal spend grew by 2% worldwide – which mirrors the findings in last year’s survey.  The survey announcement provided a summary in the form of median numbers: “The median total legal spending was $27 million ... Read More »