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Breaking Down Walls Broke Down Barriers

Breaking Down Walls Broke Down Barriers

On a random Wednesday afternoon in May, Angela McIlveen called lawyers and staff to meet her in the law firm’s common area where she distributed bonuses to everyone in the office. The firm met a new financial goal and as Angela describes it, everyone helped meet the goal, so everyone benefited with a financial reward. Or put another way, the ... Read More »

Why Hasn’t Predictive Coding Fulfilled its Promise in eDiscovery?

Predictive Coding

Last week, the U.S. Tax Court denied an Internal Revenue Service motion to compel the production of electronically stored information that was not delivered based on the mutually agreed-upon use of “predictive coding” in eDiscovery. This ruling comes two years after the same court authorized the use of predictive coding in the case (Dynamo Holdings, Ltd. vs. Commissioner, 143 T.C. ... Read More »

3 Ways to Keep and Win Clients and Deepen Relationships

3 Ways to Keep and Win Clients and Deepen Relationships

“Understanding clients is the absolutely most critical factor in client acquisition,” said Tim Corcoran, legal advisor and principal of Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC in an interview on the topic. Attorneys often think clients simply want exceptional legal counsel, said Mr. Corcoran, but equally important is understanding their business velocity. “Understanding how clients think, how they make decisions and how they ... Read More »

5 Myths of Legal Document Management

5 Myths of Legal Document Management

Since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in the 15th century, the human race has been searching for innovative ways to organize, store and exchange large amounts of information. In just the past 60 years, we’ve seen the progression from magnetic disk drives (e.g., floppy disks) to optical devices (e.g., CD-ROM) to web-based systems (e.g., the cloud). Those who ... Read More »

3 Benefits of Good Litigation Software Design

3 Benefits of Good Litigation Software Design

When most of us hear about the importance of a good design, we tend to think of aesthetics – is the object pleasing to the eye, does it impress us visually, do we engage with it on some visceral level, etc. For the professionals who work in the world of software design, the goal is much more than to produce ... Read More »

5 Ways to Become a Business Development Pro

5 Ways to Become a Business Development Pro

According to LexisNexis data, it is estimated that law firms that improve their retention rate by five percent can increase their revenue rate by 25 percent. However, while many firms express interest in business development, some firms still struggle to figure out exactly what investments make the best business sense—and exactly how to achieve their business goals. In order to ... Read More »

What is “UX” and Why Should You Care?

What is “UX” and Why Should You Care?

A recent survey found that enterprise software use is enjoying steady growth, but consumer software still provides a better user experience. More than 4 in 10 professionals (44%) reported that the overall user experience with business software products is either somewhat or significantly worse than consumer software products and another 23% feel it’s about the same, according to a Tech ... Read More »

New Firm Manager Package Options Tackle Law Firm Growing Pains

New Firm Manager Package Options Tackle Law Firm Growing Pains

Small firm attorneys cite underearning as their biggest pain point, according to a new LexisNexis survey of 450 attorneys in firms from 1-20 in size. In addition the data indicates 40 percent of these attorneys’ actual billable time is not being accounted for, due to inefficient billing and time tracking practices. To help alleviate this burden, LexisNexis today unveiled powerful ... Read More »

3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

Corporate legal departments don’t need to pay hundreds of millions in outside legal fees and have a DuPont size legal team to desire greater efficiency, Tom Sager, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former general counsel at DuPont, shared this insight during an Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar on the topic. According to Mr. Sager, in 1992 during his ... Read More »

Shift Left: 5 Ways to Drive Down Costs in eDiscovery

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Pre-trial discovery was originally intended as a rule in our civil courts that would prevent trial by ambush, but the ability of massive discovery requests to bog down a case and load up the costs of litigation turned it into a key strategic focus of corporate litigants. As we all know, the explosion of electronic documents simply exacerbated that problem ... Read More »