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Law Firms: Put Down the Shotgun and Embrace Strategic PR

Law Firms Put Down the Shotgun and Embrace Strategic PR

This week’s Friday Share is a contributed post by Susan Kostal who suggests how law firm business development can tap PR for maximum effectiveness. For many law firm public relations professionals, their job is 80% reactive and 20% proactive. The pros manage to get that ratio down to 50/50, but it’s tough. Either camp really needs to make that time ... Read More »

Friday Share: The Making of Lawyerist, Lifehacker for Lawyers

The Making of Lawyerist Lifehacker for Lawyers

Frustration can be motivational.  In many ways frustration was what prompted Sam Glover to start a blog circa 2007. Originally called SoloSmallTech.com, the side project, for the practicing attorney with a solo law firm, would eventually blossom into a professional news site. “I got frustrated with software options available to lawyers and wanted a place to discuss it,” he said ... Read More »

Friday Share: Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night

Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night-small

What’s the biggest concern keeping small law firm attorneys up at night?  Client satisfaction according to a LexisNexis Firm Manager® poll conducted of attendees at the recent ABA TECHSHOW. Some of the other top concerns that get between a lawyer and a good night’s sleep included, case management chaos, managing calendars , file security and malpractice.   The image nearby depicts ... Read More »

Friday Share: Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

Friday Share Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

We recently came across an article published in Inside Counsel back in 2012 that now seems highly prescient – and it’s this week’s Friday Share. In his column, “E-Discovery: The Dying Art of Early Case Assessment,” attorney Matthew Prewitt opined that the high stakes of eDiscovery were transforming the traditional idea of smart “early case assessment” (ECA) by trial lawyers ... Read More »

5 Timeless April Fools’ Jokes for the Legal Community

5 Timeless April Fools’ Jokes for the Legal Community

With April Fools’ Day landing on the last day of the week this year, we are again embracing levity.  This year we are building on the April Fool’s Pranks for Lawyers piece curated on these pages last year. After searching for new gags with an appropriate angle for legal, we’ve added just two more to the list as the theme ... Read More »

Report: North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Report North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Move over Silicon Valley, the state of technology in North Carolina looks increasingly attractive to businesses. That’s our interpretation of the 2016 North Carolina State of Technology industry report, which we are featuring for this week’s Friday Share. It’s no coincidence that LexisNexis continues to build out the Raleigh Technology Center of Excellence. The second annual report was produced by ... Read More »

Business Talent:  USO of NC Helping Troops in Transition

Business Talent USO of NC Helping Troops in Transition

While the USO may be better known for military entertainment and airport lounges, it is also evolving to meet the needs of our nation’s service members and their families, especially as they transition back into the civilian world. The range of programs the organization provides has broadened to include career transition programs, according to Kelli Davis, the Troops & Family ... Read More »

Infographic: Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology

Infographic

Visualization could be the next big thing in legal technology.  From the visual analytics of early case assessment to trial and presentation software, there is growing recognition that pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words. A recent panel of judges during a LegalTech session noted that while technology adoption in the courtroom has been a slow evolution, it is gaining prominence: ... Read More »

Business Stripes: LexisNexis Aims to Enlist Vets in NC Jobs

Business Stripes LexisNexis Aims to Enlist NC Vets

Upwards of 20,000 veterans transition from several large military bases located throughout North Carolina during a given year, according to reporting by Time Warner Cable News: Statewide Initiative Focuses on Employers to Boost Military Hiring. An initiative to support these veterans – NC for Military Employment – began a little more than a year ago, by the governor of North ... Read More »

Legal Recruiting Trend: Big Law Firms Eye the MBA

Legal Recruiting Trend Big Law Firms Eye MBAs

An ABA proposal about non-lawyer law firm ownership has renewed controversy in what the WSJ Law Blog characterized as a “long simmering debate.” Reporter Jacob Gershman wrote “those who favor lifting the restriction say it would expand consumers’ access to legal services, spur innovation and reduce the cost of legal help.” On the flip side, he reports, “Giving people who ... Read More »