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A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

In this moment, attendees had forgotten their mobile devices as all heads snapped up. Attendees of this LegalTech session – Moneyball  for Lawyers: Using Data to Build a Major-League Law Practice – watched and listened with undivided attention. The presenter, Christopher T. Anderson, asked, perhaps demanded, a young lady, a legal marketer, sitting in the front of the conference room ... Read More »

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

The practice of making New Year resolutions is thought to have stemmed from the Babylonians, according to the History Channel.   Citizens of this ancient people would reportedly vow to return borrowed farm equipment and pay off debt. While the account makes no mention of track record for sticking to those resolutions, both appear to center on financial well-being. It’s in ... Read More »

Friday Share: Buying Legal, Metrics and Benchmarking

Buying Legal Metrics and Benchmarking

As an industry, whether inside or outside counsel, we don’t do a good job of figuring out what we want to measure in our organizations, but we still manage the business of law, according to Timothy B. Corcoran, principal of the Corcoran Consulting Group. “Is anyone here willing to acknowledge, that because we don’t have great data, we’re not managing ... Read More »

6 Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking in Legal

6 Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking in Legal

Note:  This post was contributed by David J. Galbenski. As law firms are challenged to do more with less, innovative thinking wins the day and beats the competition. When statistics show momentum slowing in revenue and profit growth for law firms, it’s time to strategize and take risks – something familiar to most business owners, but unusual for firms. If ... Read More »

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Law Firms

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for 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. Law firms have a wide range of IT challenges to manage, but the challenge now viewed as the number-one priority is data security. The recently released 2015 ILTA InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey reported that, for the first time in ... Read More »

Moneyball for Lawyers: Hollywood Lessons for Practicing Law

Moneyball for Lawyers

What does a hit movie starring Brad Pitt have to do with how you run your law practice? Plenty. Because just like Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane used data analysis to revolutionize the way baseball is played, you can take the same approach to learn how your firm operates –and grow it to its highest possible potential. Data Doesn’t ... Read More »

Legal Tech Evolution: Discomfort and Lasting Relationships

Legal Tech Evolution Discomfort and Lasting Relationships

If law firms aren’t evolving at a suitable pace, then perhaps corporate counsel should engage in introspective thinking.  That’s according to D. Casey Flaherty, a former in-house counsel, turned consultant, who made a mark on the industry with the creation of the Legal Technology Audit. His commentary is timely given much of the conversation at the recent ILTA conference (ILTACON) ... Read More »

4 Creative Business Insights from Small Law Super Lawyers

4 Creative Business Strategies from Small Law Super Lawyers

Every business is unique and often that uniqueness is tied to climate or culture.  In our view, law firms – the business of law – aren’t exempt. No place does that come through than in dozens of case studies (i.e. Time Matters, PCLaw, Juris) we compile every year. Certainly the focus of a case study is to draw forth exactly ... Read More »

Small Law Firm:  Important People Behind the Attorney

Small Law Firm The Important People Behind the Attorney

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. For many law firms today, much of the emphasis is on constantly updating and improving technology, and with good reason. Between case management software and cloud computing, I’m able to respond to clients from any remote location and ... Read More »

Avoiding 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

How to Avoid 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t as hard as they need to be. First, the why: You bring people in ... Read More »