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Firm Manager Brings a Case to a Close

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It was a first degree charge in a matter of closure – a case of a case that could not be closed in a cloud-based tool for law firm practice management. That was true, however in the latest update to our Firm Manager product we’ve added that capability – and we’d like to believe it’s a demonstration of how responsive we ... Read More »

Should You Upgrade your Law Firm Practice Software?

Should You Upgrade your Law Firm Practice Software-web

Note:  The following is a guest post by Steven Best of Affinity Consulting. Here it comes again.  Your software vendor is releasing a new software update.  Should you upgrade?  How many times are we supposed to put up with this? As annoying as you may find it, and as irked as you may be at the price of the upgrade, ... Read More »

Does Software Solve a Problem Well for a Law Firm?

Does Software Solve a Problem Well for a Law Firm

Which approach is better for a law firm: cloud or premise software? It’s a question that inherently calls for a comparison style checklist of features and functions – and may overlook a better question:  Does the software solve a problem well for a law firm? Some of the debates – including those in which we’ve participated – forget well-established benefits ... Read More »

Analyst Research:  The ROI of Law Firm Practice Management

The ROI of Law Firm Practice Management Tools

What would an additional 48-96 hours of billable time mean to small law firm over the course of a year? In a new report titled, Building a Business Case for Law Practice Management, analyst firm Blue Hill Research demonstrates those extra hours could add up to more than $21,000 in annual revenue at the high end of estimates. How does ... Read More »

5 Considerations Making a Tech Change in a Law Firm

5 Considerations Making a Tech Change in a Law Firm

Note:  The following is a guest post by Amy Kosey, a veteran account executive in with the LexisNexis law firm practice management group. Does your law practice struggle with making change?  Do you fear even broaching the topic with the firm’s management? There are easy ways to deal with making changes in your law practice.  First you need to identify ... Read More »

Legal Tech: How Safe is it to Hit Send?

How Safe is it to Hit Send

Every day attorneys will “hit send” as they email back and forth a myriad of confidential documents to their clients and colleagues. While this is a seemingly harmless business task, a new study from LexisNexis shows that electronic file sharing might not be as safe as some attorneys think it is. The study, File Sharing in the Legal Industry, found ... Read More »

3 Lessons from Switching Practice Management Tools

3 Lessons from Switching Practice Management Tools

Switch law firm practice management tools is sizable undertaking. The selection process and expenses aside, the change can be disruptive to business process. Sometimes this happens at a time of growth because a firm has outgrown its existing software. This was the predicament of and Atlanta-based litigation law firm Bloom Surgarman Everett, LLP as described in a new case study ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Law Firm Practice Management Tools

Legal Tech Briefs Law Firm Practice Management Tools

He went to school to be a lawyer and wound up as a technology consultant to law firms for the last 12 years. A little more than a decade ago, Craig Bayer finished school and went to work for a law firm, which coincidentally had just purchased LexisNexis® PCLaw® software for practice management.  Though at the time he had no ... Read More »

Leaked! Supreme Court of Legal Tech: Cloud v. Premise

Supreme Court of Legal Tech Cloud v Premise

Sequestered away in a session at LegalTech NY last February, a semi-secretive appellate court heard arguments from attorneys arguing on behalf of both cloud-based and premise-based law firm practice management tools. Cameras were not permitted in courtroom, but over the weekend, an audio recording of the hearing surfaced on the internet was obtained by this blog. The acting justices included ... Read More »

Practice Management: Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise?

Practice Management Should Law Firms Go Cloud or Premise

Cloud-based tools for practice management have gained substantial traction in 2014.  There has for example, been some $458 million invested in legal start-ups in the last year or so. That’s up from just $66 million year-over-year – and sizable portion of that is going toward cloud-based products and tools aimed at the legal industry. There’s good reason too: Multiple market ... Read More »