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Session: Fundamentals of Law Practice Management Systems #ABATECHSHOW

Fundamentals of Law Practice Management Systems ABATECHSHOW

Thomas L. Rowe and JoAnn Hathaway led a session titled Practice management software from agony to ecstasy and a quick poll of the audience at the beginning demonstrated representation from firms of all sizes – including a substantial population of attorneys working at firms with 100 or more lawyers. The session defined practice management tools, described the differences between premise-based ... Read More »

LexisNexis Firm Manager Unveils the “Money Finder”

LexisNexis Firm Manager Unveils the Money Finder

It may be true we can’t make up for lost time, but we just might be able to recover time we’ve forgotten. Photographs help us remember.  Calendars keep us on track.  And anyone traveling to the ABA TECHSHOW from the east coast knows, we gain an hour going, and lose an hour coming back. Keeping good time requires discipline, but ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Small Law Firm Startup with Heidi S. Alexander

Legal Tech Briefs Small Law Firm Startup

“Managing a solo- or small-law law firm practice requires business acumen.”  So says Heidi S. Alexander a law practice management advisor with Massachusetts LOMAP – the law office management assistance program. Her experience – and by extension advice – stems from her role as an advisor and entrepreneur with solo law firm experience. Ms. Alexander joined us for a Google ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Virtues of Virtual Law with Stacey L. Romberg

Legal Tech Briefs Virtual Law Office

After a decade in the industry, including a stint writing legislation for the U.S. Senate, Stacey L. Romberg made the leap – she hung out a shingle and opened her own law firm.  By measure of her legal services – a split between business law and estate planning & probate – it might be easy to miss one important distinction ... Read More »

3 Basics for Choosing Law Firm Practice Management Software

3 Basics for Choosing Law Firm Practice Management Software

Practice management software has existed for the better part of 20 years. Traditionally, the software required firms to purchase servers and install software locally, which in technology parlance we call premise-based.  Although also not new, cloud-based practice management software has risen in popularity in the last few years.  Our own research suggests 2014 will bring substantial adoption of cloud-based tools ... Read More »

Un-Billable Hour: Law Firms, Invoicing and Collections

Un-Billable Hour

Earlier this month the Legal Talk Network unveiled a newly revived podcast called the Un-Billable Hour. Podcasts are a great way to make effective use of time to soak up additional information, for example during a daily commute, or while exercising. The Legal Talk Network makes this especially easy by offering the ability to listen to a variety of legal ... Read More »

The Rise & Fall of Flappy Birds: Lessons for Lawyers

flappy bird lawyers

Unless you’ve been too invested in the Sochi Olympics or spent too much time in court lately, odds are you’ve heard of the viral video game Flappy Birds—and how its creator caved under the “pressure” of success and pulled the game from Apple’s App Store, despite raking in $50K per day in ad revenue. If not, check out yesterday’s Wall ... Read More »

Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Note:  This post is by Susan Harman, a vice president and product champion for LexisNexis Firm Manager. Two separate distinguished speakers at LegalTech discussed themes that converge on some central points that legal tech vendors, including us, can put to use in serving the legal profession: Professor Luke Williams, of New York University explored disruption and innovation in technology.  Jason ... Read More »

10 Reasons to Love LexisNexis Firm Manager for Law Firm Practice Management

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Today at LegalTech New York 2014, we’ve launched new visions for the LexisNexis Firm Manager solution, a law firm practice management tool based in “the law cloud.” What makes it so different? It was designed by attorneys, for attorneys. It’s literally been in testing by customers for more than a year and it is a completely re-designed product built from ... Read More »

Study: 2014 Shaping Up as Year of the Law Cloud

law firm cloud survey

How would you describe the cloud to fellow attorneys who were unfamiliar with the technology? “As a fluffy white baby lamb. At least when the weather is nice,” according to one respondent in response to this open-ended question. Quirky?  Yes.  However this survey was aimed at gauging the perception lawyers have of the cloud – and that may well be ... Read More »