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One Attorney has No Fear of the Client Billing Conversation

Fear Not the Client Billing Conversation Says One El Paso Attorney

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Attorney Robert A. Skipworth has no qualms asking clients to pay for legal services rendered, a task some attorneys say they’d prefer to avoid altogether. According to Mr. Skipworth, who runs his own solo law practice in El ... Read More »

Small Law Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

Client Service Continues Even After Sundown

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The Law Office of Stebelton, Aranda & Snider, in Lancaster, Ohio, has a no holds barred approach to customer service – every client phone call needs to be returned at the end of each day, no matter ... Read More »

Infographic:  Billable Hours Gained with Practice Management

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Eight extra hours a month is just one of the benefits law firms can achieve with practice management technology. That translates to 12 days a year or just about two weeks. How that time translates to a return on investment, depends on what an attorney does with it. If the time is used for billable work, Blue Hill Research estimates ... Read More »

4 Telltale Signs Your Small Law Firm Has Outgrown its Software

4 Telltale Signs Your Small Law Firm Has Outgrown its Software

“One poor guy,” a legal administrator was spending six hours a day, twice a week running compensation reports for partners.  That amounts to 12 hours a week, or nearly 50 hours per month, where a survey of small law firms suggests most firms spend eight hours a week on the entire billing process, let alone running a single report. When ... Read More »

Building Client-Value Processes Into Law Firm Client Intake

Building Client-Value Processes Into Law Firm Client Intake

Every buttoned-up law firm builds protective measures into client intake. Whether it’s conflict searches, sending out engagement letters for signatures, setting up matters in practice or financial management software or any of the day-to-day tasks that play a key role in establishing proper records and conducting due diligence, all are considered standard processes for shielding the firm, and the client, ... Read More »

The Business Case for Law Firm Practice Management ROI

Case of the Cloud in Law Firm Practice Management

If the equation for return on investment (ROI) equals the gain from an investment, minus the cost of the investment, and in turn divided by the cost of the investment, then the ROI for law firm practice management could exceed 4000%. This estimate comes from a report published by Blue Hill Research titled Building a Business Case for Law Practice ... Read More »

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants  

4 PCLaw User Tips from Legal Tech Consultants

One of the good fortunes among the law firm practice management business at LexisNexis is an ecosystem of technology consultants. Many of these people have years of specialized knowledge and experience designing and implementing technology solutions for law firms – and have completed a certification process for LexisNexis software.  In some cases, many of them are also lawyers and have ... Read More »

Should Law Businesses Transform or Wait to Have Change Imposed

Transform or Wait to Have Change Imposed

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. According to the 2014 Law Firms in Transition Survey from Altman Weil, a large majority of law firm leaders report that greater pricing competition, practice efficiency, commoditization of legal work, competition from nontraditional legal service providers, ... Read More »

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

Anyone that peruses the list of predictions for the legal industry in 2015 might be struck by a more upbeat tone than in previous year’s predictions. There is a sense of renewing optimism, cautious as it might be, within the legal community. We can see that reflection in the words of 15 experts in a new eBook we published today ... Read More »

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 »