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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 »

6 Questions and Answers: Big Views on Big Law Tech

6 Questions and Answers Big Views on Big Law Tech

For the better part of a decade, Matt Thompson has worked with large law firms to implement sizable technology projects in support of smarter business development – and has a wealth of tech experience beyond it. Today his role centers on leading a Client Success Team Program and we managed to get a hold of him in-between client conference calls ... 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 »

Ready, Set, Get Your Small Law Systems in Check

Get Your Small Law Systems in Check

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. The more practitioners rely on technology to manage their law offices, the more important it is to have a solid understanding of how these systems operate and how they can be used to streamline office operations. Resolve to ... Read More »

Scribd Friday:  Do Law Firms Sell Legal Processing?

Scribd Friday Do Law Firms Sell Legal Processing

In a strategy session a couple weeks ago, a colleague recalled how he spent a summer during law school highlighting every termination clause in contracts.  It was redundant and repetitive work, that didn’t require a law degree.  Today such work is being automated with technology. That begins to get at what Ryan McClead means when he says lawyers sell “legal ... 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 »

3 Notable Examples of Big Law IT Innovation

3 Notable Examples of Big Law IT Innovation

“It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch,” wrote Bill Henderson, in a commentary published on The Legal Whiteboard titled Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw. His writing reviews several IT projects presented by three large law finalists for an annual awards program held at the ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  IT Best Practices for Small Law

IT Best Practices for Small Law

Technology was the top tactic for improving efficiency in the 2014 Law Firms in Transition flash survey by Altman Weil.  Sixty-percent of law firms reported using technology – to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. While that particular study is aimed a large law firms, there’s little doubt small law has much to gain from technology as well. For many small ... Read More »

The Droid Lawyer on Law Firms and Technology Leverage

The Droid Lawyer on Technology Leverage

Lawyers can’t just get by with a basic understanding of technology, says Jeffrey Taylor, an attorney in Oklahoma who has been managing a small law practice for about six years. Full-time Mr. Taylor runs Absolute Legal Services, LLC and part-time he pens a law blog called The Droid Lawyer, which is a fantastic resource for lawyers interested in tapping the ... Read More »

Study tells a Story about Law Firm File Sharing

leixsnexis law firm file sharing

If data could speak for itself…it might tell a story. The story that unfolded from a survey of law firms we published today goes like this: File sharing is increasingly important in law firm collaboration and while those firms are keenly aware of the consequences of IT security risks, unencrypted email – reinforced with a statement of confidentiality – remains ... Read More »