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NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In a recent survey of its members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides information resources to more than 15,000 corporate directors in the U.S., found that just 11 percent of corporate directors believe their boards have ... 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 »

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 couple decades, 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 ... 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 »

Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

More and more law firms are embracing technology as a means to improve client experience, according to BTI Consulting. A survey of corporate counsel conducted by the research firm found “9% more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015.” The statistic is just one slice of data from a larger study – the BTI Brand Elite ... Read More »

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English

Some 70% of data breaches involve laptops and portable devices.  Ten percent of mobile phones are stolen during their useful life.  In 2013 nearly a million and a half smart phones were lost. Where lawyers are going increasingly mobile, those statistics make strong case for encryption according to John Simek and David G. Reis.  The two gentlemen co-presented an ABA ... Read More »

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms

Change happens fast, especially in technology, which may explain why ABA TECHSHOW panelists Bjorn Christianson and Sharon D. Nelson advocate a simple mantra for small law firms purchasing technology:  Plan, review, revise, recycle. For most law firms, according to the panelists, attorneys find themselves in a vicious cycle of “break-fix” meaning the only time given to tech usually comes in ... Read More »

Are US and UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart?

Are US-UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The legal services industry is increasingly a global marketplace, fueled by more cross-border law firm mergers this year and continuous innovation in the application of technology to the practice of law. Still, there are attributes unique ... Read More »

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal-1

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Executives from some of the nation’s leading law firms and large corporate legal departments shared insights this afternoon regarding major cybersecurity threats they’re confronting and what the legal community needs to do in order to successfully deal with the ... 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 »