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Friday Share:  The Top Law Firm Challenge in 2015

Friday Share The Biggest Law Firm Challenge in 2015

Keeping pace with technology – it’s the top law firm challenge according to a poll of attendees at ABA TECHSHOW®.   Economic pressures, follows a close second amid an industry climate where clients are expecting more for less from legal service providers. Retaining clients, files sharing security and collections rounded out the results with a handful of respondents citing “other” as ... Read More »

Monthly Nut: Law Firms by Numbers [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Monthly Nut Law Firms by Numbers ABA TECHSHOW

If you have data, decisions about law firm management, such as work load, aren’t merely about “feelings” according to Haley Odom Ackerman.  More importantly, Peggy Gruenke added, tracking key metrics is the only way to effectively manage costs and grow a law business profitably. The duo teamed up to co-present a session at the ABA TECHSHOW titled 5 Reports your ... 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 »

Tech Consultant Craig Bayer on Client Value Metrics

Tech Consultant Craig Bayer on Addressing Client Value Metrics

Most people associate a statement of work with a bill, but that doesn’t have to be the case, according to Craig Bayer, a technology consultant with Optiable and speaker at the ABA TECHSHOW. A statement of work, without the fees can simply be a gentle, if not reassuring, reminder to a client that the law firm is thinking about their ... 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 »

What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

What’s Hot at the 2015 ABA #TECHSHOW Conference

Fresh off the heels of the 2015 Legal Marketing Association Conference in San Diego, we join the ranks of those flocking to the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW® conference in Chicago. The event is held at the Hilton Chicago from April 16-18, 2015.  By our own count, the 2015 schedule indicates there will be nearly 60 sessions – LexisNexis is sponsoring the ... Read More »

Meta Data: 51+ Posts Summarizing the 2014 #ABATECHSHOW

51 Posts from the 2014 #ABATECHSHOW

We’ve had a couple days sift through the mass of social media posts, articles and blogs about the ABA TECHSHOW – word plethora comes to mind.  By way of Twitter comparison: ITLA Conference:  ~5,000  tweets LegalTech: ~2,200 tweets ABA TECHSHOW: ~1,500 tweets One difference in terms of coverage generated is that the ABA Journal did an amazing job covering the ... Read More »

7 Takeaways from a Geek’s Presentation on Law Firm Pricing

7 Takeaways from a Profitability Geek’s Presentation on Law Firm Pricing

The better law firms are at pricing the better it is for the market.  So said Toby Brown, a law firm pricing specialist and contributor to 3 Geeks and  Law Blog. His comments were provided during an outstanding ABA TECHSHOW session titled, The Changing Face of Large Case Financing & Billing. Lawyers are not comfortable having conversations about fees (both ... Read More »

Session: 5 Effective Law Firm Billing Techniques #ABATECHSHOW

5 Effective Law Firm Billing Techniques

Steven Best and Peggy Gruenke presented an excellent session titled Bills in – Money out. The speakers opened by pointing out that calling up a client that’s late on bill is an unpleasant task.  From the speakers’ vantage point the best way to avoid that scenario is to manage expectations from the outset.  Here are five tips from their presentation ... Read More »

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 »