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Trends in ELM: LexisNexis CounselLink Annual Customer Conference

CounselLink User Conference 2014

The CounselLink team has opened up registration for the 2014 CounselLink Annual Customer Conference.  This year the conference will be held in the relatively quiet country side of Northern Virginia – about 30 miles west of Washington, DC.  

This year’s event will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing corporate legal departments. We’ll be hosting a series of panel discussions, roundtables, hands-on training sessions and one-on-one learning labs, which will feature both internal experts and thought-leaders from across the industry. The event participation is exclusively for LexisNexis CounselLink customers.

Six Reasons to Attend

  1. Industry Insight. Gain newfound insights into industry trends and issues.
  2. Process Optimization. Optimize their understanding and use of the CounselLink solution.
  3. Best Practices.  Learn best-in-class practices to become a higher performing legal team.
  4. Department Value.  Discover cost-savings and tangible ways to boost efficiency and productivity.
  5. Master Big Data. Leverage data and benchmarking insights to keep their department on track
  6. Networking. Make valuable contacts and network with nationwide peers

What sessions or topics will be offered?

General Sessions (some of which will be eligible for CLE credit):

  • Alternative Fee Arrangements – starting and sustaining AFA’s through collaboration
  • Financial Management – connecting the dots between what in house counsel are managing and what is being tracked at a corporate level

Executive Track (best practices from peers and industry leaders):

  • Strategic Vendor Management & Effective Right Sourcing
  • Moving Up The Maturity Model
  • Making Data Driven Decisions
  • Best Practices in Legal Department Operations

Power User Track (tactical tips and tricks that deliver results):

  • A-to-Zs of Invoice Review
  • Efficiency Tools
  • Using Search Functionality and other tools for greater efficiency

Who should attend?

  • General Counsel
  • Associate and Assistant GCs
  • Law Department VPs & Directors
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Operations Leaders
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Administrators & Office Managers

Logistics and Event Details:

  • When: May 13-14, 2014
  • Where: Leesburg Va., near Washington, DC
  • Cost:  No registration fee; just T&E
  • Register here for the conference


Book a room with the Landsdowne Resort by April 10, 2014 and rooms are just $199.00 per night. The resort has all the amenities you’d expect including a spa and a beautiful golf course, for after sessions, of course! Room reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 419-8400 (be sure to mention the LexisNexis CounselLink Conference for the discounted room).


For most travelers the Washington Dulles International Airport will be the best option as the airport is just about 10 miles from the resort.  The Reagan National Airport is about 30 miles from the resort, though traffic in Northern Virginia can be quite heavy from Reagan to Leesburg.

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We look forward to seeing you in Virginia!

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.