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Top 10 #BusinessofLaw Posts You Might have Missed in July

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At just about the half-way mark in August, the process of looking back on which posts readers preferred in July reminded us to take a look even further back – to about this time last year.

This time last year we were engaged at the ILTA 2013 conference which was held in Las Vegas and we ran a number of posts including this one that provided an overview of what happened at the conference: 38 Posts Summarizing the ILTA Conference.

This year’s ILTA Conference is about to get started and kicks off next week in Nashville. We’re aiming to get a pre-post up this week prior to the conference – and of course we’ll provide session recaps all week next week.

Here are the most read blog posts for July 2014:

  1. Law Firms: Soft Targets; Hard Truths
  2. Power of Lists: 51 Twitter Handles for Legal Pros to Follow
  3. Seven Ways to Influence Change in Your Legal Department
  4. Discounting Legal Fees Sends the Wrong Message
  5. Legal Tech Briefs:  Law Firm Practice Management Tools
  6. Top 10 Law Firm Collections Challenges and How to Solve Them
  7. Infographic Friday: Legal Industry getting a Dose of Startup
  8. 3 Tips for more Effectively Managing Legal Spending
  9. Legal Industry Evolution: Back To Business
  10. SlideShare Friday: How Business Clients Select Law Firms

5 Tips for Contributing to this Blog

As this blog has grown, so too are the number of pitches we receive offering to contribute content.  We’ve only accepted a few, so here are some tips of the things we are looking for:

  1. Original content. All submissions must be original content that has not been published elsewhere – and won’t be for at least 30 days.
  2. Topics.  The topics we cover generally center, as the blog name might suggest, the business of law.  We’re interested in management, strategy, pricing, KPIs, client relations, business development and the software tools that support those aspects.
  3. Broad audience.  We tend to write for three overarching categories in small law, large law and corporate counsel. It’s usually better to focus content on one of these categories.
  4. We love data. Surveys, studies and analysis are generally welcome.  A post that provides some analysis on an industry study usually well-received.
  5. Have a specific idea. A pitch that with a specific topic in mind is far easier to determine it’s a fit than a broad menu list of possible topics. We look for utility in content – that it will help readers understand a topic more clearly or enable them to put an idea into practice.

Naturally, we’re very keen to hear from our customers or partners, such as our Certified Independent Consultants and will gladly discuss a possible interview.

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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.