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Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Fridays have been fun on the Business of Law Blog because we usually look to publish something on the “sharable” side as part of our Friday Share series.

We’ve experimented with a range of shareable content including videos from YouTube, presentations from SlideShare, Hollywood previews, sometimes heady, but entirely fascinating, position papers from Scribd and of course, our favorite, legal infographics.

Good infographics ought to reflect a thoughtful and visual presentation of data — and preferably in a storyboard format.

There are more than 20 infographics on these pages that we have published this year – some of them are our own while others are content we curated.  We took a look to see which infographics readers of this blog seemed to gravitate towards the most as determined by the most clicks.

Here are the top 10 infographics related to the business of law:

1. Trends Shaping the Legal Industry

This infographic by Robert Half Legal is based on a survey it conducted and identifying the biggest trends shaping the legal industry. (click to enlarge)

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2. Billing Rates and Discounts Rise

This contributed post by Larry Bodine presents an infographic developed jointly by Law360 and BTI Consulting and analyzes extensive research about law firm billing rates. (click to enlarge)

b-Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

3. Law Firms are Warming Up to the Cloud

Based on a survey of nearly 300 lawyers, this infographic was produced by the LexisNexis Firm Manager team examinees the benefits, drawbacks and growth of the cloud in the legal community. (click to enlarge)

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4. The Future of the Law Office

Based on a collection of sources, this infographic weaves together a predictive timeline from 2008 to 2024 where legal will be a “fully open market.”  (click to enlarge)

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5. The Case Against Billable Hours

In one of the few infographics we’ve seen developed by a law firm, San Diego Law Firm ties together a history and data to make a case – in an infographic – against the billable hour.  (click to enlarge)

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 6. The Enduring Legal Dress Code Debate

Another fine infographic by the team at Robert Half Legal defines the arguments made at the Supreme Court of Dress Codes in Casual v. Formal.  No decision was rendered but readers can draw their own conclusions. (click to enlarge)

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7. Cloud vs. Premise Software

While this infographic is not specific to the legal market, it does articulate benefits and drawbacks of the cloud we often hear discussed in legal circles.  Also see:

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8. A Dramatic Rise of Mobile in Legal

This infographic developed by Bellefield Systems, LLC, paints a picture of how mobile technology is shaping the legal industry. (click to enlarge)

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9. Legal Industry getting a Dose of Startup

This was an exciting infographic developed by a legal start up called NextChapter, which meticulously combed through public data sources to produce it. The company CEO wrote an excellent analysis on Lawyerist: Legal Tech Startups in 2014. (click to enlarge)

i-Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

10. What are the Top Corporate Legal Goals?

this infographic was also produced the LexisNexis CounselLink team and based on survey of 95 law departments – the vast majority of respondents were senior attorneys working in corporate counsel. (click to enlarge)

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One of our favorite infographics, which identifies which US Presidents were also lawyers, did not make the top 10 list.  What legal infographics did you see this year that also did not make the list?  Please feel free to point it out in the comments or tweet us a link: @Business_of_Law

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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.