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SlideShare Friday: The 2016 Outlook for the Legal Profession

The 2016 Outlook for the Legal Profession

In just about two weeks, we’ll be headed into the fourth and final quarter of 2016.  Strategic planning for the next year, if it hasn’t already started, is likely to begin in earnest. Robert Half Legal recently published survey data on the outlook for 2016, which looked at both demand and compensation expectations.  The presentation is embedded below and it’s ... Read More »

4 Creative Business Insights from Small Law Super Lawyers

4 Creative Business Strategies from Small Law Super Lawyers

Every business is unique and often that uniqueness is tied to climate or culture.  In our view, law firms – the business of law – aren’t exempt. No place does that come through than in dozens of case studies (i.e. Time Matters, PCLaw, Juris) we compile every year. Certainly the focus of a case study is to draw forth exactly ... Read More »

Great Legal Links: The Top 10 of 66 Business of Law Blog Posts

Great Legal Links The Top 10 of 66 Business of Law Blog Posts

We’ve published 66 posts on these pages in the three months spanning June, July and August. Here’s a summary of the most popular – that is the most read – Business of Law Blog posts for that time period.  It’s always fascinating to see the most read, are not always the posts with the most social shares. We’ve also listed ... Read More »

Litigation Costs Study:  How P&C Shops are Keeping a Lid

How P&C Shops are Keeping a Lid on Litigation Costs

It’s a balancing act:  fraud versus fair settlement and loss costs with expenditures.  As far as legal departments go, those working insurance claims for U.S. property and casualty (P&C) carriers are under constant pressure to drive operational efficiency, while providing quality customer service. To find out how P&C claims shops are keeping a lid on costs, we surveyed 86 P&C ... Read More »

3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

Note: This article was written by Francis George. Buying software won’t solve an eDiscovery problem overnight according to a group of panelists on a recent webinar.  The panel debated the pros and cons of keeping eDiscovery in-house or outsourcing it  – which we’ve summarized below into three reasons for outsourcing eDiscovery. 1. Reactive vs. proactive The consensus recommendation from the ... Read More »

39 Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing the 2015 #ILTACON

39 Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing the 2015 ILTACON

Thirty-nine posts is one better than the 38 summarizing the 2013 annual ILTA conference – the last time it was held in Las Vegas. In the 2015 summary, we’ve added the stats, quips and quotes, which is an idea borrowed from our summary in 2014. There was an impressive volume of coverage stemming from the conference and especially solid summaries ... Read More »

Q&A with Veta Richardson:  ACC Chief on Teaming with Australia

Q&A with Veta Richardson ACC Chief on Teaming with Australia

Globalization is a consistent trend in the backdrop of the corporate counsel agenda.  Combined with the fact that corporate legal departments are taking more work in-house and a clear need for a larger support network has emerged. It’s been nearly a year since the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association announced it was joining with the Association of Corporate Counsel – the ... Read More »

Devil is in the Data and 20 Other Must-Read eDiscovery Articles

20 Must-Read eDiscovery Articles

  Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. During the summer months, even the most dedicated legal professionals can be forgiven for taking a break from their daily reading of industry blogs and news sites in order to catch up on this year’s bestseller novels or ... Read More »

Early Case Assessment:  The Haystack is Getting Bigger

Early Case Assessment The Haystack is Getting Bigger

Upwards of 90% of all data has been created in the last two years alone, according to Aaron Pierce.  The data statistics are staggering; the needle is the same size, but the haystack is getting bigger. He presented a session at ILTACON that walked attendees through two tools our company provides in support of early case assessment: the Early Data ... Read More »

Large Law Debates: Is IT Strategic for Law Firms?

Large Law Debates Is IT Strategic

Is IT a strategic resource for law firms? In classic legal fashion, the short answer is “it depends.”  It depends on who is asked. The discussion, and seemingly the perspective of attendees, shifted on the merits of the arguments made during the ITLACON session “Large Law Discussion.” The following paraphrases the conversation from notes taken during the session and from ... Read More »