How timekeepers in the front office interact with technology can slow or accelerate processes in the back office.Read More
What role will the cloud have in the law firm technology stack of the future? It’s a challenging question to answer because the legal community is divided on the benefits and drawbacks of the cloud. What one law firm sees as a benefit, another […]Read More
The vast majority of law firm leaders believe pricing pressures, competition and the need for efficient legal service delivery are permanent trends. That’s according to the 2016 Law Firms in Transition report by Altman Weil.
In other words, this is the new normal and demand […]
Law Firms, Legal Tech and Remaining Curious: Five Questions with Aderant President Deane Price
The legal industry is in a period of evolution. While we’re not going back to the pre-recession days of annual rate hikes – this isn’t the new normal either. The […]
Practice management is the true backbone of a large law firm’s technology. From time and billing to invoices and reporting, it is the system on which a law firm manages its business, and also encompasses a lot of the ways they interact with their […]Read More
In 2017, continuing education in technology will no longer be optional for lawyers in Florida. New changes just went into effect requiring training in technology as part of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Standards.
The modification “requires attorneys to complete 33 hours of CLE […]
We bank online, we shop online, we work online, some of us even find love online. Increasingly, we’re not just doing these things online, we are also doing it on the move. And so too are lawyers.
The trend has been steadily tipping toward mobile […]
By the year 2020 smart machines and legal process outsourcing (LPO) will “radically disrupt” the legal profession.
That was the prediction first put forth by market research firm Gartner, Inc. in a 2014 report called Legal IT Scenario, 2020. The project examined four possible, perhaps […]
Several years ago, an article in the ABA’s Law Practice Today asked us to imagine a global industry managed by “part-time leaders with minimal business training.”
The business ran for decades on the same model, with few coherent strategies for growth, marketing or pricing. Executives […]
Nearly every day we hear news of some new, large-scale cyber hack. For instance, the recent OPM database hack compromised personal information for over 21 million past and current federal employees and contractors. This attack, along with those on Target, Home Depot and several […]Read More
While firms likely won’t be relying solely on data analytics for their partnership-level hiring decisions any time soon, advancements in business intelligence technology is providing some additional key metrics for this process.Read More
When we think of automation technology affecting industries, we tend to associate it with lower-skill jobs that can adequately be replaced with robotics or software.Read More
Despite its reputation as a slow adopter of change, the legal industry is beginning to implement new technology at an increasing rate. During our recent survey of legal professionals in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, we found that 98 percent of law firms undertook […]Read More
Customer service tends to be an administrative issue handled by someone else. However, in today’s highly competitive legal market, a firm’s customer service level is fast becoming a differentiator between successful firms and all the rest.Read More
Amid rising pressure to increase revenues and profitability, lawyers are beginning to focus more on improving the processes they use to run their firms.Read More
The relationship between firms and technology is complicated, to put it mildly. While many firms already own advanced technology solutions, they are failing to properly train, integrate and adopt these systems into their practices.Read More
Often, the business advice given to firms overlooks some very basic steps that can quickly improve their performance. The term “strategic planning” may sound abstract, but if pursued in an intelligent way, it can effectively address many of your firm’s everyday challenges.Read More
Briefing, published by the Legal Support Network talks to Karen Bailey, head of solutions consulting EMEA for Aderant, about combining business intelligence and matter management tools to make a great leap forward in pricing and profitability.Read More
A technology vendor somehow manages to oversimplify or overcomplicate an issue and operates at a distance. Conversely, a partner will always try to resolve issues, make your working life easier, and find simple solutions to complex problems. As the proverb goes, “If something sounds […]Read More
Few would argue that social media is rapidly changing every aspect of our daily lives. Mobile technology has transformed the way we communicate, work, and ultimately make new connections. For most law firms, however, this transformation to an online-centered world pushes up against the […]Read More
I’ve seen a number of stories lately proclaiming that big data is taking over the world, therefore your firm “must adapt or die!” While I confess to being a big proponent of integrating business intelligence (BI) products into your firm, the reality is that […]Read More
The “Heartbleed Bug” has already become a nightmare for anyone tasked with data security, and frankly any company that maintains data critical to its business operations. This reality puts every existing law firm at risk of a serious data breach. A recent story in […]Read More