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Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salaries Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Akerman Announces Chairman and CEO Succession Plan

Leading Silicon Valley Dealmaker Joins Covington

Reed Smith's Corporate Practice Continues Growth in New York

Greenberg Traurig Texas Expands Further With Addition of Houston Shareholders David Oliver and Paul Kerlin

Eckert Seamans Welcomes IP Attorney, Author, and Legal Commentator Christina D. Frangiosa to Philadelphia Office

Congratulations to Blake Edwards of Big Law Business on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salaries.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BiglawWorld | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Thomson Reuters Legal Business Development Solutions Connects Internal and External Data to Identify Opportunities

By Neil J. Squillante | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers client relationship management (CRM) software that connects to external data sources to help you identify opportunities and gain a competitive edge (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of practice management software that automates trust requests, a virtual desktop service with enhanced security, a Word add-in for analyzing contracts and finding errors, case analysis software for litigation matters, legal project management software, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

A recent study by research firm Gartner found an alarming "data gap" in customer relationship management (CRM) software. For example, a law firm of 500 lawyers has 35,840 contacts with out-of-date information in its CRM software, and fails to capture 76,800 contacts entirely. Even worse, the data in CRM software lacks access to external data sources such as court dockets to provide insights. This data gap results in missed opportunities in an era of slowing law firm growth.

Thomson Reuters Legal Business Development Solutions … in One Sentence

Thomson Reuters Legal Business Development Solutions integrates Business Development Premier and Monitor Suite to automate CRM data capture and provide insights from external data sources such as Westlaw.

The Killer Feature

Business Development Premier's optional integration with Monitor Suite's Intelligence Center demonstrates the benefits of blending internal and external data. For example, you can analyze your firm's litigation matters by jurisdiction. This enables you to see where you've done work for a given client. More importantly, you can identify jurisdictions where you have significant experience and where a client has litigated but not hired you. Similarly, jurisdictions where you've never done work may reveal merger and lateral hiring opportunities.

Another widget shows trends over time — both your matters and those of your competitors. You can view the percentage of a client's litigation matters you handle versus the share your competition gets. Another tool lists all the news coverage of your litigation matters, which may identify friendly journalists to engage with.

Other Notable Features

Business Development Premier uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM for its traditional CRM functions. It collects data automatically from Microsoft Exchange, Elite Time & Billing, Thomson Reuters information services, and other such sources to eliminate the data gap noted above.

For example, it automatically harvests from email, calendars, and address books in Exchange accounts to identify new contacts and update existing contacts. It even parses email signatures. The patented Relationship Classification and Relationship Strength algorithms identify colleagues who have a relationship with a given contact and the strength of each relationship respectively.

The Corporate and Executive Insights accessible from Business Development Premier arm you with information that can persuade prospects and clients. Someone you know may receive a promotion to senior management or become a director of a public company. Or perhaps you want to connect with Prospect A and find through Business Development Premier that Person B who knows Colleague C at your firm serves on the same board as Prospect A. Now you have a path to meet Prospect A.

These connections sometimes occur in your head, but Business Development Premier can significantly amplify them because software is better at crunching so-called "big data" than human memory. In addition to identifying sales and merger opportunities, Business Development Premier can also help fine-tune attorney bios across your firm, unearth cross-selling opportunities, and find colleagues with relevant experience when building a client team.

What Else Should You Know?

Your web browser offers the best way to experience the many charts and tables Business Development Premier provides. However, the free mobile app offers a subset of data designed for what you're likely to need on your tablet or mobile phone when out of the office. With the mobile app, you can record activities, manage contact lists, obtain insights like those described in this article, and access data from Elite applications such as 3E and MatterSphere. Learn more about Thomson Reuters Legal Business Development Solutions.

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So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | TL NewsWire

Review of Wacom Bamboo Folio Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 19, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

How Using Checklists Can Improve Your Writing

Review: Bloomberg Law

Does Looking Up Mean Lying?

Capture Social Media With Page Vault

Congratulations to Matthew Buzzi of PCMag on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of Wacom Bamboo Folio

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

Roundup of iPhone 7 Reviews Plus 67 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 19, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 68 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Ben Lovejoy of 9to5Mac on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Roundup of 10 iPhone 7 Reviews

Replenish Trust Accounts and Track Marketing Efforts

The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2016

The 28 Best Hidden iOS 10 Features

ILTA Survey Shows That Law Firms Purchase Lots of iPhones and iPads

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession. But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Three Common Legal Technology Messes Plus Five Tips for Getting Paid

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 16, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Make a mess in your kitchen and you call a cleaning service. Make a mess of your law firm's technology, and you call a consultant like Morris Tabush, Debbie Foster, or Jack Schaller. Better yet, call them before making a mess. In this issue of SmallLaw, these three consultant recount common technology messes they encounter along with anecdotes and prevention tips. You'll probably nod knowling when you read about the "QuickBooks Effect." Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for five tips you should know for getting paid.

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Consultants/Services/Training | SmallLaw

Black v. Black; Reviews of Surface Pro 4, RealPopup; Internal Communications Logjams

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 16, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Black V. Black

Jeffrey Koncius, Review: Surface Pro 4

Tom Trottier, Breaking Through A Senior Partner's Communications Logjam

Ernest Marquez, Review Of RealPopup For Internal Communications

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

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Topics: Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

You Were Right and I Was Wrong; What I Use and Why; Review of Everything; Why I Use WordPerfect

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, The Multiple Monitor Advocates Are Right And I Was Wrong

Brad Pearce, What I Use And Why: Office 365, OneNote, 9.7-Inch IPad Pro, And Much More

Tom Trottier, Review Of Everything Search Engine By Voidtools

Miriam Jacobson, Why I Use WordPerfect

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

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Our most serendipitous offering (hence its name), TL Serendipity consists of contributions by TechnoLawyer members who have important information to share. You'll no doubt enjoy it because of its mix of interesting topics and genuinely useful knowledge, including brutally honest product reviews and informative how-tos. The TL Serendipity newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors | Networking/Operating Systems | TL Serendipity

Seven Ways a Niche Helps Your Firm Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 41 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Anna H. Rappaport of The National Law Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Seven Ways a Niche Helps Your Firm

Thinking of Stiffing a Referring Attorney?

Why It Is a Bad Idea to Accept and Pay Referral Fees

Law Blogs Are Publications, Not a Portion of a Website

The Top 25 Law Firm Website Cliches to Avoid Part 1

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Reliability of Profits Per Partner Numbers Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Fox Rothschild Announces Management Transition

Greenberg Traurig Names New Vice Chairs

Shook Welcomes Former AIG Associate General Counsel to Philadelphia Office

Michael Gillman Appointed as Gray Reed's Real Estate Section Leader

Attorney Brian D. Roy Joins Harris Beach PLLC

Congratulations to Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, Esq. on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Reliability of Profits Per Partner Numbers in Am Law 200.

How to Receive BiglawWorld
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Topics: BiglawWorld | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

The Best Printers of 2016 Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 12, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 48 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to M. David Stone and Tony Hoffman of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Best Printers of 2016

A Conversation With Clio CEO Jack Newton

The 30 Best Productivity Apps Ever Created

Thoughts on iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods

Fixing Email, One App at a Time

Why Apple Killed the Headphone Jack

How to Receive BlawgWorld
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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession
 
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