Tag Archives: Law Firms

Thomson Reuters Launches Business Development Premier

“Thomson Reuters Elite, a leading global provider of enterprise business management systems to professional services firms, today announced Business Development Premier, a powerful new integrated platform designed to transform customer relationship management (CRM) and business development for law firms. “The legal market continues to evolve in response to the current economic climate, law firm business development priorities and demands on in-house marketing teams. There is no escaping the fact that lawyers are under more pressure to deliver than ever before,” said Eric Sugden, chief technology officer at Thomson Reuters Elite. “In creating Business Development Premier, our intention is to establish the most advanced business development platform possible and target it directly at addressing the issues so keenly felt by law firms.” (via Thomson Reuters)

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Twitter for law firms

STEM Legal – “Following on my last post, which looked at the uses of Facebook for law firms, I thought I’d review the uses of Twitter in the law firm context. As before, I’m going to focus less on the benefits that Twitter can deliver to individual lawyers (which I’ve covered a couple of times at Law21) than on the best ways that law firms as corporate entities can utilize this social media tool.”

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Still Loading: Law Firms Lag Behind the Rest of Corporate America on the Web

AM Law Daily: – “While Womble and others are accessorizing their sites with podcasts, blogs, videos, and rss feeds, many other firms remain entrenched in the world of Web 1.0″

Maybe these firms should talk to an expert.

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LawLibraryThing

Law Libraries (13 of em), meet LibraryThing.

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Marketing Ahead of The Curve

Micah Buchdahl – “Many lawyers like to be trendy and fashionable. In law firm marketing circles, you are not exactly Nostradamus when advising people with incredible predictions of “new” marketing ideas—blogs, podcasts, annual reports, CRM systems—among them. They were new and trendy many years ago, and most catch on just about the time advanced marketers are on to the next great thing.”

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No More Billable Hour

Ann Althouse – “Fast work is a good thing. How hateful to be embedded in a system that rewards inefficiency.”

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We <3 PACER

U.S. Courts – “Back in the paper world, we constantly had law firm runners who came to the clerk’s office to make copies of case files. They’d have to drive to the courthouse, find a parking place, feed the meter, and pay 50 cents per copy. Helping them consumed a lot of staff time,” she said. “Those days are gone.” (via)

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State of the AmLaw 200 Blogosphere

LexBlog – “LexBlog is pleased to provide you findings on who from the AMLaw 200 has entered the blogosphere.”

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Law-Lit

NYLJ – “The editor of a soon-to-be-published collection of literary musings on the world of jurisprudence touts his anthology as proof “beyond any reasonable doubt that no sphere of the human experience is as alluring and lurid, lamentable and lust-provoking as the law.”

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Re-Ranking the Rankings

Steve Matthews – “The following list re-ranks the 2006 Global 100 Law Firms (originally published by The Lawyer) by the number of web pages indexed within the search engines. The tool chosen for this count was Yahoo Site Explorer, which is generally more comprehensive than the Google site: command.”

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