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Data Visualization for Law Firms (Live from P3)

This is a live post from P3, the Practice Innovation Conference. This session is Data Visualization for Law Firms.  I have appended the session description and speaker bio at the end of this post.  [I post this as a session ends so please forgive any typos or of my misunderstandings o

Are Firms Succeeding with Low Cost Service Centers? (Live from Ark Library)

This is a live blog post from the Ark Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference in NYC. The topic of this session is “Service Delivery Transformation: Are Firms Having Success On-shoring Back-Office Operations

Librarians as Market Analysts: The Intersection of Big Data and Competitive Intelligence (CI)

This is a live blog post from the Ark Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference in NYC. The topic of this session is “Librarians as Market Analysts: The Intersection of Big Data and CI“.   The presenters

Data Analytics in Law Firms (Zev Eigen Presentation)

This is a live blog post from a private large law firm meeting. The presenter is Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, at of Littler. Zev has practiced in law firms and a law department. He then studied for a Ph.D in data analytics. He joined Littler in 2015. [This is a live p

Using Big Data to Reduce Legal Spend

So, What’s Your Algorithm? headlines a January 4th Wall Street Journal article. It’s a good question for lawyers to consider, especially in-house counsel.  The article addresses “How analytics harvested from massive databases will begin to inform our day-to-day

Data, Data, Everywhere… Someday in Legal Too

Can law firms take advantage of explosive data growth? And I am not talking about e-discovery.  Last Friday, New Ways to Exploit Raw Data May Bring Surge of Innovation, a Study Says in the New York Times explained that both businesses and consumers create ever-increasing volumes

How Law Firms Can Win the Business Development Battle

As law firms try to shift from reverse in 2009 to forward in 2010, they should remember that the easiest way forward is to win more business from existing clients, not get new clients. A new tool, Client Profiles by LexisNexis, is a promising way to help improve growth from existing c

Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFA) and Law Firm Business Intelligence

Just when law firms were beginning to master business intelligence (BI), the market goes and changes the rules. Growing volumes of alternative fee arrangements raise the question of what’s next with BI?  In the old normal, law firms tracked a key few metrics: billable hours

BI Beyond the Four Walls

Law firms increasingly use business intelligence techniques to improve profits. You can also apply similar techniques to understand the overall business environment.  Competitive intelligence (CI) is now its own discipline. For example, West offers its Monitor Suite: “Litig

Business Intelligence and a Large Firm Merger

Can good business intelligence analysis affect a large firm merger? We may find out if Bryan Cave and Squire Sanders merge – a possibility reported earlier this week.  Bryan Cave may be looking at merger (12/20/05) reports that “St. Louis law firm Bryan Cave LLP is in