No Surprises Software wants to bring transparency to legal billing with a cloud-based service, Viewabill, designed to give law firm clients a current view of legal costs, using specific time entries for particular matters entered into a firm's time and billing system.
Thomson Reuters, a software and information provider to businesses and professionals, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Practical Law Company, a London-based provider of legal content and workflow tools to law firms and corporate legal departments in the U.K. and U.S.
LexisNexis Legal and Professional, a legal research, software and service provider, introduced a new resource to give practical guidance to corporate counsel transactions, reports Sean Doherty, LTN's technology editor.
Writer John Edwards recommends third-party add-ins that can help lawyers turn deadly dull PowerPoint presentations into vibrant persuasion tools.
Contracts are, arguably, the most essential of all law office documents. Yet perhaps due to their very importance, contracts often end up controlling their creators. Writer John Edwards sees that contract management software can help attorneys gain the upper hand by providing tools designed to streamline routine processes.
There's been a great deal of interest in converting a legacy document management system to Microsoft SharePoint in the legal industry. Although the suitability of SharePoint as a DMS has been discussed, one concern that remains largely unaddressed is that of migrating documents in a legacy DMS to SharePoint, says Fenwick & West's Mark Gerow.
For lawyers too busy to read, a book on "legal" project management that was not written to be read cover to cover has instant appeal. Such is Jim Hassett's second edition of "The Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide," which provides easy access to proven project management principles for lawyers to accomplish tasks and complete projects. But do lawyers need a special brand of project management? ... [MORE]
Automating new business intake is one of the most critical IT projects a law firm can launch to reduce practice-related risks. A well-designed NBI system will also improve business continuity, reduce cost, and improve the integrity of data across the firm, says consultant Steven Burchell. But creating an automated NBI is not a trivial task -- it's laden with technological and cultural hurdles. Find out how to get help.