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Cookie Lewis Discusses Law Library Audits

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What is a library audit, and how can law firms save huge sums of money by conducting such an audit? Cookie Lewis, M.S.L.S. is president of Askinfomania, a legal and business research firm, who conducts such audits. As a legal information strategist, she works with law firms to maximize their return on investment in their… Continue Reading

Maridee F. Edwards discusses civility with Ed.

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Maridee F. Edwards is an attorney and mediator in the area of professional licensing and ethics matters in Jefferson City, Missouri. She is former Bar counsel for the Missouri Bar and speaks with Ed about civility in the profession. There has been a recent fervor about teaching lawyers “civility” when dealing with other counsel and… Continue Reading

Darryl Cross of LexisNexis discusses differences between marketing and selling.

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Darryl Cross is the Vice President of Client Profitability for LexisNexis. In this position, he reviews the marketing efforts of many lawyers and law firms. After all, it’s marketing… and selling… that creates the revenue from which profitability will result. Darryl discusses with Ed the differences between marketing and selling… and why lawyers either fear… Continue Reading

Patrick Lamb talks about pressures on legal fees resulting from the financial crisis

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Patrick Lamb, partner in the Valorem Law Group of Chicago, IL, is a leader in the national discussion concerning value billing. In today’s conversation, Patrick talks about short-term and long-term pressures on legal fees resulting from the financial crisis facing our country. Patrick and Ed also discuss the impact that those pressures will have on… Continue Reading

Rick Borstein talks with Ed about new products from Adobe

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Rick Borstein is the Business Development Manager of the Legal Market for Adobe Systems, Inc. He talks with Ed about all the differnt versions Adobe Acrobat 9 and their associated features. He also discusses Acrobat.com for file sharing and collaboration. For those who want to learn more about Adobe’s products after listening to this interview,… Continue Reading

Karl Robe talks with Ed about public relations and image.

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Karl Robe, APR, possesses 15 years experience, during which he has counseled c-level executives from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups in business-to-business, public affairs and leadership communications. As an author, presenter and coach on a multitude of communications topics, his insights have appeared in The Strategist, Cris Manager, Wisconsin Law Journal and numerous other venues.… Continue Reading

Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

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Stewart Levine, author of Getting to Resolution and his latest work, Collaboration 2.0, talks about the benefits of collaboration, the higher heights that can be reached through collaboration, and the use of technology to aid this process. Among other comments, Stewart talks about 7 requirements for effective collaboration, it is important for lawyers to learn… Continue Reading

Bruce Callow talks about the “dashboard” concept

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Bruce Callow a CPA and partner in the Seattle, WA accounting firm of Clothier & Head talks about the “dashboard.” His comments were made to the Financial Core Group of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. His comments identify the new “dashboard” concept of having important financial metrics for a law… Continue Reading

Mike Downey, attorney with Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP in St. Louis, MO talks about Alternative fees

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Mike Downey is an attorney with Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP in St. Louis, MO. He recently spoke to several members of the Finance Core Group, Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association, about the reasons for and some ethical considerations of alternative legal fees. His comments were well-spoken and directly on target for lawyers who… Continue Reading

Jay Larock, Director of Product Management for Corel WordPerfect Office talks about the new WordPerfect

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Corel WordPerfect Office Suite X4 is here. Jay Larock, Director of Product Management for Corel WordPerfect Office, is interviewed by Ed, talking about the latest version of WordPerfect’s Office Suite. Several important features have been added. Ed specifically addresses the WordPerfect improvements, their outstanding word processing application. 19 minutes, 15 seconds 4.4MB… Continue Reading

Mark Britton talks about the Avvo lawyer rating system

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Mark Britton is the founder and CEO of Avvo, Inc. He was interviewed by Ed concerning the novel approach to rating lawyers.  Mark talks about the objectives of Avvo:  to help consumers enter the legal community with confidence, to help lawyers differentiate themselves and increase their revenues. They do this, in part, by rating lawyers… Continue Reading

Ed Interviews Anthony E. Davis on risk management and professional responsibility

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Anthony E. Davis is a partner of Hinshaw & Culbertson and co-author of Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, Second Edition. He focuses his practice on risk management and professional responsibility. Anthony talked recently with the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management’s Finance Core Group. His comments highlight the importance of the intake process… Continue Reading

Value Billing Podcast

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Patrick Lamb is well-known Chicago-based attorney.  He is a partner in the Valorem Law Group.  Listen as Patrick and Ed discuss Value Billing. 29 minutes, 57 seconds 6.9MB https://soundcloud.com/lawbiz-management/value-billing-podcast… Continue Reading

Interview with Alexis Martin Neely

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Alexis Martin Neely is a graduate of a major university law school, first in her class, clerked for a judge in the 11th circuit and then joined a major, prestigious law firm.  But, her real-life experiences in the law didn’t match her original expectations. Our interview addresses what those expectations and experiences were. What should… Continue Reading

Ed Interviews Andy Birol, business growth consultant and author of The Five Catalysts of Seven Figure Growth

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Andy Birol is a business growth consultant and author of The Five Catalysts of Seven Figure Growth (CareerPress, 2006); he has advised over 350 business owners and is an expert contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Week, among others. He discusses how attorneys can best impact the business clients… Continue Reading