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Year-end countdown: accounts receivable
Posted on 19 Sep 2011 by Norman Clark

As we approach the end of September, firms with fiscal years ending in December should already be taking the first steps in their year-end fee collection campaign. Your firm's billing team will probably do most of the heavy work, but in well... Read More

LexisNexis Introduces Due Diligence Dashboard
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

LexisNexis is pleased to provide you with yet another tool to manage your risks and provide exceptional client service : Due Diligence Dashboard! What is Due Diligence Dashboard (DDD) and what does it do? LexisNexis® Due Diligence Dashboard... Read More

Good surprises
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Norman Clark

Are you better than you think you are? One of the most unpleasant surprises in the practice of law is to learn that a client is dissatisfied with something that you believed that you did quite well. Bad news like this is unwelcome, but it can be... Read More

Looking for a best friend
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Norman Clark

"Best friend" strategies really do work for law firms, but they require thorough research, a solid business case, and realistic expectations. Going global has become a two-way journey. Since the late 1990s, firms in mature legal... Read More

Making Junior Associates Cost-Effective
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Steven B. Levy

Yesterday I noted the issues raised by a WSJ piece on clients looking askance at paying going rates for first- and second-year associates . There are really only three ways to resolve this issue, beyond, of course, extending the status quo: ... Read More

Ex-RI Lawyer Charged with Stealing Client Funds
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawyer has been charged with misappropriating $1.1 million of his clients' money. State Police said they've charged Robert Natal with 11 counts of felony unlawful appropriation. Authorities said Natal... Read More

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