Hiring a lawyer in Houston can be quite expensive, and having the market intelligence necessary to negotiate the best rates can mean significant cost savings.

Houston-based ELM Solutions, a subsidiary of Holland information services company Wolters Kluwer, compiled data for an annual...

I try to look cynically upon any slick new marketing campaign from the GRC software vendors, but occasionally something appears that does seem to have real substance. That may have happened in New York earlier this month at LegalTech 2015.

The conference was a coming out party of sorts...

Legaltech New York is not just about vendors exhibiting technology, products and services to lawyers and law firms. It is also about vendors collaborating and integrating their wares to improve the business and practice of law.

Vendor collaboration and integration happen at every...

Long-time readers will recall that I came out of ILTA 2014 cautiously optimistic about a possible shift towards “strategic” IT spending in law firms. I go into LegalTech New York 2015 with a similar attitude about “strategic” implementation of legal technology within the enterprise. I hesitate...

For law firms to get smart about bidding on work they need a legal management infrastructure with deep knowledge and understanding of their matters, staffing resources, billing rates and spending data. This knowledge infrastructure, or business intelligence, goes beyond a stand-alone matter...

Law firms face increasing pressure from corporate clients to contain costs, even as firms in some markets are still increasing their billable rates.

These seemingly contradictory findings are contained in two studies analyzing data from in-house legal departments. ...

Six years after Lehman Brothers collapsed and five years after the Great Recession officially ended, Am Law 200 law firms—the 200 top-grossing firms in the nation—are still waiting for something resembling a full recovery. At one level, it appears to have arrived. Last year The Am Law 200 set...