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Trendspotting – Budgeting Season Is Upon Us

Posted by LMA International on Sep 21, 2018 4:43:13 PM


The Latest in Law Firm Marketing

Each week, the Legal Marketing Association pulls the most buzzworthy trends in marketing to help inspire its members. This week, we focus on budgeting for 2019, starting with "The Law Firm Disrupted: The Building Blocks for Better Budgets" from

1. The Law Firm Disrupted: The Building Blocks for Better Budgets

Get some helpful tips from Roy Strom when it comes to lawyers' budgets and using technology to more accurately track their time working on clients. More accurately recording lawyers' times will ultimately help the bottom line at your firm. Read more from

2. Why CIOs Must Lead 2019 IT budget Planning With Digital Transformation

Even in law firms it's key to get a CIO at the table during budgeting season. Technology spending is estimated to rise by 5.5 percent in 2019 and business technology is expected to rise by 9 percent. Read more from ZDNet.

3 The Role Cybersecurity Should Play in 2019 IT Budget Planning

The most stress for IT professionals is caused by cybersecurity. As your firm is reevaluating budgets, investing in cybersecurity may be a good idea. Read more from ZDNet.

4. Boutique Firms' Service Enhanced With Embrace of Innovative Technology

There's no doubt that the theme of budgeting season this year is technology. Learn how boutique firms can quickly implement and adopt new technologies successfully. Read more from

5. Is Outside Ownership of Law Firms Picking Up Steam?

The new rule allowing outside investors in law firms, passed by the State Bar of California could mean big changes for some law firms in 2019.  Read more from The American Lawyer.

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