Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Britt Lorish, Peggy Gruenke, and Haley Odom Ackerman, three Practice Management Track presenters at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Lorish discusses the pressure for lawyers and law firms to move away from the billable hour, Gruenke explains how automating and documenting processes can increase efficiency, and Ackerman gives some examples of analytics reports most firms should be running but are not. With Colletti, they discuss some of the highlights of the conference.
Britt Lorish is the managing partner of Affinity Consulting Group’s Virginia office and was the chair of 2013 ABA TECHSHOW. Affinity Consulting Group helps law firms with document management, document assembly, practice management, time billing and accounting, speech solutions, and process management.
Peggy Gruenke has her own practice in Cincinnati and Legal Biz Success, a company that advises with solos and small firm attorneys on business affairs, including operations, finance, and technology.
Haley Odom Ackerman is the founder of Odom Ackerman Consulting in Austin. She works with large and small law firms to help them implement technology solutions including case management protocols, document management tools and processes, and cloud-based or hard install technologies.