Last year, I introduced something new for this blog: The LawSites Resource Center. It is a library of free downloadable content that includes white papers, webinars, product guides, case studies, industry analysis and more, all provided by experts and vendors within the legal industry.

So which of those resources were of most interest to readers? Here is a list of top most-downloaded resources of 2021.

1. Clio 2021 Legal Trends Report

Clio’s 2021 Legal Trends Report — the latest in Clio’s comprehensive annual reports on the state of the legal industry — explores how law firms have adapted to the challenging circumstances of the past two years and what forces will shape client services in years to come.

2. Forrester TEI Study: Building a Business Case for Modern Document Management

How are successful organizations Making Knowledge Work? iManage commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the actual return on investment (ROI) corporate legal departments recognize with the iManage Knowledge Work platform.

3. 2021 eBook: Running a Lean Law Firm

This ebook from Rocket Matter is a guide to running a lean law firm. Topics include the KPIs your firm should track, understanding systems thinking, how to conduct strategic planning sessions, technology adoption, and marketing.

4. eDiscovery for the New Landscape of Data

This eBook from DISCO carefully covers how new data poses new challenges, and how you can leverage informal, short-format communication across multiple platforms to build an effective narrative.

5. Dropbox For Lawyers: What Are You Risking?

Unfortunately, while commercial options such as Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive seem like adequate options for file storage on the surface, they leave much to be desired when it comes to protecting client information. This guide from NetDocuments explains how to protect your firm.

6. The Buyer’s Guide to Contract Management Software

Whether your legal team has already made the decision to implement contract management software or you’re still determining the best way to take control of your corporate agreements, this guide from ContractWorks will help you start your search for the right solution.

7. How to Digitize Your Delivery of Legal Services to Clients

Learn about “Guidr,” a fully-digitalized estate planning platform that incorporates you (the attorney) and your firm. Unlike other online planning platforms, Guidr allows you to provide online document creation and your traditional estate planning services simultaneously.

8. Legal Operations 101: A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments

Legal departments are no longer asking whether to invest in legal operations. Instead, they’re interested in how to start building a team that will deliver positive outcomes. From expanding your legal ops team to putting standard operating procedures in place for your legal department, this guide from SimpleLegal offers everything you need to know about legal department operations.

9. 4 Legal How-To Guides

LinkSquares offers this “how-to” bundle of four eBooks, covering how to eliminate hidden risks in your contract data, turn your legal team into your sales team’s secret weapon, make (and keep) your contracts GDPR compliant, and evaluate contract management solutions.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.