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Chris Fritsch

As a CLIENT Success Consultant, Chris Fritsch works together with leading professional services firms across the country to help support their CRM and Client Intelligence efforts and maximize their return on investment.

Research suggests that over 70% of CRM implementations may fail to meet expectations – but they don’t have to. Chris’s focus is to help firms succeed by choosing the right CRM solution for their specific needs and implementing it in a way that provides individualized value to the professionals, assistants, marketing professionals and business developers.

Chris was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2017, in recognition of her exemplary professional standards and achievements as a law firm consultant. A recognized authority on marketing and business development technologies, Chris was named among the top 10 Marketing and Business Development thought leaders in the JD Supra 2018 Readers Choice Awards. She writes and speaks nationally on topics including client relationship management (CRM), competitive intelligence, business development, relationship intelligence, eMarketing and the use of technology to enhance profitability.

In her former role as a Client Development Technology Consultant, Chris advised top firms across the country on the role of technology in business development and assisted them in selecting the right technology to support their business development efforts.

In her former role as a Legal Technologist, she advised top law firms and professionals about competitive intelligence and innovative uses of Internet technology.

Chris has also worked in-house as a Legal Technologist for an Am Law 50 law firm based in Atlanta and as a Technology Consultant and Webmaster for Emory Law School. She was also the Managing Partner of a consulting firm specializing in providing technology solutions for attorneys.

Chris received her law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA, where she served as Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review, as well as student and faculty technology consultant.

Chris is based in Atlanta, Georgia when she is not traveling across North America to meet with clients.

More From Chris

The Top 10 CRM Challenges and How to Avoid Them Part 2

Posted by on Category CRM Data Quality
When implementing a CRM, a number of challenges can arise that hinder its success. In fact, respected researchers suggest that up to 70% of CRM implementations may fail to meet expectations. Despite these high failure rates, it’s possible to position yourself and your organization for CRM success by identifying and preparing for some of the most common CRM implementation challenges. If you haven\'t already read The Top 10 Most Common CRM Challenges - Part 1, check that post out for a discussion of some of the challenges that arise when an organization doesn’t have a strategy or plan in place or has a lack of focus. Here are a couple more: CRM

How to More Effectively Manage Your Alumni Relations Program

Posted by and on Category Alumni Relations Data Quality Law Firm
Chris Fritsch, Founder & CRM Success Consultant for CLIENTSFirst Consulting, and Stefanie Marrone, Founder of Stefanie Marrone Legal Marketing Consulting | The Social Media Butterfly, recently presented a webinar on their experiences with creating and managing alumni relations programs, alumni data management strategies and how technology has evolved to help lawyers and law firm business professionals track alumni and other data. It doesn’t matter how big or small your firm is, if you have employees who have left that you want to keep in touch with, you should consider an alumni relations program. Yet many firms aren’t investing in creating these programs or the programs they have may not have yielded real ROI… yet. Benefits of

The Top 10 CRM Challenges and How to Avoid Them Part 1

Posted by on Category CRM Strategy
When implementing a CRM, a number of challenges can arise that hinder CRM success. In fact, respected researchers suggest that up to 70% of CRM implementations may fail to meet expectations. Despite these high failure rates, it’s possible to position yourself and your organization for CRM success by identifying and preparing for some of the most common CRM implementation challenges. Based on more than 15 years of consulting experience and working with hundreds of top law firms to successfully implement CRMs, here are the 10 most common challenges the CLIENTSFirst Consulting team sees when organizations implement a CRM, along with a few solutions and best practices we recommend to overcome them: CRM
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