Fly Free, Little Lawyer
There is an increasing trend towards mobility in the legal profession. Not only are you a more effective attorney when you can operate from anywhere but court systems, state regulations and bar association rules require lawyers to embrace technology for the good of their clients. It won’t be long before cloud-based law office management software like CosmoLex will be a true necessity for legal practice.
If you let yourself fall behind the technology curve then you are no longer competitive. A legal billing program does more than make it easy to reconcile your bank statement each month. It saves you time and allows your office to run more efficiently. It centralizes your billing and collections so you can improve your cash flow.
As you lose touch with technology you run the danger of becoming irrelevant. Clients expect professional-looking and accurate invoices but they want more. Many people want to be billed by email and if you don’t have that capability then you risk losing a client. An auditor looking over your trust accounts is going to be unimpressed if you are laboriously tracking trust transactions by hand rather than using specialized attorney trust accounting software such as CosmoLex.
Breaking the Chains
Ten years ago it was enough to use software from your desktop. It is harder to do that today and will be nearly impossible ten years from now. You can’t run back to the office every time you need to check a client’s account or run an invoice. You must have access to your billing records from anywhere, and that’s possible with a cloud-based legal software like CosmoLex.
You will appreciate the flexibility of accessing your practice’s billing from places other than your office. Enter billable hours and expenses as they are incurred rather than doing them in a batch at the end of the day — or worse the end of the week! Look at a client’s outstanding invoices and retainer balance while you are at the client’s office for a meeting so you can issue reminders about payment or retainer replenishment in person.
Don’t lock yourself into the outdated tradition of practicing law from your desk. Sign up with CosmoLex now and get started on a more flexible business model that makes your office more versatile and adaptable.
There is still time to take advantage of the 20% lifetime discount as long as you sign up for CosmoLex by the end of April 2014, so what are you waiting for?