Practice Management Means Stress Management
Attorneys experience twice the rate of clinical depression as the national average. A survey by California Lawyers magazine showed that over two-thirds of attorneys wish they’d chosen other careers. It’s a stressful profession but you can do things to mitigate that stress, and CosmoLex law office software can be a tool to that end.
Much stress management advice comes down to making conscious efforts to manage your environment rather than letting it manage you. Even if your actions fail to fix your problems, the psychological effect of taking an active role reduce feelings of helplessness and give you the confidence to get control over your practice and your life.
The first step is to get a clear picture of the problems in your practice, and that requires a practice management system. Today nearly all firms, even solo practices, use software like CosmoLex to administer their practices.
What Can CosmoLex Do For You?
Practice management translates to stress management, and CosmoLex law practice management software provides many tools that help you run a streamlined practice. Here are just a few ways CosmoLex can help you:
- Legal industry specific practice management features organize your work by matter, foster coordination among your staff with team calendaring, standardize your workflows for more efficient case handling, and so much more.
- Streamlined billing and collection tools improve your firm’s cash flow so you spend less time chasing income or worrying how you are going to pay your expenses this month. A 360-degree view of your firm’s finances ensures you always know what matters need urgent attention.
- Secure and flexible cloud-based software balances your work and home lives. You are no longer chained to your office desk or even your laptop. Mobility and flexibility give you the options you need to keep your life in harmony
- Multi-user access and powerful user access tools make it simple for you to add people to your team, delegate tasks, and yet not threaten the security of sensitive client information.
We aren’t saying, “Use CosmoLex and your stress will disappear.” We are saying that managing your practice with the legal software available to you will reduce feelings of helplessness and loss of control. Get a handle on your stress to make you not only a better attorney, but also a better husband/wife, father/mother, and friend to those around you.