Four Major File Sharing Pitfalls for Lawyers: Compliance Risks To Watch For

File sharing pitfalls for lawyers

Law firms, even small and mid-sized firms, are not immune to the risks of rising cyberattacks. At least 25% of law firms have experienced a data breach—and even more concerningly, another 20% don’t know whether they’ve been breached or not.   Attorneys have a legal and ethical obligation to safeguard client data and protect client confidentiality. If they don’t, they could … Read More

Networking outside of the box: ways for lawyers to bring in business

Networking outside of the box - ways for lawyers to bring in business

If you’re like many attorneys, you don’t want to use your limited free time—or worse, potentially billable hours—attending networking events. But while the idea might be stressful, attorney networking is a valuable tool for establishing your firm’s reputation and building relationships that can bring in new business.  In the best-case scenario, networking with other attorneys will help you meet lawyers … Read More

A Lawyer’s Guide to Taking a Summer Vacation

A Lawyer’s Guide to Taking a Summer Vacation

According to a recent study by Bloomberg Law, lawyers experience burnout in their jobs 52% of the time, reporting symptoms including exhaustion, disrupted sleep, depression, issues with personal relationships, and drug and alcohol abuse. That’s a serious problem for law firms, as burned-out employees are more likely to report lower levels of job satisfaction and to look for new employment … Read More

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Law Firms

Culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are increasingly being prioritized by businesses, but the law profession has struggled to keep pace with other industries. In 2021, 85% of all lawyers were white and 63% were men according to the American Bar Association, and these numbers have only changed marginally in the last 10 years.  This lack of diversity … Read More

5 Ways to Use Marketing Automation at Your Law Firm

5 Ways to Use Marketing Automation at Your Law Firm

Successful marketing is essential for attracting new leads and staying profitable, but many law firms don’t have the time or the resources to devote to a dedicated marketing campaign. After all, most attorneys have too much on their plate to focus on gaining new clients—they’re already knee-deep in managing the clients they already have!  It can often take several consecutive … Read More

SMART Goal Setting for Lawyers and Law Firms

SMART Goal Setting for Lawyers and Law Firms

Every person has personal, professional, and financial goals they’re working toward. For some people, the path to achieving these goals may be clear, but others may find themselves discouraged if reaching goals feels difficult, complicated, or unattainable. Lawyers and law firms are no exception.  Lawyers may have broad goals to grow the practice, increase revenue, hire new partners, or work … Read More

5 Updates to Make to Your Law Firm’s Website

5 Updates to Make to Your Law Firm’s Website

Your firm might have the best record in the courtroom, but if you don’t have a website that’s engaging, easy to use, and client-focused, you’re going to miss out on potential clients. Your law firm website is your first line of communication with prospective clients—what is it telling them?   Recent research indicates that 76% of consumers search for a business’s … Read More

Benefits of Integrating CosmoLex and Zapier

Benefits of Integrating CosmoLex and Zapier

Workflow automations help lawyers run their law offices more smoothly by saving time and reducing stress and frustration. They can streamline operational tasks, client and team member onboarding, or marketing—and reduce the risk of user error with data entry.  Helping lawyers stay organized is part of what we do at CosmoLex. To support law firms in managing all their moving … Read More

What You Can Do to Speed Up the Client Intake Process

What You Can Do to Speed Up the Client Intake Process

Your law firm’s intake process isn’t just the first step to growing your firm with new clients—it’s also the first impression many leads will have of your firm. If the client intake process is slow, complicated, or confusing for prospective clients, you’re much more likely to lose qualified leads from your law firm’s intake funnel.  A streamlined, efficient intake processes … Read More