Should You Be Texting Your Legal Clients?

Texting Your Legal Clients

As digital technologies continue to evolve, methods of communication that were once considered casual and non-professional have become more mainstream—and part of everyday life. While many lawyers considered texting with clients to seem too informal in the past, it’s now an increasingly accepted form of communication at law firms. So, why should you text? And what are the risks and … Read More

How CosmoLex Keeps You Organized

Keeping Law Firm Organized

Running a law firm involves many moving parts—and organization is key to keeping everything flowing. Dropping even a single task can hold up a whole matter. If you’re working on cases, you don’t have time to oversee all those moving parts. But with the help of a modern practice management system, you can keep your firm’s matters—and your financials—running smoothly. … Read More

Cleaning Up Your Law Firm’s Communications

When it comes to working with clients, the outcome of any legal services a law firm provides is only part of the relationship. Clients also care deeply about communication—even those who may not be communication-oriented in other aspects of their lives. So it’s a good idea for law firms to occasionally take stock of their communications practices and see if … Read More

Alternative Free Legal Research Tools

Legal research has gotten easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of online, access-anywhere-anytime databases. However, many law firms find that the price of utilizing multiple, full-featured legal research tools can quickly add up. For those offices looking for a less expensive option, you’re in luck. While there are definitely some great, high-powered tools out there to fuel your legal … Read More

Mediation, Depositions, and Court Appearances: Making an Impact Virtually

The recent extensive need for virtual mediation, depositions, and court appearances forced the entire legal industry to evaluate how to best replicate legal processes in a virtual environment.  There has been a learning curve for everyone. While courts have dabbled in remote procedures for several decades, best practices aren’t well established. Despite the difficulties, though, there are several things that … Read More

Using Modern Tools to Increase Your Practice Management Productivity

Want to know how to increase your firm’s productivity? Hint: You don’t need to work harder to make it happen.  To get even better, and more, output at your firm, the answer lies in using the right practice management tools to help with emails, calendaring, tasks, and document management. We all only have the same number of hours in a … Read More

Spring Cleaning Tips to Get Your Workflows Back on Track

Workflows keep your office organized, clients happy and everyone at your firm on the same page about what’s expected. Over time, workflows often wind up with small adjustments that people make to make them their own – which can wind up creating a ripple effect of issues. A little “spring cleaning” of your workflows and processes can reduce issues and … Read More

Four Ways to Build Your Book of Business

You’re fresh out of law school and you’ve landed your first job as a lawyer. Or, you’re a lifelong lawyer who has experienced decades of changes. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, growing your book of business can be a lot of work, but you don’t need to overcomplicate it.  Here are four things that can help … Read More

Preparing for 2020 Success: Setting Your Law Firm’s Goals

It’s the end of the year and if you’re sitting there thinking “wow, there’s so much more I wanted to accomplish,” you’re not alone. The end of the year comes up fast! The key to making sure you cross off the items that are going to set you on the path to success in 2020 is by spelling out goals.  … Read More