Productivity Round-Up 2021: Apps and Hacks for Lawyers

Legal Apps and Hacks 2021

As we head further into 2021, we’re all excited about things (slowly) opening back up again. The promise of a new, new normal comes with a massive sigh of relief—and a whole lot of distractions when it’s time to get work done when working from home. Last year, a lot of focus went into the essential tools that make remote … 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

4 Law Firm Strategies to Continue Increasing Profit in 2021

As we move into the second quarter of 2021, take a moment to consider where your firm is at. What goals have been set, and how are you working to meet them? Which additional strategies might help bring you closer to those objectives? If you’re not employing them already, these four strategies can help your firm increase profit—and set you … Read More

Make More Money with Your Legal Tech: How CosmoLex Can Improve Your Legal Billing

Improve Legal Billing

Your billing and accounting software shouldn’t feel like just another item to budget for. Instead, it should be a tool to help you actively make more money—through better billing processes and time saved. Below, we break down steps for law firms seeking to improve their billing processes. Improve timekeeping If you don’t track billable time, you don’t get paid for … Read More

Highlighting Women in Legal Tech

Women in Legal Tech

As we wrap up Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the diverse thinking and solution-oriented contributions made by women legal tech. CosmoLex recognizes that having a more representative team leads to better business decisions, and women often excel in leadership roles—including with competency, a willingness to continue learning, and a more positive relationship with managers. … Read More

These 5 Legal Practice Areas are Growing in 2021

Legal Practice Areas

2020 was the year no one saw coming—and its effects aren’t going to fade any time soon. After all, as we move into 2021, societal and market changes brought on by Covid-19 continue to impact everyone. But how have these shifts spurred practice area growth? Data privacy and cybersecurity As much of the working world moved online, cybersecurity attacks skyrocketed. … Read More

Trend Watch: Legal Tech in 2021

Legal Tech in 2021

After a year of remote working, experience from 2020 will play a significant role in determining legal trends in 2021. Don’t get us wrong—we expect a celebration of in-person events when things reopen. But 2020 has altered expectations and shown us all the competitive advantage of having our tech dialed. So, what to look for in 2021? Clients embracing remote … Read More

5 Proven Billing Tactics to Get Paid Faster

Time to Get Paid

Getting paid is an essential part of any business. But for law firms, the billing process can get particularly unwieldy—until it’s eating into your capacity to get paid. Many firms know that their billing process absorbs valuable, billable hours. But because it still needs to get done, they can fall into the habit of treating it as a necessary evil—the … Read More

Think Big: How to Set Your Law Firm Up to Scale

Scaling up Law Firm

Most lawyers can rattle off several potential benefits to growing their law firms—from financial reasons to a greater sense of professional accomplishment and satisfaction. And many lawyers would rightly say that you need to grow your clientele to grow your firm. But it’s not just about taking on more clients—other elements need tending, too. Bigger than just you While it … Read More

5 Key Benefits of Streamlining Your Legal Billing & Accounting

Streamlining Billing and Accounting

Every lawyer wants to put as much work time as possible toward billable hours, yet determining how best to do that presents a challenge. Which non-billable tasks can be streamlined or eliminated? Popular accounting tools like QuickBooks®️ can seem like they’re saving time, but because such software is generic—and not legal-specific—it can create challenges and tangles in a firm’s workflow. … Read More