Can I use a spreadsheet to manage my law firm cases?

CosmoLex Team

Spreadsheets work well for quickly organizing small quantities of data—and because they’ve been around for decades, most people are very familiar with them. But familiarity doesn’t make them a Band-aid for any kind of office work. In fact, in certain situations, spreadsheets can become dangerously unwieldy—taking up time they’re supposed to be saving. Tracking who’s doing what For law firms, … Read More

How can our law firm track case tasks?

CosmoLex Team

When it comes to case management, it’s easy to end up committed to a certain way of doing things—and lose sight of the fact that other lawyers and firms approach your same problems with very different strategies. We’ve put together a few common approaches to tracking case tasks so you can choose from the tools available to you. Spreadsheets Spreadsheets … Read More

How can my law firm keep track of all our cases?

CosmoLex Team

Law firms have to keep track of a lot of information. Yet it should be a minor component of a lawyer’s work. After all, a lawyer’s job is to work with clients on a case—not get stressed out worrying that things aren’t organized or that they’ve missed a deadline. So, what can lawyers do to keep track of their cases? … Read More

What are options for lawyers when courts aren’t open for trial?

CosmoLex Team

When courts are closed and trials are postponed or held, moving client matters forward can be a challenge. Coming up with alternative options, if your client is open to them, can be a way to still provide a resolution by avoiding formal court proceedings. Depending on the type of law you practice, there are a few options available. Alternative Dispute … Read More

What are case management best practices for law firms?

CosmoLex Team

Case management can quickly become complex, keeping track of deadlines, matter documents and tasks. With the proper tactics and tools, it can become a way to keep case costs under control, make sure clients are satisfied and that every responsibility is completed. To stay on top of their cases, firms should use the following best practices to make sure that … Read More

The Five Pillars of Modern Legal Practice Management

CosmoLex Team

Not many lawyers have had extensive business management courses or training, and that’s a really unfortunate fact for those looking to run their own practice or become a managing partner of a small law firm. For lawyers who decide to hang their shingle and run their own firm, practice management is an extremely important, if not often overlooked, aspect of … Read More

How can I secure communications with my clients?

CosmoLex Team

When you communicate with a client by email, , through , by cell phone, through a phone system, or by , your communication passes through the Internet – a made up of many different devices controlled by many different companies and organizations.[1] Using a public network increases the risk that a third party can access your communications since you don’t have … Read More

How can I securely share files with people outside my firm?

CosmoLex Team

Sometimes the electronic files your attorneys and staff must share with clients, opposing counsel, the Court, health insurance companies, or payroll processing companies are too big to fit as an attachment to an email, or should not be shared via unencrypted email. When this happens, you will need to find another way to securely share files with clients and third … Read More