5 Ways To Use File-Sharing Tools at Your Law Firm

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File Sharing Tools for Law Firms

Many small and mid-size law firms might mistakenly believe cybersecurity is not a concern, but the data reveals something different—43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, and the rates continue to increase.  Secure file-sharing tools can help firms keep client data safe while promoting collaboration, efficiency, and cost savings. Why, then, are so many firms hesitant to take advantage of … Read More

Top 5 Best Family Law Software That Support Flat-Fee Billing

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Top 5 family law software that support flat fee billing

Billing is one of the most tedious and frustrating tasks in every lawyer’s week. Many lawyers struggle to find time to track hours, follow up on unpaid invoices, and accurately bill for work completed, leading to thousands of dollars of unpaid work every year. According to some estimates, the average lawyer’s collection rate (hours billed compared to hours paid) is … Read More

What Are the Best Criminal Law Software Options That Help with Collections?

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What Are the Best Criminal Law Software Options That Help with Collections

Lawyers specializing in criminal law experience unique challenges. From difficult client matters to negative public perception to high rates of Secondary Traumatic Stress, the weight of working on criminal law cases can take a toll on even the most committed attorney.  On top of long hours and emotionally difficult cases, criminal law is typically one of the lowest-paying fields. How … Read More

Which Family Law Software Is Best for Creating Custom Task Lists?

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Creating Custom Task Lists

Rising divorce rates in the U.S. mean that attorneys specializing in family law are busier than ever with divorce cases, child custody cases, and more.  To stay on top of rising caseloads, family law attorneys must adopt practices and technology that keep them organized, so they never miss a court appearance or a deadline. One helpful organizational tool is custom … Read More

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud-Based Practice Management System?

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Benefits of cloud-based practice management system

You might imagine that with the rapid shift to remote work in 2020, many law firms would have switched to accessible, cloud-based software. Unfortunately, even though cloud-based software is safe, cost-effective, and client-centric, only about 60% of law firms use the cloud, up only 1% from pre-pandemic levels.[1] Of those firms, most were using cloud-based services designed for the general … Read More

What Research Tools Do Lawyers Use?

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What Research Tools Do Lawyers Use

In recent years, approaches to legal research have changed with new technological developments. While many lawyers still pay for some of their research tools, there are a growing number of high-quality free research tools available.  Most law firms now use a combination of paid and free research tools, and which tools they use tends to vary by topic. Finding the … Read More

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Invest in Legal Practice Management Software?

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Invest

If you’re running a law firm, you’re running a business. Any expenses your business takes on—such as using legal practice management software—need to more than earn back the cost.  For many law firms, a modern legal practice management system does just that. Although you do have to pay for it, it can save your firm valuable billable hours in the … Read More

What Does Legal Case Management Software Do?

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What Does Legal Case Management Software Do

As a lawyer, your billable hours are extremely valuable, and making the best possible use of your workday is key. At the same time, every matter involves a lot of moving parts: client intake, communications among team members, communications with clients, drafting documents, deadlines, court dates, billing, referrals, and more.  Legal case management software is designed to make your life … Read More

How Can I Improve My Billing Process?

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How Can I Improve My Billing Process

A smooth billing cycle is the lifeblood of a law firm. With a steady cash flow, a law office can maintain its bottom line and lawyers don’t have to spend time and energy chasing down the next infusion.  But is an improved billing process really possible? The short answer is yes. Below, we dive into steps lawyers can take to … Read More