Training Tips to Maximize Your Software Investment

How to leverage formal vendor training to optimize your firm's software investment and minimize your time and costs Finding the right practice management software is just part of the challenge for a small law firm. The next step is mastering it-and that applies to everyone involved. As a best...

Optimize Your Small, Specialized Law Firm

A few simple rules that you probably didn't learn in law school can take the hassles out of your day-to-day practice management tasks for a better business outcome Most law schools will teach you how to be an attorney-but not how to build a viable practice. The day-to-day realities of managing...

The Digital Bridge

Technology is transforming the courts. It has been said that technology has made the world a smaller place to live. That paradigm applies to the relationship between courts and law firms as well. Recent advances have created the opportunity to literally construct a digital bridge between attorneys...

Surviving Disasters: Business Continuity Plans

What if you couldn't gain access to your office for the next week ... or month? Sounds simplistic, but these are fundamental questions law firms must address. A range of possible disasters-from the obscure, like computer viruses, burst pipes and downed power lines, to the page-one natural (and man...

E-Billing Primer

Since the arrival of the desktop computer, companies have anticipated the paperless office. For corporate law departments, the emergence of e-billing solutions has helped reduce the amount of paper flowing through the organization. The "For Services Rendered" bills of the past have evolved...

The Digital Bridge: Linking courts and law firms electronically and the evolution of the File & Serve judicial solution

Technology is transforming the courts. It has been said that technology has made the world a smaller place to live. That paradigm applies to the relationship between courts and law firms as well. Recent advances have created the opportunity to literally construct a digital bridge between attorneys...

Marketing Your Firm’s Legal Services During an Economic Decline

Times are tough for the U.S. economy. Even if your law firm hasn't experienced a decline in business, you've undoubtedly heard about other businesses that are taking a hit. Some law firms have laid off attorneys. Partners are taking pay cuts. Other firms want to merge in an attempt to save...

Solving Law Firm Diversity Tracking with E-billing Technology

Today, the issue of diversity is a key consideration for corporate attorneys who engage outside law firms to represent their companies. Many companies have enterprise-wide diversity initiatives, but even when this is not the case, law departments have focused attention on including the perspectives of...

Reducing Liability Exposure

How the right software and management processes can help you avoid clerical errors and keep malpractice problems at bay A review of the 9,221 LAWPRO-listed claims made between 1999 and 2004, covering all practice areas, shows that only 10% of these claims involved a failure to know or apply the law...

Selecting a Practice Management System

Determine the functions that you need and then find a solution that fits your requirements and empowers everyone in your firm to work more productively "Where did the time go?" "Where did that file go?" "Is my contact list current?" "Does this client present...

Suddenly Solo Law Firms

How to start, run, and grow a successful business when-by choice or chance-you're going it alone For some attorneys, being a solo practioner is an ambition they've been lucky enough to act on. For others, it can be an unexpected reality brought on by downsizing and hiring freezes in a shaky...

Training Tips to Maximize Your Software Investment

How to leverage formal vendor training to optimize your firm's software investment and minimize your time and costs Finding the right practice management software is just part of the challenge for a small law firm. The next step is mastering it-and that applies to everyone involved. As a best...

E-Billing Primer

Since the arrival of the desktop computer, companies have anticipated the paperless offi ce. For corporate law departments, the emergence of e-billing solutions has helped reduce the amount of paper flowing through the organization. The "For Services Rendered" bills of the past have evolved...

Going Paperless

Distribution: The key to a successful paperless initiative Many law firms are making plans to go paperless, and many more are expressing interest in the concept. But not many of these companies are considering how they'll move all those e-papers from person to person-with accountability and without...

Law Firm Business Continuity and Contingency Planning

Establishing contingency plans to maintain daily access to your critical information and ensure that your business functions are available to customers, no matter what, lays a solid foundation and prepares your firm for any disaster, natural or manmade For small law firms, the need to keep your doors...

Reducing Liability Exposure

How the right software and management processes can help you avoid clerical errors and keep malpractice problems at bay A review of the 9,221 LAWPRO-listed claims made between 1999 and 2004, covering all practice areas, shows that only 10% of these claims involved a failure to know or apply the law...

Suddenly Solo Law Firms

How to start, run, and grow a successful business when-by choice or chance-you're going it alone For some attorneys, being a solo practioner is an ambition they've been lucky enough to act on. For others, it can be an unexpected reality brought on by downsizing and hiring freezes in a shaky...

Surviving Disasters: Questions and Considerations for Law Firms Preparing Business Continuity Plans

What if you couldn't gain access to your office for the next week ... or month? Sounds simplistic, but these are fundamental questions law firms must address. A range of possible disasters-from the obscure, like computer viruses, burst pipes and downed power lines, to the page-one natural (and man...