LexisNexis today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis® Firm ManagerTM, an innovative new online legal practice management application for solo practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more than 150 attorneys, the Firm Manager application is designed to meet the needs and budgets of independent lawyers, helping them to keep their practices organized and on task - from any location at any time.
"Few small law firms invest in the expensive software and technology resources commonly used by attorneys in large firms, but they still need effective tools to help them run their practices efficiently and manage their time," said Mike Lipps, vice president and managing director, Business of Law Software Solutions for LexisNexis. "Firm Manager addresses this need with a cost effective and easy-to-use web-based practice management application."
Firm Manager enables independent lawyers to run their legal practice, and organize tasks, contacts, and client matters without investing in expensive installed software requiring significant IT infrastructure. This SaaS (Software as a Service) application is secure and enables lawyers to minimize time spent organizing their practice so they can devote more time to providing superior service to their clients.
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Firm Manager was developed with the help and collaborative input of more than 150 attorneys who put the application through its paces in multiple stages of development. The Firm Manager team also worked closely in recent months with an advisory board made up of solo and small law practitioners to gain additional insight, tailoring the solution for this segment of the market. LexisNexis is now beta launching the Firm Manager application to the public to make sure our approach best fits the way solo attorneys and smaller firms operate.
Unlike installed software, which can be time consuming to deploy and requires regular upgrades and backups, Cloud computing applications like Firm Manager help ensure that user data is backed up on a daily basis and the software is always up to date. With Firm Manager, attorneys simply log on via a web browser either at their office or on the road, and have all their documents at their fingertips.
To learn more about the application or to sign up as a beta user, visit http://www.myfirmmanager.com/.