No matter where an attorney works, the practice of law is no longer just about the law. It’s also about competing as a business, whether that’s in a corporate setting or at a law firm.
Legal analytics—using historical performance data to make decisions about individual cases or legal operations—are one of the fastest ways to build a business case for legal practice. They offer a way for lawyers in any setting to gain a competitive advantage, both legally and in terms of business development.
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Lawyers spent most of 2020 adjusting to remote working and new ways of doing business. In many cases, this includes a shift in the way firms and lawyers do their business development. These five straightforward business development tasks will help you maximize your efforts and support long-term firm growth.
Clio is probably the most popular cloud-based practice management software. As good as Clio already is, it keeps getting better. The web and mobile apps are beautiful and a pleasure to use, while Clio’s long list of integrations means you can use it with a lot of the other software you may already be using in your law practice (like Dropbox, QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Google Apps, to name just a few). Here is what you need to know about Clio, from signing up to backing up your data
Since a large portion of law offices use Amicus Attorney Practice Management software on a daily basis, Accellis Technology Group has put together a collection of materials to help you take advantage of some of the features Amicus has to offer. You may want to share these with new employees at the office or try a few of these yourself. You learn something new every day!
Editing PDFs is often an FML moment in an attorney’s workday. Learning how to edit a PDF, using either free or paid tools, can make your life a lot easier.
Today, of course, our options for communication are many and varied. From the moment we awake to the moment we go to sleep, we’re usually within arm’s reach of some sort of electronic device. Whether at work or home, we use tablets and computers for everyday tasks, so we’re constantly able to communicate by email, text messages, social media, video chats, various types of messaging apps, and chat or discussion features built into video games.
Rules automatically take actions when certain conditions are met. Rules are powerful timesavers. For example, rules can be used to auto-file incoming emails into specific folders. However, because the actions happen automatically, you need to be careful about creating rules that lead you to miss valuable emails.
Corporate clients have few sources of refuge. Facing a tsunami of new matters, their need well exceeds their capacity to deliver — despite hiring new, experienced in-house attorneys. This demand is driving substantial growth for outside counsel. The demand is broad and deep.
In this post, we’ll cover the top tools for lawyers based on data from industry reports and trends we’ve observed in the legal profession. By understanding what lawyer tools and equipment other legal professionals are using in our new, more virtual world, you can decide what your firm can use to help it operate as effectively as possible.
Email is the grand champion of modern-day communication, at least in the professional realm. This article goes into 10 habits you can cultivate to help conquer your email communications.