Are you using cloud-based practice management software?

It used to be that law firms would run billing software on a network computer or individual computer in their offices. To access their billing software, they would literally need to be in their office. If lawyers were at home or on the road, there was literally no way to input time or access their…

Phone systems for your law firm

If you are trying to set up a phone system for your law firm, this can be a difficult decision.  The phone system you use can have a direct impact on the success of your law firm.  If clients and potential clients cannot reach you easily, it can hurt your business. Prior to VoIP, most law…

How to setup a network drive for your law firm

An important technological component of a law office is having a network drive that employees can access.  A network drive can create a central location for the important documents of the law firm. On the network drive, forms can be stored for use by the law firm.  The forms can be legal form templates.  It…

Should a law firm worry about search engine optimization?

Many law firms enlist a marketing firm of some variety to put together and manage their webpage.  The hope is the marketing company can handle the webpage marketing.  The law firm’s attorney can then go back to the practice of law. If the webpage ranks high on the organic search rankings, and the phone is…

Free e-mail program that can help law firms

Being able to read and organize e-mail is critical to the success of any law firm.  E-mail is how law firms communicate with their clients.  E-mail is often how people communicate internally.  In most law firms, it’s important to have the capability to save and archive e-mails. One program that works well and is absolutely…

How having some computer skills can help your law firm

If you have just started a law firm, having some technological skills can go a long way in terms of making your law firm a success. Lots of law firms will spend significant sums of money having a computer and internet consulting firm help them on a multiplicity of levels.  This can be problematic when…

Order your law firm office supplies and equipment online

If you are running a law firm, there is an astronomical amount of supplies and equipment you need to keep your law firm moving.  Without these supplies and equipment, the law firm employees cannot get their jobs done.  In fact, the law firm can literally come to a screeching halt if these supplies are not…

Do you have conflicts software?

Protecting against conflicts of interests is vital for any law firm.  It is vital that a law firm set up proper procedures and measure to protect against conflicts.  Yet, it’s amazing how many law firms have no conflict of interest software that they use. Instead, many small law firms try to protect against conflicts by…

Cost-saving office suite for law firms

When you own a law firm, there is a lot of overhead to worry about.  With rent, employee salary, insurance, office supplies and other expenses, it can be overwhelming for some law firms to manage. Word processing software is now becoming more expensive on top of it.   This is particularly true the more employees you…

Avoid copy machine contracts

Law firms often need copy machines to keep their practice running smoothly.  This is especially true in firms that engage in substantial litigation.  Where there is substantial litigation, a copy machine can be important as it relates to discovery, trial exhibit books and other matters. Certainly, with the advent of technology, copy machines will slowly…