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Top 5 Legal Blogs for Firms Interested in Legal Tech

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In our age of information overload, it can be challenging to decide which information to digest and trust, but we shouldn’t turn away from the information altogether. It can be really helpful for legal administrators, managing partners or paralegals to have a few go-to blogs that they subscribe to to stay up-to-date on trends and abreast of helpful tips and tricks. 

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10 Innovative Legal Tech Companies at ABA TECHSHOW 2020

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It has been such an exciting year at ABA TECHSHOW 2020 already! There are so many innovative companies looking to change the practice of law (for the better.) I've compiled a list of some of our personal favorite companies that can help you run a more efficient and profitable practice. 

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What is Legal Workflow Automation?

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Workflow is a buzz word you’ll hear thrown around by attorneys and legal technology professionals. It’s become such a hot topic that the definition of workflow has evolved as people try to get in on the buzz. 

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Law Firm SEO in 2020 (5 Tips for Rising in Google Rankings)

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If you’re unfamiliar with SEO (search engine optimization), it can feel incredibly overwhelming. My goal is to educate you on law firm SEO specifically so that you don’t waste time on efforts that won’t help.

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2 Types of Legal Billing Software

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The task of picking your next legal billing software can seem daunting - especially if you’ve been using the same system for decades. With so many options on the market, you’ll want to start your search by eliminating law firm billing options that just won’t work for your firm, so you can closely evaluate a short list of potential solutions that will. 

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Law Firm Branding 101

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Law firm branding can easily fall to the wayside when the firm is so focused on clients... but it shouldn't. Sometimes it’s hard to pitch spending money on branding to a managing partner because it’s hard to tie numbers to it. But even though it is tough to track the exact ROI for a rebrand, it doesn’t mean it’s not important. I’d argue that it’s of the utmost importance. 


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2 Great Uses for Legal Workflow Automation in Law Firm Billing Software

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Legal workflow automation is one of my favorite topics to discuss. Although you’ll hear the buzz word “workflow” throughout the legal tech space, not many law firms are taking advantage of the technology. Workflow can be applied to much more than just managing your caseload. I’ve seen firms use workflow for administrative tasks, employee management, and to streamline billing.

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What Features Do I Need in a Legal Practice Management Software Application?

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Practice management software vendors tout a multitude of features. But how are you supposed to sift through this sea features to figure out which ones will aid your firm? You're in luck, because I've done the legwork of sifting through features for you. In this article, I will dive into some features you should consider when you’re evaluating practice management software. For the sake of word count, I am not going to include billing features in this article.

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What Should Be Imported Into Your New Legal Billing Software?

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If you’re moving to a new legal billing or practice management software, it’s a good idea to understand all the possibilities of what can be imported. What can be transitioned over will be contingent upon the export capabilities of your current software as well as what import technology your new billing software includes.

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How to Create A Legal Practice Management Software Training Program

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Your firm is making an investment in new legal practice management and billing software in order to achieve some desired financial and procedural improvements. And maybe you personally stuck your neck out and bet your career on this new software. There is no better way to facilitate a successful implementation than properly training your staff. In my experience, most law firms view training in one of two ways; the law firm sees training as an investment in their staff and the success of the implementation, or the firm views training as nonessential and just another way the software company tries to get an extra buck out of them.

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3 Types of Legal Practice Management Software to Consider for your Law Firm

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A few years back, I was at a conference discussing legal practice management software with a payment processing vendor. She was on their partnership team, which focused on developing relationships with legal software vendors. I was shocked when she told me she had 90 new practice management products to evaluate...90! 

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How Much Does Legal Practice Management Software Actually Cost?

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The cost of migrating to a cloud-based, legal practice management software can be a lot more than just the subscription price vendors advertise on their website. In my experience, there are four main costs to consider when making a migration: subscription, implementation, integrations and other miscellaneous costs to consider. In this article, I try to break those costs down to give you a better understanding of how much it could cost your firm.

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4 Tips on How to Begin Using Legal Practice Management Software

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There are many similarities between managing a practice management implementation and being a coxswain on a rowing team (for those who don't know what a coxswain is, it's the person who sits on the end of the boat and motivates the team to row faster) - your job is to make sure everyone is working in unison to achieve a common goal. If everyone rows hard together, you win the race, but if everyone is rowing at different speeds, the boat gets turned around in a different direction.

Over the past few years, I've been watching law firms successfully and unsuccessfully adopt practice management software. Very rarely do you get everyone "rowing" at the same speed right from the starting gun, but there are things you can do to make the transition smoother for your employees and increase your adoption rate.

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How to Pitch New Legal Practice Management Software to your Management Committee

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If you’ve braved the cold winter in Chicago to attend ABA TECHSHOW in the past or if you plan to attend this year, you’ll quickly notice that over half the vendors tout themselves as ‘Practice Management Software’. These vendors are the ones who typically spend the most money exhibiting, hold prime booth locations for their 20’ - 30’ booths, and host flashy events for potential customers to mingle at throughout the nights.

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7 Benefits of Legal Practice Management Software in a Law Firm

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Many law firms today still operate without legal practice management software. Mainly because... well, change. Each attorney and team has their own way of tracking matter-related information that's "working for them."

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5 Questions to Ask a Legal Practice Management Software Vendor Before Purchasing

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Traditionally, law firms only replace their practice management and billing software every 10-20 years, so evaluating new products after all that time can be overwhelming.

Not only have all the software products changed since the time the firm purchased their current system, but the underlying technology has also changed; so the questions they should ask a software vendor have changed as well.

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