Archive for July 2017

Tip of the Week: Using TimeSolv custom envelopes

So a lot of firms have made the transition of sending invoices via email. But we know a lot of clients still want an invoice sent through traditional means which can raise a frustrating issue. Have you run across the inconvenience of trying to align the from and to addresses on your invoices to match…

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Why is your staff jumping ship?

There used to be a time when lawyers stayed with the same firm from junior associate level up the ladder to partner status. While some attorneys still choose to pursue this traditional path to the top, more lawyers explore their options before settling into one particular firm. In fact, high turnover is a concern through…

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What is LEDES and why is it important for lawyers?

Unpaid bill with wooden gavel over it

Although LEDES has been a common format for legal billing for nearly two decades, it is not uncommon to meet attorneys who have worked in law firms for years who have never heard of LEDES. Which is understandable and perhaps fine if those attorneys never touched the billing process outside of inputting their time. But…

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Financing your new law firm


Whether you are a new attorney fresh out of law school or an established lawyer, looking to make an independent start, hanging out your shingle is not for the weak at heart. There are countless decisions to make, all while dealing with that one huge question running through your head. How will you pay for…

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Tip of the Week: Adding contacts to your matter

A common question we receive at TimeSolv is about adding contacts to your matters. Our Tip of the Week focuses on how to associate already existing contacts to a new matter or client. When you first create a new client in TimeSolv, that’s most likely when you created a new contact to be associated with…

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Creating effective passwords

Choosing password

As an attorney, you have a professional responsibility to safeguard information entrusted to you by your clients. But if you or your staff are operating your office systems with weak passwords, you may as well open the door and invite hackers into your office files. Sufficient password practices are crucial to the implementation of effective…

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Tips for generating media coverage

Media cameras at an event

Marketing is an expensive part of legal practice, and even sophisticated and costly strategies can prove hit or miss in the end. One of the most effective and affordable ways of introducing your firm to potential clients is media coverage. Whether you are at the center of an informative story or offering your legal opinion…

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Does your Law Firm Website Need a Makeover?

Pick a random number of law firms and visit their websites. Chances are that most of them will resemble one another. They each feature a similar layout, with similar graphics and similar information. All of those similarities equals boring, which is not conducive to turning website visitors into paying clients. Web users decide almost instantly…

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Tip of the Week: Creating Related Parties for Conflict Checking

Conflict checking is a necessary task for most law firms to ensure no conflicts of interest when accepting clients and matters. Today’s Tip of the Week focuses on how to enable the Conflicts Search in TimeSolv and how to create and check for related parties. The first step for using TimeSolv for conflict checking is…

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Legal Project Management Ends the Debate over Fixed Fees

The debate between fixed fees and the billable hour has dominated law practice conversation for years. At one end of the spectrum sits the fixed fee, a predetermined set price for services rendered on a matter. At the other end of the spectrum sits the billable hour, a long standing staple of legal practice. There…

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The Benefits of Starting a Virtual Law Office

imaginary office

Whether you are freshly out of law school and admitted to the bar, or have been working in your own traditional law practice or larger firm for years, our current technological climate gives you the ability to start, operate, and maintain a virtual law office in ways that are easier than ever before. Not only…

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