Productivity

Specialization and cross selling within your legal practice

For many small and mid-sized law practices, every dime is crucial. There’s no extra money to waste on ineffective marketing techniques and lost clients, it’s important to recognize the opportunities that exist within your current legal practice. This includes specialization and cross-selling. By implementing these tactics, you can better service your current clients while working…

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Eight reports your law firm should run to increase profitability

How will know whether your law office is performing well if you never stop to examine its performance? Every business venture needs regular assessments in order to continuously strive and increase profits, and your legal practice is no different. Regular reporting helps you identify what’s working (so you can keep doing it) and what’s not…

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Avoiding these common complaints about legacy legal billing systems

Legal time tracking and billing systems are supposed to provide valuable assistance and resources to the attorneys who choose to invest in them. Unfortunately, far too many of the traditional legacy systems have failed to meet this expectation. From costly maintenance requirements to frequent technical issues, these systems have left countless attorneys frustrated and searching…

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Your template to efficient attorney time management and tracking

Successful attorneys value their time just as much as they value their money. So, they understand how important it is to use each hour of the day wisely, and accurately track those hours for proper billing and profit maximization. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all process for meeting these goals. However, there are methods and tools that,…

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Back to school… Have your lawyers met their CLE requirements?

The summer is coming to an end and the kids are headed back to school, but they aren’t the only ones who require education and training. Why not use this time of year to review the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements for members of your firm? You can ensure compliance, while also strategizing to determine…

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A list of dos and don’ts for tracking attorney time

Time tracking is a central part of running a viable legal practice. That’s why it is so important to handle this task in the proper manner. Below is a list of “Dos and “Don’ts” for tracking your tasks and time spent.   THE DON’TS Let’s start with a list of things you don’t want to…

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Take the stress out of implementing your new legal billing software

The right legal billing software can help take your legal practice to the highest levels of profitability and client satisfaction. So, when your legacy billing program fails to adequately deliver, don’t hesitate to make a much-needed change. So many attorneys continuously utilize ineffective, costly billing programs – just because they think it will be too…

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Six traits you need for effective law firm management

Management of a law firm is no easy task. Not only are you dealing with the expectations of demanding clients, you are also handling the financial, ethical, and administrative demands of keeping your law office up and running. Effective law management is key to the profitability and longevity of a legal practice. Without it, necessary…

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Every paralegal should know this common attorney billing language

As a paralegal, you provide extremely valuable services to your employer or client. Not only do you perform case-related tasks, but you may also handle the extremely important task of client billing and invoices. If this accurately describes your job duties, you need to know concepts and terms that are commonly utilized for law firm…

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