Practice Management

  • Find Out How Much You Are Overbilling Your Clients

    Ask someone how much they worked last week, and they will probably overestimate the number by 5–10%, according to a study published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the more someone thinks they worked, the greater their overestimate is likely to be, says the Economix blog at the New York Times.

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  • This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive

    If Inbox Zero sounds good in theory but you are too busy to spend time learning a full-on System for managing your email, here is a simple way to get your email under control that you can start going as soon as you are finished reading this post. To get your email under control, you don’t need to read books, watch a video, buy anything, download anything, or get a fancy email app.

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    • Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

      Startups and entrepreneurs in need of legal assistance are seeking alternatives to the traditional law firm model for convenience and affordability. Law firms are responding by providing unbundled legal services through different models, and doing so without sacrificing revenue.
      3 readers - Lawyerist
    • How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

      One of the toughest aspects of being an attorney (especially a solo) is that you can find yourself living in your own little bubble. Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, reaching out for help is easier said than done. Regardless who you ask, be respectful of the other attorney’s time and advice.
      2 readers - Lawyerist
    • Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

      “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface of this new app will now drive development of the UI for Rocket Matter’s web version and its iPhone and Android apps. “This UI will drive the other products,” Port said.
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    • Podcast: Legal Technology, Blogging, and the Future of SoloSmall Practice

      …-firm practice. For good measure we name-dropped Kevin O’Keefe, Ken White, Scott Greenfield, and Brian Tannebaum, among others. Tune in when you have time, or keep it on for soothing background noise this afternoon. Legal Marketing, Legal Technology, Practice Management blogging, Clio Cloud Conference, conference, future of law, podcasts…

      Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
    • This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive

      …If Inbox Zero sounds good in theory but you are too busy to spend time learning a full-on System for managing your email, here is a simple way to get your email under control that you can start going as soon as you are finished reading this post. To get your email under control, you don’t need to read books, watch a video, buy anything, download…

      3 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
    • Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

      …“This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface of this new app will now drive development of the UI for Rocket Matter’s web version and its iPhone and Android apps. “This UI…

      2 readers - Robert J. Ambrogi/ Robert Ambrogi's LawSites
    • Find Out How Much You Are Overbilling Your Clients

      … says you can “Forget about losing track of precious billable time or expenses.” Amicus Attorney says it will help you “capture more billable time.” You can see similar claims from most practice management and timekeeping-and-billing software. The idea is that, by making it easier to record your time, you will record it more frequently, so that you…

      5 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
    • Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

      … their platform, we will see unbundling occurring in more practice areas. For solos and small firms, you will want to find ways to collaborate with companies like Rocket Lawyer and UpCounsel to connect with clients who desire unbundled legal services. Larger law firms will want to look at ways to create unbundling departments within their existing business model…

      3 readers - Lawyerist
    • How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

      …. Step 1: Know What You Need To Ask It is best to determine how much help you need before picking up the phone. To get started, here are some basic questions you should ask yourself. Do you need information on one or two issues related to the claim? How much time will you need to discuss your questions? Do you need to be taught a practice area…

      2 readers - Lawyerist
    • Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

      … this is that many, many attorneys still have no idea how to operate in an increasingly paperless world. Many state courts are converting to electronic filing. Attorneys who do not understand the basics of a paperless practice will not be able to navigate in that world. The bottom line is this: sending a Word file to an attorney is fine if you are in fact…

      8 readers - Todd Hendrickson/ Lawyerist
    • The Myth of More Time for Billing

      … of hiring staff, most solos are better off staying solo, raising rates, and selecting better clients. Another common way to “free up” time is to adopt a particular technology. While going paperless or adopting practice management software can definitely free up some time, they generally don’t make a huge difference. You should absolutely go…

      2 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
    • Stop Losing Clients Over Your Fear of Payment Plans

      …Collecting attorney fees is difficult, which is why many lawyers insist on getting fees up front. But after turning away thousands of dollars in business, I started looking at the potential clients who were walking away. I realized the average fees were between $1,000 and $4,000, and were generally for lower-level court cases. Many of these…

      7 readers - Lawyerist
    • Lawyers Won’t Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services

      … practice is based on the kind of simple documents Shake has turned into push-button contracts, I would be worried even if Shake did not exist. But plenty of people have practices based on the kind of legal documents that make up most of the DIY legal documents on the market today. And those documents are probably the most likely to be transformed…

      11 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
    • Rocket Matter Adds Outlook Integration

      …The cloud-based practice management platform Rocket Matter has announced that it now allows integration with Outlook email. By installing a plugin in Outlook, users can associate a Rocket Matter case and billable time or costs with an email directly within Outlook. If an email has an attachment, the attachment will automatically be uploaded to Rocket […] The post Rocket Matter Adds Outlook Integration appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.…

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    • Who Answers Your Phone?

      … an accessible, hands-on kind of lawyer. Of course, answering the phone works for my practice because frankly, I don't get all that many calls. Most of my clients and referrals who want to speak with me by phone will typically email me initially to determine a mutually agreeable time for a call. And because my work is so specialized and many cases come via…

      12 readers - Above the Law
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