The latest about Practice Management

  • How to Accept Credit Cards from Clients

    … In this post, we will compare four credit-card processors designed for lawyers: LawCharge, PayPros Legal, LawPay, and Lex/Actum. In addition, we will look at three general-purpose credit-card processors: Stripe, Authorize.Net, and PayPal. All these services let you take credit card payments via the web, and some will let you hook up a physical…

    3 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
  • The Bad Clients You Don’t Take Will Be the Best Money You Never Made

    … Not all clients are created equal. Great clients will enhance your legal skills, your reputation, and your bottom line.  Bad clients can make you question your skills, destroy your reputation, and result in the worst money you have ever made. Once you have a better understanding of how bad clients can wreck your practice, you will get better…

    3 readers - Lawyerist
  • MITs: A Simple Way to Be More Productive

    … just putting out fires. And working from a short list of MITs is a lot easier than working from the huge lists you probably have in your practice management software or your GTD system. That helps you to be more productive. You can write down more than three things — I have five today. But make sure you can realistically complete all the tasks…

    7 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
  • How to Design Your Firm’s Paperless Workflow

    … have the staff drop the paper on the lawyer’s desk after scanning and filing it. That way, any paper in the lawyer’s office will already have been scanned. You could have staff email a note with a link to the document in your file management system. Some cloud-based systems like Box let you attach tasks to files, which is probably a more-effective…

    8 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
  • Every Legal App for iOS

    … paid MyCase subscription.Allows communication with clients, ability to check schedule, edit and view cases, time, billing, and invoicing. Email and calendar access. Add-on modules such as Quickbooks integration available for additional cost.ClioFree, but requires paid Clio subscription.Mobile access for Clio's cloud-based practice management system…

    8 readers - Lawyerist
  • Inbox Zero for Lawyers

    … Done, you’re not far off. But you don’t need to know a thing about GTD in order to practice Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is the brainchild of Merlin Mann, who adapted the Getting Things Done system to email. He did not invent the concept, though. Well before I ever heard of Merlin Mann or Inbox Zero, I read a Time Matters white paper recommending much…

    2 readers - Sam Glover/ Lawyerist
  • Law Firm Finances: A Lawyerist Survival Guide

    … Law Firm Finances: A Lawyerist Survival Guide is a detailed how-to manual for solos and small firms. It covers setting up accounts, managing cash flow and credit, paying taxes and managing income, and forecasting income. These are critical skills that are not taught in law school, and many lawyers struggle to stay on top of their firm finances…

    1 readers - Lawyerist
  • Get It In Writing: Freelance Attorney Work Agreement

    …, it still benefits both sides to set forth basic project terms in an email, which can be saved and referenced at a later date. Ultimately, the freelance attorney is responsible for defining the business relationship and running his or her own freelance law practice. Contents of a Written Freelance Work Agreement A written freelance work agreement…

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Law Firm Finances

    … other can of worms. The financial aspects of running a law practice can be complicated, stressful, and time-consuming. Here is how to get started. Open At Least Two Accounts You probably need at least two accounts: a business checking and an IOLTA trust account. You will obviously need to put money into both accounts. (If you don’t currently have…

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