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Out with the Old in with the New and Modern Technology

Law firms are in need of software  to keep up with the current client’s request for quick responses and thorough consultation.  Finding  a system that meets key needs in one system is a best practice. You should look for one that works for what you need to streamline current processes. 3 Benefits of Modern Technology Document automation Tip: Paper files are a thing of the past, organization on a cloud-based software for people to access at the courthouse, depositions or mediations is what is needed. You want your firm to be quick on their feet and show your clients that you are sharp and the best around. Using document automation from your software allows you to make your necessary changes without the wait. This gives you more time to explain to your client what is going in the order and for a cleaner look.  You can ask you paralegal to start a draft for you while you are in mediation and you can then finish the same draft in the system. No need to email back and forth. Analytics & Productivity Reports Tip: The current case management software has accountability and productivity reports that can help your office stay on track. These come in handy if you switch out roles, should you have a change in staff on your case or new employees jumping in. These reports also provides data for view of the across the firm to make better decisions. This is harder to do with paper reports.Mobility Tip : Mobility is a big requirement for 2020 with work from home. The necessity to access your files from remote locations is now common. on the go is more common. Software that is cloud-based can provide access from laptop, desktop, phone and keep your firm moving cases forward. Law firms are in need of software  to keep up with the current client’s request for quick responses and thorough consultation.  Finding  a system that meets key needs in one system is a best practice. You should look for one that works for what you need to streamline current processes.   Buying Guide Tip:  Software that is specific to your firm’s practice areas will save future time on customization, implementation and training.
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Sports and Using the Right Tools or Ball for Success

In personal injury, buy THE software for Personal Injury, not A software to be changed into Personal Injury. You wouldn’t use the wrong ball or racket for your main sport. So why use the wrong case management for your firm?  Just like your firm specializes in personal injury you need tools also focused on your practice areas. For Example: Intake criteria and fields should match your case types. Save your firm time & costs of customizing general software for Personal Injury, this would be like trying to make your lefty pitcher a 3rd baseman.  Instead, use out of the gate ready to use with the ability to add to make it function to your specific needs. Workflows should change based on case type, whether you are working on a Premise Liability case or a Motor Vehicle Collision, never lose track of various deadlines with a software that is working to keep you one step ahead.Reports  based on Statute of Limitations with activities and deadlines. Plus, reports and workflows to keep track of your medical and billing summaries all in one place. Pull reports for demands that are in progress or a mediation/arbitration/trial dates for staff meetings and coordination. Templates specific Personal Injury documents such as for request medical records, with a place to keep track of all your requests, police report requests, Witness Questionnaires and Witness trial preparation templates. 
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The Digital Era: Moving your Law Firm into a Digital Age and Paperless.

What is digital transformation? Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure.* Educate yourselves about what digital transformation implies, moving into the digital era will not happen overnight. It will also take a team effort to move your office into the transformation. Focus first on what must remain constant, then on what can change. Clients are looking for quick access to their cases and attorneys that can provide easy access for them. In the digital age that is the expectation. Are you ready for the challenge to not just meet but exceed your client’s expectations?  Try these steps to help your firm move forward:  Get your staff onboard, it will take a team effort to move your office into the transformationAsk employees what takes them the most time. That way you are looking for a software that will help your employees save time doing repetitive tasks by automation.Identify which tasks have cannot miss deadlines such as  answer deadlines or responses to discovery. Technology can prompt reminders and workflows.Keep building as the comfort level of using software.  You need to walk before you run. Find a software that works for you and not you working for the software. Ensure whatever software you use to move into the digital era that can bring quick improvements.  These quick wins will make the change management process much smoother. There is plenty of software available. Often the best fit is the software specific to your industry.
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