Nearly half of all malpractice claims involve administrative errors or communications issues between clients and lawyers. While the practice management technologies available have seen revolutionary change, law firms have been slow to catch up. Many still rely on burdensome workflows with redundant data entry — resulting in wasted time and errors.
Practice management software helps resolve these issues by organizing and tracking all firm information and documentation relating to matters, contacts, administration, and accounting. With the right tools, firms can monitor every aspect of their operation with the diligence required for proper legal conduct.
In the last decade, the greatest advancement in practice management has been the shift to cloud-based platforms. Advantages of the cloud include access to organized and up-to-date firm data from anywhere — in the office and remotely through mobile devices. It has also allowed for comprehensive data security and offsite backup protection and automatic software updates for optimal privacy and performance.
Cloud-based software is also browser-based, meaning most firms won’t need any additional hardware or support to get started. Accounts are also paid for on an annual or monthly basis, so there’s no need to pay exorbitant setup or licensing fees upon purchase.
Selecting the Right Solution
Selecting the right practice management software is a means for saving time and resources — helping reduce the hours spent doing administrative tasks and other non-billable work. The result? Lawyers build better, more profitable firms with a greater capacity for serving clients.
There are a number of cloud-based practice management solutions available. It’s important that you find the one that’s right for your firm. This report, “Choosing the Right Practice Management Software: How Your Firm Can Make the Most of the Cloud,” looks at some important topics worth considering for your firm, including:
- Getting Started With Cloud-Based Practice Management Software
- Managing Workflow and Data for Individual Cases
- Leveraging Technology for Greater Efficiency and Accuracy
- Collaborating and Staying Current with All Firm Stakeholders
- Staying Assured with Industry-Standard Web Security
- Finding the Freedom to Go Anywhere with Mobile Apps