Software Flexibility Improves Law Office Productivity

Laptops were a huge boon to law firm productivity, allowing attorneys and other law firm staff to work from anywhere. It gave them the flexibility to adjust their work to their schedules now that they had access to attorney time and billing software places other than the office. However, today…

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How to Keep Your Practice’s Balances In Balance

Maintaining a law firm’s accounts is more complicated than balancing a checkbook. A typical practice needs to monitor not just a single account but four critical balances: unbilled, unpaid, operating retainer and trust retainer. The unbilled balance is the amount entered into the business’s records but not yet sent to…

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Retainer Retention: How To Keep Cash Flowing

Attorneys need to get paid for their work, preferably without lengthy collection proceedings. For simple flat fee cases, a practice might require full payment up front before any work is done. In more complicated matters where the final fee isn’t easily predictable, attorneys ask for a retainer from the client.…

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Don’t Let Everyone in Your Office Read Over Your Shoulder

Pretty much every business has a computer network now. Even fast food restaurants tie all their cash registers into screens in the kitchen to coordinate the front and back of the house. In a legal practice, law office management software links employees over the network, allows them to coordinate their…

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