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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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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Partnerships Make Us All Stronger

After more than 20 years in the business, we here at Easy Soft know we owe our success to a lot of people. We have a great team inside the company who build and improve our law office management product to make it the best law office management software you…

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If You Aren’t Watching Your Money Then Who Is?

You’re an attorney not an accountant so it can be easy to dismiss the financial details of running your practice in favor of actually practicing law. However aggressive bill collection is a part of a successful practice. Aggressive doesn’t mean nasty, but it does mean you need to stay on…

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Accountant In A Box

One of the most daunting tasks facing attorney is the administration of a trust. Nearly all law offices have a trust account to handle various transactions, and mismanagement of those accounts is not only a disservice to your clients but could also lead to legal penalties including disbarment. The parties…

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Is Your Practice Using The Wrong Billing Structure?

Not all cases are created equal, and that means not all legal invoices are created equal. If you want to run the most profitable practice, then you need legal software programs that give you the flexibility you need to bill each client the right way. Easy TimeBill offers a range…

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Collection Strategies To Get Your Clients To Cough Up The Dough

It’s no fun to get calls from creditors demanding payment, but as many attorneys know it’s not much better to be on the other side of the phone call. Some offices simply put off this unpleasant task, trusting that clients will pay when they can, and that ends up hurting…

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Billing Software Excuse #6: Bad Experiences

We’ve had clients say they are reluctant to try our products because they have had problems with similar applications from other developers in the past. Although it’s understandable to be a bit gun shy after a bad experience, you shouldn’t judge all law office billing software by one unfortunate incident.…

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Expense Tracking: Unrecorded Expenses Are Lost Income

Many practices offer pro bono work for certain clients, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to work for free by accident. Unfortunately many attorneys let income slip through their fingers by not keeping careful track of their expenses with law office billing software. An attorney’s hourly rate is the…

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Automated Software Features Prevent Critical Trust Account Mistakes

The key word in the phrase “trust administration” is “trust”. Your clients have to be confident that their escrow funds will be managed safely and correctly. However your attorneys and staff are only human and sometimes mistakes are made even by the most scrupulous legal professionals. Easy Trust includes a…

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Why Can’t My Law Firm Use Generic Accounting Software?

Business owners have an array of choices when it comes to accounting software. The products offer a variety of bookkeeping and billing options that will work with any business. So why should you use dedicated law office billing software like Easy TimeBill? The problem with generic billing solutions is they…

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Billing Software Excuse #4: I Don’t Have Time To Learn New Software

New software can be intimidating, particularly if you aren’t that comfortable with computers in the first place. You are used to handling your practice finances in a certain way and it takes a while to get comfortable with a new tool. You may think you don’t have time to convert…

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Billing Software Excuse #2: I Don’t Understand Computers

  Today we present part two of our ongoing series that investigates the myths surrounding law office billing software. In this post we address the concern that legal software programs are too hard for non-technical people to use. Some people just don’t like computers. They might be intimidated by the…

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Billing Software Excuse #1: I Don’t Want To Know How Little I Bill

During the 21 years Easy Soft has been providing law office management software we have found a few practices resistant to adopting products such as law office billing software and we’ve tried to understand why. We know our applications help law practices run more efficiently, so why would anyone stick…

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Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions 101? Be Sure You’re Using Easy Soft’s Law firm Billing Software

There is an important point to be made on the topic of law office mergers and acquisitions, relating to a firm’s legal billing software and trust accounting. It’s not just your clients, the courts, and grievance or fee arbitration boards who might look through your billing and trust accounting records. …

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Supervising Timekeepers with Easy Soft’s Law Firm Billing Software

To be successful in your responsibilities of managing billing for a law office, you need data compiled in specific ways.  If your current legal billing software has you using scratch pads, calculators, and spreadsheets, it’s time for you to convert your office to use Easy Soft’s Easy TimeBill law office…

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Easy Practice Management Through Law Office Billing Software

You’ve seen them.  We’ve seen them.  These are the headlines that make the lawyers nervous:  jury awards millions in legal malpractice suit; lawyer disbarred for unethical conduct. Lawyers are not immune from being listed as “defendants.”  Lawyers USA reported a verdict in 2010 against a law firm for $103 million…

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Easy Docket Control Through Easy Soft’s Law Office Billing Software

Let’s grab just one more topic this week related our theme of professional liability and ethics compliance.  As our third example, let’s talk about consider docket control systems, and how we make them easy using “Easy TimeBill” law office billing software and “Easy Trust” trust accounting software. The idea behind…

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Easy Conflict Checking Through Easy Soft’s Law Office Billing Software

This week’s special topic what lawyers need to do to keep themselves in compliance and ready to defend against an ethics inquiry or a lawsuit. As a second example, let’s consider the conflict checking system.  And for the sake of argument, let’s continue with the premise that the answer is…

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Law Office Billing Software As Easy as a Good Pair of Black Shoes

Ahhh.  The versatility of Easy Soft.  Our legal billing software called “Easy TimeBill” can be used when billing on an hourly rate, a fixed or flat rate, and a contingency fee.  One program – all types of legal billing. For hourly fee practices, our legal software is designed to record…

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I See You Through the Network of Law Office Billing Software

Easy Soft TimeBill is all the legal billing software your law firm will need.  From individual password log-in to individual billing rates to automated finance charges on past-due accounts, Easy Soft designs legal software specifically for attorneys and their staff. Just one of the key features of the Easy Soft…

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Time is Money – Don’t Waste It!

Time is Money.  How often have we heard that cliché? Phrases become clichés because they represent simple truths, in this case, that a lawyer can only earn as much as gets billed to clients. So why do many lawyers insist on trying to remember to handwrite time slips on bits…

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Easy Accounting for Hourly Billers

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know how strongly we feel that a law firm using generic, non- legal billing and accounting software is a law firm missing out on an opportunity to be efficient, streamlined, and state bar compliant. Easy Soft’s legal billing and trust…

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Lawyers Will be Lawyers

We know. You went to school for years, and boast a doctorate behind your name. You contextualize eloquently, and your logic is more or less unflawed. But when it comes down to it, how is the law really different from other professional practices? Well, let’s see. You advise clients. So…

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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Understand Trust Accounting?

The bar exam and your professional responsibility class are ancient history. You’re not an ethics lawyer, and you don’t file legal malpractice suits. All the more reason we want to spring this pop quiz on you! Q1: Which of these funds do not belong in your clients’ trust accounts? 1.…

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Slap a Finance Charge On It – Legal Time & Billing Software

Late payments from clients. No fun, right? No matter what kind of legal billing software you have, late payments require you to send (yet) another bill and nag your client—neither of these fun tasks. And statistics show: the longer it takes for a bill to get paid, the harder it…

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Legal Billing Software – Are Your Numbers Growing…for the Wrong Reasons?

It’s the end of the month. Time to review your accounts receivable. If you compare the numbers to last month: they’ve definitely grown. The good news? The firm’s doing great, and work shows no signs of slowing down. The bad news? Too many of your numbers are simply carried over…

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How Retainer Reminders Can Improve a Law Firm’s Cash Flow

You get a new client. She engages you, and you deposit her retainer check. Then you start work on the matter. As the months or weeks go by, her retainer amount gets depleted. Sooner or later (but mostly sooner), you find the amount approaching, well, zero. At this point, most…

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Protect the Integrity and Security of your Data—While Keeping Life Easy

The most common and dangerous of all legal billing pitfalls is choosing complicated software that fails to protect the integrity and security of your law firm data. If your software is too complicated to learn or use, then you’re not receiving the benefit of IT leverage. Technology isn’t making your…

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New! ETB 4.0 Ease in Invoicing…and Other Reports

As we discussed in our last blog post, we’ve made a host of improvements to Easy TimeBill (ETB), our intuitive and simple law office billing software. In that last post, we discussed changes in the user interface. Today, we’ll discuss changes in invoicing, and other legal time and billing reports.…

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