Four Things Your Small Law Firm Can Do To Stay Competitive

Solo attorneys and small law firms have some significant challenges in staying competitive and profitable. The smaller your firm is, the more routine, non-billable tasks you end up taking on yourself, which means you have less time to spend practicing law, generating new business, and servicing clients. You didn’t need…

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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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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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Easy Attorney Trust Accounting Software

In the swirl of an attorney’s day is the ever-constant reminder of client #1:  the law firm.  Lawyers share a personality trait of a desire to help other people with their problems.  But, ethics, malpractice, and fee collection are those personal, non-billable matters that attorneys put off.  As a consequence,…

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Easy Editing Using Easy Soft Legal Billing Software

When you make an error in your billing entry or on a client invoice, how quickly can you correct it?  If your answer is more than five minutes, it’s time for you to switch to Easy Soft’s “Easy TimeBill” legal billing software.  As we like to say:  to err 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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Easy on Those Forms for Divorce Settlement

Easy Soft family law software is designed to help attorneys, regardless of skill level, from a new attorney to a mid-career attorney to an experienced attorney, and one of the best features is the form library included with each program that helps you fulfill your filing requirements in divorce cases.…

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To Trust or Not to Trust? – Trust accounting

To trust or not to trust may well be a question as serious for attorneys as Shakespeare’s famous “To Be or Not to Be.”  In the words of the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct: “The knowing misuse of trust funds by an attorney will almost invariably result in disbarment.”…

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Discounts, Finance Charges, and Spellcheck – Attorney Billing Software

When you’re thinking about buying legal software, it’s important to remember to look for functions you frequently perform. Discounts are a common write-down taken on a client invoice.  You went the extra mile, recording all the hours and value for professional services you expended for your client.  But, it adds…

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Easy Populating of Real Estate Documents – Real Estate Closing Software

Isn’t it amazing how much repetition is involved in a real estate closing?  Have you ever counted how many times you type the buyer’s name, the seller’s name, their addresses, and the address of the property being transferred? With Easy Soft “Real Estate Documents” and HUD 1 software, you can…

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NJ CIS and More – Family Law Software

”NJ CIS.”  Say it fast enough, and it sounds like ”NCIS” of ABC television fame.  It strikes us that, either way, there’s a hefty amount of paperwork involved. NJ “CIS” refers to the NJ “Case Information Statement,” a mandatory form for all family law actions involving support, alimony, or equitable…

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Law Practice Management Webinar

April 12, 2012 – The Key to Small Law Firm Profitability – Enroll now and reserve your seat Attorneys who operate small firms know they have to wear many hats. In addition to casework, there is marketing, networking, professional meetings, client consultations, time tracking, invoice preparation and trust accounting. Do…

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Time is Money? Only if Time Management is Easy – Attorney Billing Software

It sounds great!  Billing at $250/hour.  Riches to follow, right? What happens when you do your billing at the end of the month and, instead of hitting a target of 32 hours billable per week you only send out bills totaling $17,200? Get profitable with Easy Soft legal software.  Even…

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Unlimited Growth Potential – Attorney Billing Software

At Easy Soft, we’re optimists.  We even program our legal software with features full of optimism. Take our legal billing software, for example.  We’ve built it to fit your firm today and the firm you might want to grow, tomorrow.  You can purchase Easy TimeBill today with a single license…

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$10 to be Done with Form 1099-S? Too Easy!

If you’re like most, you’re a creature of habit.  And, according to CNET News, “habit” means that 95% of people occasionally procrastinate. The Form 1099-S, “Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions,” is required to be filed with the IRS by the person who transacts the closing of the selling of real…

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Eliminate the Oops! When You Write Checks using Easy Soft

How many programs, papers, and calculators do you have on your desk when you are paying bills?  If you’re like most attorneys, you’re not taking advantage of the advances in legal software technology that resulted in our “Easy Trust” and “Easy TimeBill” a pair of legal software programs that take…

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Increasing the Odds of Client Payment through an Easy Soft Merchant Account

To increase your profits, you need to minimize your non-billable tasks, and that includes chasing clients for payments for work you’ve already performed and billed. Easy Soft offers a full suite of payment options to accompany its legal time and billing software, including merchant accounts for credit cards, debit cards,…

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UTBMS billing codes. What are they? And why do they matter? – Attorney Billing Software

Let’s get this out of the way first:  “UTBMS” is the acronym for “Uniform Task-Based Management System.” Why should this matter to your selection of legal software? UTBMS was released by the American Bar Association Litigation Section in 2002, after the American Corporate Counsel Association had used a task force…

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The Self-Support Reserve Computation? Easy!

Every state has a mandatory formula for the computation of child support.  You’re a legal professional; you know there are exceptions to every rule.  Do you know what the “self-support reserve” exception is to a strict computation of child support? Unfortunately, in today’s economy, every family law attorney needs to…

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Announcing InfoGuard: Easy Soft’s Password Management Software

Technology is supposed to make things simple. But one look at the back office necessities of any lawyer or law firm, and you’d be hard pressed to think so. You’ve got your law firm email and web hosting account; your bank account and credit card(s); your shared document files; your…

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Legal Time and Billing Solutions You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

Where did the time go? Is it really 2012?! It was just four years ago–2008–that Easy Soft launched Easy TimeBill, a platform which has since revolutionized legal time and billing procedures for thousands of small and mid-sized law firms. Since then, our legal billing software has rapidly grown and evolved.…

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Steps for Setting Up Your E-Billing Service (2 of 2)

Effective on November 15, 2011, Easy Soft rolled out its newest legal billing and accounting feature: the optional E-Billing module. As discussed in our last blog post, this module has the ability to produce any bill into an electronic format that’s readable for companies that use auditing software. How do…

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Easy Soft Launches New E-Billing Service (1 of 2)

If you’ve been following the advice in our blog posts, life should be hunky dory. You’re using our law firm billing and accounting software to both capture your billing and expenses, and collect on them in a systematic way – providing a cash flow that’s as steady as your workflow…

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Better Cash Flow; Happier Clients (Part 4 of 4)

In the last few blog posts, we’ve been emphasizing the importance of solid cash flow management practices. If you’re looking for a tool to ease the way, look no further. Consider our Payment Acceptance Plan, a merchant accounts option for law firms. An Internet merchant account gives your clients a…

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Divorce Financials with 2011 Tax Changes Is Now Available

For U.S. divorce attorneys: we’ve updated Divorce Financials to account for 2011 tax changes. Don’t worry: you still get child support-alimony tax tradeoff analyses, pension worksheets, and other customizable worksheets, forms, and guidelines. You’re still entitled to download mEasySoft, our companion mobile app for your Smartphones and tablet computers. For…

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Stop Admiring & Back up Your Data!

You’re done. You step back like a painter, and observe your work. If you’re a NY divorce attorney , maybe you’ve just created a Statement of Net Worth. A complicated beast of a document that would have taken days took mere hours with our automated calculations, and auto-populating client intake…

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New Jersey’s Bestselling Child Support Software Gets 2011 Tax Changes

For New Jersey family law attorneys: we’ve made improvements to Case Information Statement (CIS)! Don’t worry: you still get accurate child support calculations and worksheets (for both sole or shared parenting situations), fully customizable forms, and guidelines. You’re still entitled to download a companion mobile app for your Smartphones and…

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Going the Extra Mile in Customer Service – Easy Soft Legal Software

In this competitive software market, going the extra mile matters to everyone. That’s why we at Easy Soft endeavor to provide affordable, all-inclusive solutions for our subscribers. All of our software programs come with the following extras: 1. Software Setup. So: you can do your own installations. That’s great! What…

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 3 of 3)

Easy Soft specializes in making life easy for lawyers, our Technical Support Team and Business Analysts can introduce you to further administrative efficiencies you haven’t thought of—and won’t immediately discover.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 2 of 3)

software training, software setup, and practice customization. Today, we’ll discuss how an all-inclusive package is mandatory for even the most technologically savvy of attorneys and law firms.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 1 of 3)

Legal software purchasers beware! The sticker price of a software package may look like a bargain. But if you base your choice of law office billing software on price alone, your final costs may add up to an unpleasant surprise.

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How to Handle the Uniqueness of Legal Time Management (Part 3 of 3)

In the last post, we talked about how efficient billing is more important in the legal business than any other industry. This is true because of the frequency of billing and collections disputes, and because of ethics practices (the legal bar can put a spotlight on your billing practices).

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