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Written by Teresa Matich, posted on September 20, 2018 Over the past decade, the legal tech industry has come a long way. Every year, there are new solutions that cover everything from common law firm problems, to niche practice-area pain points, to issues legal professionals never even dreamed could be improved. But advancing legal tech isn’t just about creating better solutions—it’s also about improving how well those tools work together. This month, we’re looking at…
Written by Allison Wolf, Terry DeMeo, posted on September 12, 2018 · Business All businesses, including law practices, have slow periods. Knowing what to do when the phone stops ringing and clients stop hiring you can be a challenge. It’s easy enough to spend such times in unproductive ways. Lawyers are not immune to the anxiety, doubt, and fear that often comes with a slow business period, and it’s easier than one might think to…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on September 6, 2018 · Business Client intake in law firms is the process of onboarding new clients and acquiring the personal information that is needed to open their legal cases. The client intake process can be an incredibly time-consuming exercise for solo and small firm attorneys. Usually, it’s also an unbillable one. Whether you’re just starting your own firm or you own an established practice, a streamlined client intake…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on August 29, 2018 Collections can be tough to keep track of, especially at a busy law firm. Case in point: According to the 2017 Legal Trends Report, on average, law firms don’t collect on 14% of what they bill. There are many reasons for this, but more visibility into what’s been collected on—and what’s still outstanding—could definitely help. This month at Clio, we unveiled a new Clio Payments
Written by Sam Glover, posted on August 28, 2018 · Business Shared vision and values are core elements of any business strategy, law firm or not. Your vision and values provide focus and clarity in your strategic thinking, but also in the day-to-day management of your law firm. When everyone in the firm shares a vision and core set of values, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. By way of analogy, think of…
When law firms use payment plans, clients can pay for legal services in installments instead of upfront. Given that 44% of law firms say clients don’t pay their bills because they lack the funds to pay at once, according to the 2017 Legal Trends Report, implementing payment plans at your law firm can go a long way towards helping you get paid. However, it’s important to set up plans the right way, for the…
Written by Rachel Parisi, posted on August 16, 2018 · Business More is better, right? Sometimes, but not always. One time that more is better in your law practice is the addition of another location. What’s not to love? More space, more people, and a bigger footprint for your firm. Our firm had a great experience adding its second—and now third—office, but there are still things I wish we had known before we got started.…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on August 14, 2018 · Business Looking for something to read while you escape the summer heat? Learning new tips and tricks to help your law firm succeed is always a good choice. This year, as we get closer to the Clio Cloud Conference, our Summer Series features posts packed with actionable insights and ideas. You can find all posts featured in the series listed below. Whether you’re looking…
Written by Amy Mann, posted on August 7, 2018 · Business Collections are the lifeblood of a business’ success. However, many in the legal industry face significant roadblocks to getting paid and maintaining a predictable, steady cash flow. According to Clio’s 2017 Legal Trends Report, 59% of lawyers regularly deal with late payments. Worse, on average, lawyers are only getting paid for 86% of the hours they bill to clients. With very real business-related…
Written by Casey Sullivan, posted on July 31, 2018 · Technology You may know it as eDiscovery—the exchange of electronic information between parties during litigation and investigations. Today, most discovery is eDiscovery, and legal professionals whose practices haven’t handled significant amounts of data in the past are increasingly of digital evidence at their disposal. The right technology can make a big difference for your team, but so can the right process. So, when it…