Zola Suite

2020 was a year of trials and tribulations, which cultivated a desire for greater understanding from other people. Now in 2021, “human compassion towards co-workers and clients will be an expected and welcomed change” according to Nancy Griffing and Robert Rice, both partners with 3545 Consulting. The two spoke on the topic and highlighted the ways in which compassion will marry with technology and what this means for the future of the legal industry on…
  Practice management software helps you to relate all the pieces of data to the matter and it recognizes that law firms are matter-centric.   Congratulations! You have decided, either as an individual or with a group of colleagues, to open your own law firm. There is a lot to do and many choices to be made. Everything from office location, firm name, domain name, business cards, internet and phone services to computers (Windows or…
Law firms work with dozens, or even hundreds, of different vendors each month. Without the right tools, tracking all of the contracts, invoices and tax information for these companies can be a full time job. Zola Suite’s robust vendor management tools help firms efficiently manage all invoices and outgoing payments (including the ability to cut checks and even associate expenses with a matter). Zola’s dedicated Vendor Reports provide a holistic view of all payments, outstanding…
  With the increase in employees working remotely, law firm leaders have become even more concerned about keeping employees engaged in their work.   Global Workplace Analytics predicts that approximately 30 million U.S. employees will regularly work from home within the next two years, which is six times more than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work is now commonplace, and will remain so for quite some time. With the increase in employees working remotely, law…
  There are many inherent inefficiencies with using email for project or task management.   As a lawyer, you start off your work day by checking your emails. You see one regarding a task that needs to be done, so you forward the message to your legal assistant. You then receive a reply with questions regarding the task. You reply, and so begins a long email thread. A week later, you’ll add to that thread…
  As more people continue to work remotely, it is becoming increasingly important that everyone understand why security is critical and what is at risk.   It’s becoming more and more difficult to stay current with all the cybersecurity threats that individuals and businesses face. The “bad guys” are focusing not only on accessing data, but they are continually sending emails, texts and phone calls. They are targeting smaller business entities with the assumption that…
Managing a single matter with more than one client? Check. One client is paying 60%, one 30% and the other 10%? Check. Only one is paying for the expenses? Check. Each is paying a different rate? Check. Zola Suite’s Split Billing feature, among the industry’s most flexible and intuitive, allows users to divide the invoiced amount for services and expenses on a single matter between multiple clients. Users can set unique rates for each client…
  Succession planning is a critical component to maintaining and growing the business by maintaining current talent and developing future leaders.     In many firms, “succession planning” is important, but not urgent. It is human nature to deal with tactical issues and delay any strategic initiatives, but many professionals do not have an end-goal in mind. Many believe that they will “die at their desks.” However, no one can remain in a leadership role…
  As we kick off a new year, we’re thrilled to announce our latest integration as we welcome Worldox to the Zola Suite family!   Since breaking with tradition and starting the next-generation cloud practice management movement (what we refer to as Cloud LPM 2.0) nearly six years ago, Zola Suite has helped tens of thousands of legal professionals work more efficiently, creating a synergistic solution that helps rid firms of disjointed applications for matter…
Goodbye 2020 and hello to 2021! As we kick off a new year, we asked some of our partners to make some predictions on what we can expect to see across the legal industry in 2021. (Note: some responses have been edited for length or clarity) When it comes to legal practice management software, what features are necessary to help law firms navigate 2021? Deborah Schaefer: Law firms will now consider solutions that will provide…