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There’s a lot to think about if your firm is considering shifting credit card fees to clients – is this practice right for our firm? How should we communicate about it to clients? Is it permissible in our state? Do our local rules of professional conduct permit it? What method should our firm use? In practice, however, it’s not that complicated. You’ll likely be good to go if you adhere to some simple best practices.…
Accepting electronic payment is table stakes for most lawyers and law firms. The Clio Trends Report has been fairly explicit about the benefits of electronic payments: The 2019 Clio Trends Report stated that 57 percent of electronic payments get paid the same day they are billed, and 85 percent get paid within a week. The 2018 Clio Trends Report found that 38 percent of consumers prefer to make payments electronically via email, online portal, or…
Even with the effects of COVID still lingering, we as attorneys have an opportunity to make 2021 our firms’ best year yet. Join Gravity Legal and law firm financial consultant Devon Thurtle Anderson of Skepsis Technologies as we explore the unique opportunities 2021 offers for law firms. We’ll discuss how firms can seize these opportunities to realize both short and long-term growth. Spoiler alert: Our strategies don’t require raising rates or working more hours! In…
There’s probably no principle more important to growing and scaling a law firm than delegation. Whether it’s identifying the tasks that need to be done, teaching and coaching others to do them, or simply letting go, you’ll be hard-pressed to grow your legal business if you can’t delegate. If you’ve ever wondered how delegation might work in your firm and how to get started, this episode is for you.…
With our recently announced Zapier integration we at Gravity Legal are excited about the power of automation – and especially automated payments – for lawyers and law firms.  While Zapier is a technically a no-code development platform, defined in Wikipedia as a platform that “allows programmers and non-programmers to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming,” it still has a modest complexity, especially for folks who have very…
One of the most important things about law practice is getting paid. With the advent of electronic payments technology, the process of getting paid can be easier than ever. Some of you may be saying “Advent?!?!? PayPal is more than 20 years old!” But research suggests that fewer than 25% of lawyers actually use some kind of  electronic payments technology. The vast majority of lawyers are still getting paid by some combination of cash, checks,…
Zapier is a no-code platform that helps businesses and individuals automate work by connecting different applications. But don’t let “no-code” fool you. There is a learning curve associated with Zapier. This post explains the basics of Zapier and how it works with Gravity Legal. …