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Most lawyers rely heavily on email, which isn’t surprising. After all, lawyers are used to email, and have been using email to communicate with clients for decades now. This, despite the fact that it is inherently unsecure and is no different than sending a postcard written in pencil through the post office. Nevertheless, lawyers continue to use email for confidential client communications, even thought there are more secure methods of communication available, like client portals…
I know. I know. You went to law school because you were told there would be no math. And, yet: here we are. You’re running your own law firm, and you’re faced with numbers every day. You know what that’s called: cold reality. You can’t wing it when it comes to law firm financials. In order to run a successful small law firm, you need to become a numbers guy, or gal. Your finances have…
In my first post of this series, I preached running your practice as a business as the only way to operate a successful and sustainable law practice (unless you are magician of course). Running a business requires proper oversight. In my second post, I reminded you that oversight is not only for top leadership. In fact, everyone within the law firm contributes in some way to firm oversight. Now, let’s move on to…
Now that Hurricane Dorian has shifted course and the threat has receded, it’s a good time to assess your law firm’s disaster plan. What steps has your firm taken to prepare for a natural disaster? Has your firm laid the groundwork that would allow it to continue with business as usual even in the wake of a hurricane? After all, regardless of the weather, statutes of limitations and other deadlines must be met. And your…
A managing partner should never have to make decisions based on speculation. The data exists, and so does the technology, to gather and make sense of it. But without knowing what to collect or how to assess the data, it can be challenging to translate your findings into strategy.  Benson Varghese, managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC relies on law practice management software to gather and understand his firm’s finances, case, and staff performance. As…
A managing partner should never have to make decisions based on speculation. The data exists, and so does the technology, to gather and make sense of it. But without knowing what to collect or how to assess the data, it can be challenging to translate findings into strategy. In this guide, we offer methods and solutions you can implement today to navigate the domains of financial, case, and staff management so you can make data-backed…
]Sometimes the word “oversight” carries a negative connotation, as if the managers of the firm are acting in a big brother-ish way stripping staff of any form of privacy or independence.  According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “oversight” is defined as a “a) watchful and responsible care, b) regulatory supervision.” Certainly, there may be abuses of “watchful and responsible care” or “regularly supervision”, but there can also be positive applications of oversight. That’s what…
Running a busy law firm can be challenging, to say the least. There are lots of moving pieces regardless of your firm’s size, and the more attorneys and staff you add to the mix, the more complicated things become. Staying on top of everyone’s daily schedules and workloads can become a task in and of itself. Add to that the need to track firm finances, incoming leads, and the status of client matters, and the…
If you’re reading this, odds are you’re shopping around for a long-term solution to simplify your law firm’s day-to-day — or at least entertaining the idea. That said, there’s a lot to consider when investing in software — features, cost, and support, to name a few — so to answer any of your preliminary questions surrounding MyCase, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs by attorneys and law firm staff. What is MyCase? MyCase is a…
I know. I know. You went to law school because you were told there would be no math. And, yet: here we are. You’re running your own law firm, and you’re faced with numbers every day. You know what that’s called: cold reality. You can’t wing it when it comes to law firm financials. In order to run a successful small law firm, you need to become a numbers guy, or gal. Your finances have…