The Suite Spot

  While your firm may be focused on other aspects of maintaining business, it is imperative that steps are taken to ensure your firm continuously reviews its finances and expenses.   Law firm leaders understand the concept and importance of profitability. Nevertheless, in many practices, expenses and revenue are not reviewed on a regular basis. While your firm may be focused on other aspects of maintaining business, it is imperative that steps are taken to…
  During your trial, take time to understand what resources are available to you.   Selecting a new legal practice management application is no easy feat. With your firm’s productivity on the line, the stakes are high and the vetting process should be thorough. One critical step in the selection process is the trial where you, and other future users in the firm, can actually roll up your sleeves and get to know the platform.…
  The more proficient your employees become at using existing and newly acquired software, the more productive and profitable your firm will become.   It is imperative to stay up to date on the latest technology to keep your law firm running smoothly. However, acquiring current technology and software applications is only one piece of the success puzzle. Most end users use approximately 20% of a software application’s features. The more proficient your employees become…
  Every business partner, no matter the size or how often they are utilized, must be transparent, ethical, competent and communicative.   It is critical for your business to align itself with competent and ethical business partners. Mediocre business partners can have a devastating impact on your firm. Every business partner, no matter the size or how often they are utilized, must be transparent, ethical, competent and communicative. Choosing a Business Partner When considering a…
  Choosing associations and groups that will provide the best fit for business objectives is very important.   In today’s environment, networking is a key factor in building professional relationships and an attorney can easily spend a good part of their day networking, if they don’t manage their time appropriately. It is important, therefore, that legal professionals choose wisely those groups that will make a real difference for his/her business. Associations In the professional services…
  As a business, it can be difficult to cut through all of the “digital noise” and connect with people; branded touchpoints are more important than ever.   With so much technology at our fingertips, individuals are inundated with information in the form of email, text messages, news alerts and social media notifications. As a business, it can be difficult to cut through all of the “digital noise” and connect with people; branded touchpoints are…
When Zola Suite was launched in 2015, our mission was to challenge the status quo and create cloud-based practice management that maximized efficiency for both small and midsize firms in a way that our predecessors simply couldn’t. Unlike first-generation cloud platforms, Zola’s vision has always been, “built in, not tacked on” which is why every core feature for both the front and back offices is native to the application. Over the past six years, we’ve…
  Failure is not new to law firms, but procedures can be implemented to avoid the pitfalls encountered by other failed firms.   In recent years, an alarming number of law firms of all sizes have failed. It is important to understand what happened with these firms and install certain procedures to avoid similar circumstances. These procedures should help any firm to thrive in the near-term and long-term future. Client Service and Marketing Each member…
Most legal matters involve hundreds of documents, many of which have numerous iterations along the way. Zola Suite’s robust document management system not only helps firms efficiently manage these files, but also offers interoperability with Zola’s other native matter management tools, maximizing efficiency and productivity. With Zola Suite’s Document Management tools, firms can easily store any file type and track every change made with real-time versioning. All documents uploaded to the Zola Suite platform are…
  It is important to recognize that each attorney is unique and may have unique needs, therefore each onboarding situation should be tailored to the attorney.   When a law firm hires an attorney from another firm, certain challenges need to be addressed. It is prudent to address these issues prior to day one, before the lateral attorney becomes an entrenched member of the firm. It is equally important to recognize that each attorney is…