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Key Sources of Client Disputes

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You may be an excellent lawyer, yet client disputes are an inevitability at every law practice. And if you’re not prepared, they can become more than an annoyance — they can threaten the life of your practice in extreme cases. There’s nothing like having all the relevant facts at hand to settle a dispute quickly. And the latest practice management ...

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Head in the Clouds: Balancing Convenience with Reasonable Care

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The Topic: High-profile data breaches occur on a regular basis; and, the specter of being affected by such incursions weighs heavily upon large and small businesses alike. Law firms can feel particularly vulnerable, given the stock placed in their ability to protect client confidences. In this environment, lawyers can become wary of cloud computing options. The good news is that ...

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How to Avoid Malpractice Claims

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Why take chances? Malpractice claims are an omnipresent risk in a lawyer’s life. They’re more than a risk: 4 out of 5 lawyers will experience at least one. Stop rolling the dice! Technology offers some easy ways to reduce the risk and improve your practice at the same time. Join Ron Collins, attorney and Fellow of the College of Law ...

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Overcoming QuickBooks for Lawyers

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Discover how you can overcome the limitations of QuickBooks by implementing new software. Understand why law firms cannot afford to keep “loose books” Learn the requirements for law firms using QuickBooks from an industry expert Explore the customization features and workarounds for legal professionals The Speakers: Erica Birstler Erica is Manager of Customer Success at CosmoLex, developers of a cloud ...

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The Rules of Attraction: Document Automation & Corporate Clients

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We often feel pressure from our corporate clients to meet overwhelming expectations and deadlines. This pressure can cause us to question how we’re running our law firms and how we can attract and retain our clients without disregarding their needs. Document automation is the answer. Make your current clients happy and attract new clients by taking advantage of document automation ...

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The Mobile Attorney: Capturing More Time & Revenue

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Firms often lose time that is not tracked due to inefficient and antiquated timekeeping practices. There is a simple fix to avoid this: contemporaneous time entry. If you are not practicing contemporaneous time entry, it is likely that you are hemorrhaging your billable hours. It’s not about working more hours, it is about diligently recording the work done. The Takeaways: Increase ...

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Service of Process: A Workflow that Works

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In a hyper-competitive environment, law firms seek any available edge over their competitors. Certainly, there are a number of ways for law firms to differentiate themselves from other law firms; but, consistently performing more expeditiously than your rivals is probably still the best remedy. So, lawyers continue to chase after that grail: How do you get more efficient than everyone ...

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Good Billing Habits: What They Don’t Teach You in Law School

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From the initial consultation through final billing process, it is imperative that attorneys develop good habits in keeping, reporting, and billing your time. To ensure on-time payments, we will discuss current trends in the legal industry, including online payments and the LawPay solution. Learn how to set your hourly rate, create your budget, properly report billable hours, and more. The Takeaways: ...

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How to Clean Up Your Firm’s Accounting for 2016

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We all know that bookkeeping challenges bog down the best efforts of many small law firms. Now that we’ve closed the books on 2015, it’s the perfect chance to start fresh with a new approach to accounting that will keep your ledgers clean and current all year long. Learn how to keep better books — in less time — by ...

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