Seven Articles to Improve Your Law Firm

Looking for something to read while you escape the last of the summer heat? Learning new tips and tricks to help your law firm succeed is always a good choice.

This year, as we get closer to the Clio Cloud Conference, our Summer Series features posts packed with actionable insights and ideas. You can find all posts featured in the series listed below.

Whether you’re looking to improve your law firm’s billing practices, rethink your client intake, or buy a new scanner, this list has something for you. Read on for inspiration to improve your law firm this summer.

1. Improve your billing and collections

According to the 2017 Legal Trends Report, 59% of lawyers regularly deal with late payments. Worse, on average, lawyers are only getting paid for 86% of the hours they bill to clients. Luckily, Amy Mann of LawPay has a few tips to help you collect more, faster. Get her list.

2. Conduct e-discovery the smart way

How much time does your firm spend on e-discovery? A streamlined process can help you review documents and find what you need efficiently—with fewer errors and items missed. Casey Sullivan of Logikcull explains how to set up a strong e-discovery process for any firm.

3. Think through each stage of client intake

There’s more than one step to cover when it comes to client intake. From your initial connection to your first consultation to getting your engagement letter signed, every interaction is important for getting hired and onboarding new clients smoothly. Aaron George of Lexicata describes how to conduct each stage of client onboarding efficiently.

4. Level-up your legal research skills

Legal research can be one of the most time-consuming tasks you face as a lawyer—but there’s no need to spend more time researching than you need to. Jeff Asjes and Brock Foley of Fastcase assemble a list of legal research tips to help you flex your fingertips and get the most out of every search.

5. Experiment with outsourcing

Want to try outsourcing legal services at your law firm, but not sure where to start? Kristin Tyler and Talitha Gray Kozlowski of LAWCLERK share everything you need to know about outsourcing—including examples of tasks to be outsourced and companies to turn to—in one convenient place.

6. Choose a better scanner

It’s a paperless world out there: To embrace the digital revolution, your firm has to have a top-notch scanner that meets its needs. Luckily, the folks at Fujitsu have put together a handy list of considerations for any firm before purchasing a scanner.

7. Cover your marketing bases

When it comes to law firm marketing, the sheer volume of information and tactics to try can be overwhelming. From SEO, to web design, to social media, it can be hard to know where to begin. Adam Callahan of ONE400 helpfully lays out the basics, so you can stop wading through marketing articles and start creating a cohesive law firm marketing plan.

Posts featured in the Summer Series were written by sponsors of the 2018 Clio Cloud Conference.

Want more tips and actionable insights to improve your practice? Join 1,500 of your most innovative peers at the 2018 Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans on October 4-5. Take 35% off single conference passes and single conference pass bundles when you buy passes with the promo code SUMMERREADS.

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