The Best Legal Document Management Software in 2023
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by Madison Arrotta
1d ago
Lawyers are regularly inundated with mountains of documents: Contracts and leases, letters and notices—after all, documents are critical to law firms. Thankfully, legal document management software can help lawyers stay organized and on track.  Understandably, many lawyers grapple with legal document management. One can lose precious billable hours while scouring for information, others struggle to keep track of the latest version of files. Which might be why more and more lawyers are turning to legal document management software to overcome these challenges. Leveraging the right technolo ..read more
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The Benefits of Managed IT Services for Law Firms
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by Madison Arrotta
1w ago
Lawyers receive a broad education in the law and legal principles—but this doesn’t mean they’re IT experts. Technology plays a critical role in the successful running of a law firm. Therefore, it’s vital that firms have a great IT team who can manage their technological demands, safeguard data security, and ensure ongoing compliance.  Many firms opt to have an in-house specialist. This can be a great way to ensure someone’s always on hand to help. However, even if your firm has an in-house IT specialist, you may benefit from consulting external experts. Managed IT services providers will ..read more
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Beyond Twitter: Why Lawyers Are Expanding Their Social Media Presence
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by Kate Rattray
2w ago
By now, you’ve likely read a news article or two regarding Twitter’s change in ownership in October 2022 and concerns regarding content moderation. In response, many large companies—from General Motors to Wells Fargo—paused their advertising on Twitter. Others have left the platform entirely. Despite concerns regarding the future of Twitter, it’s still one of many valuable social media tools at a lawyer’s disposal. Interestingly, however, lawyers choosing to leave Twitter or expand their online presence are diversifying their social media platforms by finding community in other areas. So, wher ..read more
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How to Write the Perfect Paralegal Cover Letter (Examples Included!)
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by Kate Rattray
2w ago
The legal industry occupies a critical role in our society, and legal professionals face many demands and pressures. This naturally leads to lawyers expecting nothing but the best from the paralegals they work with. Accordingly, it’s important for a paralegal to put their best foot forward in their job application by crafting a top-notch paralegal cover letter. The good news is there has never been a better time to look for a paralegal job, with employment of paralegals and legal assistants expected to increase by 14% from 2021 to 2031. To compete in this growing market, paralegal job applican ..read more
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Your New Year’s Guide to Financial Planning for Lawyers
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by Madison Arrotta
1M ago
As the year draws to a close, many lawyers’ days are filled with client get-togethers, company holiday parties, and gift shopping. Amidst the hustle of the festive season, it’s important to also carve out time for an integral task: financial planning.  For many lawyers, 2022 has been a financially positive year. This is in large part due to a heightened demand for legal services, along with fewer disruptions from the pandemic. In fact, Clio’s 2022 Legal Trends Report revealed that realization rates climbed to 84% and collection rates jumped to 89% in 2021 (up from 81% and 86%, respectivel ..read more
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2022 at Clio: A Year in Review
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by Kate Rattray
1M ago
And that’s a wrap!  2022 is coming to a close, and we’re taking time to reflect on Clio’s many achievements and new offerings from the past year. From our first-ever hybrid ClioCon to Clio Grow’s new website builder feature, we’ve captured our proudest moments over the past year. Read on to learn more about this past year’s milestones, industry highlights, and exciting future plans.  Leading the vision for legaltech  Recognizing the ongoing opportunity for law firm innovation, Clio has continued to invest heavily in strategic partnerships and acquire companies to expand services ..read more
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How to be More Persuasive as a Lawyer: Robert Cialdini
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by Teresa Matich
1M ago
When you hear the word “persuasion,” what comes to mind? A skilled litigator? A snake oil salesman, or something else? Dr. Robert Cialdini, The Godfather of Influence, New York Times bestselling author, and seminal expert on ethical influence, negotiation, and leadership—declares persuasion a tremendous force for good. For example, he once worked with young entrepreneurs to send messages persuading people to reduce their energy consumption in the home. The results were astounding. “There are now 100 utilities around the country that are sending these messages to people, and in the last 10 year ..read more
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Master Court Deadlines with Rules-Based Legal Calendaring Software
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by Kate Rattray
1M ago
What keeps litigation lawyers up at night? Many would probably say “the fear of missing a deadline”. Missing a court deadline can have a significant impact on firms and their clients. Firms could potentially incur disciplinary action, while their reputation will also take a hit—both with opposing counsel and the broader legal community. Most worryingly, clients might even lose their rights regarding a particular case. This is more of a concern now than ever given the increasingly remote nature of legal work—recent statistics suggest that 70% of lawyers work from home at least some of the time ..read more
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Improving Your Law Firm’s Accounts Receivable Process
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by Kate Rattray
1M ago
There’s nothing worse than seeing unpaid client bills piling up. Attorneys deserve to be paid on time for the valuable work they do—and when you’re running a busy practice, you don’t want to waste time chasing down clients for payment. Therefore, law firms must develop effective accounts receivable processes. But what makes an effective law firm accounts receivable process? There are two elements. First, you must make it as easy/attractive as possible for clients to pay. Second, you need to automate/minimize the time you spend following up on late payments. This article explains how law firms ..read more
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Why Law Firms Are Setting up Shop in the Metaverse
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by Kate Rattray
1M ago
When was the last time a robot concierge and fox greeted you as you entered a law office? If you haven’t visited ArentFox Schiff’s virtual office, chances are: Never. After purchasing land in Decentraland—a virtual reality platform—earlier this year, ArentFox Schiff recently became the first major US law firm to open a law office in the metaverse. In this space, clients can enter a digital office, interact with staff members, and attend meetings virtually. Surprisingly, ArentFox Schiff is not the first law firm to open an office in the metaverse—and, with the metaverse’s market size expected t ..read more
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