How Well Do Lawyers Practice? Data from the Legal Trends Report

How effective are lawyers at practicing law? And what do consumers of legal services value? This report - providing comprehensive data on the legal industry - breaks down these questions and more. It covers everything from efficiency ("How much of the day do lawyers spend on billable work that gets collected?") to client expectations ("What do clients value most in their prospective lawyers?") to practice areas and rates ("What cities and practice areas generate the highest value cases?"). Here, we share some of the interesting takeaways.

Reflections on the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference

We went to the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans this year. The conference, once again, was an impressive production - from the speakers to the vendors to the atmosphere itself. We share what we saw and learned at the conference this past year, and see what the future holds in store for not just Clio, but the entire practice management and legal technology community.

Clio Unveils New Features at the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference

At the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans, Clio unveiled the latest updates to their legal practice management software. In short, it's the most significant update we've ever seen. This update includes a complete rebuild of the platform with a much more intuitive and helpful user interface, faster speed, more apps, and an API update and developer environment sure increase the breadth of Clio's platform and features. For more details, check out the post.

Practicing Law in 2017

In 2017, law firms will be implementing new ways to better manage and grow their law practices, from running a paperless practice to exploring different marketing channels. This article discusses a few key ways law firms are becoming more productive and profitable. It discusses everything from improving technical competence to managing intakes, software, marketing, and more.

The Lawyer With All The (Quora) Answers – A Chat With Jennifer Ellis

The Q&A platform Quora, is a popular place to go online when you have a question. And if you have a legal or legal industry-related question, chances are your question was answered by Jennifer Ellis. With several thousand questions answered, she is probably the most prolific lawyer on the platform. And we just had to speak with her to learn more about what drew her to Quora and why she does it. We were surprised to hear about her experience.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Of all the cyber threats facing businesses this year, ransomware has become the most prevalent. The FBI estimates that the spread of ransomware has reached an all-time high in 2016, costing businesses over $209 million in the first three months alone. No industry is immune to the threat of ransomware, including the legal industry. A […]

How Better Bookkeeping Can Accelerate Your Law Firm

The biggest challenges for today’s law firms are adding more billable work and offloading the tasks of management and operations that have nothing to do with practicing law. The goal is not to get those done. The goal is to have a healthy, steadily growing practice that has systems in place so you can choose for yourself what you want your firm and your work to be. As long as you are in reaction-mode, that type of systematic growth will never take place. So what does this have to do with bookkeeping? With sights set on systematic growth, we can take a look at how modern bookkeeping helps take a huge jump forward toward a healthy business.