Small Firm Management

According to the ABA: At large law firms, there are entire departments dedicated to many of the logistical and administrative aspects of running a law firm. These include managing office space, conducting conflict checks, overseeing HR matters, even making sure the coffee break room is stocked with half-and-half. As sole practitioners, attorneys are responsible for all of these activities, and many others

I have been trying to grow my practice. But if it is not one thing it is another. Big firms don’t seem to have the same problems.According to the ABA: At large law firms, there are entire departments dedicated to many of the logistical and administrative aspects of running a law firm. These include managing office space, conducting conflict checks, overseeing HR matters, even making sure the coffee break room is stocked with half-and-half. As sole practitioners, attorneys are responsible for all of these activities, and many others

In a nutshell, it’s an online university where law students and lawyers can learn a wide variety of topics related to running a successful solo law practice. There are courses, faculty, discussion groups, blogs, videos, comments, and lots more! (I am not a member)

First, remember that trusting the vendor you ultimately choose is very important. If there is cynicism in your mind, the relationship will not succeed. As the saying goes, if you pay only peanuts, you get only monkeys! according to Rahul Jindal

THE LEAPLAW SOLUTION

LeapLaw™ is a three part information aggregator: (1) part search engine, (2) part forms repository and (3) part virtual colleague. LeapLaw delivers the procedural resources that business lawyers and their staff need to produce a faster, better work product. Whether used in its pre-customized form or customized to a certain firm’s specifications, reduces rework and ultimately decreases the cost of delivering legal services.

About Clio

Clio includes a full suite of practice management tools targeted specifically at the administrative needs of sole practitioners and small firms. Clio is a single resource that eliminates the need for multiple specialized applications by incorporating the principal talents of each. Web-based, secure, and easy-to-use, Clio seeks to overcome many of the technical hurdles offered by conventional practice management solutions. Spend your valuable time building your practice, let Clio handle the rest.

HE 2006-07 INTERNET MARKETING ATTORNEY AWARDS

Firms were selected randomly from the 250 list during the process. No more than 20 reviews were ever conducted on a single day. The daily average was five. Every effort was made to keep the evaluation consistent from start to finish.

Rocket Matter is a web-based, practice management and time&billing; solution designed exclusively for the legal industry.

Florida-based technology company providing premier, web-based software for the legal services industry.

Rocket Matter, in Beta since November 2007, exemplifies our simple, imaginative, Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to developing a superior software experience. Rocket Matter provides increased security, business continuity, decreased technology infrastructure and maintenance, and improved ROI for IT expenses for solo and small firms.

NALA is the nation’s leading professional association for paralegals and legal assistants. As a non-profit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals – from novice to experienced professionals.

Virtual Paralegal/Virtual Legal Assistant Services, including

* Drafting pleadings, motions, affidavits and other court documents
* Proofreading and formatting of briefs and agreements
* Conducting legal research and providing a summarizing memorandum
* Tranand undertaking review
* Large document redaction
* Drafting of conveyancing documents, including Transfers of Land and Statements of Adjustment

Virtual Assistants come from a variety of business backgrounds, but the single-most important qualifications to become a Virtual Assistant is at least five (5) years administrative experience earned in the real (non-virtual) business world working in secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager, etc.