Technology & the Law

How to Design, Market, and Sell “Productized” Legal Services

Many lawyers frown upon “out of the box” legal solutions, like those provided by LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer. There are good reasons for this, most notably that the services aren’t well-tailored to each individual’s situation. LegalZoom and similar companies are not law firms and cannot provide legal advice, meaning the range of solutions they can offer is limited. Nonetheless, these alternative legal services companies have achieved valuations in the hundreds of millions. Not many law firms can say the same, so clearly there is significant market demand for more affordable, easily accessible legal help. In this post, we’ll walk through the process of how to design, market, and sell productized legal services to help your law firm capitalize on this growing segment of the market.

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Top 10 Best Apps for Attorneys to Be More Productive

Mobile phones have come a long way from the days when their functionality was limited to just calling and text messaging. Today, a smartphone is a full-fledged computer in your pocket. Since lawyers tend to be on-the-go quite often, whether out meeting with clients or in the courthouse, a mobile device is a key part of the daily workflow for many attorneys. Below is a list of the top 10 apps for attorneys that you should download in order to help improve efficiency and productivity in your law practice.

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25 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Needs Client Intake Software

In today’s legal technology space, there is case management and e-discovery software galore. Literally hundreds of different companies with largely indistinguishable products, all vying for your firm’s business. But at Lexicata, we are pioneering a new breed of software designed specifically for one overlooked aspect of running a practice, and that is client intake. In this post, we will illustrate the value client intake software can bring to your firm and show exactly how it can help you retain more clients and grow your practice. Here are the top 25 reasons why you need client intake software in your law firm.
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How to Protect Your Law Firm Website from Hackers with An SSL Certificate

The internet has become a critical part of our daily lives. We rely heavily on it to communicate, take in information, and conduct business. But, the downside to this network with worldwide accessibility is that it’s inherently insecure, and there is always an element of risk when you submit your personal data online. One way to reduce this risk is to avoid submitting your information to insecure websites, which you can easily identify by looking at the browser’s URL bar. When you see that a website is “secure” it means they have installed an SSL certificate. In this post, we’ll explain what SSL is, how it works, and why you should secure your law firm website with an SSL certificate.

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How to Improve Data Security at Your Law Firm with 5 Simple Steps

Data security has become a hot topic nowadays, mainly because of the increasing proliferation of technology and the internet in our daily lives. The digital age brings a lot of benefits for businesses and consumers, but it also comes with some added risks around the security of our sensitive data. It’s important to take note of these risks and ensure that you take all possible measures to avoid a security breach which could be catastrophic for your business. In this post, we’ll cover how to improve data security at your law firm in 5 simple steps.

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How A Remote Workforce Can Help Your Law Firm Achieve Growth on A Tight Budget

Constantly ringing phones. Messages piling up in your inbox. Never ending billing issues. Running a law firm is stressful. It’s especially challenging if you don’t have the resources to hire support staff, and this ends up creating a catch-22 because it’s difficult to grow without help, but you can’t afford the help until you grow. The good news is, technological advancements are making it easier than ever for law firms to run lean, reduce stress, and better serve the needs of their clients with the help of remote workers. In this article, you’re going to learn how utilizing the services of a remote workforce like Clients ARM can help you meet your goals of better servicing your clients and growing your law firm, even if you have a limited budget.

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How You Can Leverage Technology to Make Small Claims A Profit Center

While bonanza judgments and salacious headlines typically draw more attention, the overwhelming majority of disputes in the United States are for cases where the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less. This means lawyers will get their fair share of inbound small dispute leads over time, but it’s tough to justify representing these clients due to the low stakes of the case, so they may end up just tossing those leads aside. However, new developments in legal tech present new opportunities for efficiently monetizing small disputes and cost-effectively representing those prospective clients, rather than turning them away. This post contains tips on how to represent a small claim client, as well as a list of legal technology resources that can help you generate a profit from these types of cases.

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How to Use Tablets In Your Law Office to Create A High End Experience

I’m a firm believer that any business can get ahead by staying up-to-date with the latest technology. Consider a restaurant that brings your bill written out by hand on a paper ticket vs. one where the server brings a tablet and swipes your card directly at the table. Or think about walking into an Apple store, where there are no cash registers, but just helpful employees with iPhones checking out guests from anywhere. Seamless customer experiences like these create a better impression and give the business an essence of luxury. In this post, we’ll discuss three ways you can use tablets in your law office to create a more high-end, luxurious experience for your clients.

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6 Steps to Turn A Law Firm Into An Online Business

Law firms have always provided their services offline. But, more aspects of the day-to-day practice are moving online these days. Almost every firm now has a website and relies heavily on email for communication. More savvy firms have invested in online marketing channels and adopted cloud based software. These trends show us some of the the power that technology brings to an otherwise brick-and-mortar industry. But if you really want to scale and grow a law practice, you need to make the transition from an offline business into an online one. You need to be built upon technology, not just enabled by it. Here’s how you can turn a law firm into an online business in 6 steps.

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9 Reasons Why Innovative Lawyers Use Online Intake Forms

Before representing a new client, you have to know the basics of who, what, when, where, and how their legal issues came about. Intake forms help create structure around this process by ensuring that all the necessary information is collected, and no details are overlooked. This not only makes life easier for staff members tasked with the responsibility of intaking clients, but more importantly, it helps you identify the right clients and minimize liability from malpractice claims. But, if you’re still using paper intake forms and filling them out by hand, you’re missing out on a number of additional benefits that online forms can provide. In this post, we identify 9 reasons why online intake forms are a game changer.
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