Time is the most valuable asset you have. Successful attorneys know that they need to prioritize their time with important tasks and delegate the rest. Virtual assistants can handle tasks you don’t want to do but need to, while saving time and money. A virtual assistant or VA can help with specific office tasks that one can complete via the Internet. The tasks can range from bookkeeping a few times a month to handling duties in the capacity of a part-time remote employee.
What does it truly mean to future proof your law firm? It means that your firm must be capable of adapting to regulatory and technological changes in the legal industry. It also means mitigating risks. So, the next obvious question is how do you future proof your law firm.
Legal retention is fundamental for survival. Law firms and legal practitioners must provide pristine services and great customer care in order to retain their current clients. Communication and respect are crucial to build long term relationships with clients.
Virtual reality in the courtroom is not a completely new concept. New developments in computer technology, dubbed "virtual reality" applications, put the computer user into the computing environment as a way to traverse and interact with information. VR can help jurors "view" the evidence and reach a decision.
There are many reasons why lawyers don’t do Pro Bono work, from a beyond busy calendar to not knowing where to find a Pro Bono case. However, there are just as many reasons to give back to the community
Community has always been important for lawyers. Being part of a legal community helps lawyers find clients, make cross-referrals, share insights and mentor each other. But as schedules become busier and familial responsibilities change, legal professionals are finding it difficult to attend in-person groups. Fortunately, technology has changed the way business is done. As a result, lawyer communities are now being built virtually. They can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. One of the more popular legal communities is LawyerSlack.
Competition has always existed in the legal field, be it from other legal firms or recent online legal services made readily available. One needs to constantly look for innovative ways to keep up with the changes and competition. Here are a few technologies that can help your law firm.
Transcription is a service which is always required in the law industry. Most transcription firms provide proficient and secure services. However, there are always cases where issues like privacy and accuracy can crop up. Having a low barrier of entry, firms offering transcriptions services are often conducted through agencies who outsource their work or freelancers. While this provides an unlimited supply of transcribers, a lot of their work is mediocre and not up to the required level. A lot of agencies are unable to deliver what they promised or guaranteed. All transcriptions agencies as not the same. Watch our for these key warnings while looking to hire a transcription agency for your work. Protect your client's privacy and sensitive information.
The legal industry is extremely competitive. Clients are looking for the lowest prices and the best possible results. This means that legal firms must find out how to attend more cases while spending less time per case in order to be more efficient. While it is true that clients are also looking for a better service, and a more human approach, when it comes to efficiency and productivity, some cases can be handled in less time and billable hours.