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.
Interruptions at work can cause lost billable hours due to reduced productivity.
Technology, which is easy to implement and use, can help reduce such interruptions and ensure your time is used more productively. A study conducted by the University of California Research, Irvine showed how disruption can affect productivity; and how it takes professionals, like lawyers, almost 23 minutes to resume work after being interrupted by an unrelated task, including emails. Depending on the number of interruptions per day, you can end up losing valuable hours of time.1
Good health comes from small things that you can easily do every day. Often, small details can make big differences. Busy professionals like attorneys, tend to lose sight of the little things that make life better. Many believe that better health requires a huge commitment of time and energy when the difference can be just a few minutes a day to start.
Most attorneys have more than their share of situations where they feel anxious. It is perfectly normal to feel anxious from time to time; from the pressure of working extended hours to the feeling of always having to be in the right; anxiety can easily creep in. The problem with anxiety occurs when it becomes a lifestyle versus an occasional emotional or physical setback. Left alone, anxiety can affect your daily functioning and anxiety disorders. Side effects of anxiety disorder range from irritability and obsessive thoughts to difficulty concentrating, a sense of worry or impending doom. Physical side effects include sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, sweating, fatigue, and muscle tension. This is not a situation that will go away on its own or that can be left untreated.