Practice Management

Below are our best law practice management tips and advice, so get your practice in order!

We recommend you transition to a paperless office, try alternative billing, outsource menial tasks, create the ability to have a mobile law office, and streamline your procedures.

We also offer ideas on the best legal software and on maximizing your continuing legal education.

Once you are on your feet, you might be interested in learning our favorite productivity tactics, including the Getting Things Done (GTD) system.

Need more ideas? Join other innovative lawyers in the Lawyerist LAB.

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Choosing a Remote Freelancer to Assist Your Solo Practice

Choosing a remote professional to help with your everyday tasks can free you up for more important work. Here are some pointers to make sure that process goes smoothly.


First Look: TimeSolv Time Tracking And Billing Software

TimeSolv tracks time and billing for attorneys. Here is our first look at the software.

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Weekend Project: Your Office Exploded

It's a total loss. The only thing you will find is a mangled red stapler. How will you make it to your big trial/closing/negotiation on Monday?


Hiring Employees Using Craigslist

Craigslist's basic interface, low-cost listings, and wealth of potential applicants will more than likely get you the right person for your law firm — even if the list of applicants seems daunting to sift through at first.


First Look: FileVine Law Practice Management Software

FileVine is practice management software targeted at attorneys who handle cases with multiple parties and shifting settlement offers. For those users in particular, it is highly recommended.

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How to Go Above and Beyond in Job Candidate Reference Checks

Everyone knows that it is important to check your prospective hire's bona fides. Here are some ways to ensure you get something more than just perfunctory answers from candidate references.

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Going Paperless: Everything You Need to Get Started

Once you have the right equipment and a basic plan, start scanning! Soon you will have a more efficient, more portable, more paperless office.


Microsoft Bookings Adds Appointment Scheduling to Office 365

Bookings is a new Office 365 app from Microsoft for scheduling appointments.


First Look: Intake123

Intake 123 is client intake software designed for attorneys. Unfortunately, it is hobbled by some poor design choices that make it very difficult to use.


How To Hire Your First Associate Attorney

You’ve made all the calculations and want to go ahead with hiring your first associate attorney. What do you do next? When you hire any employee, you have to consider a whole new range of issues.

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Improve your Firm’s Profitability with Product Thinking

By thinking of your practice areas as product lines, you can begin to rethink—and easily calculate—profitability.

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Get a Successful Practice by Improving 1% at a Time

If you improve one thing at a time, one percent at a time, you will end up with a much more satisfying—and probably successful—law practice.

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How to Deduct Travel Expenses

As a lawyer, you often have to travel to serve your clients. Sitting around is simply not an option. Make sure to deduct those travel expenses for your next tax filing.