Traditionally lawyers have been measuring the value of their input in correlation with the time spent on legal work. While tracking time is relatively quick and easy, capturing the true worth of legal services can be a challenge. Yet demonstrating added value is increasingly needed in light of a changing economy and client pressures to reduce bills. Digital tools designed for the legal industry allow a shift away from the billable hour and enable workflow data analytics that capture valuable human expertise.
A legal practice management system structures legal work with workflows and information that support the business of law. Business metrics are equally important to small and large law firms, yet until recently, smaller firms and solo lawyers could not afford the IT infrastructure and administration involved in a legal practice management system. This article highlights questions to ask vendors when shopping around for cloud-based legal practice management.
When selecting a cloud-based legal practice management solution, lawyers need to assess how well a vendor understands how to support digital legal services; simplifies the tasks involved in digitally managing clients, matters, finances, and documents; and handles data security. InvestCEE selected Matters.Cloud to feature on the LegalTech Marketplace because it meets those requirements especially for the smaller firms in our legal innovation ecosystem.
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