Part of ensuring your practice stays relevant and profitable is keeping up with the latest trends in the legal world. Clio, a legal practice management and client intake software company, provides insights in its 2019 Legal Trends Report. Here’s what the report is all about and reasons why attorneys should check it out.
Keeping up with the latest technologies is essential for any type of business in our modern world. For lawyers, this means staying ahead of the competition by utilizing the latest and most advanced software on the market. Software for attorneys helps your practice improve workflows and make processes more efficient, so you can spend less time trying to work with outdated, buggy software, and more time focusing on what matters: your clients.
The law is a demanding field. Whether you’re an attorney or a legal professional, you’ve probably worked after hours taking client calls, responding to emails, finishing up petitions before the end of the month… and the list goes on. It’s hard to disconnect, as many lawyers think they always have to be plugged in. While this can be helpful to clients, never unplugging will start to take its toll. With smartphones and more mobility in our digital age, you have access to your email in your pocket. While this is a positive most of the time, this can lead to you constantly checking email and never really taking a break from work.
One of the benefits of practicing law is that there are plenty of new avenues to pursue if you feel like you’re able to take on more. If you’re looking for a way to expand your impact on your community, consider adding bankruptcy law to your practice. This area provides a lot of variety to your work and impacts a large portion of the population (there were 767,721 nonbusiness bankruptcies filed in 2017, according to US Courts data).
Autumn has arrived, and that means that the days are getting shorter, and it’s getting colder out there. Because the excitement of summer has ended, and often the relaxation that comes with it, fall can be a hard time to readjust to the grind. This is why focusing on your physical and mental health is a must for lawyers. Check out these simple ways to beat the winter blues and keep your mind and body healthy and happy!