Tech Tools for Solo Attorneys
Breaking away from a larger firm and going on your own is exciting. But the not-so-fun part is setting up the business side of your practice. You want to make sure you pick the best and most efficient tools that will streamline the firm. Automate your practice with management softwares, a phone answering service, and by choosing tools that integrate with each other.
Practice Management Software
All-encompassing practice management softwares are the way to go for your solo firm. Find a software that will track your time, create billing invoices, and manage your documents for maximum firm productivity. With Clio all of this is made simple so you can focus on cases.
Consider investing in a virtual receptionist answering service like Ruby. If you’re out of the office throughout the day and are constantly missing calls from leads, an answering service is perfect for you. Ruby even has a mobile app that you can view call records, voicemails, and messages in real time.
Virtual Paralegal Support
A great option for attorneys looking for temporary help to deal with an influx of cases is a virtual paralegal. NextChapter offers a paralegal service for our users on a per-case basis. With fast turnaround time on our end, you’ll be able to review and file cases in a flash.
Forget the hassle of transcribing client meetings and taking notes. Use Dragon Speech Recognition Software as an alternative to taking notes. Compatible with Mac and PC, this is the perfect solution for note taking. If you’re looking for a free version, Google Docs has a voice typing feature as well.
Store your files on the cloud with Dropbox and access them from anywhere. You can even share folders with members of your team for collaboration.
Forget the constant back and forth that goes with scheduling a meeting or phone call. Calendly is a better way to schedule. You can customize your availability, create meeting types, and more. Send out the link to your clients and they can choose a time that’s convenient for them and you. Calendly syncs with outlook, gmail, and more.
Zapier is the tool that ties everything together. It will facilitate communication with your applications to make sure you never miss a thing. For example, if you receive an email with an attachment, Zapier will do some behind-the-scenes work and save the document to your Dropbox.
Managing your solo firm can be a challenge. Equip yourself with tech tools that will make your firm more efficient and powerful.