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New Year Checklist for Lawyers

The new year is approaching fast. Is your law firm ready? The holiday season can be overwhelming with wrap-ups both at home and at work. But if you don’t start prepping for 2020 now, you’ll start the new year already behind. Here’s your new year checklist so that your practice is set up for success in 2020.

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Why Your Firm Should Accept Alternative Payment Methods

It’s no longer feasible for your practice to only accept cash and checks for your services. Alternative payment methods have become more and more common, including instant digital money transfer services and credit cards, whether through banks, startups, or apps. Some of the most common digital transfer services include Venmo, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Zelle, and PayPal.

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Improve Your Online Presence & Reputation with Modern Attorney

In our digital age, your online presence is one of the most important parts of your practice and greatly impacts your ability to get new clients. Younger generations use the internet for everything, and finding products and services in their area is no exception. They are increasingly going online to find attorneys, and the information available to them with a few clicks determines who they’ll hire.

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Migration Success Story

In September, NextChapter was acquired by Fastcase. This acquisition was a huge win for both Fastcase and NextChapter, as well as the entire legal industry! Now that we're on the same team, the sky is the limit. Together, Fastcase and NextChapter will make practicing the law even smarter by broadening our form filing capabilities into other practice areas. The acquisition had a lot of moving parts. Both the Fastcase and NextChapter teams worked diligently to spread the news, support users and migrate Fastcase BK subscriber data into NextChapter.

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Become a More Responsive Lawyer

It's pretty simple—when a client reaches out to you via contact form on your website, phone call, or email, they're expecting a prompt response. They're probably contacting a number of attorneys, trying to get a quote or more information about fees, the legal process, and the like. Responding to prospects within 24 hours seems like a no-brainer. Think about it: A hot lead wants to hire you, so why wouldn't you jump on it? But let's face it, your law firm gets busy. You become wrapped up in current cases, clients, and court. Maybe you've been out of the office or just overlooked the email or voicemail entirely.

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