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With PCLaw, Save Lawyers Time And Improve Your Firm’s Processes

What are qualities of a good lawyer? Of course, a skilled lawyer is astute, perceptive, supremely knowledgeable and thinks well on their feet. But when evaluating a lawyer’s skill set, one quality that’s often overlooked or dismissed entirely is efficiency.

Any lawyer knows that in addition to demanding clients and challenging cases, they also face mountains of paperwork. Indeed, the more cases a lawyer takes on, the more daunting their paperwork becomes. In order for lawyers to succeed, it remains crucial for them to keep all of their paperwork organized, and easy to track at all times. Effective legal management software is the key for a lawyer’s — and entire firm’s — efficiency and reputation in the long-run.

LexisNexis’s PCLaw is the trusted software of lawyers in the country. Used by over 12,000 firms, PCLaw streamlines accounting and billing, effectively forcing lawyers to make their processes more efficient. One of the software’s biggest advantages is its all-in-one nature — it lets you manage tasks you would normally organize separately. For busy lawyers who already put in long hours, the importance of a time-saving, organizational tool cannot be emphasized enough. PCLaw lets you do trust accounting, client management, billing and accounting, track billable hours, capture expenses all in one place. Moreover, with PCLaw, you can generate reports into your firm’s finances, saving valuable time typically spent on billing and accounting. All this time will let lawyers pour more hours into cases at hand, honing their skill set and ultimately bettering your firm.

Even if lawyers aren’t at the office, they often want to get updates with what’s going on at the firm. PCLaw is available remotely and can be connected through mobile devices, giving you access to your firm’s information at all times.

You also don’t need to worry about spending even more time training lawyers how to use PCLaw. PCLaw has a visually-friendly dashboard that presents important details where you need them. There’s no need to search different areas of the software for what you need. Instead, PCLaw immediately lets you access what you need all in one dashboard.

Still not sure if PCLaw is right for your firm? You can book a free demo, which gives you an in-depth tour of the online billing and accounting software.

Featured image source: LexisNexis

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Law Student Articles at Virtual Firm

Carolyn Grogan, a law student in Alberta, is likely the first in the province to article at a law firm that operates solely in a virtual environment.

Round Table Law is a cloud-based law firm run by Jason Morris, and until he took on Grogan, the firm consisted of him only. She is his first articling student, although he’d received requests before. Morris always said no, because he didn’t have the capacity to provide a student with a traditional articling experience.

However, when Grogan reached out, her interest in operating as a lawyer in a virtual world piqued Morris’ interest, and she knew Round Table was the only place she could learn more. Not only is Grogan interested in the technology Morris uses, but she has a fully-functioning home office, which made communicating easy.

Grogan, who is a mature law student, had a previous career in information technology and a master’s degree in communications and technology.

Aside from Grogan being a good fit for Morris and Round Table, a change from the Law Society of Alberta also had a hand in their ability to work together. The law society realized that the fact that they required most law firms to teach their articling students about several areas of law meant that smaller law firms were unable to take on students. When they made the move to change that policy, it gave Morris space to take on Grogan.

Both Morris and Grogan hope their experience will show the law community that this kind of articling relationship can work, and that virtual law firms could be the future.

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