I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of the term “Law firm technology” and how it is a growing trend in the legal industry, and for good reason.
Legal practices spend significant time and money on building their business and serving clients. The tools they use to run the practice should be as efficient as possible so that lawyers can focus more on their clients and less on administrative tasks. While many firms have embraced technology, there are still a number of firms that have not made the switch to modern technology tools and are using outdated methods to run their businesses.
One of the most important pieces of advice for firms that have yet to make the switch to technology is to partner with an IT company that focuses on the legal industry. These firms understand how your daily work and processes change when working at a law firm and can offer more efficient, practical solutions than general technology companies.
Many general IT companies will try to sell you products such as Microsoft Exchange or Google Apps for online document storage, which may seem like a great solution but may not be the best for a law firm. For example, these products may not offer the security needed to protect client information or have features that are specific to the legal industry, such as time tracking and billing.
Partnering with a law-firm-focused IT company can help your firm make the switch to modern technology tools and avoid any costly and time-consuming mistakes. These companies have the experience and knowledge needed to help your firm make the most of technology and can offer products and services that are specific to the legal industry.
So, if you’re a law firm that is still using outdated methods to run your business or you’re unsure of what technology tools are right for you, I would recommend reaching out to a couple local IT companies that focus on the legal industry.