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4 Tips To Increase Law Office Efficiency

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If you feel like you’re continuously falling behind, then it’s time you look into methods to increase your efficiency as a firm. Increasing your efficiency will provide you more time with clients, help you to stay organized, and it will better your own personal life.

This week we spoke with some slip and fall lawyers in Kingston to get their advice on how to improve efficiency in a law firm, whether one that’s new to the game or one that has been around the block a few times. Here’s what they had to say.

Use a Management Software

Utilizing a management software helps you to see your entire firms operations in front of your eyes. There’s a range of management softwares out there which all boost efficiency. If you’re interested in finding a client management software, then something like MyCase is great for billing and providing clients their information. Other software such as Clio is more geared towards overall firm management. It focuses on calendaring, invoices, task management and more.

Work Away From The Office

If you only work at the office, then you’re going to struggle with keeping up on things. This doesn’t mean you need to let work control your life, but it does mean that you should be able to work from anywhere: the hotel, home, coffee shop or anywhere else. You’re essentially ditching any potential extra money you would be making.

Keep With The Latest Tech

Law firms need to be technical entities. You don’t need to look like a start-up, but you do need to look like you belong in the 21st century. If you’re using outdated computers and printers, then you’re going to be having issues with uploading data and getting through to servers. It’s also important to stay up to date on all the latest tech in regards to client data protection via VPNs.

Market Your Firm Efficiently

Marketing is a time consuming task and by increasing the efficiency in this area, you can free up a lot of time for yourself. If you’re doing much of the marketing yourself, look into outsourcing this to a company who specializes in marketing law firms. You’ll likely increase your client base by handing it over to professionals and you’ll cut down on wasted time.

Improving efficiently in your law office can make a serious impact on the amount money that you bring in to the firm. Stay focused on ways that you can save time, while improving the quality of your services.

Chris Porteous has significant experience in the financial markets with stints at Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities and DBRS. At DBRS, Chris extensively covered the Mortgage Backed Securities market, Covered Bonds and regulatory changes involved in the real estate markets. Chris currently runs a personal Real Estate Investment Trust with over 15 properties located in South Florida.

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