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Choosing The Right     Law FirmManagement Software            Presented by:             LexisNexis     http://www.lexisnex...
Steps To Select Law Firm  ManagementSoftwaren   Before investing your firm’s     money into law practice     management so...
Choosing The Features OfThe Law Practice Software n   Law practice software can include a number of      features, specia...
Try Before You Buyn   Some vendors will send a representative to your     office for a demonstration or do a virtual     p...
Installation And Trainingn   Training is critical after the     installation and testing process     is complete.n   Tra...
Why Third Party Consultants? n   A third party consultant provides the necessary      education to give employees the con...
Compliancen   It’s natural that some     employees of the firm may     resist the change to the new     practice managemen...
Ensuring Everyone Complies n   Many times, the most resistant users are the more      senior employees. n   Because of t...
Choosing The Right LawFirm Management Software n   Determining which law firm management software      is best can be an e...
About LexisNexisn   LexisNexis is a leading provider of content-     enabled workflow solutions designed specifically     f...
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Before investing your firm’s money into law practice management software, it’s important to understand the process.

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  1. 1. Choosing The Right Law FirmManagement Software Presented by: LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com
  2. 2. Steps To Select Law Firm ManagementSoftwaren Before investing your firm’s money into law practice management software, it’s important to understand the process.n This includes selecting a vendor, installing the software and undergoing training and compliance.
  3. 3. Choosing The Features OfThe Law Practice Software n Law practice software can include a number of features, specialized to each firms’ needs. n These features can include billable time tracking, document management, as well as email integration. n Determining which features are important to your firm can make the selection process easier for all involved.
  4. 4. Try Before You Buyn Some vendors will send a representative to your office for a demonstration or do a virtual presentation.n Make sure the vendor allows you to actually use the software to get a hands-on feel for its responsiveness and intuitiveness.n Test the software using specific scenarios such as client reports or viewing two attorneys’ calendars at once.
  5. 5. Installation And Trainingn Training is critical after the installation and testing process is complete.n Training ensures your entire firm gets the most use out of the law practice management software.n This training is essential for everyone, from attorneys, to paralegals to office support staff.
  6. 6. Why Third Party Consultants? n A third party consultant provides the necessary education to give employees the confidence to use the law practice management software from day one. n They will arm employees with information about the ins and outs of the software, ensuring it is used to its full potential. n These consultants can ease the transition period, eliminating a lot of downtime.
  7. 7. Compliancen It’s natural that some employees of the firm may resist the change to the new practice management software.n Some may try to find ways around the new technology, but don’t allow this to happen.n Write and distribute clear policies to ensure that all tasks are completed within the new firm management system.
  8. 8. Ensuring Everyone Complies n Many times, the most resistant users are the more senior employees. n Because of this, it’s imperative that these employees are on board with the new system from the beginning. n Allowing these senior attorneys to resist the change sends a mixed message to other employees. n Using two different systems throughout the firm can also jeopardize paper trails and audits, causing serious problems down the road.
  9. 9. Choosing The Right LawFirm Management Software n Determining which law firm management software is best can be an easy process. n Ensure you’re selecting the right one by focusing on the features you need and then choosing law practice software that meets those needs. n With the right commitment from everyone in the firm, the transition can be a smooth process, helping the firm to achieve new levels of efficiency in no time.
  10. 10. About LexisNexisn LexisNexis is a leading provider of content- enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.n The company can customize its products to the needs of the modern law firm and offers unique features that generic software solutions cannot.
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