Keys To A Successful Website: A Checklist For Law Firms

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A professional and well-designed website is a must in today’s business world. Attracting clients, growing your
business faster, and showcasing your law firm are just a few of the benefits that come with a great website. But are you sure your firm's website is hitting the mark?

This checklist will give you the steps you need to have a successful website.

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  • 1. A Checklist for Law Firms Keys To A Successful Website:
  • 2. A professional and well-designed website is a must in today’s business world. Attracting clients, growing your business faster, and showcasing your law firm are just a few of the benefits that come with a great website. But are you sure your firm's website is hitting the mark?
  • 3. Quick quiz: Does my website regularly attract new business? Does my website look modern & professional? YES NO YES NO Can my clients easily access their case information from my website? YES NO
  • 4. When creating a website for your law firm you have two primary options: Hire a web developer to design your website from scratch. Utilize legal practice management software that has a built-in website package. OR 1 2
  • 5. Utilize legal practice management software that has a built-in website package. 1 2 4 6 D e s ig n & B ra n d in g A ff o rd a b ility In te g ra tio n W ith P ra c tic e M a n a g e m e n t S o ftw a re F e a tu re s A n a ly tic s & T ra c k in g M o b ile How to Decide 3 5
  • 6. Will the website look professional? Modern & Professional Design Is my logo prominently featured?Can visitors easily access their case files and information from the site that is important to them? Usability Your Law Firm's Branding Does the site design match my law firm’s colors / branding? Does the site use my law firm’s URL/domain name? Is the navigation organized in a logical, thoughtful way? Is it going to work on all browsers, and on both Macs and PCs? Are the images and graphics appropriate and rendering properly? Is the design clean and simple, not cluttered and busy? Is the text easily readable? Will it be easy for visitors to get in touch with me, using a form or contact information? Is it, or can it be, integrated with the software I use to manage my practice? Design & Branding
  • 7. Features for Lawyers and Clients Are my clients able to receive and pay their bills online? Can my clients contact me about their cases using my law firm's website? Are there calls to action to get visitors to contact my law firm? Is my content interesting to clients and does it showcase our legal services in a professional and understandable manner? Are my clients able to access documents and other case-related information using any Internet-enabled device? Online Communication For Lawyers Online Communication For Clients $ CALL NOW
  • 8. TrackingTracking Will I have to create a Google Analytics account to track my visitors? Will the developer install Google Analytics? Will there be any tutorials on how to read the analytics reports? Analytics & Tracking
  • 9. Mobile Can clients access case-related information and communicate about their case using the app? Will it be compatible across all types of smartphones and tablets? Will the mobile site be updated when the main site is updated? Is there a mobile site included or does it cost extra?
  • 10. This can often be the best option for the modern law firm Using law practice management software with a Website Package Pros Fixed cost of the website High quality design and features Functionality designed specifically for the legal industry Extra benefits to easily and quickly offer your clients You have to learn how to service your website You can easily manage it on your own. $$
  • 11. Hiring a Web Developer Cons Pros Complete creative control More expensive Manage your developer and make sure they create the site you want You have to learn how to use your website and learn how to service your website. Add all the features you desire Professional developer who can continue to help manage your site $$
  • 12. A great website can do more than just improve your online presence, it will boost your law firm’s productivity and profit. By doing some due diligence before you start the project, you’ll save yourself time and money and have a website that fulfills both your needs and the needs of your clients. Conclusion
  • 13. Law practice management software providers (like MyCase, web-based law practice management software) are a great place to start – it’s often very cost-effective and quick to build a professional website that is totally integrated with your law firm's business operations. You can learn more at www.MyCase.com.
  • 14. Learn more about Choosing the Right Law Practice Management Software with this free whitepaper. KeysTo A SuccessfulWebsite Checklist | www.MyCase.com Download Now