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About: Fred J. Cohen

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Fred J. Cohen, Esq, is the Founder and CEO of Zola Media.   Named twice by Inc5000 as one of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies, Zola Media provides over 1000 law firms nationwide with a full spectrum of exclusive tools and services designed to help them get recognized and manage their practices so they can focus on the practice of law.

Posts by Fred J. Cohen:

Transform Your Practice by Becoming a Deming Disciple

The practice of law is complicated. A single case can involve multiple attorneys, dozens of files and hundreds of interactions among a law firm, clients, opposing counsel and courts. Given the vast scope of moving parts and operations of a legal matter, it is ripe for business process optimization. Process optimization is not only about speed; its main mission is in fact to consistently deliver quality work product to the end customer, which in the case of a legal matter is the outcome desired by the client. While some traditionalists might scoff at the concept of systematizing what they deem […]


LEDES Electronic Invoices for Law Firms UTMBS

Electronic / LEDES Invoices with UTBMS Codes

Every day there is more evidence that in order to stay competitive, lawyers need to harness technology to streamline their processes. The more sophisticated the client, the less tolerance they have for inefficiency. In our never ending quest to provide the right tools for law firms, Zola Suite is thrilled to now support electronic LEDES invoices with Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS) Codes. For the uninitiated, LEDES, which stands for Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard, is an international standard created by an oversight committee to facilitate a uniform mechanism for law firms and corporations to exchange billing information. UTBMS is the set […]


Three way reconciliation

Client Trust Funds & Three-Way Reconciliation Report

As an attorney, there are no shortage of minefields that can land you in hot water.   While many of the dangers that lurk can be subjective or unavoidable, failing an audit of client trust funds is one that consistently strikes fear into one’s heart.  Yet, keeping your trust funds in good order need not be a challenge if you employ the right process and software. How a Three-Way Reconciliation Works One of the most effective ways of ensuring that your trust accounting is in order is through a three-way reconciliation report which ensures that the following values match, typically as […]


Do you know the “Current Truth” of your practice?

If you can’t get a real-time, 360-degree overview of your practice and its finances, you have little more than your intuition to help you make smart strategic decisions. This 360-degree knowledge is the “current truth” that informs you about your firm’s financial position and overall productivity. The trouble is, unlike mega corporations who have access to highly-customized applications and a small army of number crunchers, small (and midsize) law firms rely on disparate applications, each perform only a portion of the firm’s activities and hence there is no clear way to perform centralized reporting. In Zola Suite, we’ve empowered law […]


Email & Practice Management Done Right

The primary objective of adopting a practice management solution is to enhance efficiency, establish organization and promote collaboration.  While legal practice management (LPM) vendors offer a number of features to meet these objectives, virtually all fail to incorporate email capabilities.  This omission serves to seriously hamstring these applications because email is not only the primary method of communication with outside parties, but also a means of transferring documents, and sending and receiving calendar invitations and much more. In fact, email has a critical nexus with virtually every practice management function, including with Contacts, Events, Documents, Tasks and Billing.  Most LPM […]


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