Posts by Victoria Silecchia:

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The Elusive Zero Inbox

The average person spends 28% of the workweek reading and responding to email. With so much of one’s day spent on this task, it should come as no surprise that numerous studies have shown that email can lead to anxiety. One of the major causes of this stress: it feels like it’s never done. At Zola Suite, we receive a lot of positive feedback when it comes to our Intelligent Email Management. The most common accolade we hear is “we billed so much more last month using the built-in timer.” The second, and perhaps the more difficult, feat we celebrate […]

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Work-From-Home Tech Essentials

During our recent ALA webcast, The Flexible Law Firm: Is your practice ready to embrace a work from home program?, there were dozens of questions around technology solutions required for successful implementation of a work-from-home program. You need the right devices, the right processes and the right software that: enforce accountability keep your team connected and make your data accessible (while keeping it secure). Cloud-based technology has come a long way over the past decade and there are thousands of solutions that are making remote work feasible for teams with even limited IT budgets. The options can be overwhelming. Today, […]

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Is your practice ready to embrace a work from home program?

A work-from-home policy presents many benefits and drawbacks for a modern law firm. With a virtual law office, your firm will save on monthly rent costs and is likely to experience less employee turnover. However, remotely participating in meetings with clients and employees can be challenging when employees must rely on technology alone for critical communication. Luckily, there are affordable technologies available that will alleviate some of these challenges. On Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST, the Zola Suite team is sponsoring a webinar on “The Flexible Law Firm: Is your practice ready to embrace a work from […]

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How much will you really spend on practice management software?

You’re in the market for a new practice management solution for your firm: You scour the web for options, try to determine how the 347 providers that appear in your search are different, sit in on a few demos, and then narrow down your top picks. And then comes the issue of price… You inevitably learn there are two types of software companies: those who put their pricing on their websites and those who require you to call for a quote. The former is more transparent and the latter is often, well, more annoying, but both are inherently limited and […]

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The New Business Development Mantra That All Law Firms Should Live By

“A-B-C. A, always; B, be; C, closing. Always be closing! Always be closing!” Made popular by Alec Baldwin’s character in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” it’s a line that’s all too familiar to salespeople and rainmakers. With greater access to data, however, there’s a new mantra that should be leveraged by all those in business development: A, always; B, be; C, collecting; D, data. Always be collecting data! While “always be closing” reflects the urgency of making deals, it doesn’t actually speak to the process. That’s where data comes in. With a better understanding of how a prospect becomes a client, attorneys […]

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It’s Officially TECHSHOW Time!

Next week, legal technology providers from around the world will come together in Chicago for ABA TECHSHOW. It’s always an exciting time of year with big feature announcements being made in the days leading up to the event. At Zola Suite, we don’t just make product updates to get in the headlines before the conference. In fact, last year we made 983 updates to improve our platform. In our offices, we care less about the “splash” and more about the impact of our software on our clients’ efficiency and profitability. In the spirit of feature announcements, however, we’re pleased to […]

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Does Your Practice Management Software Spark Joy?

Inspired by the latest Netflix binge craze, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” millions of Americans are decluttering. In the series, organizing expert Kondo travels to homes of stressed-out Americans to help them discard items that no longer spark joy and organize their living spaces in a meaningful way. Kondo contends that having little time or energy to organize can lead to anxiety and tension. As she explains in her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing: “In essence, tidying ought to be the act of restoring balance among people, their possessions, and […]

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