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Law Firm Operations
Successful Mentorship Programs in a Remote Environment
Global Workplace Analytics predicts that approximately 30 million U.S. employees will regularly work from home within the next two years, which is six times more than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work is now commonplace, and will remain so for quite some time. With the increase in employees working remotely, law firm leaders have become even more concerned about keeping employees engaged in their work. While there is no one-size-fits all solution, mentorship programs can help. Mentorship has long been a staple in most firms, and while it’s more logistically challenging these days, it’s never been more critical to employee engagement and professional development.
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Law Firm Operations
Taking Tasks Out Of Email
As a lawyer, you start off your work day by checking your emails. You see one regarding a task that needs to be done, so you forward the message to your legal assistant. You then receive a reply with questions regarding the task. You reply, and so begins a long email thread. A week later, you’ll add to that thread when you inquire as to the status of the project. It’s an all too common, wildly inefficient, scenario that plagues legal teams.
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Law Firm Operations
Cybersecurity Threats Are Looming: Is Your Firm Prepared?
It’s becoming more and more difficult to stay current with all the cybersecurity threats that individuals and businesses face. The “bad guys” are focusing not only on accessing data, but they are continually sending emails, texts and phone calls. They are targeting smaller business entities with the assumption that these businesses do not have the appropriate protection in place. As more people continue to work remotely, it is becoming increasingly important that everyone understand why security is critical and what is at risk. We all understand the importance of locking the doors to our homes and apartments as well as our automobiles. Cybersecurity is just as important, and in many cases, cyberattacks can be more detrimental than experiencing a home or auto being vandalized. Let’s review some of these cyber threats and ways to protect your firm from them.
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Law Firm Operations
Succession Planning Basics: What You Need to Know and Why You Should Start Now
In many firms, “succession planning” is important, but not urgent. It is human nature to deal with tactical issues and delay any strategic initiatives, but many professionals do not have an end-goal in mind. Many believe that they will “die at their desks.” However, no one can remain in a leadership role forever. Succession planning is a critical component to maintaining and growing the business by maintaining current talent and developing future leaders. It is a continuing process and has to become part of the culture.
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Law Firm Operations
Ask the Experts: What Will the Legal Industry Look Like in 2021?
Goodbye 2020 and hello to 2021! As we kick off a new year, we asked some of our partners to make some predictions on what we can expect to see across the legal industry in 2021.
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Law Firm Operations
Specialized Practice Management Tools for Personal Injury Law Firms
Personal injury cases are complex and so, too, are the workflows involved in managing them. Zola’s Suite’s end-to-end practice management platform is loaded with specialized tools that help personal injury firms streamline processes, increase productivity and maximize profitability. Zola’s Settlement Management tools enable firms to efficiently manage settlement allocations and seamlessly generate settlement memos for all parties, even referring attorneys.
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Law Firm Operations
The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers
As the business of law continues to change, Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSP) are becoming a more integral part of the legal industry. Law firm clients continue to investigate the best solutions to suit their needs. In today’s competitive environment, it is important that all businesses use the most competent and cost-effective provider to service them. Many businesses are now providing services that lawyers traditionally provided. They include: Litigation Support, Litigation/Legal Research, Document Review, E-Discovery, Regulatory Risk, and Compliance.
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Law Firm Operations
Ask the Experts: How Was the Legal Industry Transformed in 2020?
It’s safe to say that 2020 threw us all a curveball. Despite the hardships this year brought, the legal industry rose to the challenge, adapting operations and offering new services to help clients through these unprecedented times. We asked Zola partners to share some of the trends they witnessed in 2020 and how they may affect the transition to cloud-based solutions. In part two of this series, these legal technology experts also share their predictions for what’s to come in 2021.
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Law Firm Operations
Controlling Receivables
Controlling receivables directly affects a firm’s financial health. Therefore, it is imperative that a law firm has an organized and detailed method for collecting client payments in a timely manner.
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