Freakonomics Radio recently did a really interesting podcast about handwriting. During the episode, they talked to regular people and experts about the pros and cons of moving from a pen and paper society to a digital one. Here at Zola, we have an on-going debate about pen and paper vs. digital notetaking, so it was exciting to listen to the podcast and hear that we are not the only people thinking about these things.Read More
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.Read More
You are ambitious. You want your law firm to grow from an all-consuming practice to a thriving business. But how? Once you realize that your time is better spent doing those things you can’t offload – namely, enhancing your knowledge and reputation in your practice area and cultivating relationships with your clients and referral sources -- it’s time to get some reinforcements. You need to hire an associate or a paralegal who can help you grow your firm and keep the work flowing. But, since it’s your reputation on the line, it’s crucial that your clients receive the same level of service that you provide to them without anything falling through the cracks. Zola Suite to the rescue!Read More
The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and Cadbury’s famous eggs are back on the store shelves! Spring is truly in the air! Everyone here at Zola is excited to see the seasons start to change, except for one thing - Daylight Savings. Sometimes it seems like we lose way more than an hour when we “spring forward” each March.Read More
Are You Bad at Remembering Names and Faces? Is This Impeding Your Networking Success? Meet Your New Best Friend.
Does this sound familiar? You’ve just returned from a conference or other networking event and you have a pile of new business cards to go through. You get started following up with people (which is, as you know, the most important part of networking) only to realize that you have no idea who half the people are. This scenario played out enough times in the life of Fred Cohen, the CEO and Architect of Zola Suite, that he decided to do something about it when he developed the Zola Suite mobile app.Read More
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.Read More