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5 Unexpected Benefits of the Cloud

There are so many reasons for law firms to use the cloud, ranging from increased convenience to more robust security. Keep reading to learn about five unexpected benefits of using the cloud.

Transiting Career from Help Desk Admin to CIO

What if server-associated responsibilities went away because a firm embraced cloud? Clever IT professionals can parlay this change to advance to more vital and profitable positions.

9 Data Security Questions You Should Ask Your IT Provider

Wondering how secure your data is? By asking your provider these questions you should be able to rest easy knowing it is safe or be aware of the measurements you need to take to not be at risk.

Selecting The Best Practice and Case Management Apps

Most law firms realize the benefit of using Practice and Case Management software. These tools help keep a firm organized, track performance, and balance workloads. They’re created especially for law firms, so—while they deal with quotidian details—they’re organized by case or matter. Whether a law firm is small or large, Practice and Case Management software can make a profound difference in efficiency of operation.

How to Make your Law Firm SOC 2 Compliant with Minimal Headaches

Most law firms have moved past keeping client data in locked filing cabinets and are taking full advantage of the technology available to them. And, it is imperative that their clients’ information is kept secure, remains available, is processed with integrity, and kept confidentially. If you’re storing data in the cloud, your firm should be SOC 2 Compliant.

How the Cloud Solves 4 Big Problems for Law Firms

Imagine that you could make one decision – adopt one new technology – and four serious issues for your firm are alleviated. You make this decision and suddenly your firm is winning more clients, increasing productivity, managing turnover, and controlling costs.

7 Advantages of the Cloud for a Law Firm

Still deciding between housing data on-site or using a cloud-based solution? More and more law firms today are moving to the cloud for various reasons. Here are 7 different ways your firm can benefit by choosing the cloud as it's IT solution.

5 Ways Employees Accidentally Threaten Data Security

What do you think is the biggest threat to your IT security system? A hacker getting past your firewall? Unencrypted emails? Lack of consistent back-ups? Those may be serious concerns, but the biggest threat to security for a law firm is actually its employees. That’s right: The very people who keep your organization running are the same people who might be putting your data at risk. Here are the top five ways in which employees jeopardize security.

5 Document Management and Document Generation Tools

Attorneys’ time is a precious commodity. It’s a waste of time to search for documents or recreate transactional documents from scratch. How do you maximize the time attorneys spend on matters that need their expertise and minimize the time spent on administrative or repetitive tasks? Document management software, simply, helps law firms organize their documents. But, it’s more complex than that.

The True Cost of Spam Email

Everyone gets spam emails. It’s a part of life, so you deal with it. But do you realize how much time your employees spend reviewing and deleting spam emails? Learn more about how your law firm can bolster security and reclaim 69 billable hours by implementing the right spam email tools.

What's Killing Your Firm's Productivity?

Learn how to identify and minimize tasks that are hindering your firm's success. Process and workflow automation is as important for law firms as it is for any industry. Although your “product” is not tangible, it is nevertheless measurable.

5 Reasons To Go Paperless

On the fence about going paperless? Here are five reasons why your firm can increase efficiency and bolster security by going paperless.

Cryptolocker and Ransomware

Everything you need to know about cryptolocker and ransomware. Learn how to identify and prevent online threats from targeting your law firm.

10 Ways To Streamline Case Management

Practice and Case Management applications empower attorneys to streamline their law firms. Case Management software is a powerful tool that centralizes firm client information, including contacts, cases, calendars, documents, and other essential client case information. Over time, the databases need to be cleaned-up to preserve data integrity and accuracy. Here are 10 tips to keep your practice management database trim, relevant, and running at optimal speed.

5 Ways To Win Large Clients

Learn what Fortune 500 companies look for when selecting outside counsel. The rewards of working with large corporate clients are sizeable. To get your foot in the door, you need to be aware of vulnerabilities, be able to bolster security, and meet compliance requirements.

5 Ways To Increase Law Firm Efficiency

Many law firms own legal software applications to assist them with case management, time and billing, and accounting. The question is: Are you using your software to its full potential? Most law firms use only a portion of their software’s features and integrations without realizing and maximizing the software’s full capacity. The application support specialists at Legal Workspace estimate that most firms only use about 40 percent of the functionality of workflow automation or case management software.

Two Easy Ways To Tighten Security

Law firms have an obligation to keep client data secure. As hacking becomes an ever-increasing threat to businesses of all sizes—especially those that store and transmit sensitive data—two options, Two-factor Authentication and Email Encryption, can help put up barriers.

Should Responsible Law Firms Use The Cloud

Most tech-savvy law firms have taken precautions and put protocols in place to secure client documents and communications as they’ve upgraded to cloud sharing. However, some firms have been lax in their safeguarding procedures — which means their clients were left unprotected.

Frequently Asked Questions about HIPAA Cloud Compliance

“Cloud computing” – outsourcing core infrastructural computing functions to dedicated providers – holds great promise for health care. It can result in more flexible, powerful, and reliable health information services for providers large and small. There are a number of basic questions Law Firms might ask when considering cloud computing: What is it? Why would a Law Firm use it? What are the risks? Are cloud service providers business associates?

In-House or in the Cloud: Choosing the Right IT for Your Law Firm

Whether attorneys are hanging their shingles or working at large firms, information technology (IT) is probably not their highest priority. Most lawyers would rather focus on practicing law than worrying about technology. Nevertheless, IT plays a vital role in the business of law today. 

Key Findings from the Panama Papers Data Breach

11.5 million documents containing confidential data were stolen from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, and published as The Panama Papers online. Hackers gained access to one of the firm’s servers which allowed the hackers to steal valuable data and emails. All law firms collect and store a myriad of client and financial data making them attractive targets for cyber attackers.

Hackers Ignore Attorney-Client Privilege: How to Secure Sensitive Data

Attorneys go to great lengths to keep attorney-client privilege sacred. But some attorneys may inadvertently be opening their communications to threats. Hackers don’t observe attorney-client privilege, and the highest value target is a law firm’s email.

4 Ways to Increase Productivity for Growing Law Firms

Utilizing technology to increase stability, security, and time becomes of paramount importance as a firm grows beyond four people. Selecting a cloud solution built specifically for a law firm eliminates an array of sticky details and decisions.

5 Tools to Virtually Eliminate Overhead Costs

If you’ve considered transitioning to a solo practice, or starting your own firm, you’ve probably been thwarted by the expenses of launching a business. Confidently make your next career move with these cost-saving methods to cut overhead and work virtually.

Attorney's Guide to Securing Client Communications

Between email and text messages, our phones potentially contain every piece of communication we have with clients outside of face-to-face conversations. If you worry a bit each time you press send, it may be time to take a look at the security of your client communications.

Eliminate Small Firm Growing Pains with Technology

When a solo begins to grow into a small firm, technology can make life easier. With Legal Workspace you can have a seamless system without having to put it together yourself.

Law Firm IT Resolutions in 2015

It’s time to make sure everything is working as smoothly as possible and assess any changes to be made. Your firm’s IT resolutions should include reviewing software updates, testing your backup data, and simplifying your IT budget.

Technology That Can Increase Profit for Busy Solos

Active solo attorneys have to take advantage of technology to increase efficiency and optimize their time.

Legal Software 101

It pays (literally – it saves money) to improve your practice by adopting technologies that work best for you and your firm. 

How One-Laptop Solos Can Leverage the Cloud

Solos that bill fewer than 1,000 hours per year might have less complex needs than their larger counterparts, but they can still benefit from cloud technology. Here’s how a small solo can take advantage of the benefits the cloud provides while effectively running a firm from one laptop.

Why Law Firms Should Use the Cloud

The cloud is safer, more accessible and cost effective. Learn more about today’s cloud computing solutions for law firms.

What Apps Can Be Hosted on Legal Workspace?

Because Legal Workspace was built specifically for law firms and is optimized for legal applications and integrations, it also offers hosting for the top legal applications.

True Cost of Cloud vs. Onsite IT

The true cost of local IT vs. the cloud environment of Legal Workspace doesn’t come down to just money: It’s about peace of mind, stability, and flexibility.