Two Fast Tips to Run Your Practice More Efficiently
If you’re a Fastcase user, you value efficiency. Fastcase’s search interface, filters, results display, and overall design are widely recognized as the most intuitive and easy-to-use among all legal research tools, allowing you to drill down into the most accurate results in the least amount of time.
But is the rest of your practice running as efficiently as your legal research software? According to the latest data, probably not. The 2017 Clio Legal Trends Report remains one of the most eye-opening and comprehensive analyses of the legal industry ever produced, and among the findings were many alarming statistics. Here are three that stood out:
So, if you’re a solo or small-firm attorney running your practice with few resources, chances are dealing with this common trade-off: respond to leads (to grow your practice and generate future revenue) or get work done (to generate revenue from existing clients, now). There isn’t often time for both, especially if you’re also in a practice area that requires you to be out of the office (in court, for example).
Here are my two recommendations:
First, review the infographic below to discover the non-billable tasks that take up the most time, and then make a list of all the non-lawyering tasks that consume your time. You can even dig in to the full report, if you’d like to dive deeper into the data.
Second, make a plan to direct more attention towards work that generates revenue for you now. This can be done by automating, streamlining, and handing off tasks. Three resources that may be helpful to you here:
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Post by Maddy Martin, Smith.ai