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Case Management Software Tax Benefit

There are only 3 weeks left in 2017. Taxes seem to be on everyone’s mind since the Senate passed the new tax reform plan, and corporations are targeted to be the major beneficiaries of the reform. If your firm is considering Needles as a solution for your software needs, you may want to take note […]


Protecting your Firm’s Email Communications

Errant or intercepted confidential email communications can exact an enormous toll on your law firm, causing serious ethical problems. In one instance that made the headlines, an individual posing as presidential advisor Jared Kushner engaged in a public email exchange with an attorney from a firm that represents Kushner. In another well-publicized incident, a law […]


Using Your Case Management Software to Request Checks From a Client

A versatile legal case management software program can perform a myriad of day-to-day business functions in addition to helping you organize and manage virtually all aspects of your legal practice.  One of the most useful functions that your program should be able to accomplish is generating check requests from a client file. The Needles program […]


Keeping Track: From Post-it Notes to Legal Case Management

From Post-it Notes to Legal Case Management It is difficult to believe that just a few decades ago, small practitioners got by without sophisticated case management systems, relying instead on rudimentary programs that kept track of matters, tracked time and provided some accounting tools. Take a time machine back to the 1990s and visit a […]


8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Blog

It’s easy to fall into the trap of neglecting your website’s blog after the burst of excitement during the initial setup fades. After all, with pressing client matters to attend to, blogging tends to fall toward the bottom of your priority list. However, an interesting blog that keeps your current and potential clients updated on […]


Why You Need a Solid Tracking Component in your Case Management Software

The complexities inherent in managing a law practice – regardless of its size — make it imperative that your firm has a solid tracking component built into your legal case management software program. This built-in to-do list will help you sort out the intricate and unique facets of each case. The tracking feature will systemize […]


Developing an Emergency Response Plan for your Law Firm

It’s no secret that powerhouse hurricanes like Irma dominate the headlines, but according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a natural disaster occurs in the U.S. once a week.  Further, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, most businesses, which include legal practices, do not have a disaster response plan and go belly up […]


Needles and TrialWorks Merger: Frequently Asked Questions

Following our recent announcement about our merger with TrialWorks, we have received many client inquiries and thought it might be helpful to create a Frequently Asked Questions blog to clear up any confusion.  We encourage you to reach out to our team with any further questions or concerns.  We are very excited about the future […]


In-House or Third Party Vendor? What’s Best for Cloud Storage

In-House or Third Party Vendor? What’s Best for Your Cloud Storage Many law firms vigorously debate the pros & cons between maintaining an in-house cloud data storage system or contracting these services out to a third-party vendor. The primary issue, of course, is security. Which system will keep your data safe from cyber-crooks and malicious […]


Client Services and the Digital Evolution: Do We Need to Step it Up?

As digital technology influences nearly every aspect of our legal practices, we must concede that new challenges exist that create new problems, especially in how we serve our clients. We have evolved from an industry based on one-on-one communications to an environment where attorneys can handle cases without ever meeting their clients. Is something personal […]


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