6 Benefits of Legal Case Management Software

Many law firms operate without using legal case management software, especially small and single proprietorships. This reluctance largely stems from a flawed belief that the cost of legal case management programs is prohibitive, along with a fear of using new technologies. As long as the old systems work, why fix them? The short answer is: […]


The Majority of States Require Attorneys to be Technologically Proficient

As of September 2017, 29 states have adopted an amendment to Model Rule 1, requiring attorneys to maintain competence in using technology while serving their clients. The amendment states, “…a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” The new amendment begs […]


How to Preserve Privacy when Using Facebook

Recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, obtained data from some 50 million Facebook users have heightened concerns about how businesses, including law firms, can preserve privacy when using Facebook. Following are some tips to help you protect private data while using the social media platform: Restrict access to your Facebook posts. On […]


Putting Client Service First

While many law firms offer ongoing training opportunities for attorneys and support staff to fine tune their legal skills, very few take the time to teach the fine points of what might be the most important skill of all — client service. Although professional development is critical to the success of any law firm, the […]


Why you should use Law Office Management Software

Due to technological advancement, the number case management systems for law firms available in the market is incredible.  The market is almost glutted with competition.  Part of that is because the use of a law office management system is essential – it ensures that law firms function effectively with minimal interruptions. A good legal case […]


Case Management Software Status Tab

Customizing your Case Status Tab to Work More Efficiently Any firm that is using case management software will tell you that the ability to track the status of a case is one of the most important features. In addition to enabling you to access critical information quickly, a case status feature allows you to easily […]


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 […]


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 […]


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