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New cases are the lifeblood of plaintiffs’ firms. For your firm to grow its business, you need to regularly add new clients, represent their legal needs in a timely and effective manner, help them receive the settlements they deserve—and then move on to the next case. This demands a reliable, repeatable process for handling cases, but the same growing caseload that you depend on to build your practice can also overwhelm your staff and systems.
In 2016–2017, about two-thirds of law firms reported a breach in their cybersecurity, and that might be understated. As more and more firms digitize their client data in case management software (CMS), hackers and malware have now become the biggest threats to your legal practice. But before you rethink your entire security strategy, it’s vital to have an accurate understanding of the most significant security threats. In this post, you’ll learn how to start forming a smart, effective strategy for dealing with cybersecurity risks—and what your firm’s biggest vulnerability really is.
Between the 2016 and 2017 editions of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Survey Report, the number of lawyers relying on cloud computing escalated by 40%. Seeing this dramatic change in only a year shows how cloud technology has become a proven platform for law firms of all sizes. However, if your firm still manages your case records and files completely onsite at your office, it’s natural to feel hesitation about cloud-based case management software.
6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Case Management Software
With 63% of law firms purchasing new legal software within the last year it’s clear more and more firms are adopting technology solutions to grow their business and better represent clients. At a high level, case management software (CMS) helps you manage all the types of data each case generates—from emails to records to contracts.