Law Firms Remain Organized Using Legal Practice Management Software
A career in law can be a taxing endeavor, and managing a law firm can pose even more challenges. Fortunately, with advancement of technology come helpful tools to make managing companies easier and more efficient. Law firms for instance can utilize PayPanther’s legal practice management software in order to maximize their productivity when it comes to handling documents, calendar management and other important aspects of the company. The top law firms in the world are, in fact, using this type of software to assist them. The software allows them to organize files efficiently and allows them to focus on their client’s case or matter thoroughly. One of the leading software developers for law firms is PayPanther. We have a comprehensive list of features to help turn any law firm into a more organized and time efficient company. Features of our software include:
This feature lets law firms use the built-in stop-watch in order to track the time spent on each client, case, or matter which in turn can assist in estimating the correct amount of charges. This feature allows for better time-management as well as tracking how much time was spent to bill the clients for the hours worked. During setup, you will input the hourly rate of each of the attorneys using the software. PayPanther will then automatically calculate the cost to the client based on the hourly rate multiplied by the number of hours worked. When it comes time to invoice the client, PayPanther will ask you if you would like to bill your client for ALL unbilled time entries in 1 click. This makes it extremely efficient for law practices who bill their clients at the end of each month.
Invoicing and Billing
Another helpful feature in legal practice management software includes the ability to instantly produce bills and invoices to all clients with a simple click of a button. Rather than taking hours to detail billing rates, by having quality law management software a law firm will be able to breakdown in detail every single aspect of the client billing process in a quick and systematized order. You will also have the option to make the time billable or un-billable which means PayPanther will not invoice them for the time spent if it was marked as “un-billable”.
CRM in Legal Practice Management Software
One of the most helpful features in our legal practice management software involves the ability to manage clients and cases easily and effectively. CRM can help law firms avoid unnecessary conflicts in regards to the information of various clients. By entering all details of the client (notes, tasks, events, meetings, appointments, call logs), anyone who speaks to the client can know instantly where this client stands based on their previous notes and conversations with others in your firm. One of the most widely used features is “call log” which lets you add any notes for every single phone call you had with your client. You can also track the time spent on each call to bill them for your time.
Another helpful benefit offered by the legal practice management software gives users the ability to organize in detail all important case files and documents within the computer without the need for scouring through mountains of hardcopy documents. Having access to every piece of information in a singular interface greatly lessens the time it usually takes to segregate different documents from each other. Exchanging files with other lawyers can also be done quickly and accurately by sharing a “public link” letting anyone access your document with the link (if you share the link with them and make it public). Please note, if the link is not made public, it will be impossible for anyone to access any of your documents as it is 100% secure and encrypted with 256 bit military grade security.
The application also allows for proper scheduling management by having all events, court hearing and meetings to be all in one place. This allows for the law firm to work as one and increase the quality and productivity by each and every staff by using PayPanther’s legal practice management software.
Role Based Security
Have a small or large firm and need different access levels for different people in the firm? Only want your paralegal to see and handle certain aspects of the software? No problem. You can try the Black Panther plan to get more control and more security.
The software also allows for users to specifically assign tasks to each staff of the law firm. This will prevent any conflicts when it comes to responsibilities and activities. This in turn will reflect on the law firm’s overall profitability as each cog of the proverbial machine is fine tuned and working to the best of their ability.
The importance of having accurate legal practice management software cannot be stressed enough for the success of the law firm. PayPanther has already proven itself in this area and has assisted numerous law firms all over the world with improving their productivity as well as increasing their capacity in handling cases, clients, and matters impeccably. To watch a short video of how our software helps lawyers, click here. To sign up for free click here.