As an attorney in 2020, much of your efficiency hinges on the back-end technology streamlining your law firm. But when antiquated software ceases to complement your time and instead puts you at odds with it — due to security risks or required routine maintenance — you may find yourself at a crossroads where it’s time to consider moving on.
Don’t let the software you own end up owning you.
Bogged down by your server-based law practice management software?
In this webinar, Executive Director of the Monroe County Bar Association in Rochester, Kevin Ryan Esq., walks you through the considerations of on-premise vs. cloud-based solutions for your law firm. such as cost, security, and longevity – to name a few.
And since attorneys must practice in accordance with the rules of ethics, a deep dive into the ethical implications of technology decisions will help shed some light on previously unforeseen benefits and drawbacks.
4:16 – Which is Which
The key differences between on-premise software and cloud software and how they operate within your law firm.
6:52 – Cost
A major consideration for law firms, Kevin covers the 3 kinds of costs one incurs when implementing software – both short and long term.
16:54 – Security
Your security is only as good as the protocols you have in place. Here’s why cloud solutions have proven themselves far less susceptible to data security vulnerabilities.
27:31 – Functionality
Don’t downplay the problems associated with implementation, customization, and portability of on-premise systems. Kevin Ryan illuminated these 3 issues in the context of legacy v. cloud software.
34:06 – Connectivity
In a business that never stops, full internet connectivity is conducive to your success. Is your internet access and speed sufficient to keep your law firm competitive?
39:38 – Ethics
Never forget your obligation to safeguard client information — are you confident your software keeps you protected?