6 Resources To Help Prepare Your Law Firm For 2015

checklistAt MyCase, our overriding goal has always been to help lawyers save time and money by streamlining their law practices. That’s why we spend so much of our time creating law firm management resources for lawyers, including blog posts like this one, webinars, slideshows, infographics, and ebooks.

Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, we thought that some of these resources would come in handy for your 2015 planning. Whether you’re thinking about cost-cutting measures, moving to the cloud, or creating a more mobile law practice, we’ve got you covered!

First, consider the big picture when planning for 2015. What can lawyers expect next year and how can you position your firm to thrive? Who better to answer this question than a panel of knowledgeable legal experts? Our “Legal Expert Predictions” infographic offers everything you need to know to start planning for 2015. In it, the experts tell you how lawyers in 2015 will use mobile computing, cloud computing, new legal marketing trends, law practice management tools, and more.

Next, brush up on the back office and law practice management skills that you were never taught in law school. Do you want to learn more about accounting, managing employees, or how to effectively market your law practice? If so, then our infographic, “10 Things You Didn’t Learn In Law School” is for you! Discover your weak spots and then read the accompanying blog posts for each topic to enhance your knowledge and prepare your law firm for success in 2015.

No doubt you’re looking to control or cut costs in 2015. If so, then our ebook, “Time and Cost-Savings Tips For Solo Lawyers” might be just what you need. This ebook, which features advice from well known solo guru, Carolyn Elefant, is full of tips for solo and small firm lawyers, including advice on how to use mobile and cloud computing to help your law firm thrive on a budget.

Speaking of cloud computing, perhaps you’re thinking of joining the ranks of lawyers who have moved their law practices to the cloud? Are you seeking to increase your law firm’s mobility by allowing 24/7 access to important case files while reducing IT costs? If so, then it might be time to consider incorporating cloud computing into your law firm’s IT arsenal. If you’d like to learn more about your options, our “Guide To the Cloud” slideshow is the perfect place to start.

After brushing up on the cloud, you might want to take stock of your law firm’s current legal software. Is it server-based? If so, are your law firm’s servers on their last leg? Is the software clunky and outdated? Does the hardware and software that your firm is using  feel like a money pit? If so, it might be time to upgrade to a new law practice management system. Take a look at our slideshow, “10 Signs That Your Law Practice Management System is Outdated” and see if transitioning to a new system in 2015 makes sense for your law firm.

Finally, if all signs point to upgrading your law practice management software, then why not make that change a priority next year? Get started by reading our ebook, “Guide to Choosing the Right Law Practice Management Software.” Assess your firm’s current software, learn about your options, and make the right decision for your law firm.

So start 2015 off on the right foot! Today’s the day to begin planning for a better, brighter future for your law firm. What are your plans for next year? Let us know in the comments!

–Nicole Black

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