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I Don’t Need Case Management Software!!! Or Do I???

Legal case management software programs have been around for over thirty years. In the time since these programs first popped onto the scene, many law firms have implemented a variety of case management systems in order to make their firms as efficient as possible. Still, for some law firms, using a case management program is something they have either looked into and decided against or have never even considered. Why, in this day and age of technology, is this occurring? Have they heard horror stories of trying to implement systems or are there other concerns? Are they taking a “if [...]

One Stop Shopping! Yes, Please, with Perfect Practice!!!

The story is familiar to everyone. You need to go shopping to stock up on groceries for the week. You go to one store and purchase almost everything on your list, but while you are there, you find that the store is out of a certain product that you really need. It’s then on to the next store in search of your missing items. You finally find everything on your list, but as you were shopping you realized that you really do need to find a new outfit for that business meeting you have planned next week. It’s now off [...]

IT’S TAX TIME!!!

IT’S TAX TIME!!! Everyone’s favorite time of year, right? Um, maybe not so much. Unfortunately, everyone has to deal with it. What do they say? “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” (-Benjamin Franklin) If you’re like many people, the thought of doing your taxes – or even just getting everything ready so someone else can do them for you – stresses you out at least a little. Most law firms have accountants who handle the filing of their corporate taxes. Wouldn’t it be easier to quickly print out a few reports and [...]

What Do You Do During Flu Season?

It’s that horrid time of year…flu season. You’ve finally finished out your business year and are ready to start fresh, and the cold weather comes creeping in like a thief in the night. The next thing you know, your phone starts to ring and on the other end is a member of your staff who sounds like death has come knocking on their door. There is so much to do and you really need your employees at full force, but you also don’t want to ask them to come in and spread their germs all over your office so that [...]

Closing Out Your Year

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday parties, gift exchanges, and visiting with family and friends. It’s also time to prepare for closing your year in your accounting software. This is your most important end-of-year financial task. Properly closing your books helps you avoid posting a transaction in the wrong year, which, as you can imagine, can have a serious impact on your future accounting and taxes. Closing your books also allows you to accurately show your firm’s financial activities for the year and start building fresh reports for the new year. Closing your firm’s books at the [...]