What to Consider When Choosing the Right Network for Your Legal Software

Local vs. Cloud vs. Hosted

When it comes to law office software, firms should weigh the benefits of all the features and functions as they relate to their specific workflow. However, an often overlooked aspect of purchasing new software is choosing the right network to run that software. The choice is paramount in providing an optimal experience for the firm’s today and into the future. Just as firms would research features like document management, time entry and mobility, the network that’s right for you must be considered carefully. To help make an informed decision, below is an outline of the three most widely used network configurations in use today. Continue reading “What to Consider When Choosing the Right Network for Your Legal Software”

Creating Profitable Fixed Fee Pricing from the ABA

Alternative Pricing

Source: http://apps.americanbar.org/lpm/lpt/articles/fin01061.html

In recent years law firm pricing has migrated away from hourly rates to alternatives that include fixed or flat fees, percentage and contingency fees. This movement is driven by law firms as clients increase their efforts to obtain hourly rate discounts and apply greater scrutiny to bills, questioning both hours billed and staffing (numbers and levels of lawyers). In this environment, hourly billers face ever-increasing pressures that actually penalize firms for efficiency. Although this article will focus on one example of alternative pricing—fixed or flat fees—the principles apply to contingent, percentage and other alternatives, as well.

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Why Choose the PerfectLaw Cloud?

In order to operate today’s most demanding legal software successfully, which cloud you choose is just as important as the software you select. In order to guarantee an exceptional cloud experience, firms must consider the network, technology, and security of where their software resides. For this reason, PerfectLaw® has partnered with the nation’s top data center, Verizon’s Terremark NAP of the Americas, to ensure that your PerfectLaw software runs as efficiently from the cloud as it would from your local desktop.

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