COVID-19 Readiness & Cloud Services.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves in the U.S., we are monitoring information from the CDC and preparing as part of our Business Continuity and Emergency Management program. Our goal is to support you and your employees. Your business operations are important to us and we’re taking steps in advance to continue to serve you during this time.

We understand firms need contingency plans and will prepare how to work given the circumstances. Since the only available licensing option for PerfectLaw in the cloud is PerfectLaw’s Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS), we are ready to expedite and assist you in moving to the cloud if your firm requires it.

Please contact us at 1-800-749-6200 and we can answer any questions you may have.

PerfectLaw’s cloud services operate in Microsoft’s Azure cloud data centers around the United States, and in the NAP of Americas in Florida. These services are monitored and managed by in-house PerfectLaw personnel. In the event our offices become inaccessible, we are prepared to remotely support our firms and manage our cloud infrastructure without interruptions.

We appreciate your business and continued confidence and are available to address any related concerns.

For additional updates regarding this notification please check back at https://www.perfectlaw.com/ for more information.

Thank you for trusting PerfectLaw with your law firm’s needs.

Best Regards,

Your PerfectLaw Software Team

Mobile Products for the Attorney on the Go

We know working away from the office can be difficult if you aren’t properly equipped with strong tools. That’s why PerfectLaw has a whole suite of mobile products designed to empower the attorneys on the go. Whether you’re looking to keep time, access documents, make check and expense requests, or even access your docket, PerfectLaw’s mobile products achieve the need to bring your practice wherever you may be.

Our mobile products are anchored by iSlips. Available for both iOS and Android, iSlips users have the ability to enter time or expense entries and then sync them to PerfectLaw back at the office. And if you have a receipt in front of you that you’d like to submit with your entry, you can just snap a picture of it with your phone and attach it to your submission.

Another mobile mainstay product is iDocuments, which gives you access to your document management system from your iOS or Android mobile device. With iDocuments, you’re able to open, view, and even edit documents (assuming you have whatever third party application that’s required).

Finally, our PLSync product will allow you to access AIM contacts and events (appointments and tasks) from your mobile device. With two-way, real-time synchronization to Microsoft® Exchange, events that are entered in AIM will show up on your mobile device; and events entered in your mobile device will appear in AIM

Refresh Your PerfectLaw Skills with Virtual Training

PerfectLaw offers various forms of training and continuing education for its firms and users. With its Virtual Training program, firms get a chance to beef up their PerfectLaw skills and make sure their newest users are trained to maximize PerfectLaw’s capabilities. Our video-based training library may be securely accessed from the office or while at home and offers a broad foundation for users to review topics with our certified training professionals.

If you’d like to arrange for training at your firm, please contact the PerfectLaw Help Desk.

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Accessing Older Documents in iDocuments

PerfectLaw’s iDocuments mobile app is the simplest way to view documents when you’re away from the office. Available for both iOS and Android, iDocuments allows users to access documents within the PerfectLaw DMS from anywhere with an Internet connection. And to prevent you from having to search through all of your firm’s documents, the app features a “Recent” list that puts everything you’ve recently been working with at the forefront.

However, sometimes you need to access a document that isn’t in your “Recent” list. On these occasions, you’ll want to utilize the “More” search. Clicking “More” will allow you to search for (and download) any document in your database, assuming that you have the security permissions. Then, you can download it and work with it online or offline.

If your firm has yet to make the most of PerfectLaw’s mobile products, please contact our Help Desk for more information; or, if you’d like to see more, please watch this video on our service site.

PerfectLaw’s All-In-One Cloud versus the Hybrid Cloud

In recent years, the legal industry has experienced a quantum leap in legal technology options and legal software solutions. Many of the solutions have begun the move to the cloud from what was once only local server-based environments. Although a lot of marketing buzz has been created around the recently developed Hybrid Cloud, there are still numerous reasons why PerfectLaw’s All-In-One cloud model rises about the rest. These two models offer different solutions for different size firms running different products.

The Hybrid Cloud, although offering a diverse set of options, is often partitioned or broken apart across several different databases, thus requiring add-ons or plug-ins to integrate with third party software . This is not ideal.

In the All-In-One cloud, everything lives in harmony alongside your All-In-One database. This increases security, usability, maintenance, workflow, along a great deal of other perks.

To get a fuller picture, PerfectLaw has developed a 5-part series of short videos that juxtapose the All-In-One Cloud with the Hybrid cloud. The topics include a general overview, maintenance from the IT perspective, workflow, handling external documents, and security.

To view these videos, please visit our YouTube page. If after viewing these videos you have any questions, please contact PerfectLaw for more information.

Empowering People and Companies with Accessible Business Information

The world needs people with the ability to quickly and easily analyze
vast amounts of data to gain new insights and knowledge. Microsoft
Power BI gives you new ways to ask questions, visualize results and
generate ideas that improve business and empower your career. Within
minutes of starting Microsoft Power BI, you can tell a compelling story,
reveal new insights and improve company success with:

• No special learning
• No coding
• Minimal IT interface
• Intuitive, easy-to-use tools

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Protect your email, files, and PerfectLaw against unknown and sophisticated attacks.

A diagram showing how Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection protects email.

Secure your mailboxes against advanced threats

New malware campaigns are being launched every day, and Office 365 has a solution to help protect your email, files, and online storage against them. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection can help protect your mailboxes, files, online storage, and applications against new, sophisticated attacks in real time.
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Protect against unsafe attachments

With Safe Attachments, you can prevent malicious attachments from impacting your messaging environment, even if their signatures are not known.
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Protect your environment when users click malicious links

Exchange Online Protection provides protection against malicious links by scanning content. Safe Links expands on this by protecting your environment when users click a link.
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Get rich reporting and track links in messages

Gain critical insights into who is being targeted in your organization and the category of attacks you are facing.

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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”

iSlips (Android) Update

PerfectLaw is pleased to announce the release of iSlips 2.0 for Android devices. In this update, the Search has been reworked to make selecting matters quicker and easier; time entry has been updated to utilize the keypad layout; and the user interface has been updated to resemble the look and feel of the iOS app, providing a uniform presence amongst all versions of the app.

For a brief demo, please refer to the video on the upper-right. If you’d like more information about iSlips (for either iOS or Android), please contact us.

Enter Expense Entries Right from Your Mobile Device with iSlips

PerfectLaw is excited to announce a new module for the iOS version of iSlips. With iSlips Expense, users will be able to quickly enter expense entries from anywhere with a wireless connection. Similar to iSlips Time Entry, users simply select the client matter from the one-touch search, enter the expense code and cost, and take a picture of the receipt.

Since your app is synced to PerfectLaw, all of your entered expenses and receipt images are automatically sent back to your office for your Office Assistant or Back Office personnel to review and post to billing.

For a better idea of how iSlips Expense works, please watch this video.

If you think your firm would be interested in Distributed Billing, please contact our Sales Department to get started.