Productivity | 2 MIN
When lawyers think about improving productivity in their practice, they often target a discrete item or two. For example, if billables are not up to par, a supervising lawyer may focus on increasing the efficiency of legal staff or track the time billed by associates. If a firm’s financial records and trust accounts never seem to line up, the managing partner may hire a new legal accountant or spend time reviewing the records herself.
The problem with this approach is that it is short-sighted and often winds up being detrimental in one way or another, resulting in time or financial costs, or even loss of morale among staff.
Instead of focusing on aspects of practice management, those running law offices—whether they are managing partners, sole practitioners, paralegals or office managers—need to look at the big picture. They need to focus on legal practice productivity.
Legal practice productivity means optimizing more than just facets of practice management. When improving practice management, they of course need to look at legal billing and accounting, but should also look at their legal document management and the legal content upon which they rely. Are they producing documents as efficiently as possible? Is automation being utilized to instantly create accurate forms and correspondence? Is email correspondence automatically stored to a corresponding matter? Do they have up-to-date, reliable forms and precedents?
LEAP’s Legal Practice Productivity Solution provides the tools for law firms to increase productivity in each of these key areas, with practice management, legal accounting, document assembly and management and legal content integrated into one system.
Legal Practice Productivity means seeing the forest through the trees when trying to boost productivity. LEAP’s integrated, all-in-one cloud-based solution gives lawyers everything they need to do just that.