How to Use Technology to Build Your Legal Empire

Attorneys who don’t blindly accept the business models of traditional law firms are poised to enjoy significant advantages over competing attorneys.

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How to Use Technology to Build Your Legal Empire

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Attorneys who don’t blindly accept the business models of traditional law firms are poised to enjoy significant advantages over competing attorneys.

Brown accordion folders stuffed tight with legal briefs, agreements, paper clips, and other old-school fasteners called staples…

Bank boxes that started off neat and organized, but always seemed to end up a mixed mess of papers and manila folders…

Then there were file cabinets…
Card catalogs…
Binders…

All of it heavy, nothing easily found, and the most important documents seemed the most likely to be lost or destroyed.

Modern Document Management Software (DMS) are infinitely better… and more dangerous.

All of it heavy, nothing easily found, and the most important documents seemed the most likely to be lost or destroyed.

Modern Document Management Software (DMS) are infinitely better… and more dangerous.

While technology doesn't solve all a law firm's problems, they can give a law firm a competitive advantage over those who keep their heads in the sand.

Click the link below to get the guide, as well as ongoing insight into how you can use technology to give your law firm a competitive advantage.

Brown accordion folders stuffed tight with legal briefs, agreements, paper clips, and other old-school fasteners called staples…

Bank boxes that started off neat and organized, but always seemed to end up a mixed mess of papers and manila folders…

Then there were file cabinets…
Card catalogs…
Binders…

All of it heavy, nothing easily found, and the most important documents seemed the most likely to be lost or destroyed.

Modern Document Management Software (DMS) are infinitely better… and more dangerous.

All of it heavy, nothing easily found, and the most important documents seemed the most likely to be lost or destroyed.

Modern Document Management Software (DMS) are infinitely better… and more dangerous.

While technology doesn't solve all a law firm's problems, they can give a law firm a competitive advantage over those who keep their heads in the sand.

Click the link below to get the guide, as well as ongoing insight into how you can use technology to give your law firm a competitive advantage.

Firms that Avoid Technology Are Like Formula 1 Racers Who Show Up with a Horse...

… they might be running a race—but they're going to get lapped.

Law firms that refine their workflows and embrace new technologies can often do more with fewer resources, and enjoy significant benefits over their more traditional counterparts:

  • Near-instant access to crucial documents from anywhere–even in court
  • Reduced overhead with no loss of function, convenience, or prestige
  • The option to centralize operations or have a mobile workforce, all without reducing security or requiring expensive IT staff
  • Planned, focused technology investments that increase productivity while freeing up capital for other investments
  • Near-instant access to crucial documents from anywhere–even in court
  • Reduced overhead with no loss of function, convenience, or prestige
  • The option to centralize operations or have a mobile workforce, all without reducing security or requiring expensive IT staff
  • Planned, focused technology investments that increase productivity while freeing up capital for other investments

Of course, if you’re just starting a law firm (or have an established firm with a traditional workflow model), knowing where to begin is a challenge.

You're an attorney—not a technology geek...

… and as a result, technology is likely outside your area of expertise.

That’s why I created the guide, “Technology to Build a Law Firm from Scratch” to give attorneys the tools to make informed decisions about their technology investments.

But before we get into that, let me tell you about some attorneys who started from absolute zero…

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You're an attorney—not a technology geek...

How to Use Technology to Build Your Legal Empire - Optiable

… and as a result, technology is likely outside your area of expertise.

That’s why I created the guide, “Technology to Build a Law Firm from Scratch” to give attorneys the tools to make informed decisions about their technology investments.

But before we get into that, let me tell you about some attorneys who started from absolute zero…

Freedom Born from Disaster

Following Hurricane Katrina, I worked with scores of attorneys to help them start their firms over from scratch.

While helping with these attorneys rebuild their businesses, I saw something happen over and over again…

In many cases, the total loss of their law firms freed these attorneys emotionally and mentally to create the best firm for their needs…

Regardless of how they’d always done things…

Without fealty to old workflows…

They were freed to embrace innovations in law firm management, structure, and technology that they’d been reluctant (or afraid) to try before.

What emerged were law firms rooted in efficiency that used technology to “play bigger” than their attorney count warranted.
This worked regardless of legal specialty or the size of the firm…

And this can work for you too…

  • I have consulted with Craig on a number of issues ranging from Exchange providers to Worldox issues. As a consultant, he is an excellent resource for any Law firm IT department. The odds are if Craig hasn't helped a firm or legal department do exactly what you want to accomplish he knows someone who does and will help you work with them. I look forward to using Law Office Technology and specifically Craig's knowledge of software again in the future.

    Johnston Smith Information Technology Director
  • In my view, Craig Bayer is THE expert in legal technology. No matter the software, Web app, or other technology issues, Craig always knows the best solution -- usually, off the top of his head! Craig knows more about cutting-edge technology than anyone I've ever worked with. His work ethic is outstanding, yet he's fun and funny, witty, and extremely personable. His legal technology presentations and seminars are the best I've attended, and always well-received. I wholeheartedly endorse Craig Bayer and his outstanding company, Law Office Technology.

    Kim Plonsky Litigation Paralegal
  • Craig really knows his stuff when it comes to using technology in a law office/business. I've watched him teach lawyers about technology and I learn from him every chance I get.

    Paul Rabalais Estate Planning Attorney, Rabalais Estate Planning, LLC
  • You're better than the Genius Bar!

    Ernest M Lorimer Soeder & Associates, LLC

Following Hurricane Katrina, I worked with scores of attorneys to help them start their firms over from scratch.

While helping with these attorneys rebuild their businesses, I saw something happen over and over again…

In many cases, the total loss of their law firms freed these attorneys emotionally and mentally to create the best firm for their needs…

Regardless of how they’d always done things…

Without fealty to old workflows…

They were freed to embrace innovations in law firm management, structure, and technology that they’d been reluctant (or afraid) to try before.

What emerged were law firms rooted in efficiency that used technology to “play bigger” than their attorney count warranted.
This worked regardless of legal specialty or the size of the firm…

And this can work for you too…

  • I have consulted with Craig on a number of issues ranging from Exchange providers to Worldox issues. As a consultant, he is an excellent resource for any Law firm IT department. The odds are if Craig hasn't helped a firm or legal department do exactly what you want to accomplish he knows someone who does and will help you work with them. I look forward to using Law Office Technology and specifically Craig's knowledge of software again in the future.

    Johnston Smith Information Technology Director
  • In my view, Craig Bayer is THE expert in legal technology. No matter the software, Web app, or other technology issues, Craig always knows the best solution -- usually, off the top of his head! Craig knows more about cutting-edge technology than anyone I've ever worked with. His work ethic is outstanding, yet he's fun and funny, witty, and extremely personable. His legal technology presentations and seminars are the best I've attended, and always well-received. I wholeheartedly endorse Craig Bayer and his outstanding company, Law Office Technology.

    Kim Plonsky Litigation Paralegal
  • Craig really knows his stuff when it comes to using technology in a law office/business. I've watched him teach lawyers about technology and I learn from him every chance I get.

    Paul Rabalais Estate Planning Attorney, Rabalais Estate Planning, LLC
  • You're better than the Genius Bar!

    Ernest M Lorimer Soeder & Associates, LLC

Technology to Build a Law Firm from Scratch

One of the challenges facing most attorneys in terms of keeping up with advances in technology is that they’re focused elsewhere…

That’s why I wrote the guide, Technology to Build a Law Firm From Scratch.

In this guide, I take the insights learned from helping over 400 law firms create and optimize their law firms and distilled it into a simple, easy-to-understand guide to help you leverage technology to outperform your competitors.

Some of what you’re getting in this FREE guide includes:

  • Lessons from Katrina. Starting over, starting from scratch, and how to create a firm that’s impervious to natural and man-made disasters. (page 4)
  • Choosing the right computers for your team. Attorneys don’t need the same equipment as their support staff. Here’s how to make the best equipment choices. (Page 5)
  • How to get a full-blown law firm off the ground for less than $10,000.
  • Evaluating vendors. Six words that should make you turn and run.
  • BYOT without risking client data. How to safely let your staff bring (and use) their own tech in your firm.
  • Mac vs. PC—the surprising answer settles it once and for all. (Page 5)
  • The technology shift that frees up your firm’s resources and simplifies how you operate. (Page 8)
  • The case for ditching your firm’s phone system altogether without losing the professional image you want to project. (Page 8)
  • The business app most law firms scramble for that you should completely reject (and the superior replacement you already own). (Page 10)
  • Uncovering the “slick” lie that’s been fed to attorneys about practice management software.
  • Why listening to your accountant on this crucial system is a terrible idea. (Page 12)
  • Two programs that’ll make you rethink everything you know about practice management software.
  • Why you should only upgrade to enterprise systems when your firm crosses this important threshold.
  • Time tracking. Why even fixed-rate attorneys should be tracking their hours.
  • 9 key reasons your law firm needs a DMS or risk everything. (Page 14)
  • How to find any motion you drafted—within 5-seconds (Page 14)
  • The easiest way to be notified when somebody downloads too many documents (Page 14)
  • Two things to do before ever spending money on practice management software. (Page 16)
  • Lessons from Katrina. Starting over, starting from scratch, and how to create a firm that’s impervious to natural and man-made disasters. (page 4)
  • Choosing the right computers for your team. Attorneys don’t need the same equipment as their support staff. Here’s how to make the best equipment choices. (Page 5)
  • How to get a full-blown law firm off the ground for less than $10,000.
  • Evaluating vendors. Six words that should make you turn and run.
  • BYOT without risking client data. How to safely let your staff bring (and use) their own tech in your firm.
  • Mac vs. PC—the surprising answer settles it once and for all. (Page 5)
  • The technology shift that frees up your firm’s resources and simplifies how you operate. (Page 8)
  • The case for ditching your firm’s phone system altogether without losing the professional image you want to project. (Page 8)
  • The business app most law firms scramble for that you should completely reject (and the superior replacement you already own). (Page 10)
  • Uncovering the “slick” lie that’s been fed to attorneys about practice management software.
  • Why listening to your accountant on this crucial system is a terrible idea. (Page 12)
  • Two programs that’ll make you rethink everything you know about practice management software.
  • Why you should only upgrade to enterprise systems when your firm crosses this important threshold.
  • Time tracking. Why even fixed-rate attorneys should be tracking their hours.
  • 9 key reasons your law firm needs a DMS or risk everything. (Page 14)
  • How to find any motion you drafted—within 5-seconds (Page 14)
  • The easiest way to be notified when somebody downloads too many documents (Page 14)
  • Two things to do before ever spending money on practice management software. (Page 16)

While technology doesn't solve all a law firm's problems, they can give a law firm a competitive advantage over those who keep their heads in the sand.

Click the link below to get the guide, as well as ongoing insight into how you can use technology to give your law firm a competitive advantage.

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