I often consult with lawyers setting up a new solo or small firm practice. There are many items involved in setting up any new business – like applying for an employer identification number (EIN) and deciding on the best entity to use for the business.
But there are also aspects of setting up a law practice unique to the legal
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MerusCase, a law practice management software tailored for workers’ compensation, employment and labor, and insurance defense firms, today introduced MerusPay, an e-payments feature built natively in the MerusCase platform.
MerusCase says this native online payments capability enables users to now compliantly process payments without the need for additional third-party applications.
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LollyLaw, a cloud-based practice management platform designed for immigration lawyers, is today launching a native electronic payments platform, LollyPayments.
The new e-payments capability enables LollyLaw customers to collect and reconcile payments without having to switch between LollyLaw and third-party vendors. It is available to all LollyLaw customers as of today.
The launch of LollyPayments comes less than three months
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The law practice management platform PracticePanther is today beginning a limited-time “SwitchScription” offer by which it will buy out law firms from up to seven months of their current practice management contracts if they switch to PracticePanther.
“At PracticePanther, we believe that every law firm should be able to choose the solution that best serves the current needs
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The law practice management company Paradigm has acquired LollyLaw, a cloud-based, all-in-one practice management platform designed for immigration law firms.
The acquisition adds immigration software to Paradigm’s portfolio of law practice products that already includes the practice management platforms PracticePantherBill4Time and MerusCase; the payments platform Headnote; and the legal accounting software TrustBooks, which it
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Paradigm, the parent company to four legal practice management and payments products — PracticePantherBill4Time, MerusCase and Headnote — today adds a fifth, as it acquires TrustBooks, the cloud-based accounting software built specifically for law firms.
With this acquisition, Paradigm adds legal accounting to a product line-up that already includes three separate all-in-one practice management platforms
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Paradigm, the parent company to four legal practice management and payments products — PracticePantherBill4Time, MerusCase and Headnote — today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of two executives, one who will oversee product management and the other marketing.
Joining Paradigm as vice president of product management is Marie Burgess, who was
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In my LawNext podcast, I have the great privilege of engaging in conversations every week with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” That “what’s next” spans a range of topics, from rethinking legal education to innovating legal practice,  from developing new technology to driving greater diversity.
These are among the topics that listeners found
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Bobby Balachandran, founder and CEO of governance, risk and compliance company Exterro, has just been named LegalTech CEO of the Year in the Legaltech Breakthrough Awards. In a year in which so many legal tech companies have seen significant growth, it is a notable honor. But Balachandran is hardly resting on his laurels. He is already eyeing
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As text messaging increasingly becomes a preferred form of communication for many, the cloud practice management platform PracticePanther today said it has added built-in, two-way text messaging as a feature available to all customers at no additional cost.
Lawyers can provide the text number to clients for them to ask questions or upload documents or images, and firms can use
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Paradigm — the parent company to practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time and MerusCase and payments platform Headnote — is being acquired by Francisco Partners, a major investment firm that specializes in investments in technology businesses.
A Reuters report valued the deal at $400 million, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Francisco Partners is also the largest shareholder in
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On this episode of How It Works: PracticePanther, a leading cloud-based law practice management software solution that serves tens of thousands of legal professionals in 170 countries.
PracticePanther offers features in case management, time tracking, billing, client intake, payment processing, calendaring, e-signatures, and more, all designed to empower lawyers to automate their practices.
Joining me to introduce PracticePanther and
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