Law Practice Management

In October 2021, Clio, the law practice management company, launched Clio Payments, native e-payments technology built into the Clio Manage law practice management platform — a launch that CEO Jack Newton described at the time as the company’s most important product release since its debut in 2008.
Today, in its first international expansion of the technology, Clio released
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What if you copied a lot of documents to a USB flash drive for working offline and now you can’t find the drive? Do you have to report this potential breach to firm management or notify the client of this potential breach? Suppose a hacker has gotten into your laptop and perhaps downloaded some files?
The short answer is there
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Earlier this month, the practice management company Filevine announced that, as part of a new document assembly feature, it had developed a proprietary document format, “.vine,” that it said would replace Microsoft Word and Google Docs in the legal industry. (See, Say What? Filevine Introduces Proprietary Document Format to ‘Become the New Standard in the Legal Industry’.)
In a
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AffiniPay, the parent company of payments platform LawPay and practice management platform MyCase, today named Catherine Dawson, a lawyer with 20 years of experience in data privacy, cybersecurity and mergers and acquisitions, as its general counsel. The news comes a week after AffiniPay named another woman to its executive suite, marketing and software executive Ana Villegas as
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What with COVID, the economy and the day-to-challenges of practicing law and managing a firm, it’s been a tough three years. Yet despite it all, smaller law firms have a bullish outlook on their future prospects — and with good reason.
So says the 2022 State of U.S. Small Law Firms survey conducted by Thomson Reuters, in collaboration with the
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You can’t go home again, Thomas Wolfe famously wrote. But legal tech news announced today suggests otherwise.
In an integration between two law practice products, Lawmatics, the legal CRM product founded by Matt Spiegel in 2017, now integrates with MyCase, the law practice management platform that Spiegel originally founded in 2009 and left in 2015.
“Both Lawmatics and
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At the 2022 Clio Cloud Conference held recently in Nashville, I sat down for a series of in-person LawNext interviews with Clio executives. In this episode, I speak with Jonathan Watson, Clio’s chief technology officer.
With over 20 years of leadership experience in large-scale SaaS and live gaming solutions, Watson’s unique approach and passion for intertwining product development, design,
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In news that had me checking my calendar to see if it is April 1, the practice management company Filevine says that, as part of a new Document Assembly feature, it has developed a proprietary document format, “.vine,” that it believes will replace Microsoft Word and Google Docs in the legal industry.
“We believe that Document Assembly and .vine will
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Docketwise, a case management platform for immigration lawyers, has now added built-in e-signature functionality.
Docketwise says it is now the only legal immigration software platform that has e-signature technology natively within its platform, as opposed to integrating with a third-party signature technology.
More about Docketwise on the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.
The company said that the addition of
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Cloud-based legal practice management software Actionstep today (1 November) announced the launch of Actionstep Payments, its new built-in, payment solution, now available to Actionstep customers in the US. Today, many …
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Way back in 2020, I wrote about how the pandemic had escalated the importance of electronic payments as a feature of law practice management software. That trend has only escalated since then, with any number of practice management platforms launching not just integrated e-payments from third-party payment processors, but their own native e-payments.
Now, another practice management platform is taking
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