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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The practice management platform PracticePanther today introduced native e-signatures, enabling law firms to send and obtain signatures on documents from directly within the platform, a feature that could both save time for users and streamline tasks such as client intake.
The feature is available free to subscribers to PracticePanther’s Business Plan and requires no separate subscription to a third-party
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One of the most dynamic areas of legal tech right now is practice management, which has seen a surge of investments and acquisitions over the past year. And one of the companies that best represents that trend is Paradigm, which was founded two years ago as ASG LegalTech and rebranded this year as Paradigm, to represent its goal of
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The pandemic has made it more essential than ever before for law firms to accept electronic payments. Clients who now pay everything else online have no appetite for lawyers who require paper payments. Plus, law firms that accept e-payments get paid faster and increase their collections, studies suggest.
Against this backdrop, the practice management platform Bill4Time is today unveiling
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Not surprisingly, the pandemic drove greater use of electronic payments across all industries, with the volume of electronic payments up 11.2 % in the first quarter of 2021 over the prior year.
Law firms were no exception to this trend, as they realized that the old way of collecting payments via paper checks was impacting their cash flow, according to
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Legal software when working remotely
It can take months to find the right tool stack for your virtual practice. Not to mention that operating remotely can also incur unexpected communication challenges or late bill payments from your legal firm clients.
67% of legal practitioners would like to continue working from home in the future, even if in a hybrid setting.
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The Oklahoma Bar Association has a new digital publication called Courts & More. It is sent to OBA members and features links to the recent Oklahoma appellate court opinions and other Oklahoma legal news. I write a practice management feature for that publication and will republish it here the week after it goes out to OBA members.
Every law firm
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ASG LegalTech, a portfolio company composed of four popular legal practice products — PracticePanther, Bill4Time, MerusCase and Headnote — today introduced a new brand for itself, Paradigm, to better represent how the company views itself, its customers and its plans for moving forward.
In a special episode of LawNext recorded in advance of today’s announcement, I discussed the rebrand
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In this exclusive LawNext interview recorded in advance of the announcement of ASG LegalTech’s acquisition of electronic payments company Headnote, I speak with the two companies’ CEOs: Soumya Nettimi of ASG LegalTech and Sarah Schaaf of Headnote, on the reasons for the deal and the significance for customers.
(I also posted this earlier this week as part of my story
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ASG LegalTech, the company that owns cloud practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time and MerusCase, has acquired Headnote, the online payments platform that provides e-payments and accounts-receivable management for law firms.
At the same time, ASG LegalTech is announcing the first fruit of this acquisition — a fully integrated, all-in-one payment system within the PracticePanther platform called PantherPayments
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