The Most Helpful Tech Tools for a Law Firm

The importance of having the right technology at your law firm’s disposal can’t be overstated. Depending on where you’re located, you or your firm’s attorneys might even be required to take a CLE devoted specifically to how to incorporate technology.

Though you’ll find plenty of technology you can implement at your firm, it’s important to make sure it meets your needs. That might involve a bit of research, but to help you in your quest, we’ve put together a list of the most important types of technology you should consider.

Practice Management Software

As providers of practice management software, we’ve seen firsthand how transformative the right system can be for all aspects of a legal practice. It can improve the workflow (and alleviate the workload) of every single team member at your firm.

Through our practice management software, you can automate processes, customize your own personal dashboard, improve communication (both within your firm and with third parties), and better manage your case tracking. That’s why we recommend backdocket; but there are other forms of technology you’ll need to succeed in your market.

Application Tools to Help Processes

Though most firms have some type of document processing, such as Microsoft Word, there are several other types of applications that can also help you be more organized and efficient. Consider the value of:

  • Email applications (including those from Google and Microsoft)
  • Internal chat tools (Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Facebook Workplace)
  • Call tracking systems and VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), such as RingCentral, CallRail, Nimbata, etc.

Security Tools to Protect Information

Confidentiality and privacy are essential for law firms, so cyber security should be a priority. The type of security you’ll need for your law firm depends on the systems you use internally and the digital systems you offer clients.

Identity authentication and encryption tools will be a good starting point for most firms. Some of the tools you need might be included in other applications or digital systems, so consider checking with the providers of your current services before purchasing third-party systems.

Website and Web Marketing Tools

From content managements systems like WordPress and Squarespace that host your site to social media platforms to further establish your online presence, you’ll find several options for website, web marketing, and web data tools.

After you identify a platform to host your website, take advantage of social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn) and data analysis tools (like Google Analytics or Bing Webmasters Tool), all of which are free for your firm.

Once you have the budget and the staff capabilities to look into more advanced tools, you can start looking into tools like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Ahrefs, SEMRush, Crazy Egg, HotJar, HubSpot, and countless other tools to take your marketing to the next level.

Good Luck in Your Search!

Finding the right tech tools for your firm is a big undertaking, but it can be incredibly rewarding, exciting, and reassuring to find and implement the best systems needed to offer the best services possible to your clients.

If you’re a small- to mid-size law firm considering the benefits of a practice management system, then reach out to the team at backdocket to schedule a free demonstration!

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