We know it’s not easy practicing law when you are a solo practitioner. Law defines both business and profession and finding the right balance between them can be a big hassle.
Falling into the legal industry it’s difficult to start something at the grass-root level. If you have already stepped in with an action plan, praise yourself. You did good. However, if you are planning to start something new, sit tight because this blog will make your journey smoother.
Beginnings are usually difficult with multiple barriers, especially when you are a solo practitioner. Attorneys face various problems like time management, client onboarding & retention, billing and invoicing, timekeeping, and what not.
Following are some basic problems early birds face while stepping into the legal industry. We are hopeful that our solutions/tips will come handy for you during your journey.
Technology – What To Do?
Solo Practitioners keep tied to the traditional ways of legal functioning and that becomes an Albatross around their neck!
Long hours of paperwork was always a liability, it still is. However, in a modern-day scene, you need advanced tech to make your journey easier. The Legal Billing Software market is filled with countless law firm software to make your journey easier. One such software is CaseFox offering best-in-class legal documentation solutions.
Clients – Where Are They?
Being on your own makes it even harder to find clients–
A. You don’t get enough referrals.
B. You are busy doing all the work on your own and that leaves you with very little time to focus on clients.
Make a plan and follow it. Devise a strong marketing plan because no firm gets clients without the right marketing strategy. Build a network of lawyers, preferably other Solo Practitioners so that they can bring you referrals seeking help in your area of expertise. CaseFox provides you a Conflict Check facility to ensure that your duties and obligations towards them do not conflict with your other existing or previous clients.
Time – How Do I Track It?
Time Management is undoubtedly one of the major problems for solos and small law firms, since you work alone, you end up doing all the work and don’t even bill it wisely because it’s too much work.
We at CaseFox, provide simplified time & expense tracking for both billable and non-billable hours so that you don’t miss out on your time and your money. You can also keep all your tasks and calendar events in one place. So no missing out on important calls or meetings as you can track today’s task, late task, upcoming task, and all events trouble-free.
Billing – Why Is It Complicated?
Billing and invoicing can be a difficult task if done manually because there are so many records to maintain, taxes to check, and bills to pay and collect. Attorneys often report barriers in these sections as well.
CaseFox offers easy invoicing and billing options. This allows you to generate monthly and yearly invoices, payment receipts for running cases, timekeeping & expense entries, and more. We also provide automatic online payment functionality so that your clients can view and pay invoices online. This spaces you out from regular payment reminders to your clients.
“My overall experience with CaseFox has been great, it filled a gap in my practice software needs perfectly and now makes me look 100x more professional when dealing with complex cases.”
From Solo Practitioners to Well-Settled Law Firm
An attorney’s work life is filled with everyday struggles for survival and neck-to-neck competition with other firms. It is not very difficult to forget who you really are so remembering your values and motives should be your priority. CaseFox and our active client support will always be there for you to help you in every way possible.