When we started Rocket Matter, it was very clear to us the advantages that small firms and solo practitioners would enjoy from the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model: zero install, zero upgrade, worry-free backups, expert security, and a host of other advantages we discuss in this post. The trend in the business software community is undeniable. 2008 […]
A Change in the Law: Should Judges Grant Continuances to Lawyers Who Need Parental Leave?
While women make up 49.3% of first year law students and 48.7% of summer associates nationwide, they only comprise 36% of the legal profession overall. Why the discrepancy? Female lawyers often leave the legal profession during their childbearing years.
A Member of Our Legal Community Fights Friedreich’s Ataxia
Imagine finding out that your child had a disorder that would interfere with walking, talking, and running. Imagine he or she would likely be in a wheelchair by his or her late teens. Imagine discovering that your kid, as a result of the disorder, would develop scoliosis, diabetes, and a heart condition that reduces […]
Rocket Matter’s New Series: Shelter Animal of the Week
Caring is one of our core values at Rocket Matter. We’ve decided to extend our caring beyond the way we treat each other and our customers, so Rocket Matter is now championing two main causes: Social justice and animal welfare. Previously we’ve written about our involvement with the Anti-Defamation League and highlighted lawyers fighting […]
Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Adriana Lafaille, Matthew Segal, Carl Williams, and the ACLU of Massachusetts
We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to to the plate. They fight hate, they defend our Constitution, and they give a voice to people who can’t speak for themselves. More than ever before, we need lawyers…
Rocket Matter Subscriptions Now Include LexCharge Payment Processing for Law Firms
We started working with LexCharge, the legal-specific payment processing service back in February to provide credit card processing for Rocket Matter Payments. Our law firms have the ability to email an invoice and have the client pay online, offer pain-free recurring billing, and permit…
Rocket Matter now affords you maximum flexibility for setting your billable rates. With our recent update, you can set an hourly rate in three ways: Globally – Each user has a default rate. Matter Specific – Certain matters can now be set up with their own rates per user. Item Specific – Change your rate […]
When we were at ABA Techshow last month and attended a session on legal practice management software, we were surprised to hear advocates of both Time Matters and Amicus Attorney state that once you chose a legal practice management solution, you were unlikely to switch, as there’s no good way to get your data out. […]
Many thanks to Bryan Sims who runs the excellent blog “The Connected Lawyer” for publishing an “An Interview with Larry Port from Rocket Matter.” I’ve been a fan of Bryan’s high quality content for a long time and it was an honor to be included in his blog.
Web-based legal practice management took another step forward! Rocket Matter rolled out some changes on Wednesday night we hope you’ll enjoy. Month Chooser on User Dashboard: This is the first of many calendaring improvements we will gradually be rolling out. Now you can quickly view any date’s activities from your Dashboard. Edit Matter Relationships: In […]
Recently I wrote about my love for mind maps and specifically, the web-based product MindMeister for online collaboration. The topic of mind maps has been explored recently on the SOLOSEZ listserv. Nerino Petro, PMA for the State Bar for Wisconsin, offered some great advice and tidbits: “I’ve found it to be helpful when in meetings […]
Thank you so much to Zale Dowlen for inviting me to guest post on his Lex Loci Linux (Linux in the Law Office) blog! It’s great to see Zale publishing information on Linux. It’s yet another choice for attorneys, plus it’s an OS I hold dear to my heart (I honed my programming skills on […]
The web generation of legal software wants to meet your friends. Rocket Matter is pleased to introduce our “Launch a Friend” program, which allows our customers to earn free months of usage! Here’s how it works: Sign up for Rocket Matter. Refer an associate to Rocket Matter. Have said associate mention your name in the signup […]
There are a lot of practicing lawyers out there. Most work in small and solo law firms. And according to the annual ABA technology survey, only 53% have purchased dedicated practice management solution to streamline their operations and bill more time. Even less utilize their investment. Why is this the case? We put ourselves in […]
We’re happy to see that our design philosophy of “less is more” is shared by our SaaS cousins at Nextpoint. In a recent post, they discuss their redesign, emphasizing simplicity. They even have a picture of a Steve Martin comedy album. It doesn’t get much better! Simple applications mean less training, less mistakes, and less […]