Attorneys and Virtual Assistants; a Match made in Cyberspace

Guest post by Tina Hilton; owner/virtual assistant; Clerical Advantage So you’ve been hearing the words Virtual Assistant pop up just about everywhere lately? Not surprising, because although the virtual assistant industry has been around for awhile, in our current economy using a virtual assistant is becoming a wise economical decision. For lawyers, especially solo practitioners […]

Understanding Legal SaaS: A Software-as-a-Service Video

Since our public Pilot launch on February 21, 2008, Rocket Matter has quickly become recognized as the leading Software-as-a-Service provider for legal practice management and time and billing software. We’ve discussed SaaS before on our blog, exploring the undeniable growth of the industry, and explored some of the issues raised by leaders in the legal […]

Jay Fleischman on Managing Email

Jay Fleischman of Bankruptcy Practice Pro has a great post worthy of Life Hacker about managing email. Very appropriate, considering now that the world is awash in blogs, Twitter tweets, Facebook notifications, and email, electronic communications quickly spiral out of control. Here’s the short version (though it’s worth reading in its entirety): 1. Stop Checking […]

Open standards movement in Legal Software

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. […]

Legal GTD: Mind maps in the law practice

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 […]

Less is more in legal practice management and time and billing software

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 […]