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Firm Manager Brings a Case to a Close

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It was a first degree charge in a matter of closure – a case of a case that could not be closed in a cloud-based tool for law firm practice management.

That was true, however in the latest update to our Firm Manager product we’ve added that capability – and we’d like to believe it’s a demonstration of how responsive we are to the market – and especially to our customers.

As the screenshot nearby indicates, users can in fact now close a matter.  In this new update there are also several other enhancements, which were all also largely driven by customer requests. Included in this software update are:

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  • Money Finder Enhancements Survey research on billable hours tells us that upwards of 40% of an independent attorney’s time remains unbilled.  The reason for this is they’ve forgotten to record time or expenses associated with activities.The Money Finder feature, released earlier this year automatically searches and sorts through tasks, meetings and documents created in the Firm Manager application and flagging those that have not been associated with a client bill for review. In other words it’s a simple way to catch unbilled time and ensure accurate billing practices in keeping with being careful stewards of a client’s trust and investment in legal counsel. This release provides a graphical visualization on the starting page in the product to provide an at-a-glance view.
  • Links to Research Products We’ve added links to the Lexis Practice Advisor® and Lexis Advance® products. For customers with accounts on those products, these links provide easy access to sign into those products. This is the beginning…

A Brief History of Firm Manager Enhancements

The Firm Manager product was launched in February 2014 at LegalTech New York.  The new product is focused on doing two things very well:  its lightning fast and it’s very easy-to- use.  The product shipped with secure file sharing capability though an alliance formed nearly a year earlier.  Additional enhancements include:

Firm Manager does not look like it was designed by three people on laptops in a software incubator who have never seen the inside of a law firm. Instead, Firm Manager is an attractive, reasonably priced, well-designed web application in which lawyers clearly had some input. All in all, it’s a solid product from a well-known source that deserves a TechnoScore of “A.”  – Independent review published in a TechnoLawyer newsletter

Three Easy Ways to Learn More

Interested in learning more? Here are three easy ways to do it:

  1. Take a self-guided tour
  2. Sign up for a live product demonstration
  3. Register for a free trial of the product

In the meantime, we can assure you that in terms of Firm Manager enhancements – now that’s a case that is far from closed.

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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