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Fear Not the Cloud: New Import Tool Eases Transition to Firm Manager


Calling all attorneys who are hesitant to move their firms to the cloud for fear of the long and dreaded data migration process ahead. We have one message to share—fear not the cloud.

LexisNexis just released a new version of its Firm Manager practice management software that now enables attorneys to take their law firms into the cloud-based solution in, drum roll please—less than an hour.

Yes that’s right, LexisNexis recently unveiled a new data import tool for Firm Manager that helps attorneys import all of their critical law firm data to the cloud-based software in under an hour.

The new Firm Manager data import tool alleviates the long and painstaking data migration process, which is often plagued by errors in source files.

It works by first importing clean data (e.g. information that is entered corrected at the outset). If there are any errors, attorneys are alerted and provided a downloadable CSV file with only these errors. The errors can be corrected and re-imported into Firm Manager.

The new data import tool can import all of the following data:

  • Contacts
  • Matters
  • Billing Codes
  • Opening Trust Balances
  • Time Entries
  • Expense Entries
  • Invoices
  • Matter Notes
  • Contact Notes
  • Tasks

Here’s an even easier way to think about it— if a firm can export their data from a CSV file, then Firm Manger can import it.

In addition to migrating important law firm data, Firm Manager also integrates with Google Calendar and Office 365. For those firms in need of more robust document management capabilities, Firm Manager also bulk imports entire folders and nested folders with one click and assigns all the documents included in those files to a matter. Firm Manager users can also send an email to a matter using a new email address.

This begs only one question, who’s ready to dive in, err, on the cloud?


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About Carla Del Bove

Carla Del Bove
Carla Del Bove is President and Founder of CDB Communications, an independent public relations agency specializing in content development, media relations and overarching PR Strategy. In her current role, Ms. Del Bove provides strategic public relations and content development support to the LexisNexis Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) portfolio of products. Ms. Del Bove also serves as a regular contributor to the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. She frequently covers a gamut of topics related to managing the business aspects of the legal profession and relevant issues facing today’s law firms and corporate legal professionals. Ms. Del Bove brings nearly two decades of strategic communications expertise to her role. Her media relations efforts have landed her clients in a number of leading, national publications including: The Boston Globe, Forbes, Law360, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & Law Blog (The Wall Street Journal’s legal trends and issues blog). Prior to founding CDB Communications, Ms. Del Bove worked at among the top global public relations agencies including: Arnold Worldwide, MSL Group and Porter Novelli. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.