With attorneys working from home, the office, and every combination of the two, many legal professionals are looking to adopt legal practice management software that gives them everything they need to run their firm.
Finding legal software that integrates seamlessly with other systems should be added to any attorney’s “wish list.” Legal practice management software like LEAP, not only provides case management, document automation, instant time recording, billing, and trust accounting but also works seamlessly with the other systems that your firm needs in order to make more money.
These other systems may include tools already being used by your firm or new innovative solutions that should be adopted to run your firm more efficiently.
Here are the 5 reasons why system integrations should be on your legal software wish list:
1. You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Your Current Systems
Your legal practice management software should seamlessly work with the platforms that your firm is already using, like Office 365. Workflows like email management in Outlook, document production in Microsoft Word, and chatting with colleagues on Microsoft Teams should not be sacrificed for adopting new legal software.
Legal software systems like LEAP integrate seamlessly with Office 365 and offer instant time recording and legal document automation when using Word and Outlook. Case details are also pre-filled into court forms and emails, saving attorneys time on administrative work.
2. Work Smarter, Not Harder
System integrations can greatly improve your law firm’s efficiency and your legal software should be able to work seamlessly with these tools to improve your productivity.
For instance, BundlePro allows attorneys to eliminate the labor-intensive tasks of preparing court bundles. The traditional process of court bundling includes printing in bulk, duplicating, collating, and sending files back and forth to all parties involved before filing. With BundlePro, attorneys create and customize professional court bundles with ease. Large volumes of documents are easily converted into a single PDF, with an automated paginated index, bookmarks, hyperlinks, a cover page, and OCR technology making the text fully searchable.
BundlePro’s exclusive integration with LEAP automatically captures the expenses incurred for easy cost recovery.
Once the court bundle is ready, InfoTrack will automate the court filing process even further for litigation firms. InfoTrack offers electronic signature functionality, e-filing orders in select states, automatic matter updates, and more.
3. Provide Clients With Remote Collaboration and Services
Today’s consumers are looking for more ways to access and collaborate on the services they are paying for. The legal industry is no exception.
LawConnect was built for LEAP as a legal document management and collaboration tool for attorneys. With only a few clicks, attorneys can securely request and share large files with clients and third parties. Legal professionals can designate access permissions, request reviews and responses, and give clients a centralized location for all documents that are being worked on together.
Another service that is popular for the remote consumer is the ability to book appointments with law firms anytime on the internet. LawTap gives law firms the ability to have their potential and existing clients schedule meetings, based on the attorney's availability, and the client receives automatic reminders so they don’t miss the appointment.
LawConnect and LawTap are both made available with the LEAP Web Portal.
4. Get Paid Faster
It’s important to use systems that directly contribute to your law firm’s bottom line. E-Billing is a LEAP partner add-in that will export invoices in LEDES (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard) billing formats, specific to the matter and period of time.
System integrations should make it easy for law firms to bill and collect payments. Securely collect payments once the invoice is sent with systems like RapidPay. This system allows attorneys to generate payment footers on invoices, accept payments online via major credit cards, and produce receipts automatically.
When these transactions need bank reconciliation and legal accounting, systems like QuickBooks Online and Xero should be used to complete the law firm’s accounting. Legal software should communicate seamlessly with these types of financial management systems so law firms can make more money.
5. Innovate Your Law Firm
Legal software providers, like LEAP, are pushing the boundaries of what kind of technology is available to today’s law firm. Along with exclusive integrations and integrated apps, LEAP also provides law firms with the LEAP Marketplace.
This resource tool is made available to LEAP users and allows them to gain access to LEAP integrated apps. LEAP Marketplace provides additional value for law firms, enabling developers the opportunity to make more integrations that can be regularly available and highly customizable.