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The new year has arrived. It is time to make some resolutions for 2019. If your law firm has not implemented new technology, automated repetitive tasks and secured in-house and client data, you have plenty of resolutions to make. Let’s take a look at the top changes law firms should resolve to make in the new year.

New Year’s Resolution #1: Upgrade the Law Firm’s Technology

Law firm partners and managers that do not implement the latest tech improvements will pay the price in the form of reduced competitiveness. Technology is a game-changer for law firms of all types. Though it certainly costs some money to add the latest tech, these tools will help you win cases, organize information and garner favor with prospective clients. Perhaps most importantly, the prudent use of tech can level the playing field with larger law firms, helping you round out your client roster as time progresses.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Prepare for Disasters of all Types

It is time to stop hoping and praying that nothing bad will happen and start taking action. Be proactive, create a disaster recovery plan and you will rest easy knowing you have done everything in your power to prepare for a worst-case scenario. The moral of the story is to be proactive. As an example, consider seguing to the cloud so your data is automatically backed up. You can access data stored in the cloud at all times, regardless of physical location.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Secure Your Law Firm’s Data to the Fullest

Hackers will undoubtedly step up their game in 2019 so you should as well. Consider using a secure cloud platform such as Legal Workspace. Designed specifically for law firms, this platform has unparalleled security. Legal Workspace features an adaptive environment that can change to suit each client’s idiosyncratic needs.

New Year’s Resolution #4: Implement Data Automation and Management Solutions

Law firms are now empowered to streamline data management and administration. Software empowers law firm administrators to manage and monitor records and schedules. Make use of time/billing software and invoicing will no longer be a chore. The latest software boosts accuracy and opens up that much more time for your attorneys. Law firms of all types should also resolve to implement legal document generation software for a truly automated solution. This way, attorneys and legal staff don’t have to waste valuable time creating transactional documents over and over again.

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