Small Law Firm Spotlight: Exploring “The Modern Practice”

Topics: Case Management, Client Relations, Data Analytics, Efficiency, Law Firms, Legal Innovation, Legal Operations, Process Management, Small Law Firms, Thomson Reuters


It’s no secret that the legal industry is transforming at an unprecedented rate. The truth is, it’s getting harder and harder for attorneys to find the time to actually practice law while running their own law firm.

Based on extrapolation of available working hours, there are 3,120 hours in a year to make money, based on a 60-hour week. However, according to responses from Thomson Reuters’ 2016 State of the U.S. Small Law Firm Survey, about 40% of that time is spent on activities other than the practice of law.

That’s 1,248 hours per year spent on activities other than the practice of law!

What if you could get back some of that time, streamline your workflow, and strengthen your practice?

The 4 Pillars of The Modern Practice

Explore the four pillars of success for competitive firms:

  1.      Attracting and retaining clients while sharpening your focus on business development and client service;
  2.      Practicing law, including specialties such as drafting and research, and improving matter management;
  3.      Running your firm with a focus on client management and billing; and
  4.      Managing your finances, including how to properly take write-downs and offer beneficial fee adjustments.

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How to Virtually Eliminate Unnecessary Tasks and Mistakes

It’s the practice of law that ultimately creates revenue for your firm. Learn how small law firms are streamlining their administrative tasks so they can focus on what they do best — practice law.