Cloud computing is an everyday part of our digital lives. You may not be aware of “The Cloud” even though you are probably using it right now. If you upload family pictures to Facebook, watch television shows on Netflix, or use Dropbox to store client files, you are in “The Cloud.”
“The Cloud” really means nothing more than using the Internet to distribute software from remote servers to end users. In the early days of the Internet, this mostly consisted of simple files and static web pages. But in 2017, cloud software includes sophisticated applications that allow you to run your law firm from any Internet-connected device, including your laptop or smartphone.
Growing Your Personal Injury Practice
Many personal injury lawyers have only recently started to realize the benefits of cloud-based practice management software. Managing any law practice can be tedious and time-consuming. Personal injury firms require an especially deft administrative hand, as they are typically juggling dozens of active cases at any given moment. At the same time, attorneys need to be constantly recruiting new clients in order to grow the practice.
Cloud-based practice management software gives you the tools you need to manage your firm today while making it easy to expand tomorrow. CoCounselor offers plans starting at $80 per user, per month. This means whether you have 1 attorney or 10 at your firm, you will all have access to the same cloud-based platform.
Save Money While Improving Client Service
Scalability is a particularly important factor to consider when moving from an in-house management system to cloud-based software. Many law firms start out with an in-house solution, which may be nothing more than a simple Microsoft Access database or even a bunch of spreadsheets. This may be fine for a sole practitioner with no more than a couple of dozen clients. But as a firm adds attorneys, support staff, and clients, you end up spending more time trying to keep your outdated in-house system afloat than actually practicing law.
While you can hire professionals to create a purely server-based practice management system in your office, you need to stop and think about the total cost of ownership. In-house servers need to be maintained and updated around the clock. You do not just need to worry about the hardware failing; you also must ensure the software is constantly upgraded to protect against outside hacking and malware threats.
In the long run, it is less expensive and better for you and your clients to adopt cloud-based software. With a service like CoCounselor, you never need to worry if your software is secure and up-to-date. We take care of that for you. We manage the hardware and software. All you need is a computer and a web browser and you can manage your personal injury practice from anywhere.
Let Co-Counselor Be Your Cloud-Based Solution
If you are still unsure about trusting your data to the cloud, consider that CoCounselor is not your typical practice management software. CoCounselor was designed by personal injury plaintiff attorneys. We use this software on a daily basis and constantly work to improve it. Call us today at 404-492-5859 to schedule a free demo of CoCounselor and see how your practice can thrive in “The Cloud.”
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