How many hours do you work that you can actually bill? Do you manage to put in seven or eight billable hours a day, or maybe only three or four? There are so many tasks for the modern lawyer to manage at her firm, especially if the firm is small. If you aren’t able to maximize your billable hours, it could leave your practice with a serious cashflow problem. Luckily, the times are changing, and managing the time crunch via technology could be the answer.
Clio, one of the big names in practice management software, recently released its 2017 Legal Trends Report. And what this report has to say about practices all over the country could help your small firm run better.
Clio’s report revealed that around 48 percent of most attorneys’ time is spent on “administrative tasks.” This can include CLE time, generating bills, and trying to deal with technology. With so many tasks to manage in addition to practicing law, it’s not surprising that many attorneys have problems completing a regimented number of billable hours. However, there are some key things you can do to keep these ancillary tasks from taking over:
At Exactify.IT, we understand these time management issues and do all we can to help our clients navigate them. Our IT consulting and management services help firms free up time for billable hours. We provide the services attorneys need, so they can focus on practicing the law.