Lean Into It: How to Make Better Choices About Legal Technology

First question: Do you have a law firm budget?  If you answered ‘yes’ — then, good for you!  You’re one of the few, the proud.

Second question: When did you last review your law firm budget?  Okay: now, I can’t be sure of what your response is, but I’m pretty sure I don’t like it.

The next (first?) time you review your budget, take a close look at the line items for technology.  Chances are you’re paying too much.  If you’ve still got lots of hardware, you’re paying for it, and its maintenance.  If you’re not utilizing cloud-based technology, can you flatten your costs?  Do you use everything you have, or is there software that’s on your books that’s not on your mind?  Where do you need legitimate upgrades, and when are you buying new shiny objects,  just to have them?

Technology overhead can make or break a law firm.  Too many unnecessary costs, and you begin to teeter over.  Too little overhead, however, and you’re likely inefficient.  Finding the right mix of technology is not an easy thing to do, and Googling gives you tons of options, but not necessarily experienced guidance.

That’s why it’s important to reach out to experts, when you want to tweak your law firm technology program.

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The good news is, that you’ve got someone to talk to.

The Wyoming State Bar offers free law practice management consulting services through Red Cave Law Firm Consulting.  To request a consult, visit the Wyoming State Bar’s law practice management page, and start running your law firm like a business.

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