What Meeting Means Now: Video Conferencing Is An Essential Law Firm Technology

As ‘social distancing’ has now become part of the American lexicon, it will never be ‘business as usual’ again for law firms.  Everything you did in-person before, you now need to be able to do virtually as well.  Since law firms have thrived on traditional business models, built on handshakes and in-person meetings, that can be a difficult conversion; but, it’s not impossible.

Even when in-person meetings are off the table, it’s important to be able to talk with people, to see their faces, to make a visceral connection with them.  In some cases, like for client intake, you may use meetings as a way to authenticate identity.  It may be how you cement referral relationships.  Maybe you just prefer visual meetings to the phone or email.

Whatever the case, for now, and potentially more often moving forward, it may make sense to convert all or some of those meetings to video conferences.  The good news is there are a lot of great video conferencing softwares out there that are easy to use; and, the audio and video quality has never been better.  Choices like Facetime, Go To Meeting and Zoom, as well as others, are all reasonable options.

If you don’t already have a favorite, test the field, and make meetings personal again.

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If you need some help making video conferencing happen, just give us a call.

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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