Remote Working Survival Guide – 7 Strategies for Law Firms

We live in strange times.

Working remotely, once thought of as a luxury or optional benefit, is now a requirement for many law firms, and likely many more to come.

Some law firms have had robust tools to work remotely for a long time. But many either don’t have the capability to work outside of their office, or rely on clunky tools and methods to do so (such as VPN’s, or remotely logging into your work PC from your home PC).

And in these turbulent times, your firm need to do more than simply limp along: it needs to move forward and thrive.

For that reason, we’re sharing our survival guide on how to work remotely, and how to do it effectively. We’ll cover each critical aspect of a law firm’s technology, and how to move, enhance or otherwise alter it to work in a remote-working capacity.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • 1. Your Practice Management, Billing and Accounting Software
  • 2. Your Files, Folders and/or Document Management System
  • 3. Your Email
  • 4. Your Fax Machines / Service
  • 5. Internal Team Communication
  • 6. Your Phone System
  • 7. Electronic Signatures
  • 8. Virtual Desktop Solutions
    • ProLaw
    • PCLaw
    • Time Matters
    • Tabs3
    • PracticeMaster
    • Needles
    • TrialWorks
    • Worldox
    • Microsoft Office
    • WordPerfect
    • QuickBooks
    • Timeslips
    About the Author: Dennis Dimka
    Dennis Dimka is the CEO and founder of Uptime Legal Systems, North America's leading provider of technology, cloud and marketing services to law firms. Under Dennis’ leadership, Uptime Legal has grown organically and through acquisitions to become the nationally-recognized legal technology company it is today. Uptime Legal continues to innovate and disrupt the legal technology space, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private for the past six consecutive years. Dennis was also an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

    2 comments on “Remote Working Survival Guide – 7 Strategies for Law Firms”

    • I do IT consulting for a law firm that switched to Uptime Practice about a year ago. My full-time job is software development. While I have a small office suite from which I work, I’m mainly home-based. I like to tell people “I’ve been social-distancing professionally since 1998”.

      With that context, I just want to say this is a great article that does a better job than I could have to cover all the bases with respect to remote working — not just for law firms but in general. These are things that most people don’t think about until it’s too late (i.e. any time after last week is too late). In particular, secure file access, phone access (not just voice mail, but being able to take, transfer, and conference calls remotely), and of course client/case/billing management (or whatever that translates to outside of law firms).

      Anyway, just wanted to say well-done. 🙂

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