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CRM Solution for Midsize Firms
LexisNexis InterAction onDemand is the first Web-accessible customer relationship management (CRM) solution for mid-market law firms. This new software as a service (SaaS) offering streamlines one of the leading global CRM solutions into a lower-cost, more-simplified application for firms with fewer than 250 lawyers. Midsize law firms can access provider-hosted CRM services without the need for IT or human resources staffing; hardware purchase and maintenance; management of data centers; database and operating system software licenses; or software upgrades and training. InterAction delivers relationship intelligence throughout legal and professional services quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. InterAction software builds features and functionality that support the need to track and map relationships, areas of expertise, up-to-date case work and litigation.
“ Virtual Law Firm in a Box” for Smaller Firms
DirectLaw’s Virtual Law Firm Platform SaaS solution is a virtual law firm in a box for lawyers who want to put their practices on the Web. It is designed to enable solo practitioners and small law firms to service consumers online—and compete technologically with larger firms—by using Web-enabled automated document assembly. The DirectLaw Virtual service is licensed on a subscription basis, with pricing based on the number of automated legal document libraries selected. It comes with a secure, online administrative dashboard to manage client relationships, including e-commerce features for online credit card purchases and on-demand retrieval and review of client documents. The service includes MyLegalAffairs, a secure Web space for client communications where clients can purchase legal documents and services, interact with lawyers and receive legal advice. Clients can choose from hundreds of common legal documents, then enter their data and instantly create a document ready for their lawyer’s review. The MyLegalAffairs space is branded with the law firm’s Web graphics and identity. In addition, an authoring option is available for firms that want to automate their own legal forms and documents.
Affordable Color Printers
Xerox Corporation has introduced two new affordable office printers aimed at small and medium-sized firms. The Xerox Phaser 6128 MFP copies, scans and faxes, and prints up to 12 pages per minute in color, and 16 in black and white. In addition, access controls track costs and ensure color use is appropriately managed. Features include Scan To E-mail that sends e-mail via a wide variety of networks, and a LAN fax. For busy offices that require a single-function desktop printer, the Phaser 6280 offers up to 26 pages per minute color print speeds and a first-page-out time as fast as 10 seconds. With the capacity to hold up to 950 sheets of paper, it quickly prints documents without the need to refill paper trays as often as competitive products. In addition, it can produce graphic arts-quality marketing and sales materials. The Phaser 6128 MFP and Phaser 6280 are ENERGY STAR qualified.
New Bankruptcy Rules Library
In response to the increased demand for bankruptcy assistance, CompuLaw’s Bankruptcy Rules offers a comprehensive library of rules databases for law firms looking to add or enhance the practice of bankruptcy law. The company has also expanded its training team and now has six trainers to provide detailed instructions on timely implementations and the benefits of those databases. highlights of CompuLaw’s Bankruptcy Rules include FRBP Part 8 Appellate rules as well as separate rule sets for three Bankruptcy Appeals Panels (BAP): the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits. In addition, CompuLaw recently developed a rule set for FRBP Chapter 9, which is for Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality. The library also includes debtor and creditor deadlines; separate chapters for Chapters 7, 9, 11 and13; and local bankruptcy rules that also include dead-lines relating to contested matters and adversary proceed-ings, plus events such as mediation conferences, notice of mediation assignments and all other related deadlines particular to that court. CompuLaw offers rules databases for all 50 states, including State, Federal, Appellate, Supreme Court, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and more.
Simultaneous Social Network Status Updater
As you engage with more and more microblogging sites and social networks, it becomes difficult to keep up with them. HelloTxt is a handy service that allows you to post your status once and have it appear automatically on all of your chosen networks simultaneously. To use it, log in to the HelloTxt dashboard, select the services to which you want to send the updated message, and hit Send to update your status (and read your friends’ status) across all main micro-blogging and social networks. You can update your status on the Web site, via e-mail or from your mobile phone. You can also embed photos and video into your status updates.