A 21st Century Law Office
Probate and Property, July/August 2001, Volume 15, Numbr 4
By Thomas C. Baird
Thomas C. Baird is President of Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C., in Temple, Texas.
This article is the technological story of a small firm in central Texas with only four lawyers and 13 staff members. It is a story of trial and tribulation leading to a significant improvement in the firm’s practice of law consistent with its philosophy to provide clients with high-quality legal documents and services promptly and at a reasonable cost. Although not a technological blueprint for all law firms, this article is addressed to smaller firms that have determined that the time has come to either make changes or suffer losing client respect and confidence with a corresponding loss in profitability.