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Why Today’s Legal Services Industry Needs Online Payments
Especially in the era of COVID-19, mediators and contract paralegals alike should take care to offer options to their clients.
Process Servers & Online Payments: Serve Your Papers and Your Clients
Especially in the era of COVID-19, process servers should take care to offer payment options to their clients, be they attorneys or private citizens. This includes offering payment via credit card.
Year-End Law Firm Accounting: How to Get Money in the Door in Q4
Law firms can help reduce some end of year headaches by utilizing these helpful tips and practices to ensure the money gets through the door.
2020 Clio Cloud Conference: Key Takeaways
The Clio Cloud Conference is easily one of the biggest legal conferences of the year. Here are a few key takeaways from the 2020 virtual event.
LawPay Partners with Powerhouse Legal Research Tool, Casetext
Legal professionals can now sign-up for LawPay while inside the legal research platform Casetext
It’s Your Money—Go and Get it: Tips for Collecting on Your Outstanding Receivables
We’ll show you the essential steps to collect outstanding receivables and set 2021 up for financial success!
Protect the Record and Your Income: Court Reporters and Online Payments
As court reporters are more in demand than ever, it is incumbent upon them to ensure that they are maximizing their profits and getting paid on time, every time.
Don’t Socially Distance Yourself from Your Payments
We'll discuss some tips and tricks for getting paid in the era of COVID-19, as well as what you can do to increase receivables in your firm.
How Legal Tech Aligns with the Increased Demand for Remote Work under COVID-19
Our friends at TimeSolv examine the best legal tech options that can help law firms face the challenges of a virtual work environment.
You’ve Decided to Go Out on Your Own. Now What?
If you are thinking about starting your own firm, here are five things you need to do to make your new venture a success.
Returning to the Office: A Guide for Attorneys
We’re digging into some things that law firms will want to keep top of mind as they consider re-opening and start getting back to business as usual.
Why Making Your Clients Feel Good Is As Important As Winning Their Case
While it might be easy to forget about bedside manner, it is important to keep the client’s psychology and satisfaction in mind.
Do you trust yourself with trust accounting?
Practicing attorneys and soon-to-be-attorneys alike might have some concept of what a trust account is, but how do you actually go about setting one up?
9 Steps for Using Your Law Firm Invoice as a Marketing Tool
Erika Winston from TimeSolv shares how law firms can easily transform monotonous invoices into powerhouse marketing tools.
Cybersecurity for Law Firms: What Larger Offices Should Know
Don’t let your law practice become a cautionary tale for other firms. Take the necessary steps today to ensure your office is safe from external and internal threats.
Remote Online Notarization
Many states now allow you to utilize remote online notaries for executing a document.
Cash Flow during COVID-19: How Law Firms are Adjusting
Many law firms are fortunately discovering a technology that can help them maintain a steady cash flow and better serve their clients during this experience: online legal payment solutions.
2019 Legal Trends Report: What Lawyers Need to Know
We’ll breakdown what makes the Legal Trends Report significant, as well as our favorite insights from the 2019 edition.
The 7 Types of Law Firm Software Solutions You Need
Ensure you’re maximizing efficiency in your practice by investing in these essential categories of software for law firms.
RIGHT Lawyers increase access to justice with LawPay
“We like giving our clients a good experience, and LawPay helps us do that.”
LawPay Helps Cohn Legal Support Entrepreneurs and Startups
Hear how LawPay has helped Cohn Legal improve firm operations and enhance the client experience.
Law Firm Spotlight: Smith & Eulo Law Firm
This month, we're excited to feature Smith & Eulo, a criminal defense firm from Orlando, Florida!
How Lawyers are Optimizing Cash Flow and Workflow
We’ll dig into both process and operational benefits to see how online payments are being used in successful firms to boost cash flow and save time.
Q&A with the Founder and CEO of Zola Suite
CEO of Zola Suite Fred Cohen shares his passion for designing software that serves as the single source of truth for modern law firms.
A Brief Explanation of Current U.S. Immigration Laws
Read immigration law expert Paul Parsons' article, Understanding U.S. Immigration and Nationality Laws.
Elliott Immigration Law provides better client experiences with LawPay
Learn how LawPay has enabled Elliott Immigration Law to provide the best service for their clients.
3 Reasons Why Lawyers Are Switching to eChecks
Thanks to online payment solutions, law firms can now accept check payments 100 percent electronically in the form of an eCheck.
3 Steps to a Highly Productive Law Firm
Maddy Martin from Smith AI identifies opportunities for law firms to streamline their productivity in order to increase revenue.
Stephenville law firm adds 10% to their bottom line with LawPay
"If you're going to use a credit card system, you should be using a system that understands the business of law—and that's LawPay."
Why Freeman Tax Law Trusts LawPay to Support Their Modern Firm
Discover why Jeff Freeman can't imagine running his firm without LawPay.
How Law Firms Can Prevent Client Non-Payment
Decrease the number of non-paying clients you deal with. Here's how.
New Infographic: Recent Trends in Legal Payments
Check out our new infographic below to learn about some of the payment challenges facing law firms today, and how modern payment trends could help provide solutions for these problems.
Can you charge a fee or surcharge for clients who pay you with a credit card?
Laws around surcharging are, as the saying goes, “as clear as mud.” Why? Because these laws are being increasingly challenged. However, let’s discuss this question, and its answer, from the beginning.
RWR Legal finds workflow solutions and improved cash flow with LawPay
"I don't usually embrace programs like this, but LawPay is the best credit card processor I've ever seen."
An In-Depth Look At Why Attorneys Love LawPay
Joe Galotti from Answering Legal explores what lawyers love about LawPay.
Credit Card Mythbusting: 7 Reasons Law Firms Still Resist Online Payments
We’ll dispel seven common misconceptions about accepting credit cards online as payment for legal services.
The Time Management Challenge All Solo Practices Must Overcome
As a solo practitioner, your time is valuable and wasted time adds up to wasted dollars.
What Lawyers Need to Know About the GDPR
Here is a break down of everything you need to know about it and what steps you can take to protect your clients’ data within your legal practice.
The Ultimate Guide to Law Firm SEO
An expert in attorney SEO offers 7 practical tips for improving your law firm’s Google rank, getting new clients online, and beating your competitors.
An Attorney’s Guide to Building a Website
We’ll walk you through the key steps to creating a professional website for your practice.
Law Firm Spotlight: The Law Firm of Bennett Samuel Ostroff
This month, we’re excited to feature Bennett Samuel Ostroff, Esq., from Hunt Valley, Maryland.
...And You Shall Not Receive
How electronic payment processing eliminates collections
Should Lawyers Ask Clients to Post “Reviews” Online?
Learn about the ethics involved in asking clients to review your services.
Partner Spotlight: Kahuna Accounting
This month, we’re proud to feature Micky Deming, Director of Business Development at Kahuna Accounting Group, as our Featured LawPay Partner.
Protection of Client Information: What ABA Opinion 477R Means for You
Learn about new information security measures recommended in this ABA opinion.
Partner Spotlight: Unbundled Attorney
This month, we’re proud to feature Dave Aarons, Co-founder and CEO of Unbundled Attorney.
What’s Your Collection Rate?
Even small fluctuations in your collection rate can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Follow these basic tenets to increase your collections and revenue.
Need to Protect Sensitive Data? Get it Out of Your Office.
Protecting sensitive data is actually simple for attorneys to do, and in most cases, requires nothing more than getting that information out of their office.
Communication Skills Part III: Avoiding Mistakes in Communication
Communicate in a way that connects you as a team member for your client’s reasonable goals.
Are You Really Taking a “Retainer”?
Using the correct definition of retainer is important, and may have significance in your home jurisdiction.
Opinion on Surcharging
While your state may allow you to pass on transaction fees to clients, think carefully before doing so. Potential clients will not expect a higher fee simply because they use a different form of payment.
Communication Skills Part II: Communicating During the Case
If you require yourself to have robust client communications, you’ll pay more attention to your cases, accomplish more, and do it faster.
Linda Klein discusses burdens of running a law firm
ABA President Linda A. Klein recently discussed the difficulties many lawyers face because too much of their time is spent running their firm.
Communication Skills Part I: Communicating with New Clients
In my speeches to young lawyers around the country I tell them there is no more important skill to the successful practice of law than to effectively communicate with all of the participants in your legal system.
Law Firm Spotlight: Turco Legal
This month, the LawPay Law Firm Spotlight is excited to feature Turco Legal from Massachusetts!
New Rule Change for Attorneys in Wisconsin
On July 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin granted additional options for accepting client payments via credit, debit, and electronic payments (ACH).
Six Methods Of Negotiation
Attorney Claude Ducloux’s review and distillation of Secretary James A. Baker’s advice on high level negotiations.
Featured Client: Michael Carroll
This month, we’re lucky to feature Michael Carroll, author of The Naked Lawyer and insurance specialist for attorneys!
The Art of the Interview
How to interview clients in a way that results in reasonable expectations.
Law Firm Revenues Increase in Q1 of 2016
After serving as the preferred payment solution for lawyers and law firms for more than a decade, we at LawPay have seen firsthand how accepting credit cards has helped our clients shorten collection cycles and improve their bottom lines.
Security Step 5: Secure Your Sensitive Data
Not only do you have an ethical responsibility to protect your firm’s information, but often times a legal responsibility as well.
Security Step 4: Protect Internal Systems
In today’s digital world, computers can be a treasure trove for an online attacker, and can also provide a jumping-off point to reach other systems or online accounts.
Security Step 3: Fortify Your Network
Reduce your risk of data theft by making a few important changes to your network configuration.
Security Step 2: Strengthen Your Passwords
Your network, PC, email, and many applications have one critical element in common: they are only as secure as the password you created for them.
Security Step 1: Identify Your Cyber-Assets
The path to a more secure office starts with creating a simple document detailing your firm’s IT assets.
Featured Law Firm: The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard
Welcome to the LawPay Featured Law Firm! For April, we’re lucky to feature The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard of Maryland!
Law Firm Cash Flow: You Should Aim for “90 in 90”
With a broad legal practice, there is no magic secret to maintaining a consistent cash flow. It is a combination of excellent communication, billing discipline, and intentional follow up.
The Three Tools Law Firms Need to Survive and Thrive
Three of the most important tools you need to run an efficient law practice, and continue to grow in a competitive market for the upcoming year.
In the event of a client chargeback or charge dispute, the best defense is documentation.
Process Improve Your Payment System
Lean thinking is a key tool in a 21st century law practice.
Featured Law Firm: The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp P.C.
For November, we’re lucky to feature The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp of Kingman, Arizona!
Online Payments for Law Firms? You Bet!
Allowing clients to pay on your website means they always know where and how to pay you.
It’s No Fad: Progressing to Online Payments
We’re seeing online commoditization emerge in the legal domain, completely revolutionizing how we think of the industry.
Featured Law Firm: Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC
We’re lucky to present Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC of Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Washington D.C.
Monthly Payment Tip – Communicate
Outside of your legal performance there are many variables involved in building a positive reputation.
PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance is a set of guidelines for protecting credit card data in your business.
The Liability Shift In Credit Card Payments – What Lawyers Need to Know Now
There is a great deal of noise and miscommunication surrounding the upcoming EMV deadlines.
Trust Your Transactions to the Professionals
Be sure to check if the payment provider you are considering employs Certified Payments Professionals.
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