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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 and into the hands of a trusted vendor that has security expertise.
Communication Skills Part III: Avoiding Mistakes in Communication
Always remember that it is your responsibility to appear professional, knowledgeable, and collaborative. 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).
AffiniPay Achieves Inc. 5000 Ranking for 5th Consecutive Year
Today, Inc. magazine ranked AffiniPay No. 2219 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
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.
Legal Talk Network with
LawPay CEO Amy Porter
LawPay CEO, Amy Porter, was recently interviewed by Legal Talk Network’s Christopher Anderson.
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 is a set of guidelines for protecting card data – the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
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.
Featured Law Firm:
Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
Our first Featured Law Firm of the month!
Trust Your Transactions to the Professionals
Be sure to check if the payment provider you are considering employs Certified Payments Professionals.
Welcome to the LawPay Blog!
Our blog posts will serve as a resource for industry professionals to stay up to date on industry, payment and regulatory trends.