Approximately 50 percent of law firms are still supporting their IT needs in-house or selectively outsourcing specific projects. IT support for both the help desk and network/server support is no longer a one-person or small department responsibility as it has become such a highly specialized field. Serious consideration should be given to outsourcing your firm’s IT to a professional company to reduce firm liability, increase cybersecurity, improve client service, increase user productivity and ensure disaster recovery. Not to mention, in most cases, there is a major cost-saving benefit ranging from 20 to 50 percent.
Jennifer Colwell, CLM, is currently the Legal Administrator for McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp in Omaha, Nebraska. She has 12 years of management experience in the legal industry. Her niche in helping law firms maximize technology to achieve more sophisticated financial analytics and streamlined processes through unified practice management software. Colwell has consulted on practice management software implementation projects for firms throughout the United States. Additionally, she serves on ALA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee and is Vice President of the Nebraska Chapter.
This Program is worth one hour of credit in:
CLM App Management Category: Information Technology
CLM App Management Category-Functional Specialist: Legal Industry Business Management
CLM Recertification Credit: Yes
California MCLE: Law Practice Management
MCLE/Other States: Credit may be available in other states but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.
May 04, 2017 3:00 PM Eastern
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