It can be daunting to setup the business and back-office side of law firm. Things that used to just get handled including IT, bookkeeping, email, and phone service, you now have to set up yourself.
We can help.
Uptime Legal has helped hundreds of law firms setup shop. From branding, to launching a website, to IT setup and support: We’ll help you get up and running quickly.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Get Started
Your new law firm will need a professional website. Whether you want to attract new clients or convey your professionalis and expertise to existing ones: A polished, mobile-friendly website is critical to today’s law firms, large or small. Uptime Legal will develop a fresh new website custom tailored to your branding and vision.
You’ll certainly need software to track time, bill clients, manage matters, calendars and more. Good Practice Management software is the hub of your firm’s legal technology. However: No one software solution is right for every firm. Uptime Legal can help you find the right software for your new law firm.
If you plan to grow your firm beyond just referrals: You’ll need a marketing plan. Uptime Legal has helped hundreds of firms grow their practice with a comprehensive mix of branding, content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click marketing (PPC).
You’ll need a place to store and manage documents (and email) for each matter in your firm. Ideally, your Document Management solution should be matter-centric (so it works the way your firm will), and cloud-based (so you can work from anywhere). LegalWorks is our document & email management system built just for law firms.
You’ll need business-class email, and possibly legal-grade email equipped with legal disclaimer, email archive and message encryption. Uptime Exchange is powered by Microsoft Exchange server and comes with unlimited email storage.
If you use (or plan to use) server-based software, such as PCLaw, Time Matters, ProLaw, Tabs3, QuickBooks or Worldox: You’ll need a secure private cloud to host your software and your practice. Uptime Practice is a complete hosted IT platform built just for law firms–and includes unlimited IT support.
Finally: You’ll need a reliable IT support team to help your firm with its legal software, cloud apps, computers, printers and scanners. Many Uptime Legal packages include unlimited IT support for your firm and your team (plus antivirus software for y9ur desktops and laptops).