The last weeks of the year for many people in a law firm can be a bit slow and give them a bit of time to catch up, as attorneys take vacations and courts are closed for the holidays. For those in accounting however, it is anything but leisurely. End-of Year brings on a slew of deadlines, as they close out the books for the year and prepare to send out the required IRS forms. One of which is the 1099.
When it comes to office partnerships, few may be as intimate as the relationship with your server. That gentle hum can be a cool tonic that soothes a frantic search for client files, the expedited crunching of data, or the inputting of employee hours. The server doesn’t need compliments, nor smoke-breaks. With a few finger-tip clicks, it’s there to serve you upon request. And unlike some co-workers, the server is always on time and doing the fastest job possible… until it isn’t. As with all electronics, servers don’t live forever. In fact, computer gurus admit new technologies have shortened server lifecycles. So how do you know when it’s time to say Adios Amigo? And what’s the best technology to replace it?
As if 2020 didn’t bring enough change… more is coming. The number of Americans getting vaccinated is rising daily, as mask mandates fall, prompting law firm decision-makers to ask, “What will the post-Covid workspace look like?” Will employees report back at full capacity, or partial?
If we were to characterize 2020 in a single phrase, we’d call it the “Year of NO.”
Cloud Document Management Systems (DMS): Now A Cost-Effective Option For Smaller Law Firms During COVID
With COVID office lockdowns not looking like they will end anytime soon, today, law firms of any size, are likely experiencing rising frustration either with restricted access to case files and documents – paper or digital – and/or not easily being able to find them when they do get access. For smaller or family practice law firms, this could have a crushing impact.
Social distancing and lockdown edicts as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic have hit the legal community hard. Particularly those firms that were not structured to support a remote workforce. To help firms address these challenges, key legal technology vendors have stepped up to offer both price discounts and deferred billing options to help firms get back to work.
NetDocuments (or “NetDocs”) is a robust cloud-based document management system used by law firms, legal departments, and others for more than 20-years. Today, NetDocs is securely managing more than 10-Billion files for those whose lifeblood is the documents they create.