Attorneys must make critical decisions every day — most are related to the law, while some are related to running a business. The problem is, making business decisions requires a separate skillset. At Circle Management Group, we help attorneys run their business.
Attorneys Are Trained to Practice Law, Not Run a Business
Attorneys can find themselves making business decisions that they are not necessarily equipped to make, including decisions around the use of technology and digital software. Attorneys are often not trained in the technological field and, therefore, may not know how to make decisions in that area.
At Circle Management Group, we consult law firms on legal practice software and guide them in implementing it. We advocate for the importance of technology in business, however, we believe such important decisions shouldn’t be made without the help of a loyal and trusted advisor. Get in touch with Circle Management Group for a Technology Audit and Needs Assessment for your firm today.
The importance of technology in business
Technology has become an integral part of the way we live and the way we work. The crucial role that technology plays in business and law cannot be understated. Technology has dramatically increased connectivity, productivity, and innovation in the workforce.
Here are a few examples of how technology is transforming the legal sector:
Before the emergence of new technologies, most legal tasks were performed manually. It is estimated that around 63% of legal duties are fact-based and repeatable. With new legal technology such as eDiscovery software, these tasks can be automatically processed, leaving more time for primary tasks such as communications between lawyers and clients.
A decline in error risks
Even top lawyers may overlook or misinterpret important information. We are all prone to making mistakes, sometimes in fundamental areas. Technologies can help to objectively analyze facts and data without room for human error. Technological solutions also provide ease of access to essential data. Examination and data use are more efficient and effective while mitigating errors.
Productivity tools such as Slack, Google Docs, and Microsoft Teams are gaining popularity in the legal sector, however their adoption and use must conform with the firm’s overall IT strategy. These tools allow for heightened communication between lawyers, even if they are not together in the office. Communication is also elevated between attorneys and their clients; certain software enables common users to connect with top lawyers.
The importance of working with a vendor-agnostic partner
Despite its benefits, there are many challenges associated with technology use in the legal sector. Many of these challenges stem from the fact that lawyers are trained to practice law, not necessarily to run an office.
It is therefore wise for law firms, legal departments, and agencies to partner with a trusted technology consultant who can take care of aligning technology decisions with your business needs.
At Circle Management Group, we believe that taking a vendor-agnostic approach is the best way to drive efficiency and innovation in your firm. Read on to find out why.
What does vendor-agnostic mean?
Vendor agnostic is a neutral and unbiased approach to brands and technology. A vendor-agnostic partner can assess the full market and choose the best technological solution for you.
Vendor-agnostic partners are not tied to specific brands or manufacturers but have a strong relationship with many of them. Working with various brands and technologies, they can tailor an approach to your firm’s unique needs.
Why should I choose a vendor-agnostic partner?
As a lawyer, you are trained to practice law and not deal with the nitty gritty details of choosing and implementing software solutions. By pairing with a vendor-agnostic partner, you can leave your business and tech needs up to them.
A vendor-agnostic partner can provide your firm with a personalized software solution. This is because they are impartial in their approach to purchasing and can use hardware components and software devices from multiple manufacturers. The end result is a customized solution which can lower costs and enhance the quality of your technology. Your vendor-agnostic partner will be your single point of contact for all your tech needs, leading to a simplified process and lower cost. They will also “go to bat” for you and represent your interests, something you don’t have if you buy directly from a product manufacturer.
We help attorneys run their business!
At Circle Management Group, we are trusted law firm consultants. We understand the benefits of technology in business and take an active hand in choosing and implementing a customized solution for you. Why should you have to deal with your legal, technology, and business decisions all at once? Contact us today, and we will take care of your technology needs!