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Here's how to stay on top.

Law Firm Growth Strategy For Sustainable Success

As the legal industry continues to transform, turn obstacles into sustainable success for solo attorneys and small law firms - only with Thomson Reuters.

1. Satisfy clients without sacrificing quality or margin

Address both the needs of your clients and your law firm's profitability. When issues arise, respond quickly and confidently to your clients because you have the answers to make informed decisions.

Legal practice management streamlines administrative processes to keep costs down and free up time to devote to clients. Efficiently store matter and client information to stay organized and informed of matter details from anywhere at anytime.

88% of firms have experienced a positive impact on case-file organization (Source: SoftwareAdvice)

A secure client portal lets you share confidential drafts and information privately, and eliminates the need for non-encrypted texts/emails.

Practical knowledge tools provide overviews of areas of the law beyond your core specialty, and keep clients in-house.

69% of Practical Law customers respond more quickly to client requests and questions. (Source: Thomson Reuters small law firm Practical Law customer survey, 2013.)

67% of Practical Law customers use it to get up to speed in new practice areas. (Source: Thomson Reuters small law firm Practical Law customer survey, 2013.)

Legally relevant search provides easy and quick access to the legal answers you need with industry-leading Westlaw search functionality and Key Number System.

With Westlaw legal research, there are 100,000 points of law under which our attorney-editors index cases in the West Key Number System, allowing you to quickly find other cases that address your exact legal issue — in any jurisdiction.

What Thomson Reuters clients are saying:

"Firm Central has helped me not only easily track all of my client files, but it has saved me countless hours of admin work by providing a simple solution for billing and expenses. I would recommend Firm Central to any attorney seeking to make his or her practice more efficient."

– Jeff Johnson
J.S. Johnson Law, PLLC

2. Checklist: Embrace technology with confidence

Create a technology-enabled workflow with Thomson Reuters - in an integrated environment that captures more business and secures more clients. Plus, you'll have implementation and training resources designed by lawyers, for lawyers. Here's a checklist to guide you in a technology decision:

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Choose products designed to work together.

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Use products designed by lawyers for lawyers, and that are intuitive and unobtrusive.

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Don't go it alone by piecing together your own system.

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Invest first in the technology that addresses your immediate pain points. (See Podcast: "Explore Fearlessly. Invest Strategically")

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Choose cloud-based solutions from vendors who can offer secure systems.

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For example, a 2014 Blue Hill Research study found that 4-8 hours per month of nonbillable time was saved with practice management software, and 100% of that saved time converted into billable hours for firms of 1-5 attorneys.

What Thomson Reuters clients are saying:

"Using Practical Law improves your relationship with your client ... and you're able to get the product out faster — even if you're an expert. You avoid writing down billable time or sending the business out to another law firm with no guarantee that you'll see that client again ... The ROI proves itself over and over again."

– Don Estes, solo attorney

3. Manage your business to increase profits

Leverage technology to balance the practice of law with the business of law, and increase your bottom line:

Practice management software improves workflow and automates nonbillable administrative tasks. In fact, a 2015 report by SoftwareAdvice revealed that 85% of firms have improved their workflow processes with legal management software, and 79% have increased their billable hours.

Legal calendaring systems linked to court rules automatically calculate and keep track of critical dates and deadlines, avoiding costly mistakes. 45% of malpractice claims are due to errors including missed deadlines. (Source: American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability)

Time and Billing software allows attorneys to log hours easily at any time from anywhere and to send out more accurate invoices.

Legal Research provides up-to-date information on case law and flags potential problem areas within documents while you work.

What Thomson Reuters clients are saying:

"I used to carry around a milk carton crate with my case files. Now, with Firm Central, I can access my files from anywhere! Opening Firm Central is the first thing I do every day. You are wasting your time if you don't have Firm Central and Form Builder. You aren't making the money you can. You aren't being efficient."

- Tina Davis Rincones, attorney, Plainview, Texas

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