The Why and How of Taking Your Firm Mobile

Going mobile is one of the biggest trends for firms in 2019, and impressive developments in technology have made it possible. Practice management software offers a platform to manage your cases and calendar, document automation helps you create documents and templates efficiently, and private cloud solutions securely store your data. All of these tools can be deployed on mobile devices, giving lawyers and accountants the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. However, the availability of game-changing tech doesn’t guarantee its adoption.

If your firm runs smoothly without leveraging from mobility, you may not think it’s worth your time to research it or your resources to implement it. Allow us to lay out the benefits of this trend for you: the option to work on the go means you don’t have to spend 10 hours in the office every day to be productive. If you need to stay home to care for a family member or are traveling to meet with clients, you’ll be able to work through tools like AbacusLaw, HotDocs and Abacus Private Cloud. An article in Legaltech also makes the case that working on mobile devices improves client service. By increasing your access to client information, mobile tech provides another way to connect with clients, which boosts your responsiveness and your reputation. When prospects see you’ve invested in the latest tech, they’ll feel confident about hiring your firm and its ability to protect their data.

Now that you understand the appeal of going mobile, let’s talk about how you can do it. The first step is recognizing the rise and importance of mobile devices. While many lawyers still prefer the option to use desktop computers with full size monitors, and a keyboard and mouse, the number of lawyers who choose the option to work from mobile devices is going up. After identifying that the demand for mobility is gaining traction and enabling security tools on your devices, you can migrate to and utilize secure applications. Mobile tech already exists for every practice type, but it’s up to you to use it. Here are some of the best mobile apps for lawyers, as stated by ABA Journal. Lastly, you’ll want to develop a mobility process for your firm and roll it out to your employees. There’s no doubt they’ll appreciate the flexibility to work and connect with clients from anywhere.

As technology drives shifts in the digital landscape, law firms are embracing new ways to do business. Tapping into mobility’s potential will be one of the biggest keys for firms to run their practices in the new era. By learning about the benefits of mobility and allowing your firm to capitalize on them, you’ll empower your staff to work better and faster.

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