Quick Tour: Real Practice

Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Law Technology News

April 01, 2011

RealPractice’s new matter web form has a snappy workflow with templates. The form, which is free for solo practitioners, automatically gives the matter a name based on the client’s name. There are three templates: divorce, contract action, and tort action. Creating a new matter brings up an option to add tasks to a “to do” list. The new-client window’s marketing section can note the referral source. Billing rates are shared with RealPractice’s billing functions, enabling invoice tracking. The marketing tab provides for tracking time periods, costs, and returns on campaigns. From the website tab, it is easy to make a new site — by selecting a layout and theme. It provides pages for practice area descriptions. It also includes a “contact us” page that generates a map to your office. Missing: a page pointing to a blogging service.

Web-based practice management software frees small firm lawyers from serving as IT staff.

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