Posts by Evan Benet

Having an incident response plan in place before a data breach occurs is the key for law firms to address the cyber attack and minimize its impact.

Before, During, and After: Ensure Your Law Firm is Prepared to Address a Data Breach

Your law firm has fallen victim to a cyber attack. Now what? Ideally, your firm would already have a plan in place to minimize the impact of a data breach. If not, read on for a checklist of steps that firm attorneys and administrators alike can take to appropriately respond to a data breach – before, during, and after the attack.

A law firm's billing department is at its most efficient when equipped with comprehensive practice management software, which helps to improve billing and accounting efficiency.

How Legal Practice Management Software Lessens the Workload for Law Firm Billing Departments

Your law firm’s billing department is at its most efficient when equipped with the right comprehensive practice management software to improve billing and accounting processes. Read on to discover ways, that with the right tools, you can maximize billing department manpower, making the department a trusted resource for all things revenue related.

Real estate law includes a wide range of specialties, from residential sales to multi-million-dollar commercial transactions.

Why Real Estate Law Firms Need Customizable Practice Management Software

Real estate law includes a wide range of specialties, from residential sales to multi-million-dollar commercial transactions. To be consistently successful, real estate law firms need practice management tools that can be tailored to the specific needs of these complex undertakings. Learn why now.

Law practice management software gives criminal defense firms the tools they need to navigate a case from intake to payment using a centralized hub.

Why Criminal Defense Law Firms Need a Comprehensive Law Practice Management

Law practice management software gives criminal defense firms the tools they need to navigate a case from intake to payment using a centralized hub. Comprehensive case management, combined with integrated billing and accounting tools, keeps law firms on top of their numerous responsibilities.

As your law firm evolves, cloud-based legal practice management software can provide the continuous support and stability that your firm needs.

4 Reasons Why Law Firms Need Cloud-Based Legal Practice Management Software

Over the last 10 years, business leaders around the world have incorporated cloud-based technologies, recognizing their greater efficiency and cost savings potential. However, many law firms still rely on filing cabinets and in-office servers, but the disruption of service that has taken place over the last couple of years has made the drawbacks of this decision painfully clear.

As in-house legal departments and large corporate law firms seek to meet the immediate needs of a changing legal environment, legal operations will continuously play a major role.

3 Trends Currently Shaping Legal Operations 

As in-house legal departments and large corporate law firms seek to meet the immediate needs of a changing legal environment, legal operations will continuously play a major role. Firm administrators will identify new methods and tools for streamlining firm operations, saving costs, and providing clients with top-notch service.

Introducing the Centerbase Client Community

After months of planning and building from the ground up, we are excited to announce the launch of a brand new exclusive community for our clients! Centerbase’s mission for the…

As law firm administrators seek to introduce new technologies into their firms, they may find that some more seasoned members resist the changes. But the legal industry is quickly changing, and innovative technologies must be a part of that transition. By implementing these strategies, law firm administrators can encourage older members of the firm to embrace tech advances.

From Hesitancy to Acceptance: How to Encourage Seasoned Law Firm Members to Embrace New Technologies

As law firm administrators seek to introduce new technologies into their firms, they may find that some more seasoned members resist the changes. But the legal industry is quickly changing, and innovative technologies must be a part of that transition. By implementing these strategies, law firm administrators can encourage older members of the firm to embrace tech advances.

A single client matter can encompass numerous steps, from developing a strategy and managing client expectations to implementing the plan and bringing the matter to a close. At every stage of that process lies an opportunity for obstacles, especially when lawyers lack the technology they need to handle their cases efficiently and effectively.

Attorney Bottlenecks and Legal Technology: Solving the Pain Points of Practicing Law

Bottlenecks commonly occur within the law firm environment, but certain pain points are specific to attorneys. At every stage of a matter lies an opportunity for obstacles, especially when lawyers lack the technology needed to handle their cases efficiently and effectively. Check out what these bottlenecks are and how you can solve them.

There is no question that referrals are marketing gold for law firms and because of this, it makes sense to invest time and money into generating a process that not only encourages these referrals but fosters them as well.

3 Steps to Building a Referral Partnership Network

Why are referrals so important? You already know that referred clients tend to be your highest quality clients, but they are also the most affordable to obtain. There is no question that referrals are gold for law firms and because of this, it makes sense to invest time and money into generating a process for creating and maintaining a referral partner network.

Do Law Firms Need a Software Consultant?

Should firms work directly with practice management vendors or should firms utilize practice management consultants? Ultimately, you will have to make the best decision for your firm and choose a direction that best aligns with your goals and processes, but we have some tips that can help you make that decision!

Many firms, upon deciding it’s time to evaluate new technology, make the mistake of immediately sprinting toward a solution. Learn what important step you should be taking before you begin evaluating your legal technology options.

How to Begin Evaluating New Technology

Many firms, upon deciding it’s time to evaluate new technology, make the mistake of immediately sprinting toward a solution. Learn what important step you should be taking before you begin evaluating your legal technology options.

In 2021, whether you realize it or not, you’re a “mobile” lawyer. The digitalization of the world we live in has made the proliferation of cellphones and on-the-go devices an undeniable part of our everyday routine.

Mobile Security 101 for Attorneys

Because of our cellphones, we can now get our work done anywhere and at any time. But this comes with a price… Mobile security is a must, especially in the legal industry and if you’re not taking the appropriate steps to ensure your client’s information is safe, you could be opening yourself up to security breaches.

Your key performance indicators will be your best friends and the figures you need in order to answer the question, “how do I track my firm’s revenue?”

6 KPIs Your Firm Should Keep Track of

In, Accounting 101 for Law Firms we discussed how when firms are asked, “How do you want to define growth?” The leading response is always through revenue.  That is great,…

Everyone handles their email inbox differently. But one thing is for certain, our inboxes today are significantly more overwhelming than they were even just a few years ago.

Email Hacks: How to Manage Your Inbox in 2021

Everyone handles their email inbox differently, but one thing is for certain, our inboxes today are significantly more overwhelming than they were even just a few years ago. Because of this, three things are significantly impacted by our time spent on email: our mood, our focus, and our to-do list. Let’s take a look at how you can better manage your inbox and your time!

Lawyers are spread thin, and a lot of time is spent on laboring tasks and not as many billable tasks.

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes: What Makes a Great Law Firm in 2021?

On average, attorneys only bill 2.3 hours of their day, while they spend 30% of their time on business development. Intake process is critical, but without an effective process, you’re losing money. It’s as simple as that.

How to Increase Technology Adoption With Killer Training

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Accounting Period Closing Procedures Checklist

Centerbase | Evan Benet Accounting Period Closing Procedures Checklist This Accounting Period Closing Procedures Checklist will assist you and your team in assigning and tracking our recommended year-end closing process....

According to the American Bar Association, nearly a quarter of all legal malpractice claims are based on lawyers procrastinating or failing to calendar.

Calendaring Part 2: Beating Missed Deadlines and Breaking Bad Habits

According to the American Bar Association, nearly a quarter of all legal malpractice claims are based on lawyers procrastinating or failing to calendar. Don’t let this be you! Learn what you can do to ensure your firm is staying efficient and meeting deadlines.

Your firms security is everything and third-party vendors are not always the most secure

Data Security Risks of Third-Party Vendors

Cloud software is really enticing, but make sure you know where your third-party vendors are storing your data. Learn why it’s way more important than you may think.

Customer experience is paramount and operating in the cloud is a good start to gaining customer satisfaction

How to Provide Exceptional Customer Experience

The core of conducting good business lies in placing customers at the forefront of everything you do. The world we live in today is vastly different than it was even a few years ago, but delivering the best client experiences is still possible, let us show you how.

Efficiency in the Digital Age

Efficiency in the Digital Age: Best Communication Tools for Law Firms

Both internal and client communications have been changed forever. Moving forward, it’s time to take charge and find ways to use law firm communication tools that prioritize security and efficiency for everyone involved – including clients. Learn what legal communication tools could do for your firm.

Automation creates efficiencies and advantages that manual labor does not

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Bolstering Efficiency Through Automation

Constant developments in automation have made law firms considerably more profitable. Let’s discuss the ways legal automation tools help bolster efficiency in a way that benefits your firm, and doesn’t add unnecessary steps or complications.

Want A Competitive Edge? Invest in Your Training

Training is one of the leading factors that creates the largest gap between buying and utilizing technology. But training doesn’t have to be such a pain point. At its core, the key is to look at technology training as an investment rather than a cost.

[Webinar] How To Get the Most Out of Your Tech Investment

WEBINAR RECORDING How To Get the Most Out of Your Tech Investment In this special interview with Laura Kennedy, Co-Founder of Circle Management Group, we will share how proper training...

Legal Collaboration: Expectation vs. Reality

Matter collaboration opens up a treasure trove for lawyers to work across specialties, gain loyal clients, and charge more for their work in the long run.

4 Tips on How to Begin Using Legal Practice Management Software

Implementing legal practice management software can be challenging! Learn about the things you can do to make the transition smoother for your employees and increase your adoption rate.

Protecting your sensitive information through secure cloud services

Data Security for Law Firms: Everything You Need to Know

Law firms store a veritable treasure trove of data that any cyber-pirate would covet. Find our what data security meaures your firm should be taking.