David vs. Goliath
For law firms, bigger isn’t always better. Scaling back operations can allow firms to offer more specialized, efficient services at competitive rates. But helming a smaller ship can also present its own complications. These leaner, more cost-effective business models often mean limited resources and fewer support staff. Back-office functions, such as billing, invoicing and collections, must be performed by the select few support staffers kept in-house or outsourced, which can compromise security and efficacy.
Doing more with less
Today, a skilled attorney with a solo practice or with a small number of colleagues can accomplish far more than that attorney or team of attorneys could have several years ago. The vast gap between the capabilities of smart attorney at a large firm and those of a smart attorney at a small firm has been collapsed by recent technological advancements. By utilizing these advancements to reshape your practice, you can drastically increase your firm’s efficiency.
Time to fly
Until recently, powerful business development and firm management software were only available to larger law firms. However, more recently, these software products have made their way into solo practices and smaller firms, helping them compete with their larger, ‘big law’ counterparts.
Centerbase is one such platform. Our software is easily configurable and highly customizable, allowing our team to build new features specific to your needs. Centerbase also acts as a virtual file cabinet, managing documents for all areas of firm and placing all information pertaining to a client or case at your fingertips. The extensive organization and easy access to your files allowed by our software helps your firm to provide clients with the professional and personal touch often missing from legal representation. Additional features capture billable time and securely invoice clients, allowing you to practice law rather than managing administrative, bookkeeping and accounting matters. Centerbase provides you with the tools you need to remain profitable while delivering client-focused legal representation, and ultimately, compete with the big boys.