Practice management software that tracks cases, contacts, due dates and calendars has been a staple of legal technology for several decades. Programs like Toronto’s own Amicus Attorney, Time Matters, Practice Master, and Abacus have loyal followings. While powerful, and filling a clear need, these programs are becoming somewhat dated. This shows in their limited range of capabilities as well as being server-based rather than available in the cloud. The on-site servers necessary to run this software increases up-front investment, and also means that firms must maintain technical support to keep their systems running.
Filevine is a new entrant to the market that offers a cloud-based practice management system for a monthly subscription fee (other popular cloud systems include Clio and Rocket Matter). Dedicated to plaintiff lawyers largely in personal injury and mass torts, Filevine has modern features such as automated workflow, an advanced Settlement Calculator, the ability to text directly to clients, and a Facebook-style feed that keeps teams up-to-date on the activity on their files. Filevine also has customizable reporting to analyze case loads and lawyer productivity, and integrates with programs such as MailChimp (broadcast email), Slack (firm chatrooms) and Box (corporate file sharing).
Filevine is a good example of how cloud-based legal software is surpassing traditional server-based options.
To learn more, visit Filevine.