This week, we launched a new initiative: "Share a Vision." I've been asked countless times what it all means and why it's so important and the best way to answer that is to start at the beginning.
When my co-founder and I launched Viewabill in March 2013, we were introducing a completely new concept to the legal industry. The idea of providing clients with pre-bill visibility was a scary one for law firms. They immediately assumed that clients would micro-manage matters or be paralyzed with anxiety every time they logged in to Viewabill. The industry was skeptical of the fact that clients would actually be less inclined to micro-manage once they had comfort with the billing process. Read More
We wanted to post a funny job description that would go viral and attract thousands of top candidates from around the world. And then we remembered that we barely know how to use Facebook for anything more than sharing pictures of our breakfast, and we can’t understand why a Twitter posting is called a “tweet” and not a “twit.”
And that’s exactly why we need you — a marketing wizard. Read More
While the 2014 World Cup of Soccer might forever be associated with Germany’s victory (over Argentina in the finals or its 7-1 rout of hometown Brazil days prior), many in the US will remember it for the “stoppage time.” For weeks, articles have been popping up, claiming that Americans find “stoppage time” confusing.
But that’s not it. Read More
Everyone works differently. Today, IdeaMensch published “35 Habits That Successful Entrepreneurs Use To Get Shit Done,” including our co-CEO, Robbie Friedman’s advice: Read More
Americans tend to overestimate how many hours they work in a typical week by about 5 to 10 percent, according to study published in a Labor Department journal, with the biggest exaggerators being people who work longer weeks. Read More
Today, we’re excited to bring you Viewabill “2.0″. It’s a totally new experience.
Over the past six months, Viewabill has grown from an idea to a standard in the legal industry — enabling hundreds of clients and law firms to achieve true, simple transparency. With our new release (Viewabill 2.0), users will find the experience to be more intuitive, customizable and informative. It starts with a completely revamped website, focused on interactivity and simplicity. From there, our secure application offers meaningful, real-time insights that are equally applicable to everyone — from individuals and small businesseses to Fortune 500 companies. Read More
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch white paper, “In Defense of the Bottom Line,” highlights an emerging trend in the legal industry: law firms focusing on cash management practices to enhance their bottom line. The push for alternative fee arrangements with budget-conscious clients is of particular focus. Part of that process is educating employees on efficiency and transparency, two areas that directly impact client satisfaction and communication. Read More
In a long piece entitled “Who’s Eating Law Firms’ Lunch?” authors Rachel Zahorsky and William D. Henderson examine the new reality of the legal industry: lawyers no longer have a monopoly on providing legal services and, as the services and products offered by these new (and often tech-driven) companies diversify, a new set of professionals is emerging to help drive the revolution. Read More
Maybe this should be obvious, but in an industry that long has clung to an outdated model of practice, the development of technology changing the way legal services are delivered can be surprising. That’s the conclusion of Morgan Smith at the Cogent Legal Blog after attending a recent event in Portland where he finds the momentum is even greater than he realized. Read More
With the legal industry pushing ever-forward in the race to understand and best utilize technology, legal technology advisors, Keno Kozie Associates, have partnered with ILTA to take education efforts on the road. Keno Kozie has launched law tech “Roadshows” in six U.S. cities to bring the word of proper document sharing in the digital age to lawyers across the country. Read More