Law firms are in the knowledge business, receiving a steady flow of information from a range of sources. Managing this data well is essential to serving your clients, and your IT systems play a critical role in this process. Your clients turn to you for legal expertise, and you can rely upon Howard Tech for technology expertise.
We’ve helped many law firms leverage technology to its full potential because we understand their business. We have provided support for law firms in Howard County, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jessup, Hanover, Linthicum, Annapolis, Laurel, Elkridge and Fulton. Many of the practices we serve deal with similar issues including:
- Client expectations – legal information on the Internet has educated clients (for good or bad) more than ever before, increasing their expectations.
- Low cost legal service – online firms like LegalZoom have sought to commoditize work that previously may have justified significant fees.
- Globalization, competition and regulations – many factors add pressure to law firms to improve their operating efficiencies and productivity.
IT Solutions for Law Firms
Small and mid-size law firms are competing today with larger firms that have a robust, in-house technology department. Howard Tech has worked with many law practices, deploying technology solutions that are as good or better than those in the large firms. These solutions include:
Security, remote access and high performance are top priorities in a law firm’s network infrastructure. Security includes the physical environment, online communications, transactions, client data and document storage.
Most law firms retain electronic communication with clients for discovery purposes, and our archival solutions retain this data as long as you need. Encryption solutions ensure that no email communication to the client can be intercepted or stolen.
Backup and disaster recovery solutions are tailored to each firm’s unique needs, and include file or image based options. Offsite or cloud options are available to provide complete peace of mind for any number of disaster scenarios.
On premise or cloud-based VoIP phone systems offer sophisticated features and capabilities to enhance collaboration and better serve your clients. Your firms clients expect you to be always available to assist, the correct phone system can help make this possible.