Real estate lawyers, arguably, depend on technology more than most any other type of attorney. They need to research titles and property history online. They use technology to produce documents involved in the closing. And, as with most law fields, technology also helps to communicate with clients, track billable hours and share documents among legal team members.
Traditionally, law firms and lawyers have lagged behind other industries and professions in their implementation of new technology. How many times have you seen a lawyer grab a pen and paper to work on a document or arrive at a meeting with a briefcase full of paperwork? However, smart lawyers realize they need to grab technology more fully in other to compete. To do so, they need to partner with an excellent legal IT services company.
What real estate lawyers need to know from their computer support company
1. How can your company help our firm use technology to give our lawyers more time to spend with their clients?
"Time is money" is not just a catchy phrase in the legal world. It's the literal truth. When lawyers and staff members are dealing with computer issues, researching the best printer to by and training staff on a new software program, they can't be doing work for clients and therefore can't be creating billable hours. A good IT firm can take over all of those functions and more, freeing up lawyers' time and allowing them to focus on the firm's core business.
2. What cloud computing services can you help us with?
Cloud computing offers a myriad of benefits for law firms. Lawyers can collaborate and share files securely with other team members, even when they are out of the office. It protects your data from being damaged or lost in a fire, flood or other natural disaster and it frees up space in the office that used to be required to house computer servers.
3. How can you help protect our firm's and our clients' sensitive financial and personal information?
Cybersecurity is essential for all law firms, but it is especially important for firms that practice real estate law. Such firms are required by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency, to have systems in place that protect non-public information, such as bank accounts and Social Security numbers, from unauthorized viewers. Setting up, maintaining and updating such systems can be time-consuming. A good IT firm will be able to take over this function and be diligent about helping you protect your data.
4. What type of IT support does your company provide?
Few, if any, law firms work only from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Therefore, they need IT support when they are working, whether that's at 11:00 p.m. or over a holiday weekend. We all know that computer issues don't just happen during bankers' hours. Your firm deserves an IT company that will provide support whenever you need it.
IT Support for Law Firms
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, LAN Infotech specializes in providing managed IT services to law firms. Our stated mission is "to treat each client’s business as if it were our own." To that end, we take time to get to know every client firm and how their business works before we suggest any product or service. We understand that each law firm is unique and we want to thoroughly understand what makes your firm unique so we can best help you succeed.
Just a few of the many IT services we provide include strategic IT planning, cloud services, and storage, business continuity planning, cybersecurity solutions, Internet-based telecommunications services, data back up and recovery, and hardware and software recommendations and procurement.
To learn more about how LAN Infotech can help your real estate law firm use technology more efficiently and securely with quality IT services, visit https://www.laninfotech.com. We've been helping law firms like yours with their IT needs for more than a decade.