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Dr. Rick Kabra is CEO of CosmoLex and has over 10 years of experience in the legal software industry catering to the specialized technology needs of small to mid-sized law firms. Rick has given numerous seminars and published articles on legal technologies such as law practice technology management, cloud computing, and legal billing & trust accounting compliance.

10 Questions Every Legal Accountant<br> Needs To Be Able To Answer

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When looking for an accountant for your law firm it is important to consider the unique set of needs and regulations that law firms need to meet when it comes […]

Bill Early and Often to <br>Improve Your Cash Flow

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In this last piece in our series on improving law practice cash flow (see previous articles), we look at how you bill. It doesn’t do you any good to provide […]

Increasing Cash Flow Through<br> Improved Billing Procedures

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Improve your cash flow to improve the success of your practice. In the latest in our series on cash flow we want to look at your billing procedures. In particular […]

10 Common Mistakes <br>In Trust Fund Accounting

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Trust Accounting is a relatively simple accounting process. Unlike most accounting needs there isn’t any profit or loss to track. There is no depreciation or amortization to deal with. You […]

The Difference Between <br>Operating And Trust Accounts

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Almost all law offices, even solo practices, should have two bank accounts: an operating account and a trust account, also known as an IOLTA account. Roughly speaking the difference is […]

Improving Your Law Practice <br>Cash Flow With Evergreen Retainers

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Over my next few blogs I want to explore methods I’ve seen successful law firms use to maintain a positive cash flow. Since a healthy cash flow means a healthy […]

What Your Client Isn’t Telling You <br>& Why It’s Chasing Away Business

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What Your Client Isn’t Telling You And Why It’s Chasing Away Business Have you ever had that friend who doesn’t use enough deodorant? You aren’t quite sure how to broach […]

How Bullet Proof Conflict Checking <br>Protects Your Practice

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Conflict checking is critical to law firms. Modern billing software for attorneys makes it easy to perform in-depth checks so you can find any conflicts immediately. Attorneys must always act […]

Don’t Let These “4 Productivity Killers” <br>Eat Into Your Law Firm’s Profits

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While enormous monetary settlements are a favorite topic of movies, we all know that for the most part, legal services come down to billable hours. And though the goal may […]

Five Cash-Flow Strategies <br>For Solo and Small Law Firms

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Small law practices face the same challenges as large firms but have fewer resources on hand. Big firms can squander money and time on inefficient practices and remain competitive, but […]

The Four Pillars of Legal Practice Management

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Your legal education probably didn’t include a lot of business management courses, and that’s too bad. Small law firms often struggle with practice management and that can sink the business […]

Don’t Make These 10 Billing Mistakes

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Individuals and businesses are tightening their belts and scrutinizing their legal bills more than ever. Avoid these 10 billing mistakes and you will get paid more promptly. One of the […]

Understanding the Legal <br>Risks of Cloud Computing

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Understanding the Legal Risks of Cloud Computing Cloud computing can bring efficiency and mobility to your legal practice but it can also expose you to new risks. Only by understanding […]

Why Legal Billing Software Is <br>Crucial To A Successful Practice

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Why Legal Billing Software Is Crucial To A Successful Practice Your law firm’s profitability will depend heavily on your billing system, and by that we mean everything from your fee […]

How To Ensure Accurate <br>3-Way Reconciliation Reports

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How To Ensure Accurate 3-Way Reconciliation Reports If you administer trust accounts, and most law offices do in one way or another, then you need to know how to generate […]

Three Cloud-Based Tools<br> Every Law Practice Needs

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Cloud technologies offer the flexibility, mobility and even the security that a modern law firm requires. Attorneys were rightfully sceptical about the technology when it first appeared, but it has […]

A Buyer’s Guide to <br>Legal Time & Billing Software

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If you’ve shopped for legal billing software you have found that there are many options out there. How do you figure out which solution is the right legal billing program […]

Should Attorneys Practice From The Cloud?

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The legal industry has been slower than other fields to adopt new technology. For example only 1/3 of practices use legal billing software. Attorneys often prefer to be conservative regarding […]