Resources

Welcome to the Unbundled Attorney Resources Page!

This page is dedicated to listing tools and information that can help you build a successful practice delivering unbundled legal services. It references websites, training, books, conferences, software and other valuable resources that have been shared by attorneys on our podcast.

Also, this page is also intended to be an open forum for readers to be able to share resources they have found to be useful. So please feel free to add your comments with your own suggested resources as well.

We also encourage you to check out the Unbundled Resource Center, which is a website that was created and regularly updated by the ABA Standing Committee for the Delivery of Unbundled Legal Services.

It is an excellent source of the latest updates, ethics opinions, training and everything else related to unbundled legal services nationwide.

That being said, here is our list of resources:

 

Practice Management Software

 

  • Clio 
    • A powerful, innovative and user-friendly law practice platform that offers law firms an array of options for adding functionality through its extensive App Directory and open API.  Unbundled Attorney also has developed an integration with Clio, meaning that we can deliver our leads directly into a Clio account in real-time.

 

  • MyCase 
    • A practice management software that is a good fit for firms looking for a basic and reliable solution.

 

  • Zola Suite 
    • Comes with a system that combines a fully-integrated email client functionality and comprehensive legal accounting capability. The platform offers dedicated mobile apps that lawyers and their staff can use to take their practice on the road. 

 

  • Practice Panther
    • A practice management software used by solos, virtual, small, &medium-sized firms.                                                                                                       

Credit Card Processing

 

  • LawPay
    • For over a decade, LawPay has been the trusted payment partner to thousands of lawyers. Designed to meet the unique compliance and financial requirements of your firm by enabling you to choose whether processed funds should be deposited into your IOLTA or operating account, LawPay is a proven solution.                          

 

Email Management Software (Email Auto-Responders)

 

  • MailChimp 
    • a web-based email marketing service that allows you to design email newsletters, share them on social networks. Also, MailChimp integrates with services you are already using and has tools to track your results.                         

                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Drip
    • Ideal for advanced email campaigns, the software lets you show custom CTA to your website visitors, and it offers a free plan for up to 100 subscribers

 

 

  • AWeber 
    • An email marketing service provider with over 100,000 small business clients.   

 

Document Automation Software       

                                                                                 

  • Doxserá’s TheFormTool Pro
    • If your needs include document assembly and automation and you use Word for Windows, Doxserá may be a good fit for you. 

 

  • Zapier 
    • Online automation tool that connects popular apps, such as Gmail, Slack, MailChimp, and over 750 more. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration.         

                                                                                                                                         

  • Westlaw ProDoc 
    • Westlaw Doc and Form Builder helps automate and speed up the building of your forms, based on client specific data you supply.           

                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Constant Contact
    • Offers solutions that include email marketing, event marketing, social campaigns and reporting, survey management and offer management. All of these services are available independently or as part of an integrated suite called the Constant Contact Toolkit. 

 

  • Smokeball 
    • A cloud-based software will turbo-charge your small law firm’s productivity by creating a centralized location for you to store all your documents, emails, and client information.

          

  • HotDocs
    • Allows you to transform your frequently used documents and forms into intelligent templates that enable rapid production of personalized documentation.

 

Virtual Offices

 

  • Servcorp
    • A virtual office that offers the flexibility of a month-to-month contract, a good range of included features, and includes the most access to physical office space for a competitive price.

 

  • Regus
    • A virtual office provider with the widest range of locations if you have a diverse client base that you travel to visit often, Regus gives you the highest likelihood of being able to host them in one of Regus locations.

 

  • DaVinci
    • Offers an answering service, advanced call routing, scheduling appointments, audio conferencing, unlimited long-distance calls, taking orders, as well as making outgoing calls. Furthermore, the receptionist can enter data and schedule appointments. Moreover, Davinci features private offices and conferences rooms available for rent by the hour.

 

Virtual Receptionist

 

  • Ruby Receptionists 
    • A team of live, virtual receptionists that makes sure your callers receive a great experience with every call. By integrating with tools that help you manage your law practice, such as Clio, Lexicata, and Rocket Matter, Ruby helps you streamline your business.             

     

Podcasts

  • Unbundled Attorney Mastermind Podcast:
    • In the Unbundled Attorney Mastermind podcast, we interview our provider attorneys and leading experts in the legal industry to identify best practices for fielding internet generated leads. We also discuss how to ethically and effectively offer unbundled legal services and other affordable options in your legal services practice. 
  • Building a Law Firm
    • Building a Law Firm with Christopher Small is all about how to start, build, market, grow, scale, sell, manage, lead and create the life of your dreams with a law firm. Episodes will include interviews with successful law firm owners, social media experts, Facebook marketing experts, Google Adwords experts, leadership experts, management experts, and anyone that can help us accomplish the goal of making your life as a law firm owner more profitable and enjoyable.
  • New Solo
    • New Solo covers a diverse range of topics including transitioning from a law firm to a solo practice, rainmaking, law practice management, networking, job searching, technology, and much more.
  • The Gen Why Lawyer PodcastNew SoloEach week, host – Nicole – speaks with attorneys who dare to live their lives on their own terms and who are building fulfilling careers. A guest from all walks of life (and the legal profession) share their courageous stories, offer their tactical advice, and provide just the right amount of motivation to help you accomplish your goals. 

Other Technology

                                    

  • Skype: 
    • A VoIP service which uses the Internet to allow people to make and receive free voice and video calls online for free or for cheap.

                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Dropbox:
    • Just like using an ordinary folder on your hard drive, except the files, you drag into your Dropbox folder are automatically synced and backed up online. The app runs in the background and automatically keeps your files in the same folder on all of your computers and mobile devices connected to your account at the same time.                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • eFax:
    • A service that lets you send and receive faxes over the Internet, from any device with email access (even your mobile phone).

 

  •  WordPress 
    • A blogging software as well as a framework for web development. Its an open source software written in PHP. WordPress currently shares around 40% of the all open-source software landscape.

 

  • Microsoft365
    • A cloud-based service that includes word processing, email and database management, spreadsheets, and more. Microsoft Office is designed to help meet your organization’s needs for robust security, reliability, and user productivity.

 

  • LexisNexis 
    • A corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.

 

  • Ring Central 
    • A publicly traded provider of cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions for businesses.

 

  • Google Voice 
    • A telephony service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as U.S. and international calls.

 

  • Box.com 
    • Lets you store your files in the cloud so you and your team can access, edit, comment and share them in real time from any device.

 

  • LexisNexis
    • A corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.

 

  • QuickBooks
    • Helps you keep everything organized in one place. And, if you have an accountant, you can share your books for a seamless collaboration.
  • Smith.AI  
    • A call answering service for small businesses and individuals. Our virtual receptionists help you build better relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Acuity Scheduling 
    • Quickly view and manage your appointments on the go through the Acuity Scheduling app. All of your appointments stay in sync with your phone and your online schedule so you’ll never let another client fall through the cracks, miss a beat, or lose a booking.

Books

 

Conferences

 

  • Clio Cloud Conference:
    • Also known as ClioCon is the best legal technology conference of the year. The conference attracts leaders from across the legal and technology industry who want to learn, be inspired, and innovate.

                                                                                

  • ABA TECHSHOW
    • The ABA Techshow is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees learn about the most useful and practical technologies available. 

                                      

  • CODEX: 
    • Codex Future Law is a conference focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly. The conference brings together leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists that are experimenting and actively working to re-architect the future of the law.