One of the most difficult things about being a lawyer in a busy law firm, or even possibly more so, a solo practitioner, is there always seems that there is work to be done. In order to not completely burn out, maintain balance between your personal and professional life, and save your sanity, it is very important that you “step away” for a little from time to time. But how do you, as an attorney with a desk covered in cases (and I know this is definitely a good thing in most cases) and phones ringing off their hooks supposed to fit in some time to just get away?
Thankfully, in this day and age, technology is readily available to make it easier for you to stay on top of things even when you finally announce, “I am on VACATION!” as the balloons fall from the ceiling and “Ode to Joy” breaks out over the intercom. The key is to find the right technology for your firm so that, should an emergency occur while you are away (isn’t that when they always happen?), you will have access to your firm’s information, your client’s case files…basically all of your important data.
One way to accomplish this is to use browser based legal case management software. Perfect Practice now has this available. As security is of utmost importance, our browser based version was made with security and privacy in mind. Your computer, or device, must be authorized by your firm with a unique “key”. Even if someone did try to hack into your system, it would be next to impossible as the machine they were trying to use to do so would have had to be authorized by your firm to even get to the login screen let alone gain access to your data.
If you noticed in the paragraph above, I also mentioned your “device”. That’s right, Perfect Practice can be accessed through your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and any other “smart” mobile device. The same security measures are in place for those devices as well. Once authorized by your firm, you will have access to the important data you will need should an issue arise that requires your immediate involvement. You wouldn’t need to hop on the next flight out of whichever destination you chose to travel to. You can take care of the issue while lying on the deck of your boat in the Caribbean, or in your suite at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Once it’s handled, you can get right back to your “me time”.
So, start planning now, attorneys of the world. Your vacation awaits. Let Perfect Practice help make it possible by setting you up with the appropriate technology to keep you in the loop, even when you’re far away. When you get back to your office tan and relaxed, you…and your staff…will thank us!