The majority of attorneys in the United States—84%—practice at solo, small or medium-size firms. Most of these attorneys strive for a similar goal: to provide a quality of legal service on par with what is offered by large regional and national firms. While smaller firms are not necessarily trying to compete with those in the Am Law 200, they are faced with similar decisions when it comes to how to run their business, which in turn affects the quality of service.
The biggest difference between the two comes down to the resources they have at their disposal. As more cloud-based technologies come to the forefront, the goal of focusing on the clients’ needs, and less on the finances and operations, enables even the smallest firms to improve their delivered services. Among new technologies, cloud-based tools like Software-asa-Service (SaaS) offer simple, cost-effective options for attorneys at firms of all sizes.
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