For over 30 years, Donald Coker has provided remarkably cost-effective Law Office Systems Consulting
services to Solos, small and mid sized Law Firms throughout the country. His expertise is sought after as a consultant, a
speaker, a writer and an independent advisor to Law Firms.
Our consulting firm specializes in five related, yet distinctly different services for Law Firms:
1) Systems Consulting- Often times, the firm wants to get better at what it
does. This could be for planning purposes, to improve profitability, to have a "road-map" as to where to go over
the next year, to become more organized, or simply to get better at what you do. The problem is that no one in the firm has
the time nor the expertise to do the analysis of the firm, and even fewer know what recommendations will make
your firm better. An independent set of eyes can help you get a better handle on what needs to be done and in what
order to reach your goals.
We will conduct a review and analysis of your existing systems
(billing, time keeping, accounting, document production, trust, case management, email, et al.) and making specific recommendations
(a plan with timetables) tailored to your firm for organizational, profitability and/or productivity improvements. This is
the essence of true consulting. We have seen the inside of literally hundreds of Law Firms, and we have seen what works
and what does not. You can learn from our extensive experience in making Law Firms more profitable, more organized and more
responsive to client needs.
2) Billing and Accounting Systems
- We provide the sale, installation, configuration, implementation, training, customization and support of Billing and Accounting systems.
Integrating Billing and Accounting Systems is the best way to become more financially organized, more productive,
and more profitable, and you will deliver better legal services to your clients. Your professional life can become far less
stressful when everything is under control.
Our goal is to get you implementing, not just planning.
Our work is grounded in over 30 years of consulting with Law Firms and their related issues to produce tangible,
bottom line outcomes. We use the context of your Law Firm to develop the strategies and behaviors necessary for success
in today's client service driven climate. We analyze your needs, then choose the proper software for your needs, then
make it work for you.
3) Practice Management Systems - Having
the ability to create a client matter, keep your notes in the file, keep phone calls, research, link documents and scanned
images to the file, keep a calendar. LINK EMAILS TO THE FILE(the best benefit EVER!), link people to the
file (know who all the parties to a file are), customize the system to suit specific types of law, and many other
capabilities make Practice Management Systems a "must-have" for anyone that wants to have control over their
calendar and their workload.
You have heard of the "paperless office". While
I do not believe that we will ever get there, you will certainly have the ability to have a paper LESS office.
A Practice Management system will allow you to have the file at your fingertips and available at the click of a mouse. The
idea is to avoid having to get up and find a file every time you need a simple piece of information.
Assembly - Automatically creating documents at the click of a mouse is singly one of the greatest ways to improve
the productivity and organization of your office. Document Assembly is often used in conjunction with Practice Management
to give you the control of the client matters that is so sorely lacking today. It is not at all unusual to
DOUBLE the output of work product with the same number of people. We define the documents, set them up and
instruct the staff on how to create complex documents at the click of a mouse.