I recently opened my solo law practice, and, as many solo attorneys can attest, one of the most challenging tasks I faced was picking a practice management system. Trying to crowdsource a solution only left me with more questions and choices than I could handle. I was simultaneously finding my way around legal accounting, particularly paying attention to trust accounting (IOLTA) issues. It was at the intersection of this quest that I learned about CosmoLex. I then was invited to serve on a statewide member panel to evaluate CosmoLex’s proposal to join the Washington State Bar Association’s Practice Management Discount Network. I was excited to participate.
CosmoLex is a cloud-based system that had recently come to market. In a competitive field, this product boasts a tempting range of attributes. Its standout attribute is that both business and trust accounting aspects are baked right in; which means a law firm doesn’t need an independent accounting system in addition to a practice management system. Further, CosmoLex integrates LawPay – another vendor in the discount network – which will be attractive to many solos who already favor this payment system. The product’s cloud component makes it convenient to use from anywhere in the world and offers data security and protection, which are increasingly of concern to firms and legal professionals.
It also has one of the best round-the-clock customer services I’ve encountered. Their support staff is dedicated, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic to help the end user. Data migration is available to those law firms with a different system, and CosmoLex provides a dedicated account manager to ensure a smooth transition. I have found their system user-friendly especially in light of their free monthly trial with an inbuilt demo by their product specialist.
CosmoLex offers an array of other attributes comparable to its competitors. I find their dedicated customer service and baked-in accounting system most persuasive, but the product’s other aspects are attractive as well.
The discount on CosmoLex, as well as discounts on other software and services, is available through WSBA’s Practice Management Discount Network –– helping you improve your legal service delivery. Visit www.wsba.org/discounts to get started.