Is the Legal Industry Ready for Mobility?

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on October 31, 2014 at 4:48 PM

In the past, we’ve discussed how mobility is changing every interaction in our lives, including the way that we work, shop and communicate. You might remember our recent infographic that showed that the number of mobile-connected devices is expected to exceed the number of people on earth by the end of 2014. By 2018, there are expected to be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. As if these numbers aren’t astounding enough, the most recent stats below are even more overwhelming:

Topics: Mobility

Attorney Habits: Excellence Comes by Doing

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on October 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle


High achievers. Performers. Competitive. Like to win.

It’s safe to say that most attorneys want to be excellent. However striving for excellence and actually achieving it are two different things. Make no mistake, there are plenty of talented, intelligent and capable people out there that seek excellence, yet fall short.

Topics: Habit

7 Habits of Highly Effective Timekeepers

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on October 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

If you haven’t read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by best-selling author, Stephen Covey, you’ve at least heard of it. Covey sold over 20 million copies (in 38 languages!) of the famous book, which remains one of the best selling business books of all time.  This inspired many other titles of the same theme – kids, marketers, programmers and even law firm rainmakers. At this point, just about everyone is highly effective. Everyone, well, except timekeepers.

Topics: Time Entry/Time Keeping

Innovator Spotlight: How Ward and Smith Bridges the Gap Between Time Entry and CRM

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on October 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

At Bellefield, we’re relentlessly committed to innovation and the new technologies, ideas and practices that are shaping the future of legal. In this new topic series, we’ll showcase firms that have implemented innovative solutions at their firm.

Ward and Smith, P.A. is a full service law firm with 5 offices in North Carolina. The firm is known for its dedication to leveraging technology and their collaborative environment which fosters growth, innovation, and productivity. Their achievements have been awarded by Law Technology News and ILTA.  Ward and Smith's award-winning business intake process exemplifies its dedication to business process efficiency.

This Q&A with Charles Collins, Applications Development Supervisor at Ward and Smith, focuses on how to eliminate duplicate data through information sharing between the timekeeping and CRM systems.

Topics: Innovation, Innovator Spotlight