Computerizing Law Firm Operations
Examines re-engineering for an accounting system at a law firm. Discusses models, processes & implementation of re-engineering. Flow chart. Appendix: works sheets & chart.
# 10477 | 2,700 words | 5 sources | 2001 |
Published on May 12, 2003 in Business (Information Mgmt. and Systems) , Business (Applied Operations) , Computer and Technology (General) , Law (General)
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From the Paper:"Introduction
Although on the cutting edge of the legal system, law firms have been among the last companies to computerize their operations. In some cases, this is because the practices are small and can be easily managed by the clerical staff without introducing central processing systems. Even in larger law firms, the business processes that are in place might be the result of older computer systems which fail to take into account the technological advances which have been made in recent years. An inefficient accounting system in a law office can have serious ramifications, from an inability to collect accounts in a timely manner (reducing cash flow and affecting the overall performance of the firm), to lawyers and other professionals spending otherwise billable time on administrative functions. When this is the case, re-engineering..."
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