Believe it or not, many law office still embrace the old method of case management: paper, folders, and file cabinets. Lots of them.
It’s not that law office software hasn’t been available for years, because it has. And while we admit that some office are simply afraid of converting, we think there are reasonable explanations for all the holdouts.
One of the barriers to converting a legal office from paper to bytes is that conventional matter management software has been cumbersome and expensive (among other things). In this post, we are going to focus on costs. We’ll talk about other things in future articles.
In the past, if a solo attorney or law office wanted to adopt some of the conventional matter management software, they were faced with a costly proposition. They had to buy a server, a business class router, licenses for the workstations, licenses for the server, purchase a backup system, pay for installation, buy an annual maintenance contract, pay extra for remote access, and on and on. For solos and small offices, this often equaled tens of thousands of dollars. In a large office, the costs were staggering.
We designed GoMatters from the ground up to eliminate the startup costs and barriers associated with conventional legal case management software. We don’t think you should spend thousands of dollars simply preparing to use your software. You probably don’t either.
See the chart for a comparison of conventional matter management software and GoMatters. You can use GoMatters for years for what you would pay just to get started with other law office management software.