Practice Management Tools and Discounts

Preparing to Work Remotely:

The Bar offers several Member Benefits which could be helpful for anyone who needs to work remotely.  Each of these is offered free or at a discount to our Members and is described in more detail on the page below. Ruby offers live virtual receptionist services that sound just like an in-house receptionist. LawPay allows lawyers to bill and receive payments online through its secure platform.  Identillect provides affordable access to secure communications that plug directly into your existing email platform.  Cloud-based practice management solutions like Clio, MyCase, and ZolaSuite provide for secure, effective case management from any device.  Fastcase is an online legal research tool that can be accessed for free through the Bar’s website and the Fastcase phone app. FormsPass is an online subscription service for legal forms with Mississippi legal forms from a number of practice areas.

Check the descriptions below for information on special promotions and assistance from certain Member Benefits in response to the COVID-19 situation. 

 

CyberSecurity:

 

 

Virtual Receptionist:

In an effort to assist our Members with securing email communication remotely or in office, Identillect is launching an exciting new promotion. Identillect provides an email encryption service that plugs into your normal email (Gmail, O365, etc.). Currently, you can easily integrate email security and encryption with Identillect’s service for only $55 for an annual subscription (40% off their published rates). At a time when law firms are becoming increasingly targeted by cyber-criminals, this is crucial for attorney’s secure communication to protect their clients and their business. Please contact them today at 888-781-4080 or sales@identillect.com, or check out their Member Benefits page here.

 

 

In light of the national and global landscape changing so quickly, Ruby is hearing from many customers that they're receiving higher than normal inquiries and influx of communications. At Ruby, fielding your client calls and requests for support is what they do best, and whether you need short-term help, overflow support, or long term backup, their award-winning receptionists and chat specialists offer a seamless experience for your clients...who won’t know they are not calling your office. For more information, check out their Member Benefit page hereMississippi Bar Members receive an 8% lifetime discount with Ruby.

 

Practice Management Software:

 

 

 

Clio is a widely-used, cloud-based practice management system. Every day, tens of thousands of lawyers use Clio to schedule meetings, organize cases, track time, and invoice their clients. Accessible from your Mac or PC, Phone or Tablet, Clio allows lawyers to take control of their practice from any device, in any location, at any time. Clio even integrates seamlessly with other popular applications like LawPay, Dropbox, Quickbooks Online, Gmail, and Office 365. During the COVID-19 situation, Clio is offering Members of the Mississippi Bar the following:

Financial Aid for Clio Licenses If your firm needs the flexibility to work remotely to ensure your business continuity, we’ll be offering financial assistance to offset the cost of Clio.

Support with Onboarding and Implementation of Clio We understand law firms need to make some major decisions quickly right now. If you need to move your firm to the cloud, we want to assist in making that as quick and straightforward as possible through our Quick Start Program. We are also working closely with our Clio Certified Consultants to provide additional support implementing Clio’s legal cloud technology.

Financial Aid for Law Firms and Legal Organizations If you are a law firm or legal organization struggling to maintain business continuity, need additional support moving to the cloud, or if you’re a non-profit or charity providing mental health support to legal professionals during this time, you may qualify for direct financial support.

Educational Support We’re collaborating with industry leaders, including bars and law societies around the world, to deliver exceptional educational resources and consulting expertise that will help your law firm navigate these challenging times. If your organization can benefit, please reach out.

Click here for more information about these special offers from Clio.

 

 

Zola Suite is a completely cloud-based practice management solution with best-in-class practice management tools including robust billing (including the option to send bills via email or a secure client portal); complete business and legal accounting; and sophisticated Calendar, Task, Email and Document Management. Users can access all tools from any device (including via iOS and Android Apps) with internet access. To assist MS Bar Members during these difficult times, Zola is offering Members of the Mississippi Bar the following:

A free Zola Suite subscription to all members of your team for 90 days (we’re happy to extend this, if you’re still unable to work from your office after three months). At the end of the 90 days, we will work with you to export your data so it can be imported back to your on-premise solution, if applicable, or we can easily convert your account to a full subscription if you’d like to continue using Zola Suite. No strings attached.

 Complimentary core data migration. Our data operations team will work with you to extract and move your contacts, calendar, and high-level matter information from your current practice management application (platforms include Time Matters, Timeslips, PCLaw, Tabs, ProLaw, Abacus, Amicus and more) to Zola Suite, at no cost to you, so you’re not starting from scratch.  

Unlimited remote training and client support. The thought of getting started with a new practice management solution can be overwhelming. Our team is fully operational and ready to help you by providing new user training and ongoing support.

Click here to learn about this offer and get started with ZolaSuite today.

During this unprecedented time, we understand that it will be challenging to keep your firm's operations running smoothly while working remotely. As a reminder, MyCase law practice management software is an easy to use, cloud-based solution that allows you to run your law firm from anywhere with an internet connection. With MyCase, you can:

  • Collaborate with your colleagues on real-time case updates
  • Maintain strong client communication
  • Track time, send invoices, and get paid online
  • Get up and running fast with free data migration and onboarding

Start a free trial today to see how MyCase can keep your firm productive while working remotely. Mississippi Bar Members receive a 10% lifetime discount! Click here for more information about getting started with MyCase.

 

 

LawPay has been powering payments in the legal industry for over a decade and is trusted by more than 145,000 professionals. Developed specifically for lawyers, LawPay’s easy-to-use solution allows you to securely accept credit card and eCheck payments online. Right now, the experts in legal payments have an exclusive offer just for Mississippi Bar members: Open a new LawPay account by May 30 and receive 3 months with no monthly fee and a $100 credit toward processing fees! To learn more about this Member benefit, click here.  

 

Legal Research and Forms:

 

 

 

Fastcase is a legal research service that is free to all of our Members.  To access it, simply login here and click the Fastcase tab.  To assist you in making the most of this tool, Fastcase offers free webinars on how to conduct legal research. Some of the webinars are available for CLE credit in many jurisdictions, including Mississippi. See the upcoming session dates here

 

 

The Mississippi Bar FormsPass Legal Forms Library, available to all Mississippi Bar members for a small subscription price. Thousands of Mississippi legal forms are available, with more forms added daily. The Library provides you access to Official, State-Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Test Drive FormsPass --You may browse the forms but cannot download without a subscription. To subscribe, simply enter your information in this form or email to craig.miller@uslegal.com

Shop and save with the ABA’s Books for Bars program.  Did you know you can save 15% on books from the American Bar Association? Use your special Mississippi Bar code to get a discount off of every book you order all year long.  Topics covered by their publications include all major areas of practice.  You can choose from titles like 2020 Survey of Class Action Law, The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, The ABC’s of the UCC, and more. 

The Mississippi Bar is proud to join nearly 40 other state bars participating in the Books for Bars program. Your discount code can be accessed under the Events section of your Member login page. Just log in, retrieve your code, and visit ShopABA.org to start saving today.

 

 

 

 

Benefits:

   

 

The ABA Retirement Funds Program (“the Program”) offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan; built by lawyers, powered by pros. For over 55 years, the Program has been committed to providing the tools necessary to help all legal professionals achieve retirement security. Their structure allows your firm to focus on the success of the practice while we provide the highest level of fiduciary oversight allowable through ERISA, reducing your fiduciary risk. And they offer all of this at a competitive price whether you are a Solo Practitioner or a large corporation. In light of the COVID-19 situation, they are offering the following special resources:

Guidance Related to COVID-19 and Market ImpactCheck out the dedicated page here.

Three Months Free Investment Advice During this time of uncertainty in the financial markets, many may have questions and concerns regarding their retirement plans. In an effort to support the legal community during this time, we are offering three months of professional management to all participants for no fee. Current participants can sign up between April 1 and June 26 to take advantage of this offer. This offer is being extended to all new plans that join the Program as well.

The ABA Retirement Funds Program aspires to help every law firm, lawyer and legal professional secure their financial futures. Call them at 800-826-8901 for a free consultation or visit www.abaretirement.com for more information.

 

   

 

 

Office Management:

   

 

Office Depot and the Mississippi Bar have partnered to provide exclusive savings on all of your business needs. Registration for the discount program is fast and simple. Please click here to sign up and begin saving today! Please save this website in your browser for future use, as this is where you will receive your member discounts. Use coupon code: 50591873 that will enable you to get an additional 15% off your first order using this new website!

 

 

Whether you are searching for a new job opportunity or recruiting for a vacancy at your firm or organization, the Bar’s online Career Center is available to connect applicants and employers.  Click here for additional information.  

 

Professional Liability Insurance:     

The Mississippi Bar does not endorse any insurance products.  However, the Bar has compiled a list of agents and/or companies who may be able to place or provide lawyers professional liability insurance coverage.  The list, which can be found here, is not exclusive, so feel free to contact your local agent or company of your choice.