RealPractice Joins Legal Cloud Computing Association
July 6, 2011
Alliance to facilitate adoption of cloud computing among legal professionals continues to expand
Santa Ana, Calif. – Jul 6, 2011 – The Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA) today welcomes RealPractice, a leading provider of software and marketing services for law firms, as a member. RealPractice joins the LCCA’s existing membership, consisting of leading cloud-based vendors including Clio (Themis Solutions Inc.), DirectLaw, Inc., Rocket Matter, Total Attorneys, NetDocuments, NextPoint, and Dialawg.
“The LCCA is thrilled to welcome RealPractice as a member,” said Jack Newton, Acting President of the LCCA and co-founder and CEO of Clio. “Together with RealPractice, the LCCA will continue to provide a consistent and unified voice for legal cloud computing providers on all facets of cloud computing, including best practices, regulatory issues, and education.”
Formed on December 15, 2010, it is the LCCA’s goal to promote standards for cloud computing that are responsive to the needs of the legal profession and to enable lawyers to become aware of the benefits of computing technology through the development and distribution of education and informational resources.
The LCCA’s response to the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Working Group with respect to the Commission’s call for comments on Client Confidentiality and the Use of Technology was published by on the working group’s website.
“RealPractice fully supports the LCCA’s mission to help form standards and best practices for cloud computing for law firms,” said Carey Ransom, CEO of RealPractice. “We are excited to partner with these innovative member companies to help educate and equip legal professionals as they implement cloud and mobility solutions to help them attract and manage their clients.”
About Clio (Themis Solutions Inc.)
Clio (http://www.goclio.com), a comprehensive web-based practice management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product, is specifically designed for solo practitioners and small law firms using PCs and Macs. It can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management, time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and performance metrics for independent lawyers to benchmark their business goals. In addition, Clio includes ClientConnect, a secure portal for document sharing and collaboration with clients, and Clio Express, an offline time capture application.
Clio’s parent company, Themis Solutions Inc., is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau. Visit www.goclio.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-888-858-CLIO or follow on Twitter @goclio.
About DirectLaw, Inc.
DirectLaw, Inc (http://www.directlaw.com), based in Owings Mills, Maryland and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, provides a virtual law firm platform to solos and small law firms that enables these law firms to deliver legal services over the Internet without developing complex software applications on their own. For more information visit DirectLaw.com.
About Rocket Matter, LLC
Rocket Matter, LLC (http://www.rocketmatter.com) provides Rocket Matter®, an online legal practice management and time tracking application for small to mid-sized law firms. The benefits of Rocket Matter®, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, include increased security, business continuity, decreased technology infrastructure and maintenance costs, and improved return on investment for information technology expenses. Launched in February 2008, Rocket Matter’s corporate headquarters is in Boca Raton, FL.
About Total Attorneys, LLC
Total Attorneys (http://www.totalattorneys.com) is a managed service provider that helps small law firms and solo practitioners improve operations and grow their businesses. Total Attorneys offers a broad range of evolving services tailored to the needs of small law firms, including virtual law office technology, search engine marketing, a professional call center and customizable answering services. Founded in 2002, Total Attorneys now serves solo attorneys and small law firms across the United States. The company was ranked in the top five on the Crain’s Chicago Fast Fifty lists for 2008 and 2009 and listed 169th and 219th on the 2008 and 2009 Inc. 5000 lists of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
NetDocuments (http://www.netdocuments.com) is a leading, cloud-computing content management and collaboration service. Organizations of all sizes can save tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating the hardware, system and client software, and ongoing administration of a legacy client-server technology model. With the NetDocuments patented service simply “turned on,” business professionals can immediately begin storing, managing and sharing documents throughout the world and on any Internet-connected service device. Founded in 1998 and based in Orem, Utah, NetDocuments has 100,000 plus users in over 128 countries.
Nextpoint (http://www.nextpoint.com/) provides cloud computing tools and services for legal, compliance and regulatory needs. The Nextpoint platform is an on-demand, multi tenant suite of software-as-a-service products that are changing the way corporations, governments, and lawyers collaborate and manage electronic data. Nextpoint offers its customers a reliable, proven set of products to realize the benefits of cloud computing. Nextpoint manages terabytes of data for hundreds of customers across the nation, including Amgen, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, and Verizon, the state of Washington, non-profits, and law firms of all sizes from solo practitioners to the AmLaw 200.
Dialawg, LLC (http://www.dialawg.com), headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, provides a world-class, private communication network to the legal profession. Its proprietary software-as-a-service platform uses advanced encryption technology to deliver simple, affordable message and document collaboration to lawyers and their clients across the globe. Dialawg provides free basic accounts, allows subscribers to communicate more securely on the web, and works with most common platforms and devices–so that attorneys can focus less on complicated technologies and more on protecting and delivering value to clients.
RealPractice, Inc. (http://www.RealPractice.com) helps attorneys and law firms to “realize the potential of their practice.” For more than 11 years, the company has been providing innovative and trusted software and marketing services to thousands of legal professionals, from the solo practitioner to some of the largest law firms in the country. RealPractice products and services include My RealPractice™, Performance Marketing, My RealSites™, LawyerToolbox™, SmartRules™, SmartRules Enterprise, RealCourtDocs™, RealDealDocs™, RealDealDocs Enterprise, Real Knowledge Management™ and RealDealForms™.
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