February 4, 2014

Firm Central Announces Expanded Capabilities for Small-Firm Practitioners

New enhancements offer Practical Law expertise, ease billing, simplify document sharing with clients

NEW YORK - Thomson Reuters today announced new tools and integration capabilities from Firm Central, the leading online practice management platform for small-firm and solo practitioners. Building on Firm Central’s efficiency and productivity capabilities, the new enhancements tap into the know-how of Practical Law; enable attorneys to securely communicate and share documents with clients; and synchronize time and billing, as well as accounting practices - all within the Firm Central dashboard. Moreover, Firm Central users will now be able to use their personal documents to establish their own document-assembly process.

“Since launching Firm Central at LegalTech last year, it has been adopted by thousands of small-firm and solo practitioners,” said Karl Florida, managing director, Small Law, Thomson Reuters. “The customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and has helped guide us this year in creating significant additions to our dashboard.”

New to Firm Central are:

  • Know-how
    Solo and small-firm practitioners now have expert resources built into Firm Central from Practical Law, providing the guidance to practice more efficiently and keep more business in the firm. Attorneys now have the ability to leverage expert Practical Law attorney-editor insights through Practice Notes, Checklists and additional know-how content seamlessly from the Firm Central dashboard.
  • Secure communications
    The new Client Portal enables practitioners and their clients to share documents securely and communicate directly within Firm Central. The communications are organized by matter for enhanced efficiency and information management. The Client Portal features state-of-the-art security (and encryption) technologies and an intuitive interface for ease of use.
  • Time tracking and billing synchronization
    Integrating Time and Billing with QuickBooks® creates a seamless interchange to synchronize law firm accounting data, track and process time and expense data, and simplify the overall billing process.
  • Customizable data streams
    Practitioners with time-tested, customized forms now have the ability to enhance their templates in Form Builder, and upload and save these forms within Firm Central, allowing them to be easily shared with clients and stored within the matter.

“We will continue to work on integrating content and our software applications into Firm Central,” Florida said. “Our customers’ insight leads to the new features we develop and has guided us to create a product that they say allows for greater time and cost savings, while simplifying their daily schedule. Firm Central is truly improving the way attorneys work.”

For additional information on Firm Central, visit FirmCentral.com.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.