January 29, 2016

Thomson Reuters Announces New Features for Firm Central

Enhanced capabilities with integrated time & billing, improved tools, expanded content

EAGAN, Minn. – Thomson Reuters Firm Central, the leading cloud-based practice management solution for solo and small law firms, now offers a new module for integrated time and billing, enhanced new features for improved firm management, more integration with key legal research resources, and improved document automation and scheduling capabilities.

A new Firm Central module provides fully integrated time and billing. This enables attorneys to easily track time and see key metrics in the Firm Central dashboard. In addition, the new time and billing module integrates with QuickBooks Online for seamless accounting and bookkeeping.

This builds upon the many recent enhancements and core features that have made Firm Central the go-to resource that solo and small law firms rely upon to provide all the tools they need to manage their firm and perform client work.

  • Global search
    Firm Central provides a single location to store all firm documents, indexed for full-text searching and easy access
  • Full integration with Westlaw
    Add KeyCite flags and citations to documents and move seamlessly between Firm Central and legal research
  • Integration with Practical Law
    Legal know-how written by leading practitioners across a wide variety of practice areas is easily accessible from within Firm Central
  • Manage deadlines    
    Integration with Deadline Assistant to calculate deadlines based on Westlaw legal calendaring rules or custom rules templates
  • Matter-level calendar
    Detailed and flexible calendaring that syncs with Outlook and other web calendars
  • Document assembly and client portal
    Users can customize their own intake forms and share via client portal to further increase efficiency
  • State-of-the-art security
    The strongest security possible to keep your firm's information secure, confidential and accessible

“As innovation is core to delivering results for our customers, we have continually improved Firm Central to enable firms to better manage their practice and optimize their workflow,” said Karl Florida, managing director, Small Law Firm segment, Thomson Reuters. “Many of the features we’ve added in recent months came as recommendations directly from our customers. The result is a highly intuitive, customizable and affordable product that offers integration with Westlaw – the leading legal research platform, along with integration with Practical Law – the leading source of legal know-how, and much more. All wrapped within the utmost in security for our customers and their clients.”

Customers can get Firm Central in one of three packages that best meet their needs:

  • Core enables attorneys to manage their clients, matters, documents and tasks all in one place and integrates with Westlaw and Practical Law
  • Essential includes all of the features in the Core bundle, as well as integrated time and expense tracking, custom invoicing, trust accounting and one-click invoicing
  • Premier includes all of the features in the Essential bundle, as well as the leading rules-based legal calendaring tool with advanced features for custom deadlines, rules and events

“Our bundle options make it easier for firms to get the configuration that meets their specific needs, whether specialists or general practitioners,” added Florida. “Firm Central helps deliver the improvements in efficiency that can help small and solo law firms run their business in a more profitable manner.”

For more information on Firm Central, please visit here: http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/solutions/firm-central/

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Alex Cook
Thomson Reuters
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Email: alex.cook@thomsonreuters.com