LEGAL MANAGER FOR LAWYERS?
Leg@lManager(R) is also a GST compliant law practice
management software which has been certified by JKDM (Jabatan
Kastam Diraja Malaysia). Leg@lManager(R) now comes with
new features to support Goods and Service Tax (GST).
With these new features, Leg@lManager(R) can calculate
the input and output tax automatically and
generate relevant reports such as GST-03 form and GST
Audit File (GAF) for quarterly or monthly submission.
been specifically designed to handle law firm needs. We
build solutions that are 100% based on requirements from
experienced law firm operators and senior partners. Leg@lManager(R) improves
the workflow for case handling and management in order to
shorten the document processing time and simplify the
calculation process to generate professional bills to
client. Furthermore, Leg@lManager(R) also help law firms to
manage office account and clients' account. With Leg@lManager,
law firms can easily monitor the clients' account to avoid
over run cases and also profit and loss of office account.
For many small & medium sized law firms that handle
hundreds of documents everyday, using Legal Manager in
organizing, indexing and controlling their documents will
greatly improve the efficiency and productivity of the
Many law firms,
however, do not see the needs or feel the urgency in rectifying
the problems created when they handle documents the traditional
way. The general feeling is that with a well thought out
directory structure, acceptable access to the documents
can be attained. The common rationale is that any added
functionality offered by Legal Manager is not worth the
cost of additional hardware and software, training and
details some of the advantages Legal Manager offers, even
to small law firms. Naturally, there is a wide-ranging
opinion concerning essential features versus superfluous
bells and whistles. Nonetheless, do keep in mind that
very often when a feature that might otherwise be considered
“extra” comes in handy, it evidently becomes
THE CASE FOR
What are the advantages of such a system to a firm compared
to the manual system?
Greater Speed in Document
In a manual system, the user must know where
a particular document is stored and what its name is.
While most users are fairly efficient at finding their
own documents, searching for a document created by someone
else can take a significant amount of time. Generally,
the time taken is bound to be greater than the average
5 seconds it takes for Legal Manager to find that document.
It is not surprising that many users spend 5 minutes
or more in searching for a document. Some even wind
up recreating and retyping it!
Eliminating Human Error:
The time lost in a manual system due to human
error is substantial over a long period of time. For
example, a user may have stored a document in a wrong
place by accident, forgotten what the document was named
or even “dragged and dropped” an entire
directory to some new location without even being aware
of the mistakes made. When other colleagues try to access
the documents, difficulties are compounded. They may
have to look in four or five places before finding the
required document. What if the original author of the
document is out of the office due to illness, on holidays,
etc? This is a regular problem many organizations face
everyday. What happens when staff resigns?
Control over Document Access:
Legal Manager typically gives a firm significantly
better control over document security and access. Confidential
documents can be made available only to the few people
who are authorized to read them. Typically these documents
are accounting, human resources, trust and estate documents.
The people that have access to these documents are those
responsible for highly confidential client matters.
By defining which group of employee has access to which
type of document, Legal Manager avoids the problems
inherent in password-protected documents.
Managing Clients’ Account:
The feature provides the detailed information
and reporting needed to actively manage your clients’
finances and identify problems before they occur. User
can easily monitor different type of client finances
both received and payment to. Furthermore, user can
even drill down the disbursement spent for detail analysis.
The system provides powerful information that will improve
user services and enhances cash flow. A wide variety
of capabilities are available in setting up and controlling
client accounts’ records according to user operating
policies. User can set different type of receipt and
payment voucher numbers according to department. User
can also define a number of parameters unique to their
businesses such as default clients’ bank account
for receipt and payment. Furthermore, user can issue
a single receipt or payment voucher for a client who
has multiple matters at a single point of entry. When
there is clients’ inquiry, user can see all current
balance information immediately even while entering
Clients' Account Management, comprehensive Client Ledger
Listing and Trial Balance reports for Clients’ Account
with detailed transaction can be generated instantly.
Transfer of fund from clients’ account to office account
can also be done comprehensively.
Office Account with GST Features
Manager is simple to setup and it is fully integrated
with Clients' Account Management. Transfer of Fees can
be done easily and comprehensive office account reports
such as Profit and Loss Report, Trial Balance, Balance
Sheet and General Ledger Listing report can be generated
instantly. GST submission can be easily done with our
GST features which are approved by
Kastam Diraja Malaysia)
With control over clients’ accounts,
user can set the system to apply funds transfer automatically.
Whether it is for fees or disbursements, the process
of double entry between clients’ accounts and
office accounts as well as the individual client’s
matters can be seamlessly updated.
This feature provides the ability to determine
the clients’ financial status and to gain control
over the issue of insufficient fund. User of the system
can thus legally designate a control option not to issue
any further payment on behalf of that particular client.
A variety of standard reports are provided. These
include Clients’ Balance Listing, Clients’
Trial Balance, Files Report, Service Tax Report, Account