Online project management
Basecamp is an online software set created by 37 signals. It’s a fully featured task and project management system. You can have many users, lots of projects, and easily refine permissions to protect confidential information.
They have several different plans ranging in price from $12 to $149 per month. With each one, you get a 30-day free trial (basically, you can cancel within 30 days and pay nothing).
Uses for lawyers
Grant explains the way he is planning to use Basecamp:
In my practice, Basecamp will be used to manage cases. Each client will have access to their own case. By using Basecamp, each client will have access to all the documents in their case. They will know when court dates and other important dates are. They can leave comments or questions about their case and they can keep up on the progress of their case.
Thus, you can give information directly to your clients, online! They can track their matters at any time, from anywhere with internet access. You don’t need to email files back and forth, since they are all securely online. Your calendars and tasks are easily tracked too.
Have you used Basecamp? Do you see other uses for lawyers or law students? Stick a comment here or drop me a line.
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