How do you keep track of your time when you go solo? Making the transition soon and I'm wondering if I should invest in any specific software.

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It honestly depends what you think your biggest challenges will be. What do you need to track the most?

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Cliooooooooooo

Do yourself a favor and get both Grow and Manage. Grow is the client intake aspect of the software and manage is the case management aspect. Having a system in place for potentials will save you SO much time/effort/headache. Plus, it tracks retention rate and referrals, which is great.

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MyCase.

I use MyCase also. Was recommended by a former colleague years ago

I use Clio and love it

MyCase or utilize a paralegal to record your time, as well as theirs, but you must make sure they’re informed daily of your billed hours and do it through a spread sheet or weekly with a spreadsheet so the paralegal can enter it properly without it getting rejected by the client.

Clio is a game-changer. It really helps me stay organized. It's worth it so there's no need to hesitate :)

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YOE: 3+

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Choice based on WLB, job security, work culture and growth.

Please suggest.

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