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From billing to virtual assistants, ABA app for small firms does it all

The American Bar Association has launched a dynamic web tool, ABA Blueprint, that provides access to a suite of services packaged to give lawyers at solo and small law firms help managing the complexities of their legal practices.

Ruby receptionistThe American Bar Association has launched a dynamic web tool, ABA Blueprint, that provides access to a suite of services packaged to give lawyers at solo and small law firms help managing the complexities of their legal practices.

The app, first announced by ABA President Linda Klein in August, provides ABA members and other lawyers a quick and convenient way to find products and services essential to running small-sized law practices. From technology for billing to virtual assistants to insurance, ABA Blueprint offers ABA members steep discounts that in many cases will offset the price of ABA membership.

“Lawyers, particularly solo practitioners and those in small firms, understand that the administrative burdens of running a law practice cut deeply into the time they have to do what they love — practicing law,” Klein said. “We developed ABA Blueprint as a one-stop shop for lawyers to get the services they need.”

Some of the products and services available include Ruby Receptionists, a virtual receptionist service offering a special “Solo Plan” that is unique to ABA Blueprint. Also Clio, which provides cloud-based law practice management software, is offering a 25 percent discount on its Boutique subscription. Other notable products with special discounts and rebates include LawPay, Lexicata, Quickbooks Online, and Office 365.

Additionally, ABA members will have access to valuable member-only features, including the “Firm Builder” chatbot-like tool that offers customized practice solutions based on members’ individual practice needs and free live consultations with practice management experts. This application can be used on desktop and mobile devices.

ABA Blueprint was developed in concert with CuroLegal, a next-generation legal technology consulting and software development firm. Owned and operated by lawyers, CuroLegal works with bar associations and law firms to design strategic initiatives and build innovative software. Visit CuroLegal online at www.curolegal.com or on Twitter at @CuroLegal