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BA 493 Article Review – Database tools help lawyers track clients Claire Brigham Kyle Alexander
Database tools help lawyers track clients Lawyers in many states can now track down the names and addresses of prospective clients within hours of their legal entanglements. Lawyers will then call, email, the perspective clients or get information about their current clients. In many states, courts “centralize” their records in a data base and sell them to Law firms ▫Speedingticket.net ▫CourtClerk.net
Database tools help lawyers track clients Speedingticket.net ▫Pay the $.10 cents to $.30 cents per record The state brings in $1.7 million annually ▫Speedingtickets.net then charges the law firms $.50 cents to just over $1 per record, depending on services provided. Courtclerk.net ▫When defendants visit a lawyers website, the clients can ask to be contacted ▫Courtclerk.net will automatically dial both the lawyer and the client to get them in contact.
Database tools help lawyers track clients Results ▫Speedingticket.net 1 out of 10 recipients end up calling the lawyers back ▫Southern California Law offices of Charles M. Kish Sent out 50,000 letters Received 4,000 responses Gained 300 clients Success!
Citations Associated Press, (2004, March, 29). Database tools help lawyers track clients. Retrieved March 3, 2008, from MSNBC Web site: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4623826/