Elephants never forget. Unfortunately, attorneys and clients sometimes do. Consider the new web service NotifyWorks a virtual elephant for the law office. It remembers to remind your clients of important events that they otherwise might miss.

Say, for example, you represent a small business in negotiating a commercial lease that contains an option to renew that must be exercised by a certain date. Enter the information in NotifyWorks and it will automatically send the reminder to your client. For busy transactional lawyers, this can eliminate a lot of follow-up. If you have standard forms of reminders you send frequently, you can create and store templates.

How is this different than your current tickler system? In theory, the difference is that you can enter the information once and be done with it. With your tickler system, you enter the reminder and then later, when the reminder date arrives, you take the action. (I say “in theory” because, even with NotifyWorks, a cautious lawyer may still want to follow-up with the client directly, or at least check back with NotifyWorks to be sure it did what it was supposed to do.)

The service is priced as a subscription, at the rate of either $29 a month or $299 a year. The company was founded by Rush Nigut, an Iowa business and trial lawyer and author of the blog Rush on Business.

  • Robert,

    Thank you for the shout out! With our service, theory can become reality. We know lawyers are cautious folks. After all, I am a lawyer! But seriously we put some things in place to make sure our service is delivered effectively. First, we recommend lawyers copy themselves on the notififications so they’ll know when the notification has been sent to the client. Second, clients are required to confirm their email address which prevents notifications from going to spam filters. Finally, we have reporting capabilities so our users can view upcoming notifications and those that have been sent.

    We all know that proactive notification is the hallmark of solid professionals. The problem is we have limited time to make that happen in our busy professional practices. NotifyWorks can help busy lawyers strengthen relationships with clients by making it easier to proactively communicate with them.

    We appreciate you mentioning us and any of your readers can send me an email at rush@notifyworks.com for a code to receive $100 off the first year’s subscription.

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