IT’S ALL ABOUT PROFITABILITY

There are many ways to measure success, but here we are focused on profitability. How would your life change if you could drive down legal costs, produce more product, and increase profits? Amata has built a business around this very question, employing strategies to take advantage of leverage and scale.

In business, we leverage capital, technologies, and staff to create exponential profits. For example, at GM, a tremendous number of resources are put into creating a more efficient jet engine that costs airlines less money, yet they generate greater profits for GM. At a law firm, the traditional thinking is that to generate greater profits you either bill more hours or increase your hourly billable rate, both of which goes against the best interest of your client.

The solution to increasing profits, while serving your client’s best interest, lies in leverage and scale. By leveraging other people’s resources, you are able to provide more work product to your clients, at a lower rate, while increasing your profitability. The key is utilization – only paying for time that is billable to your clients, eliminating all under-utilized time and expenses.

The basic formula for utilization rate is pretty simple: it’s the number of billable hours divided by the total number of available hours (x 100). So, if a paralegal on your staff billed for 32 hours from a 40-hour week, they would have a utilization rate of 80%. Which means you need to pay for the under-utilized time, in this example 8 hours, from your profits. By employing the paralegal team at Amata, which acts as an extension of your law firm, you are only paying for the time they do billable work for you. So, in the example above, you would only be paying for the 32 hours that you are able to bill back to your client, increasing your profits by the 8 hours that you do not have to pay for. By using leverage in this way, you are able to scale your business and profits, without placing constraints on your time.

Besides increasing profitability, other benefits of using Amata’s staff as an extension of your law firm include having a diverse and experienced team working on projects, access to software tools you do not have to pay for or maintain, and savings associated with not having to pay for employee overhead, including computers, desk space, or insurance benefits.

Utilization Rate Formula

AMATA ATTORNEY SUPPORT SERVICES

PARALEGAL SERVICES

PARALEGAL SERVICES

Keep the costs to your clients down and your profits up by only paying for hours you can invoice to your clients. Amata’s paralegals, paralegal assistants, administrative assistants, and virtual assistants act as an extension of your law firm.

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LIVE VIRTUAL RECEPTION

More clients. Fewer interruptions. Virtual receptionists engaging your clients, serving as an extension of your law firm.

According to a Gallup poll, customers who are fully engaged represent a 23% premium in terms of profitability, revenue, and relationship growth over the average client. Clients call attorneys when they are in need, and in today’s culture, they expect an immediate response or they go somewhere else. Never miss an opportunity to help a new client again. Let Amata’s team of virtual receptionists engage new clients when you are not available.

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LIVE VIRTUAL RECEPTION
The Amata Phone App

The Amata Phone App

With the Amata VoIP app, you can make and receive calls, video, and chat on your desktop as well as control your desk phone from the app itself. You can easily transfer calls and chat with colleagues, change your status, and see your team’s availability.

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OFFICE SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE

No more long-term commitments, wasted profits paying for unused office space, or time pulled away from serving clients to deal with office issues.

We’ve created an environment where you can enjoy the comradery of other attorneys, meet with clients in a traditional law office setting, and enjoy coming to the office. If an associate leaves or joins the firm, you can give up or add offices as needed. It’s all about only paying for what you need, not wasting money on office space you are not using in anticipation of growing into the space.

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OFFICE SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE
Virtual Office Space

Virtual Office Space

The flexible work model has become a permanent part of business around the world. But you still need to maintain a professional image to clients and opposing counsel. Amata’s virtual office programs allows you to “house your law firm” in a prestigious building and location without the costly overhead. Programs can include a mailing address, mail scanning, bank deposits, private day offices, and conference rooms.

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These services will allow you to:

  • checkEngage New Clients
  • checkDeliver a Personalized Experience
  • checkBuild Firm Loyalty
  • checkEnjoy Practicing Law
  • checkCreate a Work/Life Balance
  • checkStay Connected, Anytime & Anywhere

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The Amata Difference

Amata’s mission is to reduce the business pain points inherent in practicing law for solo and partner practice law firms so attorneys can enjoy practicing law with controlled stress and anxiety, allowing them to provide legal services to those in need, improving the quality of life for everyone.

Amata is more than just a services company; we strive to help our clients maintain a work/life balance; a harmony between the different aspects of their lives. We work with some of the smartest, intellectually driven individuals in the world, most of whom find comfort in learning new things and meeting intellectual challenges head-on. Our role is not to impede them in meeting those challenges, but to help them by introducing new technologies to work smarter, the support to remove tasks that are slowing them down and an environment where they have support mechanisms in place.

It is important for lawyers to be involved in organizations that provide them resources to grow their book of business. In most practices, more than 80% of an attorney’s work is referred to them from other attorneys specializing in different practice areas. We set out to create an environment that fosters fellowship among attorneys who share common attitudes, interests and goals. By hosting social events, CLE programs and new social platforms Amata has created an environment where lawyers from more than 27 different areas of legal practice can interact, build friendships and share opportunities.

How many times have we heard “change is slow to come in the legal industry”? This may be true for the industry as a whole, but creativity is highly sought after by clients and while lawyers are valued for their sharp, analytical skills, logical thinking and attention to detail, the best lawyers are able to present creative solutions. That is why our team of innovation experts are always searching for companies with new technologies and platforms in which to introduce to our community through the Amata Marketplace.

It takes a village to build a business and that’s exactly what a law firm is; a business. Sometimes lawyers get caught up in wanting to help their clients, to ply the knowledge and skills they honed in law school, that they take their eye off the business of a law practice. Having experienced support staff always on-call allows you to hand off tasks better suited to someone not practicing law. How easy is it to put off entering your billing or posting on social media or requesting certified copies at the County Clerks office?

Big law firms understand how to create the infrastructure that allows their attorneys to focus their time and energy on taking care of their clients. That is why their attorneys are among the highest paid in the world. Their attorneys rely on a team of receptionists, paralegals and administrative assistants to handle the time-consuming work that needs to be done for them to be successful. For the attorneys that have chosen to work in solo and partner practice law firms, we are their team. We take great pride in seeing attorneys at Amata succeed and happily do whatever it takes to support them.

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"If you're a lawyer who has his own practice, and is looking for more than just office space but a level of elite professionalism, that's here."

Robert Fakhouri

The Fakhouri Firm

THE AMATA STORY

From a bootstrapped startup handling litigation copy work and small print jobs, Amata quickly took on the job of in-house printing for the American Bar Association. Yes, remember those large printed volumes of bound books you use to receive at ABA association meetings? We printed them!

Since our beginnings we have always put clients first, doing whatever it takes to serve those that have trusted us with their business. Building long-standing relationships and friendships is at the core of everything we do. Always looking for innovative ways to help laws firms, we have evolved our business many times over the years, staying ahead of the changing legal landscape and providing attorneys what they need to continue providing their clients creative solutions.

Founding Partners, Ron Bockstahler and Frank Chalupa

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our team is dedicated to helping attorneys like you succeed

The Amata Legal Community

Over 750+

Attorneys Strong

27+

Practice Areas

1,000’s

of lead shares each year

Since opening in 2002, we’ve been committed to serving the legal industry, supporting our team members, and helping those in need.

Team members at Amata are a happy, loving, and caring group that is always looking for ways to support our community. Throughout the past 20 years, we have donated our time, money, and skills to helping those fighting for a cause. Check out some of the organizations we are currently working with and let us know if you want to recommend other groups for our team members to work with.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community is more than the lawyers you build relationships with at Amata. It also means having access to exclusive offers to a range of services focused on helping your law firm grow. Our team of purchasing experts have carefully selected only the best companies in their field and negotiated discount pricing for our clients. Visit Amata’s partner marketplace and find the partner best suited to assist your law practice.

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When you are growing your law practice, you look for lawyers you enjoy working with and that can assist you in growing your book of business. We want the same thing and that is why we offer incentives and referral bonus’ to lawyers that refer other lawyers to Amata.

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At Amata we believe that happy and friendly team members create an environment everyone can enjoy and a culture of support and caring. We value an inclusive workplace that celebrates our team members’ unique personalities, passions and talents; creating an open culture of service to our clients. Experience how Amata’s unique approach to the business of law allows you to enjoy your work in the legal field and experience unlimited growth and development opportunities.

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FAQs

Learn more about the details of Amata’s attorney support services, phone answering, virtual office programs and flexible office options. Our frequently asked questions cover most everything from porting phone numbers to obtaining a death certificate at the Clerk’s Office.

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