All posts by Sarah Schaaf, CEO Headnote

Reformed attorney, current Founder & CEO at Headnote, passionate member of legal and entrepreneurial communities, proud wife and mother.

How Law Firms Can Give The Most Client-Friendly Payment Experience For The Lowest Transaction Fees

Still waiting for that paper check to come in? You could minimize the fees you pay and the time it takes to get paid by starting to accept eCheck via direct bank to bank ACH payments from your clients. Interestingly, they are a perfect fit for the legal industry for a few reasons, most importantly ...

Why Your Clients Would Rather Pay Via Online ACH

ACH payments are a reliable, secure, faster way of getting paid. Here are 3 reasons why law firms should enable them for client payments.

Reduce Client Billing Friction in 2018 by Utilizing Good Time Tracking & Quick Invoicing

One of the most common sources of client disputes for lawyers is around invoicing for time. “You’re charging me how much?!” “But, what were you actually doing during that time??” “I don’t remember all these charges!” Every lawyer would prefer to avoid client disputes. But unlike other types of client disputes (“But, I deserve a ...

Maximize Billable Hours by Automating Time Consuming Administrative Tasks

If you’re like most lawyers practicing independently or in small firms, you’re probably doing so without a dedicated administrative professional at your disposal. Do you have an accurate estimate of how much of your time is spent performing administrative tasks to manage your small law firm or solo practice? How does that stack up against ...

Are You Ready To Close Out Your Firm’s 2017 Accounts Receivable With A Bang?

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly December and you know what that means - time to bid adieu to 2017 and welcome 2018 with open arms. There’s nothing more satisfying than counting down to the new year with a glass of champagne in hand and the peace of mind that you’ve successfully closed out your ...

Learn From Some of The Best; A List of Recommended Books & Podcasts to Enjoy This Holiday Season

When I was practicing as an attorney prior to starting my own legal tech company, I never really thought of myself as entrepreneurial. At least, that was never how I referred to myself. Self-starter, convention challenger, generally informed and certainly opinionated - yes, those things always felt like me. When both my attorney parents left ...

Enhance Your Online Presence by Creating a Memorable First Impression with a Well-Designed Website

Getting clients is important right? Here at Headnote we don't just want to help you manage the clients you're already working with, we want to help you every step of the way from new client engagement to getting paid for a case won and job well done. But it starts with finding the clients, and ...

Save time and appeal to more clients by offering a secure online payment option

Ask yourself this: How often do you pay for goods and services using a credit card versus writing out a check, stuffing it in an envelope, licking a stamp, and dropping it in the mail?  It’s likely safe to assume that, like most other consumers, the bulk of your transactions are digital. Your clients are ...

How to Keep Non-Billable Activities from Affecting Your Law Firm’s Productivity

There’s probably a better way to be managing your small law firm or solo legal practice. Trust us, we’ve lost a lot of productivity performing manual non-billable tasks like hunting down invoices, following up on late payments, re-creating time sheets, searching for correspondence records, and all the other tasks that, while crucial to managing a ...