Deborah J. Schaefer, CPA
Deborah Schaefer is a consultant specialized in the legal market. She has been retained by law firms of all sizes, assisting with the selection, implementation, training, and support of computer-based accounting and practice management systems. Deborah assists law firms in the US and the Caribbean Many of the consulting engagements involve determining system requirements, managing the installation of new applications, training and support of legal accounting and practice management applications. Her services also include basic bookkeeping for law firms and business and practice management consulting.
Ms. Schaefer has been self-employed for the past 38 years. Prior to starting her own practice, she was employed by three of the national accounting firms. Her responsibilities included computer audits of large corporations as well as management consulting services. She was responsible for designing, programming, and implementing applications in many industries that involved asset tracking and performance measurements. Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant.
Over the years Ms. Schaefer has become certified on a wide range of products for the legal industry. Currently her certifications include the following software products: PCLaw, Time Matters, Amicus, Tabs 3/Practice Master, Clio, Quicken, Xero, CosmoLex, Soluno, ActionStep, Zola Suite, NetDocuments and Quickbooks. Ever changing technology requires that Deborah stay current with new solutions and industry trends. Her continued dedication to the legal market makes her an invaluable resource to law firms of all sizes.
It goes without saying that an unprofitable law firm won’t survive. Yet many lawyers struggle to keep their firms in the black. These financial challenges often impact a lawyer’s ability to meet their ethical obligations to clients and may present as diligence, conflict of interest, or trust accounting concerns. In this session, the speakers will […]
Billing is arguably the most important task in a law office, yet somehow it’s often the last that lawyers focus on to their own financial detriment. Fortunately, billing is easier than ever with today’s technology – and in this session, you’ll learn basic strategies to make sure your billing runs like clockwork. Specifically, speakers will […]