A look at what’s going on at LegalPRO

Fun times in San Juan

We will be attending the NACBA Fall workshop in Puerto Rico this December. We hope to see some of you there. No doubt a trip like this is not cheap, but don’t forget to live a little while you’re working your tail off (and get some CE credit too).

Will you join us in December?

LegalPRO will host our annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 13th.  We will return to Alamo Café, which served some really tasty food last year.  Once again, we invite all our local clients to attend.  We had a great time last December and look forward to doing it again.  Click here to RSVP if you are interested as seats are limited.

Services offered by our partner companies

All these vendors have popular products and services that help firms work more efficiently. Some of our partners have been working with us for over 16 years.

CIN Legal Data Services

A Bankruptcy Credit Report from CIN Legal Data Services, developed specifically for bankruptcy attorneys, provides all-inclusive data you can import directly into your BankruptcyPRO or Jubilee software. Save 60 minutes per case by eliminating data entry, access up-to-date bankruptcy department addresses, and get a full view of your client’s financial history with judgments and liens data and an 8-year bankruptcy search. No sign-up fees or monthly minimums. Get started at CINLegal.com/signup.

Allen Credit & Debt Counseling Agency Service

Allen Credit & Debt Counseling Agency Service is one of the top credit and debt counseling agencies in the nation. All of their courses are available online or on the telephone, with live counselors on duty 24/7 so your clients never have to have a call back appointment to finish the required follow-up counseling.

  • Their courses are extremely user-friendly and they provide IMMEDIATE certificate delivery.
  • They provide free attorney instructional pads with your attorney code pre-printed on them with easy step-by-step instructions outlining how to complete the course.
  • Allen offers courses in English and in Spanish.
  • They offer, free of charge, to e-file the Debtor Education certificates for you.
  • Their online courses (CC or DE; single or joint filers, not per person) are $20.
  • Their telephone courses (CC or DE; single or joint filers, not per person) are $25.
  • They are CONSISTENT on customer service, price, and relationships!
  • You will have a real, personal relationship with Allen Credit, so you can contact an attorney relations personal at any time of the day. It truly is all about YOU!

BK Packet

BK Packet has been working hard to make even more improvements, such as their new ‘auto save’ feature launching next month for clients who forget to save their information before logging out. Don’t forget, all Jubilee customers receive 3 BK Packet credits ($30 value) for free each month! Take advantage of that offer and don’t miss out. Anyone considering giving BK Packet a try will also receive a one time offer of 3 free credits! Just sign up using the promo code PRO2019.

Certificate of Service

CertificateofService.com is the debtor’s premiere mailing and noticing service. Just like you wouldn’t prepare a petition without using the amazing Bankruptcy Pro program, you would not want to spend your valuable time stuffing envelopes. With just a few simple clicks of your mouse, your Amended Chapter 13 plan, Motion to Incur Credit, and a thousand other documents can be served on the entire Master Mailing Matrix from the bankruptcy court, or your own mailing list that you create!

Practitioners who recognize the value of their time will recognize the value of CertificateofService.com. Stuffing your own envelopes is not the best use of you or your staff’s time. Doing you own mailings is a revenue drain on your bottom line whereas using a third party noticing provider (like CertificateofService.com) is a revenue enhancer. Not only can you get reimbursed for the expenses of mailing on your fee apps, you are able to use the time you would otherwise have used stuffing envelopes, for your own benefit. Whether you want to leave the office early, or get another client through the door before the day is out, the best way to create time is to outsource your mailing needs to CertificateofService.com.

Try it today! It is embedded right in BankruptcyPRO and Jubilee as a value added feature. LegalPRO and CertificateofService.com are always watching out for you and the efficiencies that make your office go.

Start Fresh Today

Start Fresh Today has been providing credit counseling and debtor education courses since 2005. Our courses are available online or by telephone in English as well as Spanish. Our online courses are available 24/7 with fast certificate delivery. We have US based customer support and approved in all 50 states! ECF filings with the courts are available at no extra cost.

Start Fresh Today offers a number of free resources to guide consumers before, during, and after bankruptcy including eBooks, bankruptcy blog, step-by-step instructions, bankruptcy glossary, videos and more. Our platform is integrated with both BankruptcyPRO and Jubilee. Learn more about how Start Fresh Today can help your firm save you time and money.

You’re Invited!

It’s that time of year again – Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Some fun and family are surely needed to balance the turmoil in the world we live in.

We will have our annual Christmas party on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 pm in San Antonio at the Tower of the Americas. We would like to once again invite our clients in the San Antonio-area to celebrate with us.

To our clients around the country, if you might be visiting San Antonio around that time of year we’d love to have you as well.

Please RSVP below if you’d like to party with us and we look forward to seeing you. The last day to RSVP is December 11.

Christmas Party Reservation Form

Complete the form below if you and your staff would like to attend our December 15 Christmas Party.

How Can We [NOT] Help You?

We know there’s a startup out there sending lots of emails to attorneys (SPAM?) and really trying to get your attention.  We can’t help but wonder, however, at their own website’s offering of support: “Standard Support is available M-F 9-5 ET.  Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply.

If you have to wait 24 to 48 hours for a response during normal business hours, then what good is it?  And their fees are considerably more than ours!  We once had a two-hour response, but it was on a Sunday night – and we’ll work to do better at that!

We’ve been providing live immediate phone support for over 20 years and have added after-hours support via our online forum.  Making sure you get the help you need when you need it is extremely important to us and is one of the things you pay for with your standard subscription to BankruptcyPRO, Jubilee, or I-Got-Notices.  We don’t charge extra for “premium support” just so you can actually – maybe — get some help and talk to someone.

Are you having problems with credit reports?

If your client has frozen their credit report records with the three credit bureaus, you will not be able to pull credit reports from CIN Legal Data Services or MFI Credit Solutions through our software.

Credit Reports

Your client will need to unfreeze the records at the bureau that the credit report will be hitting.

Interestingly, the most expensive credit bureau to pull a report from, Equifax, is the one responsible for causing everyone to want to freeze their credit files now. Maybe we can extract some justice by not using them in the future…

Company Product Bureaus
CIN Basic Experian, TransUnion
CIN Preferred Experian, TransUnion
CIN Premium Experian, TransUnion, Equifax
MFI 1 Bureau Experian or TransUnion*
MFI 2 Bureaus Experian, TransUnion
MFI 3 Bureaus Experian, TransUnion, Equifax

*You can look at past reports or call MFI to determine which bureau you are getting

What is your favorite BankruptcyPRO feature?

We recently had a client notify us that they wanted to try a competitor’s product due to an exciting new feature they’d been promoting heavily. We, of course, were sad to hear this and, after talking with them and understanding they needed to take the plunge, we let them know we’d be here when they were ready to come back.

Well, they came back pretty quickly and reported there were no less than 17 specific features BankruptcyPRO had that the competitor didn’t – that they couldn’t live without. “Only 17?” was our response, but heck, they didn’t stick with the other product long enough to figure out all the rest.

Every product has its strengths and weaknesses we admit, but BankruptcyPRO is a stellar piece of software that’s been time tested and client improved upon literally for decades. We wish it had been more heavily marketed in the past so that more firms would understand that it’s the superior product in its space.

Let us know on Twitter what BankruptcyPRO features you can’t live without.

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