In 1958 US President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 to be Law Day.
This holiday is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. The 2012 theme, “No courts, No Justice, No Freedom”, underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.
One example of this is the law firm of Balch & Bingham, established in Birmingham, AL, which has seven offices spread across three states and Washington, DC. Balch & Bingham decided to pull the plug on its multiple, aging, circuit-switched telephony systems in favor of a unified, IP-based network.
Seeking to put an end to missed calls, unhappy clients, high maintenance costs, and continuous administrative headaches, Balch & Bingham sought a full-featured unified communications system that would streamline internal processes as well as help them to serve clients better. The rollout went smoothly, and the ShoreTel system delivered on its promise.
- Ease of management helped the firm to achieve a lower total cost of ownership from day one, as senior IT staff are not needed to perform adds, moves, and changes.
- The system, which looks and behaves like a single, unified platform, scales with plug-and-play simplicity, enabling attorneys and staff to communicate quickly and easily with each other regardless of their location.