Carol L. Schlein, Esq. is an attorney and President of Law Office Systems, Inc., a legal technology consulting firm. For over two decades, she has helped law firms improve their use of technology to improve their cash flow and client service experience. She has been named as one of the American Bar Association's Women in Legal Tech 2022, recognizing her contributions to law firms over the last three decades.
Carol has helped hundreds of law firms area manage their billing, cases and documents. By applying best practices, Carol has been able to streamline procedures and save firms time and money. Along with her Law Office Systems colleagues and extensive national network of consultants, she is able to provide support on most of the leading law firm applications as well as custom software applications.
Carol is experienced in providing training, customization, and integration assistance with most of the popular software for law firms. She also provides consulting services in hardware and software evaluation and selection. Carol’s strength is her ability to translate technical concepts into plain, easy to follow steps.
She is a Certified Independent Consultant (CIC) on Time Matters®, Billing Matters™ and PCLaw™. She has been a Certified Consultant on Timeslips legal timekeeping and billing software for over twenty years. She is also certified on several of the leading legal cloud products including Clio, LEAP and Timesolv. She also supports clients on Tabs3, Practice Master, Advologix, HotDocs, Worldox and netDocuments as well as Microsoft Office and WordPerfect.
In addition to being tech savvy, Carol wrote a monthly technology column for New Jersey Lawyer for over 15 years until the paper closed. She is also a former chair of the Computer and Technology Division of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section as well as a frequent speaker for state and local bar associations. She was a founding member of Lawtopia ™LLC, a national partnership of consulting firms which had offices from Maine to California.
As a volunteer, Carol has used her tech skills to give back to many organizations in her community. When her children were younger, she created district-wide websites and email systems for our PTAs. Carol also volunteers with the Montclair Film Festival. She is Co-President of the Montclair Woman’s Club and a Board member of the Montclair Scholarship Fund, where she established a scholarship in memory of her late husband, Craig MacCallum, who died in 2013. Click here to make a donation. In 2021, she joined the board of Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place. Realizing that at-risk seniors were challenged by the technology and logistics to get COVID testing and vaccines, she is helping Gateway to offer one-on-one peer coaching to help seniors by empowering them to use their phones better.