How technology can help lawyers do more with less

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In these times of economic recession, many companies are looking for ways to do more with less. The legal community is no exception.

So how can technology help?

Improve efficiency and productivity : Lawyers can automate document reviews, quickly find past cases and use tools such as hotdocs, Adobe Acrobat Pro, ABBYY FineReader, Nuance Power PDF and DocuSign. These tools make it possible to automate repetitive tasks, streamline the search for documents, and facilitate e-signatures.

Reduce costs and expenses associated with running a practice : Businesses can save thousands of dollars in paper costs while maintaining data security through document storage systems like Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box. These tools make it possible to store, share and access documents securely and remotely. Using video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and GoToMeetingit is also possible to reduce travel expenses.

Improve organization : Task management software such as Trello, Asana, Basecamp, Smartsheet, and Monday.com enable attorneys and paralegals to track deadlines and document reviews on an easy-to-use dashboard. With these tools, you can better organize tasks, projects, and deadlines for more efficient management and better collaboration.

Improve collaboration between legal professionals : Web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, and Trello enable teams to share documents and collaborate on legal matters. These tools help streamline workflows, share information in real time, and reduce face-to-face meetings.

Improve customer relationships : Customer relationship management software like Salesforce, Zoho CRM, HubSpot CRM and Insightly give attorneys quick access to all the information they need about their clients in one place. These tools make it possible to centralize information, monitor ongoing cases, streamline communications and generate reports.

Especially for avocados

In addition to the above tools, there are also tools specifically designed for lawyers or the legal community such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, PracticePanther, TimeSolv, LegalZoom and DocuTAP.

LexisNexis : a legal research tool that gives lawyers access to thousands of court decisions, laws and regulations.

westlaw : another legal research tool that provides access to a large amount of legal cases, laws and regulations.

clio : a management software for law firms that helps manage contacts, calendars, invoices and documents.

PracticePanther Another law firm management software that offers contact, calendar, billing, and document management features, as well as time tracking, billing, and payment management features.

TimeSolv : Time tracking software that allows attorneys to track time spent on each case, bill clients, and generate reports.

DocuSign : an e-signature tool that allows attorneys to securely sign legal documents and request signatures.

legal zoom : an online legal aid platform that allows users to create legal documents such as contracts and wills.

DocuTAP : a management system for law firms that manages files, contacts, calendar, invoices, documents and messages.

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