The Growing Importance of Legal Technology

For many years, the legal professional has been heavily paper based. But as technology has evolved, the field has adopted digital tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and legal research software.

Lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals are now reliant on technology more than ever before, operating database applications specific to their practice area, and using unified communications and other solutions to complete daily tasks. They have access to digital tools that cover almost every law function, such as filing trademarks and patents, preparing budgets and monitoring outside counsel fees, and creating organisational charts.

Towards a paperless office

E-Discovery and electronic case management have changed how documents are handled. Instead of storing large case files in cabinets, they are converted into a digital format that can be easily tracked, edited, searched, distributed, and archived.

While digitisation has brought benefits to law firms and corporate practices, there are still some parts of the business that remain paper-based. For example, paper invoices are still common, though electronic billing (e-billing) is gradually replacing it.

Technical innovations in other sectors are also finding their way into the legal profession, such as databases where uploaded content is sharable among users with access, and machine learning used to automate tasks. More mainstream technologies such as the Cloud and Big Data are also having an effect on the legal industry, helping with the task of storing a growing number of documents and making sense of them.

Although legal professionals have sometimes been hesitant toward technology, the days where technology was an option rather than requisite are coming to an end. With legal information increasing in volume and coming in new electronic formats, today’s law office needs to be well connected.

Prepare your future capacity today

Law firms and practitioners are all pressed for delivering results of the highest quality while also reducing costs. While they have a growing number of digital tools at their disposal to make that happen, these tools are only as good as the office network that supports them.

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