Law firms and corporate legal departments face unique problems due to the paper-intensiveness of legal transactions and processes. E-filing and e-discovery have recently begun to lessen the amount of paper involved in litigation, but many other non-litigation areas of law generate as much paper as ever. Law firms and corporate legal departments also have the challenge of streamlining paper-intensive, manual back-office processes.
Many legal practices are subject to audits and must comply with various regulations; numerous documents must be preserved and accessible for use when needed. Client correspondence must be stored and maintained. At the same time, while security must be preserved, attorneys must also often access documents remotely.
Law firm back-office business processes benefit greatly from the use of a legal document management system, especially when integrated with accounting systems and billable hour-tracking systems.
Benefits of a Legal Document Management System
- Storing and accessing key documents and data
Docassist can automatically identify what is printed on documents or data within files, making it easy to collect and save this information in the cloud.
- Controlling access to key documents
Docassist allows security to be controlled and logged at the document, folder, cabinet, or drawer level, providing an auditable record of whomever has had access to documents and data.
- Integrate with other business systems
Docassist legal document management system integrates with key business applications, allowing anyone working within those applications to access key documents in Docassist.
- Utilize Docassist’s Advanced Workflow to automate manual processes
Replicate manual processes into electronic workflows, routing documents to the right people at the right time, and then using Docassist’s dashboard to monitor, track, and manage work completed.