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Legal Sector: How is Technology Helping?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Legal research solutions enable lawyers to stay up-to-date on each legislation's change, even if not at their desk. In comparison, these sites have a wide variety of tools and features, such as search, which is not the case for paper items.

FREMONT, CA: Legal technology (usually referred to as Legal Tech) refers to innovations and tools that fundamentally alter how one accesses legal resources in everyday lives. More generally, it describes a range of innovations that:

• Facilitates the practice of law for attorneys and legal professionals, and

• Enables consumers to have access to legal expertise or justice.

Take a closer look at the range of advantages of technology in the legal field.

1. Automated Processes

Predominantly, all in-house legal activities are done manually. Although lawyers rely heavily on engaging with non-lawyers and other business professionals, they also need to devote some time to carry out the related tasks. Of these, 63 percent are considered to be accurate and repeatable. Now, legal software takes over the functions and executes them automatically. Not only does this improve the speed of procedures, but it also allows lawyers more flexibility to work on more productive activities.

2. Ease of Research

While legal professionals have become acquainted to the internet and other such tools for their research process, they still cling to print items. They print everything, including the amended laws and regulations, and refer to them when working on each occasion. This adds to the amount of time required for analysis work. Legal research solutions enable lawyers to stay up-to-date on each legislation's change, even if not at their desk. In comparison, these sites have a wide variety of tools and features, such as search, which is not the case for paper items.

3. Better Resource Management

Earlier, junior lawyers were hired to conduct odd tasks, such as collecting, storing, handling, processing titles, or reminding lawyers of their regular schedule. Not only does this make them disinterested in the process, but it also makes senior lawyers wonder how to make better use of their potential. Something that legal technology tools are helping to achieve. Legal title management and calendaring applications execute all the activities associated with titles and provide them with simple visibility into all the tasks they have to perform on a specific day. This aspect offers senior lawyers the ability to use tools (here, junior lawyers) better and more productive. Subsequently, resulting in better outcomes.

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