Technological disruption has reached all sectors, and the legal industry is no exception. However, many sectors have successfully incorporated new technologies into their day to day operations; law firms are finding how technology can be applied to the legal services landscape.
Technology allows legal professionals to stay ahead in the legal profession; it enables them to do their jobs more efficiently and creates endless opportunities for disruptive innovators and professionals who want to create value and do things differently.
Take a look at the technological tools that 2020 legal professionals should incorporate to stay ahead in the competition:
Digital texts: These have already begun to replace paper, and from the law classrooms, virtual solutions stand out over the replaceable sheets, books, and the codes under the arm that, although they still exist, today give way to virtual and interactive documents that can be easily consulted from different mobile devices.
Legal application software: Although they are in daily use throughout the world, only a few have implemented these powerful tools that allow to intelligently control all the activities of a legal office, such as the traceability of the actions of its cases, alerts, scheduling, and staggering of the expiration of terms.
Smart documents: According to market dynamics, by 2020, specialized software and applications in document management will be in daily use. These can organize hundreds or thousands of pages generated for a single case, digitize and automate files from interactive templates that, integrated with data sources, allow you to assemble and configure documents in just a few seconds. Such software will enable the management of specialized documents such as leases, purchase and sale, legal documentation for business creation, foreclosure and business restructuring, franchises, patents, property titles, wills, and many others, making life easier for lawyers and companies by saving valuable time that will indeed be dedicated to activities that generate greater value for customers.
Forensic tools: With the daily use of mobile phones and all their functionalities, in addition to applications that run on the internet, the legal cases associated with these devices and tools are the daily bread, and that is why the world of law has had to resort to mechanisms that certify the information in media (such as web portals, emails, chats, videos, social networks, or photographic records) is valid.
Specialized apps: Among a wide variety, these applications have many uses, such as the ease of consulting jurisprudence, legislation, and accessing summaries and analyzing legal events. Others widely used by lawyers are call conversation recorders and dictation transcriptionists that work by converting the voice into texts like an efficient virtual secretary.
Legal technology eases a lot of jobs for lawyers, but it is not always easy to use. Apart from that, lawyers are generally busy with a lot of work requiring higher levels of attention, dedication, and effort. This often results in the need for legal support services that can help lawyers maintain pace with their daily jobs and utilize technology trending in the legal industry.