Taking the legal industry through a progressive digital transformation journey, to simplify dispute resolution by the courts, reduce the burden on the government and encourage peer to peer resolution.
The old style of book-keeping and storing information in papers is slowly being supported with electronically stored data. In a law firm that employs 20 lawyers, paper documents are piled up everyday which almost exponentially increase with time. This creates a pressing challenge for lawyers – of not being able to quickly, efficiently find information that’s needed on a specific day for a specific case. With ESI, document upload, retrieval and annotations can be simplified, which is core to every court case.
Example:Virtual law firm with features like online private collaboration, file sharing, draft review & approvals and sharing comments – can all quickly replace paper documents and collaborations over phone or face to face meetings. Emails, voice-messages, text messaging, video-calls can all aid in simplifying collaboration between the client and the legal team. This also helps experts from work from anywhere, not have location barriers.
Online marketplaces for legal professionals and freelance experts, can open up massive opportunities for people able and willing to help others, irrespective of their geographical constraints. Though each country has it’s own constitution and laws, approaches to solving problems, negotiating and find midways – are universal; which can come from individuals and teams, from different backgrounds and experiences. Online platforms can connect people where there’s a high match between the opportunity and talent. Professionals can learn from each other’s experiences, thereby making legal consulting, less complex and more fulfilling.
Example:Lawmatters.com, encourages citizens to sign up and privately discuss their case with experts whom they’re comfortable with. Such platforms trigger a mindset shift from comfort with “anonymity” to comfort with “transparency”, making the legal consulting engagement, one of intense learning and progress. People may hesitate to use their social logins to sign-up on a platform to fight a legal battle, however with greater adoption of such tools, this trend could change.