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To run a business successfully, technology has to be harnessed. And this holds true no matter what area your business functions in. To increase productivity, to streamline workflows, to save on money and time, implementing the right software is a very critical step. Rapid progress is being made when it comes to technology that is used in the workplace. One of the first and foremost domains to start using technology to power their business is the Legal domain.
Clients are represented by lawyers who litigate it out in the courtroom, while a judge presides over. You might wonder what role technology and software can play in the world of law. It plays a big role. Even before a case is admitted, a lot of discovery takes place. To come up with a defense, to put together a case, a lot of research is needed. Legal research is expensive and cumbersome. Documentation that needs sorting is vast. Technology, namely Machine Learning, has transformed legal research. It can be manipulated to sift through testimonies, briefings, and old cases to find the information pertinent to a legal issue that is being dealt with, quickly. Weka, a Java-based machine-learning library, is one such platform that provides tools for data pre-processing, classification, clustering and visualization. This reduces the hours and manpower spent on research, saving the law firm a significant amount of time and money.
THE FUTURE IS AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has also made its way into the legal world. It is being applied to automate processes like billing, reviewing documents and even to some extent creative areas like writing contracts; providing insight via analytics, and to perform research and gather information. Plenty of companies that create software and platforms powered by AI have emerged, specifically for the legal profession. Take for example, ROSS, which uses AI to make the research process efficient or even Kira, the contract analysis software. The scope of AI applications is endless and in time, much of this kind of software will become a necessity for law firms.
We live in a digital age where we are all connected via electronics and the Internet. The legal sphere has kept up with the times, and across the world, more and more countries are accepting emails, text messages, voice messages etc as legal documents. These communications on electronic devices can be used for litigation, as defense etc. This has given rise to high demand for tools and software that can sift through electronic data that is vital to a court case, and convert them into searchable documents. This in other words is eDiscovery Software. Software like Logikcull, Relativity, and Z-Discovery collect the electronic data, save and categorize it, so that you can filter and find information that is pertinent to the case.
STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT
Gone are the days when a lawyer’s office is filled with stacks of papers and hefty legal tomes. We are moving towards a paperless, digital world for many reasons—be it convenience, ease of use or just being more eco-friendly. Many law firms have already made the move to Cloud or are in the process of doing so. This allows them to store information and access it easier anywhere anytime. It also means being able to use sophisticated software tools and apps that are relevant to the legal profession especially when it comes to email, document management, performance tracking, billing, and to streamline the processes and automate many of the jobs.
The entire process of Legal Document management gets easier when software is used. Software these days not only index and classify documents, they in fact handle the entire process of digitizing legal documents from paper and making them searchable, redactable, categorizable and much more. Say you have some documents that are in paper format and you want to be able to access them easily from your computer. The software available can digitize your documents using technologies such as OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition). Thereafter, all the information that was in the paper document is available at the click of a button.
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