Consider an automated tool that assists your law firm in focusing on what they do best—solving complex legal tasks rather than drowning in mundane paperwork. Consider a platform that provides instant access to relevant court decisions and data that is useful and actionable. Consider a workflow that reduces preparation time and human errors, saving you valuable time and resources.
There is a solution! It's known as litigation management software (LMS), and if you're not using it, you're passing up an opportunity to streamline legal operations and improve your efficiency.
Any law firm would benefit from LMS. It aids in the management of a case's entire lifecycle, from intake and document management to settlement and post-trial activities. Companies can use LMS to easily track cases, review documents, and collaborate with colleagues in real time. Furthermore, LMS can provide valuable insights into the current state of litigation and enable firms to make better strategic decisions.
In this article, we will look at the benefits and reasons for using Litigation Management Software.
- In a data-driven world, there is an increasing need for law firms to automate their workflow.
- Legal technology is a very efficient way to manage litigation and it can help you to save time and money, along with other advantages.
- LIGA UNITED is designed with the user in mind, so whether you're an attorney, paralegal or partner in a legal firm, our software will make your job easier.
What Is Litigation Management Software (LMS)?
Litigation software is a type of legal technology. Before we continue, let's define those terms.
Legal technology is a broad term that refers to the use of software, hardware, and other tools to improve legal practice. Contract management systems, legal research solutions, and so on are examples of this. Legal technology can be used to save time and money on administrative tasks while also improving access to justice. It can also be used to automate routine tasks like document creation and court filing. Law firms can focus on providing more comprehensive advice and representation to their clients with the help of legal technology.
Litigation software, in turn, improves the whole process of litigation from initial filing to a final decision. LMS can help law firms free up employees from the drudgery of many administrative processes involved in litigation, including:
- Monitoring court cases.
- Creating new cases automatically based on certain events like filing deadlines or filed motions.
- Managing deadlines without having to manually check for them each day.
- Complying with court orders or rules automatically without needing someone else's input to make sure things are done correctly and on time (like getting court documents ready by deadlines).
Oftentimes the software is used for legal research and litigation analytics, rather than managing the workflow. As the world becomes more tech-savvy and data-driven, companies are following suit with new technology that makes it easier to understand and navigate legal issues effectively. The field of litigation analytics is still new but quickly gaining momentum as it helps people reduce costs and increase profits in courtrooms around the world.
The legal tech field gives companies powerful tools to make better decisions by analysing large amounts of data. It enables them to quickly identify patterns in the data and draw insights that can help them with their cases. Such software comes in handy in document review, research, and analysis. With its advanced features, litigation software can be used for predictive analysis, early case assessment, cost analysis, and more.
Benefits of Legal Technology
The benefits of legal technology can be summed up in one word: efficiency. When you use a litigation management system to streamline your workflow, you'll see dramatic improvements in nearly every aspect of your practice.
1. Reduce costs
The less time it takes for your team members to enter and review documents, the more money can be saved on labour costs.
Today, litigation analytics help companies reduce their legal costs and improve their position in court. These approaches work by detecting trends in pending cases before they escalate to costly lawsuits or trial decisions. For example, insurance companies can prepare before lawsuits are filed by monitoring pending cases and identifying plaintiffs with similar complaints. Using this data, the company can create a pre-sorted list of counterclaims that they can use during settlement negotiations. This prevents protracted negotiations that drag on for months without yielding any results — and it also shows attorneys if their clients would be more successful in court or in negotiations.
2. Increase efficiency
When each person knows exactly what needs to happen next with each piece of information related to a case (by using automation), there's no need for them to spend extra time searching through emails or asking colleagues what they've done so far on a project; everyone knows exactly where everything stands at any given moment in time because they're using software designed specifically for managing litigation cases like theirs (instead of generic tools like Outlook).
Saving time is even greater than it seems at first glance. Because everyone knows where things stand, they work on the case nonstop, rather than postponing it until tomorrow, because they have to wait for answers from their colleagues.
3. Keep up with the times
Demands on law firms are growing every day. Today, it is no longer enough to simply win cases — it is important to do it quickly and without unnecessary expenditure of human resources. This is particularly relevant when working with large corporate clients or high-profile court cases.
In an extremely competitive legal market, it is important to prove that you are qualitatively different from other firms — and the level of automation is a strong argument.
4. Avoid risks and human errors
Legal technology also helps to ensure accuracy and consistency in the legal documents that are created. This reduces the risk of errors that could have costly consequences for both law firms and their clients. In addition, it helps to reduce paperwork by automating certain tasks such as document creation, filing, and retrieval. This also translates into a lower risk of human error, which means fewer mistakes made by employees who are tired or overwhelmed by their workloads – and fewer lawsuits filed over those mistakes!
Your workflow has a huge impact on your ability to manage cases. Make sure you are using the right software for your firm and that you have it configured in the best way possible to increase efficiency. And keep some of the following benefits in mind to maximise the efficiency of your law business.
How does Litigation Management Help Law Firms?
As a law firm, you're probably looking for ways to streamline your workflows and increase efficiency. You're constantly juggling multiple cases, and it's difficult to keep track of all the documents involved in each case. Litigation software can help you in several ways.
Benefits for employees
The most obvious benefit is that it allows your team to manage cases more effectively, which means you'll be able to work on more of them and get them done faster.
It also has the potential to save you money by reducing mistakes and increasing performance. For example, if a client asks for an invoice after he or she has already paid the bill (which happens often), litigation management software will automatically generate an invoice with no need for manual input from an employee – and taking time out of their schedule just for this purpose would mean less time spent on other tasks such as research or drafting motions.
Moving on to risk mitigation, LMS can eliminate the risk of incomplete data entry, lost records, and inaccurate case tracking.
Benefits for the management
Let’s now turn to the benefits for the management and owners of law firms. Here are some worthwhile reasons to implement LMS:
- Improve control over the work process, having access to all ongoing cases of your company at your fingertips.
- Ensure well-informed legal decisions when your firm enters the court and maximise chances of winning the cases.
- Use the sources available to your team rationally and wisely — free your employees from mundane paperwork, lower the cost of working on a case and reduce the timespan for case resolution.
Once it is implemented, litigation management software will save money through improvements to the workflow of a firm. It's not hard to see why so many firms are using it—and why more will likely adopt it in the coming years.
How LIGA UNITED Helps With Litigation Management
LIGA UNITED is a multi-faceted solution that helps with many daily tasks of legal businesses. Among them are company checks, media monitoring, adverse media screening, and contract lifecycle management.
As for easing the litigation tasks, the solution provides:
- The database of UK court decisions (currently, more than 50,000 court decisions have been added to the system, and it is updated daily).
- Analytical filters for case search (by keywords, case name, dates, court name and judges' names).
- An instant list of similar cases to yours — to prepare a litigation strategy, determine the strongest arguments for defence in court, and determine possible weaknesses in your case.
- List of cases in which a certain case is cited.
We are constantly improving the system, and we do not only focus on tools for litigation analytics. Shortly, we plan to add the functionality of monitoring court cases to LIGA UNITED, so you can easily follow the changes that are important to your work.
Regardless of whether you are a paralegal, a lawyer or a partner in a law firm — in LIGA UNITED you will find functionality that will help you in your daily tasks. Get insights to prepare for hearings, upgrade the level of legal research, reduce risks and save time and costs of the legal business — all with a single solution. Improve your company's efficiency and customer satisfaction.
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Litigation software helps in two ways - to automate work processes and to analyse a large array of data while preparing for the court. Given law firms may simultaneously work on a large number of cases, the need for legal software is growing daily.
Depending on your role in the law firm, you may use different tools. Paralegals will benefit from legal research tools as they need to quickly process large amounts of documents and not miss important court precedents when preparing for court. Lawyers and partners can focus on how to organise the work process more efficiently and not waste extra time. This applies to automatic control of deadlines, and synchronisation of the team's work - that is, those functions that ensure an effective workflow.
The goal of legal technologies is to simplify work tasks as much as possible. That is why modern systems such as LIGA UNITED provide an intuitive interface for users, and improve search filters and analytical tools. Law firms that use automation get work done faster and get better results.