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What is automation in the Legal industry?

The Legal industry have been early adopters of automation. Firms are now using this technology to accelerate invoicing and billing, monitor IP infringement, and manage compliance functions internally and externally.

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Automation Use Cases for the Legal industry

The following are the top applications of automation in the Legal industry:

  • Billing Management
    The billing function in law firms can be complex – some clients pay invoices in-full, others make regular payments, and yet others make irregular or unscheduled payments. Billing departments can leverage the power of automation not only to track payments, but to automatically generate invoices based on set criteria. Automation can tackle even the most sophisticated billing processes in order to save time.

  • Compliance and Risk Management
    As the technology landscape becomes more advanced, so does the need for well-engineered documentation and compliance practices. GDPR, CCPA, and other laws increase the complexity of automating these processes, but it can be done with a strong automation plan. In addition to this type of automation, automation can also provide real-time notifications to legal departments regarding internal compliance issues so staff are able to immediately respond.

Automation Benefits in the Legal Industry

  • Improved Staff Retention
    Paralegals have a difficult job attempting to keep up with the attorneys they work with – laws are constantly changing, clients can be high-touch, and every case has details and timing which are critical to success. Automation can eliminate much of the mental energy and physical execution for Paralegals leading to significantly lower levels of turnover.

  • Reduced Liability
    While most law firms have systems in place to remind clients of important renewal dates (e.g. trademark renewal or business registration deadlines), many clients fail to act on the first notice. Automation can serve as a digital employee to follow up on these time-critical tasks which have heavy impact on the client experience.