Case management systems help law firms and lawyers to efficiently manage their clients, cases and matters of the firm. Even though case management systems have been around for quite some time, several legal firms are yet to use this dynamic tool. However, firms that have embraced automation have realised that these systems not only help to improve case management, but also liberates staff from the burden of paper-based work flow.
Legal case management software covers the major areas that a law firm practices such as, Family, Conveyancing, Crime, Wills & Probate, Personal Injury and so on. By integrating this software, legal firms can bid goodbye to manual, time-consuming processes and inevitably deliver outstanding customer satisfaction.
Below are some of the ways a case management system can benefit your legal business.
# Management of deadlines
Legal professionals have a monumental task handling all of the deadlines that form part of any lawsuit. Legal case management system will offer help in the management of deadlines so that you never miss out on a vital date. The system may also provide you with options to allow you to manually enter the deadlines of each case, which will be automatically added to your calendar.
# Automation of billing and timing entries
Most case management software will feature the ability to take an event, which is entered in the calendar and record it as billable time. With this, you do not have to manually write your billable time on paper every month and again enter it into a billing system. The staff at legal firms can save a lot of their valuable time if the process of entering timing and billing can be automated. Your staff will be able to make better use of their time.
# Organisation of client files
If your law firms deals with a lot of client, it can be a daunting task to maintain and organise client information. Case management software solves this problem for you. You can enter all your client details in this software, such as the description of the case, deadlines, notes on the case, contact information of the parties and participants, task lists related to the case and so on. With all the information in one place, you will be able to easily and prompt access the information whenever you need it.
# Retrieval of documents
When legal professionals organise a case, they usually have to pull the information from several different sources. Imagine how time-consuming the entire process will be if you have the pleadings and briefs in one folder on your server, the email messages in your email system and transcripts in a stack on a shelf. On the other hand, the case management system enables you to keep all the information that you need in one place. So, when the time comes for you to organise your case, half your work will have already been done.
# Flexibility to work any time and from anywhere
Most of the case management software available today can be accessed, via the Internet. This means that if you have an Internet connection, you can access the software from anywhere and on any device. Whether you are working from a remote location or from your home, you will find everything you need regarding your case at your fingertips.
The legal landscape is quite competitive and if you want your firm to reach greater heights of success, you need to take steps to maximise the productivity of your legal professionals and other staff members. Adoption of case management software can positively improve the efficiency of your law firm and help it gain an edge over the other firms. Automation is one of the best ways to manage all the operations of your legal business and grow your business, as well as, client base.
DPS Software offers a tailored legal case management system to cater to the specific requirements of legal firms and in-house legal teams, as well as, local government. Their software is specifically developed to automate legal firms and free them from the burden of manual operations and processes.