As the world progresses into this digital age, law firms need to make the decision to either continue with their old-school model or modernize. As a software developer, Yehuda Oratz has created various ways for lawyers to streamline their legal advice through technology-based solutions. Technology companies have pounced at the opportunity to develop software that assists with legal compliance, law practice and all other related matters. I strongly believe that the best technology for law firms is a completely customizable streamlined platform that optimizes workflow.
Many lawyers are resistant to changing their physical file model because is the only way they know how to operate their firm. The days of spending late nights in the office and skipping meals to get more done are common habits among lawyers and this should not be the case, especially given the abundance of available software solutions today. These issues are not apparent to most lawyers because they’ve never experienced true efficiency; once you embrace technology and make it work for you, there will be no looking back!
As a lawyer, time-tracking is essential. Client relationships and profitability heavily rely on every second being accounted for and properly documented. Traditional methods can introduce enormous inaccuracies into your timesheets and prevent you from being fully present in the work that truly matters. Many lawyers use timers, but this introduces interruption into your routine and leads to decreased productivity. Lawyers get hung up on doing everything by themselves, but delegation is key. Whether you delegate to fellow colleagues or decide to implement a software platform, make sure you are not micromanaging. This can diminish the time you would have saved from delegating. Most importantly, administrative tasks are not billable to the client.
Additionally, secure communication is critical to any transaction involving sensitive documents. Yehuda Oratz Software Development recommends that law firms adopt digital enterprise management infrastructure that enables secure and/or encrypted transmission of files between attorney and client and within the law firm. This is particularly important in electronically sending trial documents, personally identifiable information, as well as correspondence regarding corporate strategy (merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, etc.). Leaked information can be the downfall of a corporation and the affiliated legal entity, so it is paramount to the success of any law firm to mitigate the risk of data loss by installing adequate business management software.
Incorporating Yehuda Oratz’s software development could transform the way your firm operates by improving efficiency, providing security and flexibility. Many states such as New Jersey have started to require technological advancement in law firms across the country. It is best to adopt technology sooner rather than later to avoid being left behind your competitors. Change is always a scary decision, but once you get past the initial growing pains of transitioning, there is no chance that you could go back to the antiquated, inefficient system you were operating before.