Technology Tools For Virtual Law Offices
Law firms like Donich Law are forced by present circumstances to accept the reality of a new normal. Lawyers have to work remotely from home to provide the important legal needs of their clients. This can be a daunting task for lawyers and their staff because they need to identify the right technology tools that can be used to create a virtual office.
Many of the technology tools that are available for law firms are convenient and affordable and ethically permissible. Law firms can use cloud computing software for storage and transmission of confidential data to clients. However, to be ethically permissible, lawyers must exercise due diligence in vetting the cloud provider before using the services. Lawyers and their staff must fully understand the procedures and risks including the avoidance of malware and suspicious phishing emails.
Law firm information that includes contacts, calendars, invoices, legal documents, financial data and internal and external communications have to be stored in a centralized location for easy access. There is cloud-based law practice management software that includes built-in e-signature capabilities, lead management tools, integrated email, 2-way text messaging and collaboration tools like client portal.
Video conferencing tools have it possible for lawyers to conduct client meetings while complying with social distancing measures. These technology tools allow securely encrypted face-to-face video meetings with clients, co-counsels and colleagues. Meanwhile, the key to selecting the most efficient and secure technology tools is to perform an assessment of the law firm’s needs in streamlining operations.
A good option for law firms is the paperless office which is more efficient and convenient in the new normal. In order to go paperless, lawyers and staffs who are working remotely must have their own reliable scanners. Another tool is online word processing that allows a lawyer to log-in from any internet enabled device and access word processing software through the cloud.
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