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Legal Collaboration and Software as a Service

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Within the legal sector collaboration plays a key role for most lawyers, whether it exists between colleagues, clients or opposing counsel. However, as new technologies and software continue to change the way firms conduct business, these changes are also affecting how lawyers collaborate.

The rise of cloud computing technologies such as software as a service (SaaS) has greatly affected collaboration within the legal sector. In short, software as a service enables users to access software related services through an internet connection. Therefore, rather than relying on desktop software or traditional servers, software is hosted by a third party and can be accessed via an internet connection.

In an article entitled “Practicing Law with SaaS” author Luigi Benetton discussed the view of Tom Mighell, senior counsel and litigation technology support coordinator for Cowles & Thomspons and author of ‘The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together’. When discussing his experience using online collaborative tools, Mighell stated that, “It was just so much more convenient. There would always be one version of the document. We wouldn’t have to email back and forth and we wouldn’t have multiple copies of thing on different computers.”

For legal professionals, one of the main areas in which sharing information and collaboration are extensively used is creating brief bundles.  As Bundledocs brief building software uses a software-as-a-service model, lawyers have the added advantage of using online collaborative tools to help when creating brief bundles. So how can Bundledocs help lawyers create briefs collaboratively?

1. Work in Groups:

With Bundledocs, lawyers can grant access to other team members allowing them to view and edit briefs. This is particularly relevant when a number of people are working on a case as there is no need to send documents back and forth, cluttering up your inbox.

2. Share Bundles with Third Parties:

Using Bundledocs, lawyers can securely invite third parties to view briefs. For lawyers generating large briefs this is particularly beneficial, as emailing large files can often be problematic.

3. 24/7 Access from Anywhere:

With Bundledocs, lawyers can access their brief from any device with an internet connection, at anytime 24/7 and from any location. This is particularly useful for legal teams working on a case from different offices or even countries, as Bundledocs enables users to work on briefs regardless of time or location.

If you have any questions about Bundledocs brief building software or would like to avail of our free online demo, please do not hesitate to contact us via our email or by calling +353 (0)21 482 6320.