We're sure by now, you've all heard about automation. It has become a must-have tool across all industries, predominantly because it helps increase productivity by extracting those tedious, repetitive tasks that end up consuming a meaningful portion of the day.
An area where automation is having a truly profound, positive impact on productivity is in law firms. It's no secret that a lawyers time is valuable, but day in and day out their time is being segmented dealing with tasks that shouldn't require their attention. Yes, they have admin staff and PA's to help ease the burden, but it's also taking away from their ability to perform at their highest level as well. This is where automation comes into play. Automation can be implemented to expedite many processes, such as:
- Document Filing
- Intake & Engagement
- Tasks & Workflows
What Are The Benefits Of Automation In Your Law Firm?
- Increased Efficiency – Automating repetitive processes is a good way to alleviate the time-consuming tasks that take up a good chunk of your day. As listed above, automation can be implemented in several processes, and doing so will free up your time to focus on more important tasks, which in turn will increase efficiency.
- Increased Profitability – Automation works in many ways to save your firm money. One of these ways includes eliminating the process of fixing errors that usually occur with manual data entry. Automation is perfect for inputting information into a system in an expedited manner, correctly the first time. Another way automation can save your firm money is simply by implementing it into your firm's processes.
- Client Satisfaction – Automation works in many ways to improve a law firm's relationship with its clients, and one of the ways it does so is by enhancing communication. With automation, firms have the ability to activate triggered emails, that respond to clients queries with a relevant correspondence template, and prebuilt document attachments if necessary. Information is then filed into a database, based on criteria set, which will then allow lawyers or their staff to get back to a client in a timely manner. Speedy responses to clients instil a sense of confidence in their minds regarding their choice of legal representation.
Concerns With Automation?
There are some misconceptions with regard to implementing automation into your business processes. Many tend to think that with the incorporation of automation, comes the first stepping stone to a technological takeover which equates to lost jobs; but this is not the case. Automation's' sole purpose is to extract the inefficiencies from the workplace, in most cases the inefficiency is the repetitive tasks that only assist in maintaining the stability of a law firm, not its growth. Automation is intended to help boost the productivity of someone occupying a particular position in a law firm, by taking over the tasks that don't require manual labour or attention to be accomplished (i.e., document filing, email correspondence, etc.).
We are witnessing a shift in how law firms operate. We've seen variations of similar advancements in this industry, such as the implementation of printers, emails, and all other innovations that assisted in fine-tuning the system in which we currently utilise. Automation is here to enhance the way in which law firms conduct their day-to-day operations, and the benefits of this technology range from increased efficiency to increased profitability. To learn more about automating your law firm's processes, visit LawMaster today.