Both in-house legal teams and law firms have utilised legal workflows for years, often un-documented, manual, and time-consuming ways of working. It is no longer sufficient in the modern environment to do something simply because it has always been done a certain way. It makes sense to review processes and explore how they can be improved or digitised, as even small iterations can make a noticeable difference.
Let’s discuss the new age of legal workflows and how they will benefit your legal function.
The term ‘legal workflow’ refers to the systematic process of completing a legal task in a series of steps from beginning to end. Having clear, predetermined, and structured workflows is particularly advantageous for legal professionals and can help to organise the complex processes and protocols that often involve numerous internal and external parties.
As featured in ‘What are legal workflows and why should they be automated‘ – using technology to digitise and automate the receipt, approval, and delegation of legal tasks is an opportunity to create standardised, consistent, and accountable workflows.
Automation, as discussed above, is not new. What is new is the flexibility and capabilities of workflows as they apply to complex legal, compliance and regulatory functions, often involving numerous internal and external stakeholders. Traditional enterprise technology usually has limitations that prevent it from being successfully implemented in the legal function. For example, it may not allow for: appropriate permission structures for confidential or sensitive matters, clearing of conflicts, or the ability to be configured and adapted to meet the unique needs of each organisation’s legal function. With modern legal technology, however, you can build and deploy in-depth and intricate legal workflows to streamline processes, creating efficiencies and reducing risk. Lawcadia, an end-to-end legal operation platform for in-house legal teams and law firms, has been leading the charge with highly configurable no-code workflow automation capabilities, powered by Lawcadia Intelligence, an automation engine.
New age legal workflows allow for the following:
Legal workflow automation has benefited legal teams with increased efficiencies, streamlining processes and minimising manual handling. The new age of legal workflows will elevate this to the next level to solve specific pain points for internal teams or clients, transforming how legal teams work.
This article was originally published on our sister site lawcadia.com.
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