Legal Document Management Software
Legal document management software can provide many benefits to the modern law office.
Legal document management software does this by allowing you to conduct audit trails, prepare documents for court, smooth document management, management of emails, electronic signatures and so forth.
The Knowledge tree software is open source software and permits the safe custody and retrieval of legal documents. It also allows the freezing of documents at a point in time in compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act to prevent the subsequent editing of legal documents.
Remote collaboration between attorneys, lawyers and legal staff, audit trails and secure scanning and storage of documents in accordance with your firm’s method of filing documents is possible with Knowledge Tree software.
One thing that any legal document management software product should permit is the scanning, imaging and merging of legal documents in one database for easy reference and possibly transcription.
Elnfotree software is also aimed at legal document management. It has a graphic web interface which allows sharing and collaboration in relation to documents across the network or internet. As with all legal document management one of the primary objectives is the reduction in physical storage requirements and access across a network and complete document life cycle management.
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The goal of all legal document management software programs is to assist in the move towards the paperless office. Many lawyers and attorneys however are finding that this is much more difficult than thought heretofore.
Nevertheless legal document management if done properly can assist in this goal and reduce the need for paper, allow access and collaboration between many people and most importantly allow you to go to court with documents which will stand up to evidential scrutiny.
The need to retain legal papers for varying amounts of time even after files have been closed does place a significant burden on law offices with the potential for malpractice suits always looming in the back of the mind of the diligent attorney.
A good legal document software package will allow you to reduce your physical storage space requirements with the facility to print hard copies of documents if and when needed, especially when heading to Court.