Recently, we talked to you about a talk given by Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program at the ABA TechShow. The ABA Journal gave a nice wrap-up of his talk, and included in that talk was a snippet we really liked. He said, “you’ve got to do document assembly…the technology is out there and other people will implement it.”
Needless to say, we were pleased with this endorsement of our chosen field. But many of you might read this and say, ok, if law firms are implementing document assembly, how are they doing it? In what groups and for what kinds of documents? And how’s it going for them?
We’re so glad you asked. We’ve recently released two case studies where you can hear from our clients exactly how they’ve gone about implementing the Brightleaf Platform to bring document automation to their practices. These firms represent two ends of the legal industry spectrum – a small firm of two lawyers who use Brightleaf for client engagement and marketing, and one large firm that uses Brightleaf to get deals done faster and smarter.
Feel like checking out their stories? Go for it.
Foley & Lardner is a 900-attorney, AmLaw 100 law firm. Their investment in document automation has translated into a 35–40% savings in time and cost for the average project. “Our goal in implementing document automation was to show our clients that we were using technology not just for our benefit but for theirs as well.” said Gabor Garai, Chair of Foley’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Group. Beyond saving time, Foley discovered that Brightleaf’s legal document automation system made it easier for them to explore alternative fee arrangements such as project-based billing. Plus, it has given them an opportunity to be more aggressive in bidding for work with better predictability of costs..
Download the Foley & Lardner case study here.
And second, Venture Law Advisors, based in Denver, now offers their own online, customized legal documents at very attractive prices using Brightleaf’s legal document automation system. Our case study shows how document automation has changed their business and is gaining them new clients. “We wanted to be able to offer our clients strategic business and legal advice at reasonable rates, without sacrificing quality,” said Bryan McKae, a partner at VLA. Brightleaf’s legal document automation system allowed them to easily automate their forms, publish them to their website for access by new and existing clients, and then complete their transactions faster and more profitably.
Download the VLA study here.
Still not convinced? Give us a call to find out more!