While working with matters and clients it is important to have sufficient information to perform a certain task or make a decision. Too less information can lead to wrong results and too much information can result in time wasted trying to figure out which information is relevant to perform a certain task.
While working with cases it is very important to see not only actual information but also the complete history including all the changes and who changed the data in order to understand how decisions were made.
Lawyers must work with reliable information. Using spreadsheets instead of case management software might appear to be the cheaper solution in the short term, but in the long-term, it is nowhere near as cost-effective. False information can not only result in financial losses but also influence legal case development and even the result. Therefore mistakes must be avoided as much as possible.
Working with legal matters is related to confidential client information. Very often disclosure or loss of confidential information can result in huge financial losses and harm business reputation. Therefore law firm data security must be treated seriously.
If there would a Nobel prize established for the software category, an Excel spreadsheet released nearly 33 years ago would be the most serious candidate to receive an award…