3 Myths About Legal Technology: Debunked
Discover the truth behind common legal technology myths and learn how our legal solutions can revolutionize your practice.
As one of the longest established professional practices, the legal industry is often resistant to change. It can feel like a huge leap to move from systems that have been around for years, to the adaptation of new techniques with technology. Oftentimes, technology may even seem like more of a nuisance, than an assistant.
In fact, misconceptions about legal technology often hinder firms from fully embracing the benefits software and automation can bring. According to a Bloomberg Law report, practicing lawyers that have adopted legal tech report benefits including:
That’s why we’re facing the doubters and debunking three myths surrounding emerging technology in the legal industry—and shedding light on how it can revolutionize your legal practice.
Unraveling Misconceptions in Legal Tech
Myth #1: It’s a hassle to train staff for new technology.
Some law firms hesitate to embrace legal technology due to the misconception that the implementation and training process is a complicated and time-consuming endeavor. And we get it—introducing software to any team can be tough work! In fact, per the aforementioned report, 34% of respondents stated lack of time to learn tech is one of the biggest barriers their organization faces.
Truth: Upskilling and training employees can be a breeze when you’re working with the right platform and partner.
When it comes to Neostella’s Filevine Implementation services, we take the hassle out of the equation. Our Implementation Support Specialists ensure a smooth transition, from data migration to staff training. From day one, you’ll have access to:
- Onboarding and training
- Pre-launch prep
- Post-launch support
Myth #2: Automation will replace lawyers.
Ah, the classic fear of robots taking over human professions. But let’s set the record straight: automation is not replacing lawyers; it’s augmenting their capabilities. The goal is to free up valuable time spent on manual, routine tasks so that legal professionals can focus on what truly matters: providing expert advice, strategic thinking, and building strong client relationships.
Truth: Legal automation takes care of the repetitive, routine tasks to free up more time for human touch points!
Most legal automations are built for processes that are task based, repetitive and relatively straightforward. Legal automation technology frees legal professionals time so they can focus on what matters most: providing top-quality service to clients.
This is where Vinebots, our Filevine-native automations, come into play. Vinebots seamlessly integrates with Filevine, helping you automate repetitive processes—think data entry, appointment creation, invoice generation, and report building. By leveraging Vinebots automations, legal professionals can redirect their efforts towards higher-value work, such as legal research, case analysis, and client advocacy. It’s all about working smarter, not harder!
Myth #3: Legal technology is only for big law firms.
Some may believe legal technology is exclusive to large law firms with deep pockets. While larger firms may have been early adopters due to their available resources, the landscape has significantly changed.
Truth: Scalable solutions and cost-effective options make legal technology accessible to law firms of all sizes.
These days, legal technology solutions empower firms to boost productivity and deliver exceptional client service, regardless of their size. In fact, Gartner reports that legal technology spending has already increased from 2.6% in 2017 to 3.9% in 2020. Additionally, experts predict legal technology spending will increase to approximately 12% of in-house budgets by 2025, a threefold increase from 2020 levels.
Neostella’s legal solutions make it easy for firms of all sizes to harness the power of technology. From Filevine and Outlaw implementations to Vinebots automations, our solutions empower small, medium, and large firms in streamlining case management, improving contract management, and automating repetitive tasks.
Debunk Legal Technology Myths and Modernize Your Firm
Legal automation may seem a daunting prospect for those in a sector where technology isn’t often applied. However, it’s time to debunk these legal technology myths and embrace the power it offers. Whether you’re a small or large law firm, legal technology solutions are within reach, waiting to empower you to optimize workflows, enhance client service, and unlock new levels of efficiency for partners, associates, and paralegals alike.
By leveraging Neostella’s legal solutions, you’ll witness firsthand how legal technology can revolutionize your practice. It’s time to embrace the future of law and let tech and automations do the heavy lifting while you focus on what you do best: delivering exceptional legal expertise.