What is Litigation Software?

Litigation software is the next step in the way we practice law

Legal professionals may work anywhere from 50 to 80 hours per week. Making working hours more efficient and productive can play a critical role in getting the most out of time spent on casework.

Litigation software is an AI-driven digital solution tailored to a law firm’s data management needs.

In today’s digital world, data management software has become a staple of many major industries where precision is critical, such as medical and pharmaceutical industries, financial services, education, and even government agencies. Enterprise software solutions help streamline everything from managing the lifecycle of a contract, to optimising interdepartmental workflows, to securely storing, organising, accessing, and sharing important documents and data.

Following this trend, litigation software offers law firms a secure, fast, and easy way to store,  access and analyse the thousands of case documents they must navigate.

What Is Litigation Software?

Litigation software like LitiGate focuses on meeting the specific needs and expectations of legal professionals, enhancing case management practices on a holistic level, from the inception of a case all the way to appeal.

This software helps firms utilise staff in the most efficient way possible, minimising the potential for human error, reducing time spent on repetitive tasks, and facilitating cost savings.

In an increasingly digitised world, law firms must balance leveraging digital tools with legal compliance and protecting clients’ rights and information.

Litigation software provides a robust digital solution to securely store and manage sensitive case information. Streamlining these time-consuming tasks means firms can free up resources to focus attention on their primary objective: achieving the best possible results for their clients.

Below are some of the main features and benefits to look for when investing in litigation software.

Table of Contents 

  1.     Automating Document Analysis
  2.     Creating Complete Chronologies
  3.     Simplifying Bundle Building
  4.     Collaborating in Live Time
  5.     Why Litigation Software?

Automating Document Analysis

A single case can mean compiling thousands of documents, any of which your team may need to access and analyse at a moment’s notice throughout the life of a case. To complicate matters further, your staff must sift through and remove duplicates of many of these documents. Multiply all of that by all the clients you’re acting for  on any given day.

As you have no doubt experienced, manually drafting and reviewing this many documents consumes a lot of time and energy. When you’re constantly up against deadlines, this can create additional pressure on staff.

LitiGate uses AI machine learning technology to solve this pain point by automatically sorting, organising, and deduplicating documents that are uploaded. It also identifies key events and actors in a case. This frees up resources and facilitates a deeper analysis of case documents.

Thus, litigators gain more precise insights into important narratives without wasting hours of repetitive manual work.

Creating Complete Chronologies

Litigation software simplifies chronologies

Creating chronologies around a case can also require a lot of time and energy. Litigators must explore the facts of a case, piecing evidence into stories about the who, what, and when of a dispute.

Yet case documents can contain many variables that make manually searching them tedious and prone to potential missed details. Building and managing a timeline of each client’s dispute and all the related legal actions can be a lot to keep up with. This is especially true if a firm inherits a case.

LitiGate automatically puts together a timeline of the dispute itself and legal action so far, identifying and extracting key data points across all case documents. LitiGate can identify all the actors in a case and recognise the connections between them. LitiGate’s powerful search tool simplifies gathering relevant information to build chronologies.

Chronologies can be built according to topic, actor, or time, according to the specific needs of your case, and can be edited collaboratively with other team members.

Simplifying Bundle Building

Litigation software streamlines bundle building

Building individual bundles of case documents for each of the different parties involved in a dispute can take hours and hours of sifting and compiling the relevant information. Each bundle must adhere to quality standards and comply with the rules of the relevant Court. There’s no margin for error.

LitiGate makes it easier to assemble bundles for barristers or expert witnesses, all while maintaining quality, a high level of customisable detail, and compliance with court requirements. Securely produce and share bundles as PDFs instantly for hearings, meetings, or experts’ or Counsel’s papers.

Bundles include detailed elements such as index, cover pages, pagination, and document dating when produced using LitiGate software, and can save litigators up to 80% of the time they spend building bundles with other tools.

Collaborating in Live Time

The most successful law firms thrive on collaboration, where staff members and their clients stay dialled into the progress of each case toward the best possible outcome. In fact, good communication with clients plays a major role in client satisfaction and maintaining the firm’s reputation.

While some meetings with clients may need to be in person, clients can keep abreast of the progress of their disputes remotely, just by logging into the platform and exploring the data that’s been made available.

Litigators and their clients can also navigate health concerns about COVID-19 by utilising digital collaboration whenever possible.

Litigation software offers the ability to collaborate with both staff and clients in real time.

With LitiGate, you can tag colleagues or clients to a specific place in the documents within the platform and have a live discussion. Without having to go through thousands of physical documents and present information during in-person meetings, litigation software lets you have a discussion and leave comments regarding details of a dispute down to the sentence level.

LitiGate’s collaboration tools streamline workflows for staff by keeping everyone on the same page, and facilitating delegation and discussion. LitiGate lets you answer questions, clarify concerns, and address any issue regarding your case documents, at any level, in real time.

Why Litigation Software?

Litigation software offers a number of tangible benefits from the early stages of a dispute to its resolution or appeal. Here are a few of the main benefits of transitioning to LitiGate software.

  •       Improved client satisfaction: Clients want to be kept in the loop about each new development regarding their disputes, in a convenient and accessible way. Getting the most out of digital collaboration with LitiGate means clients are more likely to feel valued and provide positive reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations.
  •       Maximised internal efficiency: The increased efficiency of using litigation software is two pronged. It means your staff is making the most of their time, thus freeing them up to focus on the most critical tasks, increasing their productivity. LitiGate’s ability to automatically organise, sort, and manage case data also helps legal teams consistently find the exact information they need, so they never miss a detail or deadline.
  •       Cost savings: Time equals money. Being able to get the most out of staff and spend less time on repetitive manual tasks by using LitiGate can lead to more profitability and cost savings.
  •       Top Level Security and Compliance: Legal disputes are rife with clients’ sensitive personal information. LitiGate offers secure centralised storage of this data. Safely share documents with key parties without worrying about data breaches or issues with legal compliance.
  •       Improved Strategic Planning: AI-driven litigation software like LitiGate gives you an overview of all critical elements of a dispute. Firms can use tags to map relevant issues across a case, as well as track the review process to plan their next steps based on individual key data points.

Litigation software is the next step in the way we practice law. By giving law firms the ability to truly navigate and wield the mountains of information that come with each case, they can make better arguments and produce better outcomes for their clients. 

LitiGate is the leading litigation platform for disputes and investigations teams with hundreds of lawyers using the platform across the globe, from small regional firms to ‘Global Top 100’ law firms. LitiGate’s consolidated platform is enhanced by its advanced machine learning technology, assisting lawyers across practice areas and throughout all the pivotal stages of the case. Request a free demo of LitiGate software, or contact us at hello@litigate.ai