By Mobile Helix CEO & Co-founder, Seth Hallem in Legal IT Professionals
A good lawyer helps you see around the bend. In my experience over the years as a client, I have found that each time my attorney points out something in a contract or business decision that I had not anticipated, I ignore the next bill when it comes in and I pay it gladly. When I feel that my attorney is simply a contract factory, I look at each bill closely and start to wonder if there is a better way.
I recently had this experience with my company’s attorney and, as has become my custom, I did not pay any attention to the forthcoming invoice. I did, however, stop to think about how my company, as a legal technology provider, could facilitate more such interactions for our customers and their clients.
A few months ago, I read an article summarizing a survey conducted by
Clio. The headline of this survey is that lawyers bill only 2.3 of
every 8 working hours, instead spending the plurality of their day on
administrative tasks. This article jogged my memory of another article
from the American Psychological Association (APA) that outlined the
significant productivity lost due to context switching and distractions.
If my attorney is to be a source of insight, he or she cannot be
compromised by distractions that lessen her effectiveness.
Mobility is progressing rapidly. In the past 6 months, with our 3.4 release, our LINK app has added capabilities that enable lawyers to be truly responsive and productive from tablets and smartphones.
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Peripatetic lawyers, take note from Friday, 1/5/2018, in the Washington Post:
“U.S. customs agents conducted 60 percent more searches of travelers’ cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices during the government’s 2017 fiscal year, according to statistics released Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The agency said it searched 30,200 devices but the inspections affected only 0.007 percent of the 397 million travelers — including American citizens as well as foreign visitors — who arrived from abroad during the 12-month period that ended Sept 30.”1
Lawyers receive, annotate, and share documents using a single encrypted app.
Today at ILTACON 2017 you can see our new in-app annotation in LINK 3.3.
Lawyers can quickly annotate a document receive via email or a document stored in iManage Work® and NetDocuments® DMS. Then email the annotated document or check it into DMS with LINK 3.3.
“With the addition of PDF annotation, LINK now provides the industry’s broadest complement of workflows for lawyers on mobile devices,” Seth Hallem, CEO and Co-founder of Mobile Helix. “LINK workflows, whether annotating, editing, or comparing documents, ensure security and control of documents. Clients are imposing tougher security requirements on law firms. Our goal is to provide law firms with stringent security while making it easy for lawyers to get work done with LINK.”
We are thrilled to unveil our new LINK 3.3 release at ILTACON 2017.
What’s new in LINK 3.3
- Local edit using the Microsoft Word app
- Option to send a document using iOS Mail
- Ability to read an NRL link in iOS Mail
- Integration with Azure AD Information Rights Management
- Secure in-app PDF annotation
- Lighter, faster User Interface
Last year was the first year of iManage® ConnectLive and it exceeded all expectations. This year ConnectLive promises to be bigger and better, with deep dive technical tracks and new product briefings. It’s a terrific place to network.