By Legal Futures Associate Advanced
Law firms in 2023 are tasked with many challenges. Paramount of these is ensuring profitability amid a looming recession and wavering consumer confidence. Fortunately, a digital implementation allows one to streamline operations to maximise time and of course money – providing an easier experience for both staff and clients alike. Form filling is one clear route to achieving this.
Forms can be laborious to fill out. Especially if you’re in a department that fills out forms manually as there’s always the risk of human error, something many firms face. A cloud-based solution that integrates with your current case management software could reduce the number of errors and save your fee-earners hours each week, and thousands on the balance sheet.
Existing users of an effective forms software can automatically populate form fields with relevant contact and case information straight from their case management system. A capable cloud forms system will have a full-service library with complete integration to case management built in – including more complex forms such as IHT400, as well as digital-only forms such as AP1.
Like all law firms you want maximum productivity with minimal errors alongside time-saving benefits. Naturally, when there is less manual input on the forms you will notice less chance of human error. Any mistake can lead to compensation claims. Ultimately, errors like these cost time and money, and can impact a firm’s reputation meaning less clients through the door.
Newer asks have gravitated towards working on the go, where the needs of your staff are changing to adapt to this change. Providing towards your clients is vital and an effective forms software will help boost your service to clients in a more efficient way – allowing you to configure any client information, access information on the go, including any important notes about the matter.
The ideal forms software for today’s legal practice is one that saves times on resources while having the capability to be used on the go – meaning more forms completed every month, without errors and freeing up time for your fee-earners to service more clients and provide a more effective service.
Introducing Cloud Forms
Advanced offers a dedicated Cloud Forms solution, keeping law firms and fee-earners ahead of the curve. Cloud Forms offers time saving strategies on your forms and with more forms being produced on a monthly basis meaning less resources being used so that your practice is remaining ahead of the competition and future digital advances. Cloud Forms save 15 billable minutes per form – that means your fee-earners could fill out an extra 300 forms a month.