The legal world knows all about document automation. It’s not that lawyers don’t know about document automation, it’s just that it doesn’t make their lives better in a way that brings immediate return on investment and is easy to adopt and implement. Even when document automation systems are affordable it just makes lawyers’ lives worse. We need to change that. Now.
You don’t need document automation software.
You need to make your life as a lawyer, as a person, better.
We need to help you do that.
We’ve yet to meet an attorney who finds that they have enough hours in the day. We also haven’t met an attorney who isn’t using Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, we’ve also yet to meet an attorney who uses the power of Office to its fullest extent and to their best advantage. In fact, many attorneys seem caught up in using Office in ways that hold them back. So, this is not an article about things to do in Office, but about things to stop doing.
We started Woodpecker because we believed that we had a revolutionary way to make it easier to create & draft documents, especially routine, repetitive documents. What we found were an awful lot of big, complicated solutions to what seemed to be simple problems. For the aspects of document assembly that Woodpecker is focused on, we’ve only seen systems that are big and even bigger.
At Woodpecker, our goal is to make your life better, to empower you to get back to what you actually enjoy doing and to what you do best. If we make your life better, all of our customers’ lives better, we will be a better company. You win, we win.
If only every document automation company believed in this idea too. But some don’t. They believe in making you afraid . . .
The need for attorneys to automate in order to thrive – or maybe even to survive – in the legal industry has never been stronger. In this post we take a look at five ways that you can streamline the process of getting client documents signed . . . and, no, none of them involve faxing.
Starting up your own law office can seem scary, especially since it means you need to take care of all of those basic office functions that somebody else always handled. We’re going to show you how you can take care of business with all of the technology you’ll need, starting with how NOT to buy a fax machine.
There are dozens of fantastic Microsoft Word add-ins, but you probably don’t have time to try all of them out at your law firm. That’s why we’ve narrowed our choices down to five, well, six of the best add-ins for law firms.
One final lesson from the Clio 2017 Legal Trends Report: stop wasting time with technology. Yes, we know that that sounds like an odd thing for a technology company to say! But the Report shows lawyers spending far too much time on not just administrative tasks, but on “configuring technology.” You need technology that doesn’t need configuration - and that can help you with those admin tasks. Learn how Woodpecker fits the bill for both of those goals.
The bad news from the Clio 2017 Legal Trends Report continues: hourly rates for most practice areas are lower than most would expect - and utilization, realization and collection ratios are not good at all. So what can you do? You can use your prior, best practices work as templates for new work. You can create workflows. You can also reduce errors that drain your time. Learn how Woodpecker can help you with all of these goals.