Thomson Reuters Legal SYNERGY2021: What Makes Document Automation a Must or a Bust for Work?
The Thomson Reuters Legal SYNERGY user conference is under way today through June 3, with legal professionals from the U.S., Canada, the UK and Europe gathering virtually for product sessions and continuing legal education as well as opportunities to network with peers and hear from fascinating guests.
This guest post was written by Julie Strachan Haiber, global account executive for HighQ & Contract Express at Thomson Reuters, who presented the session, What makes document automation a must or a bust for work?. She shares top takeaways from the session.
My session focused on how document automation is a game-changer for law firms and their clients as well as corporate general counsel. I shared a brief history of document automation and reviewed how it’s helping organizations increase profitability through efficient drafting as well as enabling improved collaboration across teams and with external parties.
We discussed specific examples of firms and corporations that employ document automation strategy, such as creating client-facing automation tools and automating client templates, as well as the benefits seen in areas such as pro bono work and succession planning. We also looked at how HighQ Document Automation powered by Contract Express can help firms leverage document automation with other native HighQ capabilities such as workflow and data visualization.
My goal was to give attendees insights into how and why document automation has been a trusted technology used by law firms and corporate counsel alike for over 20 years. Having a workflow strategy centered around automating of documents creates more opportunity for law firms to differentiate service and for GCs to engage with outside counsel. Document automation will continue to be a key part of integrating legal technology for a more innovative and streamlined approach to legal work.
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