Can Automation and Innovation Exist in an Industry So Steeped in Tradition? 

With today’s technological advancements, expectations for automated processes have risen, making near-instant transactions the norm for almost every industry. You can transfer money within seconds, have same-day prescriptions delivered, and rent a car with the touch of a button. The role automation plays in the rapid expansion of industries begs the question: Why is the legal sector still resisting technological changes? 

Tradition & Innovation

The law profession maintains a sense of ceremony and heritage that is integral to its practice, and upholding this tradition is seen as critical to the successful practice of law. Many legal professionals are hesitant to change a system that thrives off of routine and precedence. 

However, there is no evidence to suggest that technological advancements in the legal industry undermine this sense of tradition. Innovation within legal practice actually serves a fundamental role both socially and economically. Paired together, an equilibrium between change and tradition is the pillar of a robust and high-performing function of law.

Embracing Change Through Technology

A key part of this symbiosis is technology. Embracing automation in legal practice is the logical next step for an industry that wants to maintain integrity in a changing world. Imagine: using technology to automate the time-consuming processes that hinder efficient operations. In fact, it is estimated that 23% of legal work can be automated by existing technology, meaning more time spent on billable hours and building client relationships, and less time spent on laborious processes. 

With services like Athennian’s, data can be seamlessly integrated into templates to create quick, signature-ready documents in one click. Document automation enables the creation of precise document templates through programming language and best-in-breed automation technology. 

With document automation, you can automatically populate corporate summaries, registers/ledgers, certificates, and custom documents within seconds, saving you time for productive work. 

Want to learn more about document automation? Attend our Webinar, Mastering Legal Document Automation.

Learn Legal Coding Document Automation

Continue reading

Talk to an expert.

Data migration doesn't have to hold you back. Let's talk about what's right for your team.
Request Pricing

"Very easy to use, modern interface, excellent support. Athennian has an amazing conversion team. They helped us migrate all of our data and the training was very good."

Megan W, Director

“When we were reviewing other entity management systems on the market, in some cases, we were not comparing apples to apples. But with Athennian, there was really no comparison. The paralegals were so excited to come on board.”

Linda Escobar, Senior Paralegal

"There are so many things I like about this program, but the one thing that really stands out is the user friendly interface. The program is fast and allows me to enter corporate information very quickly and efficiently. I would also like to note that Athennian provides the most the fantastic customer service."

Kelly R, Corporate Law Clerk