American LegalNet and ZERØ are collaborating to bring AI-powered Automation to the Law Firm Docketing Process.
In a major Law Firm Docketing Process-related news, American LegalNet, and ZERØ have announced combining calendering and docketing technologies with AI. The new combination will enable law firms to deliver seamless processing of litigation-based emails and documents into Document Management Systems (DMS). American LegalNet (ALN) is the leading provider of innovative litigation workflow management technologies and trusted partner to over half of the AmLaw 100. ZERØ, on the other hand, provides law firm-specific AI email management technology. The new integrated solution automates the filing of litigation-related emails and documents and intelligently directs them into a law firm’s DMS.
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What is DMS Integration between ALN and ZERØ?
Document Management uses various connected technologies to store, manage and track electronic documents and electronic images of paper-based information. Law Firm Docketing process would certainly benefit significantly from automation and AI-enabled workflow management.
A DMS allows the user to incorporate standard physical document filing practices electronically. Additionally, the user can also electronically manage these activities:
- Access secured Storage location
- Identity Authorization and Access Control for teams and departments
- Version control
- Audit trails
- Check-in/check-out and document lockdown
- Safe Trashing
The partnership enables ALN and ZERØ to integrate their products, combining ZERØ’s artificial intelligence capabilities with ALN’s premier calendaring and docketing platform eDockets and its AutoDocket Pro™ feature. This integration will reduce the risks associated with the traditionally time-consuming task of manually sorting and filing large volumes of information. The integration will be showcased in ALN’s Booth #209 at ILTACON.
According to a report, physical documentation leads to 21% of productivity loss. Moreover, seven to eight percent of the documents are often lost forever adding to the agony of the law firms. In a remote-based workplace, lawyers expect to find their documents seamlessly. A DMS makes that happen, with secured access and control management.
With AI driving the docketing process, law firms can improve their productivity and reduce loss rate.
AI-Enabled Law Firm Docketing Process Reduce Risk, Promote Efficiency and Provide Better Security
ALN President and CEO Erez Bustan, said–
“Docket management is one of the more important, but often overlooked, aspects of both the practice and business of law frequently left to overworked docket managers or paralegals in the back office.”
Erez added, “Mismanaging docketing causes harm to cases and clients on a regular basis, opening firms to immense financial and reputational risk. Our vision is to provide an intelligent end-to-end single litigation workflow platform designed to reduce risk, promote efficiency and provide more security. That’s why we’re automating processes with advanced technologies like ZERØ’s. We believe our clients will experience all of these benefits through this new integration.”
ZERØ Applies Intelligent Automation, on Either Mobile or Desktop Devices
Built on the latest technology, ALN’s eDockets platform centralizes the docketing process, providing the latest updated court rules and filing requirements to simplify filing and management processes. ZERØ applies intelligent automation, on either mobile or desktop devices, to predict filing destinations for emails to ensure that they land into the correct client/matter folder in the DMS. ALN and ZERØ’s partnership creates the first AI-driven solution that will allow law firms to further reduce non-billable, labor-intensive end-to-end workflows by managing manual administrative tasks with AI.
In addition, law firms and other end users will experience improved records operation and management in their ability to find the most current version of pleadings in their DMS on demand.
“ZERØ’s AI technology was built for precisely this purpose—to analyze large volumes of information sent through email so that critical data can be processed faster and more accurately than ever before,” said ZERØ CEO Alex Babin.
Alex added, “Our partnership with ALN applies that same intelligence to seamlessly organize court documents and connect them with the firm’s existing DMS, ultimately enhancing how docketed and related court documents are managed.”
ZERØ also captures time spent interacting with client email on a mobile device, and offer additional productivity tools designed to help lawyers quickly find the information that matters to them. Law firms can achieve unprecedented email compliance, and lawyers no longer need to worry about losing billable time to administrative tasks or an inability to capture their work.
How Would Law Firms Benefit from the Collaboration?
According to the official press release, ZERØ and ALN highlighted these benefits specific to AI-enabled Law Firm Docketing Process —
ALN’s eDockets and ZERØ’s integrated product automation helps reduce liability by mitigating the risk of errors from manual tasks of sorting and filing and replacing it with a reliable and consistent filing system.
Additional Attorney Billable Time
ALN’s eDockets and ZERØ’s integrated product and the enhanced AutoDocket Pro capabilities will save firms both time and money by downloading documents from court websites automatically, using existing free access policies to avoid downloading charges. In addition, attorneys will see their billable time increase as a result of the automated document sorting capability, which eliminates the time-consuming practice of manual entry filing.
Security and Efficiency
ZERØ’s secure architecture is the most advanced in the industry, operating inside a device and remaining completely within a firm’s security perimeter with no third-party cloud processing. This solves the problem of document accessibility, which was a significant challenge for law firms. For the first time, instead of an attachment, a link to the document can be sent through email and made accessible outside the firm’s security perimeter.
ZERØ applies artificial intelligence and smart automation to one of the most pressing operational challenges of the legal industry — email management. Their mobile app and desktop companion automatically and efficiently file emails into NetDocuments and iManage.
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