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Why are legal teams excited about automation?



Automation being the future, legal teams are on board taking full advantage. Legal professionals are buzzing with excitement over the prospect of automating many routine tasks within the collection operations. This emerging trend promises to revolutionize the way the processes are carried out today. Automation aided by robotic process automation (RPA) offers numerous benefits that attorneys and para-legal teams are implementing on a scale. 


Automated systems can handle repetitive, mundane tasks far more quickly and accurately than humans.

For example, here are some common use cases, 

  •  Reviewing a file both from operational and compliance standpoint and validate if the account can be processed for legal suit 

  • Compile all the necessary documents as per the courts requirement and file them electronically with the online portals 

  • Prepare legal documents including complaints, summons, garnishments, etc. 

  • Track and monitor all communications from the court and identify both acceptance and rejection and take necessary steps for re-filing and update. 

  • Read through hundreds of pages of contracts and identify segments for review edits, etc. 


With automation taking over these functions, legal teams gain significant time savings, and this allows them to deploy their legal clerks on tasks that require more attention and enabling legal teams to devote their brainpower to higher-level, more strategic work. Rather than getting mired in administrative minutiae, attorneys can focus their expertise on skilled analysis, creative problem-solving, and furthering client objectives.  Attorneys are now liberated to practice at the top of their capabilities. 


Moreover, automated systems capture and apply institutional knowledge with perfect consistency, timely processing and reducing to zero error and automated processes bake in firm wide best practices as standard operating procedure. This quality control promotes unparalleled uniformity across all matters and offices. Legal teams avoid costly rework caused by lapses or deviations. 


Further, legal automation enhances risk management protocols. By minimizing human error and oversight, automated processes dramatically increase the success rate and compliance. In case of e-filing, RPA bots are programmed to check for the accuracy of documents prepared for various types of filing’s and precisely tailored to meet the specifics of various counties and thereby increases the acceptance percentage.  Additionally, tasks like tracking deadlines and responding to requirements become infallible. Legal teams gain peace of mind knowing their clients' interests remain meticulously safeguarded and they consistently meet the compliance guidelines and mitigate all liability concerns. 


Investing in legal automation using RPA has resulted in boosting profitability for firms. Automating some of the outlined processes increases the volume of filings easily by 2 times and allows agencies to take all types of filings and still operate lean translating into greater revenue generation, cost containment, and fatter bottom lines. Meanwhile, wowing clients with superior speed, accuracy, and efficiency wins repeat business. Agencies implementing either attended or unattended process automation for various processes have seen the returns within weeks after rolling it through FTE savings Excitement over embracing automation in the legal field stems from numerous concrete upsides- time savings, higher quality work, consistency, risk mitigation, and profit growth. Automation through RPA presents an enticing opportunity to optimize every facet of the collections from EDI to legal. 

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