Electronic Office Systems
Gold Coast solicitors, Attwood Marshall has always been at the forefront of office technology and we have recently implemented a paperless office with the help of our new Legal Practice Management System (LawMaster). All incoming electronic documents are captured and allocated to the appropriate file. The LawMaster system is a relational database and has an excellent filing system for electronic documents. We can easily find any document within seconds by searching either its content or its description. Every person has access to the central database and all documents contained within it. Lawyers can access the system remotely from anywhere in the world and at any time. All incoming physical mail is scanned into the system and stored electronically. Wherever possible, our lawyers and staff communicate electronically and we generally avoid compiling paper copies of files where this is possible.
The net effect of these systems is that corporate clients achieve a huge savings in relation to their soft disbursements including cost of photocopying, postage, facsimile fees and storage costs. Communications are more often than not instantaneous from the time they are received and this promotes the time actioning of client matters.
We are developing our system to be accessible to our clients via a web interface and hope to launch this later this year. This will give our clients access to their files, allowing them to check on the progress of their matter and obtain copies of relevant documents, resulting in huge savings in costs.
Should you require hard copies of any correspondence we are happy to oblige but, wherever possible, we encourage our clients to utilise the electronic systems.