Legal Technology | 4 min

Legal Publishing Technology: Revolutionizing Law Firm Productivity

November 9, 2023

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“LEAP is awesome! LEAP helps me to be more efficient at practicing law. The forms and auto-population help me to work smarter and not harder. The product and customer service have been fantastic!” — Lori C., LEAP User

It’s no secret that lawyers tend to work long hours. In fact, a Bloomberg survey recently found that some lawyers regularly work more than 60 hours a week. This finding might not surprise attorneys and other legal professionals, but it also begs the question: how are America’s lawyers spending their time?

Contrary to what members of the public tend to believe, attorneys aren’t always locked in court or stuck in the boardroom. Instead, a substantial part of the average attorney’s workweek is likely devoted to critical but tedious tasks like data entry, legal form and document completion, and the composition of written correspondence. This work is important to every firm, but it can be monotonous and slow, and it tends to be vulnerable to human errors that take time and money to correct.

That’s why legal publishing technology is helping law firms revolutionize productivity. Legal publishing software automates the creation of forms and documents, streamlines legal drafting, and supports other key administrative and legal functions to help firms reach peak performance. These features make it possible to do more work in less time, driving profitability and efficiency to new heights — regardless of how many hours you work in a week.

How Legal Publishing Technology Saves Time and Money

Legal publishing technology offered by the LEAP legal practice management solution saves firms time and money by delivering five key benefits:

  1. Easily open matters: LEAP has pre-built matter types for all common areas of law, which means that LEAP users can easily create, modify, and resolve all of their matters through LEAP. Instead of creating a new matter framework from scratch in every instance, users can pick up where they left off with ready-made templates, delivering a seamless user experience that helps professionals and firms be more productive than ever before.

  2. Reduce mistakes with automation: Full Microsoft and Adobe integrations allow LEAP users to quickly create documents, forms, and letters with data pulled directly from the LEAP legal practice management solution. This means that users don’t have to spend hours of every month inputting the same client information over and over again. With LEAP, you can simply enter client information once — this information then auto-populates across all relevant fields, reducing errors by eliminating manual data entry.

  3. Simplify document production: Before the arrival of legal publishing technology, legal professionals had to obtain and complete all necessary legal forms and documents by hand. But with LEAP, this is no longer an issue. Instead of scrambling to manually obtain and complete a document or form, LEAP can turn to a library of legal forms and documents that cover the most commonly used forms and areas of law in their state. LEAP also helps you import custom, firm-specific documents into the LEAP practice management solution. This makes the workday less stressful and more productive.

  4. Streamline legal drafting: The LEAP Clause Library simplifies the process of legal drafting, which puts time back in the hands of LEAP users. With LEAP, you can access all of your clauses from one location and quickly insert them in another location with a single click. Expedite the drafting of contracts, forms, pleadings, and more, so you can increase your firm's efficiency and profits.

  5. Ongoing client support: Access free training resources like bi-weekly webinars to ensure you're getting the most out of automated forms and legal publishing features in LEAP. LEAP is committed to helping our customers get the most out of our platform and will provide ongoing support to ensure that our users are getting the greatest possible value.

Together, these features create new efficiencies within your organization that streamline operations and boost productivity. Save money with modern legal technology.

Go Further with LEAP

As the best legal practice management solution, LEAP has been helping firms succeed for over 30 years. Our long-running track record of client success was one of the reasons why we were named “Best Software as a Service Product for Legal Services” at the 2023 SaaS Awards.

LEAP offers best-in-class legal publishing features to optimize your firm’s operations. With a library of pre-built matter types and commonly used legal forms and documents, LEAP delivers unparalleled access to cutting-edge tools and automation services that deliver value from day one.

Schedule a demo today to see these features in action.