Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Topical Portals

We are beginning to see more potential users for legal extranets beyond the area of litigation support and case management. Some of these include internal content management portals, sites to facilitate the management of internal projects, and extranets constructed to help manage discovery requests.

The most common usage is to assist in the management of information relating to a particular area of law. This could include the tracking of salient recent cases, a document or brief bank, the posting of checklists on how to manage a case, listing expert witnesses, listing relevant statutes and regulations and other areas.

This creative thinking helps to make legal extranets not just a strong management tool for litigations, but also a tool which is helpful and instrumental in providing a new and different set of services to a law firm's clients and potential clients.