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Automated Calendaring and Risk Management Now you might think what would the relation be between automated calendaring software and risk management, and why should an article on a law related website preach about the use of software? That’s what we are going to show. A look at the ABA’s “Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims” will show that calendar related errors form more than 30% of all legal malpractice claims, and calendar related errors are the major cause for firms facing malpractice action ensuing from paralegal mistakes. Small firms with 5 or less number of attorneys,
not require small firms to buy, install, upgrade, and
typically firms which depend heavily on experienced
deal with new software and accompanying glitches.
paralegals and legal staff constitute more than 70% of
This also opens up the access of calendaring platforms
victims suffering from calendar error and consequent
to lawyers and paralegals on the move and data can be
malpractice actions. That’s the case for learning the use
accessed from anywhere.
of calendar software and being meticulous on issues related to calendaring. Calendaring mistakes are costly.
With the development of Smartphones, and mobile based delivery of services lagging behind in the
New software in the market that follows rule
adoption of automated calendaring solutions is a
based calendaring technologies include offers from
mistake that can lead to heavy losses.
CompuLaw, Westlaw Legal Calendaring Outlook Integration Software, AbacusLaw, and Amicus from
Some areas where paralegals and attorneys can more
Capterra. There are also other good and cheaper
efficiently deploy calendaring practices include:
alternatives in the market, but the software mentioned here are widely used. Another very trusted resource is
Establishing rules-based and widely accessible
the Legal Technology Resource Center of the American
lawyers’ calendars and centralized calendaring to
Bar Association. The use of calendaring software
ensure quick response and disaster recovery
greatly reduces the risks of missing deadlines and
consequent malpractice actions.
Ensuring that in-house calendaring practices adhere to and accommodate malpractice mandates of insurance companies
Despite the information technology boom with
Integration of work-calendars with desktop cal-
teenagers excelling in computer technologies, and
endars firm-wide thus maximizing exposure and
applications competing with each other to become
more and more user-friendly, it remains a surprise
that according to the International Legal Technology Association’s survey, most small law firms did not use
Integration with software already used by the firm including Outlook
software related to automated calendaring and close to
Creating a portal based calendaring system that can be accessed from anywhere
20% relies solely on manual tracking of deadlines and dates with Microsoft Outlook.
Automated calendar technology plays a significant role in risk management and reducing risks of malpractice
Rules-based computerized calendaring are now pretty
accusations. It is something that cannot be ignored by
affordable, and there are also online services that
provide a SAS or “software as service” model that do
Published on Sep 27, 2012
Now you might think what would the relation be between automated calendaring software and risk management, and why should an article on a la...