Legal practitioners face unique document management challenges. Largest among them: the very high quantity of paper documents legal practices use. Legal documents are also subject to varying confidentiality and privacy regulations, which mandate how these documents can be accessed, stored, changed and distributed.
Within the broad genre of content management software (CMS) is a category that addresses the specific challenges legal practitioners in law firms and in the in-house legal departments face.
It is a form of document management software made specifically for lawyers, law firms, or any entity operating in the field of law. It is distinct from legal practice management software, which has a broader set of functionality, including tools to keep the firm’s internal processes and external filings on time and on track.
Legal document management software is intended to help lawyers achieve a variety of goals. Speaking broadly, these goals include:
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App4Legal is the robust and all-in-one law practice management solution that replaces all the tools lawyers need to manage their legal matters, contracts, money transactions, reports, and much much more. App4Legal is a modular system that comes with robust legal document management features that make it easy for users to keep legal documents, agreements, notes, and emails organized by matter, indexed and searchable. It is like a virtual file cabinet with a variety of cases in one place. For the sake of convenience, App4Legal is compliant with the security requirements of sensitive data protection and GDPR certified. It offers a secure way of sharing and storing documents of different types in one place.