Sheriff’s Office Selects Legal Files to Enhance Legal Operations

Legal Files Software, Inc., a leading provider of case and matter management software, is pleased to announce that the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL) has implemented the Legal Files case management system to streamline and enhance its legal operations. This strategic decision was made to improve the efficiency of legal processes and enhance collaboration within the Sheriff’s Office legal team.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Legal Services Unit, led by Chief Legal Counsel Laura Moody, recognized the need for an advanced case management system to address the challenges they faced in managing legal matters efficiently and effectively. 

Moody acknowledged the difficulties of operating a legal practice in the modern era without software that addresses modern case management. Other explored options functioned more like a project management software and were challenging to configure for the Unit’s specific needs. Consequently, the decision was made to explore alternative options.

After a thorough evaluation, Moody received approval to acquire the Legal Files case management software. The Legal Files team provided a comprehensive solution, including software subscriptions, training, and project management services, ensuring a smooth transition to the new system.

One of the key reasons the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office selected Legal Files was the platform’s exceptional document assembly capabilities. “Legal Files provides automated document assembly, which is crucial for the creation of legal documents,” Moody explained, “reducing repetitive manual data entry and improving document accuracy.”

The Legal Files case management system assists the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in tracking and managing a variety of legal matters, including Asset Forfeiture, Risk Protection Orders, Public Records, Civil Litigation, Contract Management and Small Claims. These specialized matter types are common in law enforcement and require precise management and documentation.

Working closely with the Sheriff’s Office Legal Services Unit, Legal Files custom-configured the system to meet the office’s specific requirements and operational processes. 

Moody, in her role as Legal Counsel for the Sheriff’s Office, leads the legal team in supporting Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his staff. The team’s responsibilities encompass contract review and creation, drafting policy and procedure, researching and training on legislative and caselaw updates, handling legislative proposals, litigating asset forfeitures, risk protection orders, public records matters, acting as a liaison for professional and auto liability matters, as well as addressing other legal matters where the Sheriff’s Office is involved.