Legal Files will help us optimize efficiency and productivity in the office.
Clark University, a private research university in Worcester, Mass., has become the latest institution of higher learning to license Legal Files Software for use by its general counsel operations. Clark University joins such institutions as Boston University, Clemson University, University of Notre Dame, Seton Hall University, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois and Villanova University to implement the popular legal case management System, according to Legal Files Software, Inc., the software’s developer.
As the University’s chief legal officer, the general counsel advises the administration on a wide range of matters including University policies, contracts and procurement, legal and regulatory compliance and human resources, according to Kendall D. Isaac, who recently became the University’s first general counsel in Clark’s history.
“Legal Files will help us optimize efficiency and productivity in the office,” Isaac said. “The new system will be used to manage and track legal matters, complaints, contracts, policies, issues and other items, including all related documents and email.”
Legal Files’ streamlined approach to implementation and custom configuration was also a plus in making the selection, Isaac said. “Being the University’s first general counsel, I needed to get started on a lot of initiatives right away, so I wanted our system to be built pretty quickly and it was. You can do that with Legal Files. It’s off-the-shelf, but custom configurable; so, we ended up with a system that’s unique to us and does what we need it to do.”
The in-house team at Legal Files Software, Inc. provided implementation assistance, project management and training to Clark University for the project and will provide annual maintenance and support for the new system.