“It’s a robust system offering both practice and document management, time and expense tracking functionality, and the ability to track both litigated and non-litigated matters with ease.”
Legal Files was awarded the contract to provide its legal practice management software for lawyers and related implementation services following a formal procurement process this spring. Legal Files was selected to meet the Office’s requirements because “it’s a robust system offering both practice and document management, time and expense tracking functionality, and the ability to track both litigated and non-litigated matters with ease,” Chief Assistant City Attorney Randy Risner said.
“We needed an integrated practice management system which included case document management,” Risner explained. “As a government office, we don’t need the accounting functions of a typical practice management system legal, but we still needed the ability to track time and generate invoices for those matters, allowing us to recover attorney fees and costs.”
Additionally, since the Office handles such a wide variety of matters, it was also vital that the selected system be able to manage any type of matter, Risner added. “Our legal work involves transactional matters such as real estate acquisition, the purchasing of supplies, public works contracts; advisor matters to the various city departments; and litigation concerning torts, breach of contract, civil rights and other areas.”
The City Attorney’s Office has also licensed Legal Files’ unique Legal Request Module. The module, which will be accessible from the City’s Intranet, enables staff members from other city departments to upload their requests for City Attorney services and have them automatically delivered to the City Attorney’s staff via its new Legal Files System.
As part of the project, Legal Files Development Department is providing custom programming services for a data conversion from a legacy system.