Legal Files Helps College General Counsel Make the Most of its Small Office Operations

“When I began identifying and vetting options for a matter and law office document management system for my office, I was essentially a sole practitioner with part-time administrative support,” Tony DiTommaso said. DiTommaso, who serves as the Vice President and General Counsel at the Community College of Allegheny County, knew the right software would maximize the resources he had.

“We were largely paper driven in process and record-keeping, using a potpourri of shared drives, Outlook/email and paper files,” DiTommaso recalled. When he discovered Legal Files, the matter and legal case management system developed by Legal Files Software, Inc., “it ticked a lot of boxes. Legal Files provided the ability to not only create, store and track records by matters, but gave us the ability to functionally eliminate paper files and records.” It was also compatible with the College’s Microsoft Office setup and legal email management system, he added.

“With the implementation of Legal Files, we’ve met our key objective, improving our processes and consequently our efficiency,” DiTommaso said. “Legal Files gave us the tools so we could operate our office in the best way possible.”

Now DiTommaso is working to identify other departments within the College which could benefit from using Legal Software USA. “Becoming more organized, communicating more effectively, managing email and documents; those things have broad appeal beyond a legal setting, and could be leveraged by people working in areas such as human resources, affirmative action, contract management, etc.”

A multi-campus, two-year college in Pittsburgh, the Community College of Allegheny County enrolls more than 40,000 students annually in degree, certificate and workforce training programs operated out of four campus and five educational center locations throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information can by visiting,