Second Office at UMass Amherst Becomes Legal Files Customer

The goal going forward is that Legal Files will be a one-stop place for our investigators to review information, and for the office to become as paperless as possible.

Legal Files Software, Inc., developer of the popular Legal Files case and matter management application, today announced that it will license its software to the Equal Opportunity Office  at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The office joins the University’s Office of General Counsel as a Legal Files customer.

Equal Opportunity Office Associate Director Ryan Morse said that he first began using Legal Files while at the University of Connecticut. “We were using it in the Office of Diversity and Equity, so I knew Legal Files could help us successfully manage a ‘non-legal’ department here,” explained Morse. “At the time we began looking for a system here, I wasn’t aware that our general counsel was using Legal Files, but given the software’s flexibility to meet all kinds of requirements, I’m not surprised,” he said.

The office administers internal discrimination grievance procedures and conducts investigations related to affirmative action and equal opportunity complaints. It is also responsible for the administering the university’s sexual harassment policy. Legal Files will be used to electronically manage, track and report on matters related to those concerns, according to the office’s Executive Director and the University’s Title IX coordinator Débora D. Ferreira.

“Locating and sharing information quickly can be a challenge, and reporting is a time-consuming and manual process,” Ferreira said. “Legal Files will provide us with a centralized system which we can easily customize to meet our unique needs. The goal going forward is that Legal Files will be a one-stop place for our investigators to review information, and for the office to become as paperless as possible.”