The "best" lawyers going forward will be lean, doing away with unnecessary costs and cutting out institutional inefficiencies. They’ll do more — and better — work in less time with smaller staffs. Technology is going to play a key role in this transition. Much of what good lawyers do cannot be replicated by computer systems. But most of what good lawyers do can be accomplished much more efficiently and effectively through appropriate automation.
Founded in 2013, LawPal is helping lawyers deliver legal services in a less costly, more transparent and more client-friendly way. We are building tools that challenge and change traditional, inefficient ways in which lawyers work. Better tools and better communication make for better lawyers and happier clients. We don't want people to give up working with a lawyer, just give up working like it's 1983.
We are based in San Francisco and our initial focus is solos/small firms.
We are working to create simple, guided workflows that help lawyers automate administrative and monotonous tasks within their practice. These workflows are designed to reduce the amount of time both attorneys and clients spend completing certain tasks such managing documents and completing certain filings.
The challenges in building LawPal include the wide range of technologies that need to be made to work together including integration with the USPS, document storage, PDF authoring and signing. Making all of these technologies work seamlessly together whilst maintaining a clean, usable interface is our core development focus.