With the ever-evolving tech world, the legal industry landscape is changing as most lawyers get accustomed to the hybrid work model.
The COVID-19 pandemic shifted the global workforce from a traditional work model to a work-from-home culture in no time! Almost every company had to adapt rather quickly to this remodelling. Firms around Australia and the globe saw a huge wave of transformation with organisations having to undergo colossal changes in their digital architecture.
With the mass vaccine rollouts and eased restrictions, companies are resuming on-site work. However, the impact of digital transformation, much like COVID-19, are here to stay!
Hybrid Model — The New Norm
A recent survey report by PwC showed that majority of people leaning towards a hybrid work model. While 74% stated they wanted to adopt hybrid work, only 10% of respondents rooted for a traditional work environment.
With the recent news of Google testing the hybrid work hypothesis, most firms are influenced to consider similar work styles. Additionally, Microsoft has announced new tech advancements to foster an improved remote work setting. The increase in productivity noted by firms is another factor influencing their decision. With the employees’ comfort, company’s productivity, and a digital future, it is quite likely that the hybrid work model is here to stay.
Legal Industry’s Adaption
The initial transition from the traditional work model was seemingly daunting to companies worldwide, especially for the legal industry. However, in the past two years, we saw a tremendous transformation in the legal tech arena, thereby allowing legal professionals to work remotely.
Lawyers today are finding remote work rather comfortable. Working remotely saves a lot of their commute time, thereby making it possible to hold more client meetings and hearings. Virtual hearing and eCourt room trials have opened a new gamut of possibilities. While the legal industry is largely dependent on hard copy documents, digitisation is helping law firms advance their traditional work processes. The advent of tools and platforms such as eDiscovery, Hard Copy Processing, and Electronic Records Management has extensively altered work processes of the legal industry.
Law Image — Enabling Hybrid Work Model For The Legal Industry
The unprecedented pandemic led to the complexity of law firms from accessing on-site printing and mailroom services. Due to prevailing restrictions, it was strenuous for law firms to manage these services.
Law Image provided managed services jobs with outsourced print/mailrooms, thus enabling a seamless workflow for law firms & government departments. Law Image offered a digital mail service, wherein incoming correspondence was scanned and delivered to clients via secure FTP service. Other technology services by Law Image also aided law firms across Australia to work seamlessly in a remote set-up. These services included eDiscovery support, Digital Tool Kit, and Electronic Records Management.
With the evolving technologies and adapting workforce, there is a significant possibility that the legal landscape will look a lot more digitised in the coming decade.
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About Law Image: Law Image is a leading document management company. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Melbourne, we have offices in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Law Image support law firms and government departments across Australia with end-to-end legal document management solutions.
Our services include printing, copying, scanning, Appeal and Court book production, eDiscovery, on-site print rooms, eArchiving, court filing, and hard copy processing.