Remote work is increasing in today’s world. Companies are developing incredible collaboration platforms that enable seamless productivity. In this blog post, we are going to focus on collaboration tools for lawyers.
These days, lawyers need a reliable collaboration tool that enables the perfect setup for building a client relationship, planning trial strategies, and providing reliable communication via texting and conferencing. Here are four of our favorite collaboration tools for law firms.
We asked several lawyers on Reddit what their favorite collaboration tool was for working with clients. Office 365 was the most highly recommended tool. PowerPoint, especially, is the most used tool for working with clients. After which come Word and Outlook.
I am sure, as you know, PowePoint is the go-to professional tool for presentations. PowerPoint is also helpful for conferencing with other lawyers to layout a trial strategy. Another thing that lawyers love is the redlining feature in Word- which is super useful when writing out contracts.
Here is the pricing for Office 365 for Business
- Basic Plan: $5.00 user/monthly
- Best for businesses that need easy remote solutions
- Standard: $12.50 user/monthly
- Perfect for businesses that need full remote and collaboration tools
- Premium: $20.00 user/monthly
- Excellent for businesses that require secure remote work solutions
ClaimMaster is a software tool for patent proofreading and analysis. The software automates patent documents’ error-checking, allowing you to create internally consistent and well-written patent applications. Also, ClaimMaster streamlines numerous patent prosecution and litigation tasks. In addition to proofreading, ClaimMaster also features
- Find missing antecedents in claims
- Find claim terms without support in the patent specification
- Fill-out formal USPTO forms, including IDS forms
- Download forms via PDF
- View & print patent claim tress, generate claim summaries
- Compare claims and generate claim charts
- And more!
“ClaimMaster is a quick and easy tool for ensuring patent claims are free of errors as well as aiding in many other patent drafting and prosecution tasks.”Gabriel Olander, Sr. Patent Counsel, Rambus.
ClaimMaster is a 30-day free trial. Here is the pricing after the free trial
- Lite: $19.99/month
- Lite+: $29.99/month
- QA: $29.99/month
- Pro: $34.99/month
- Pro+: $44.99/month
AirSend is a streamlined work collaboration tool designed for lawyers, real estate agents, and accountants. We shine in file management and we are available on all devices. Being available on all devices allows lawyers and clients to always stay in the loop with each other.
AirSend’s file management includes creating, downloading, organizing, and deleting files/folders. There is also a central file view in AirSend where users can see ALL their files and folders from all their channels. Aside from file management, we also feature
- Task tracking
- Built-in notebook
- Video and audio conferencing
- Office 365 integration
- Airsend Gmail Extension
- Email Collaboration
AirSend also allows you to share everything from one location. Additionally, clients do not need an account to communicate with their lawyers. Instead, clients can communicate with their email, and their message will magically appear in AirSend.
Here is the pricing for AirSend
- Personal: Free
- Pro: $4/ monthly
- Business: $99/ monthly
Evernote is an app designed for note-taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. With Evernote, lawyers can work anywhere, capture what matters, take notes, and find everything fast. The collaboration tool features
- App integration
- Google Drive
- Document scanning
- Web clipper
- Taking notes
Here are the pricing plans for Evernote
- Basic: Free
- Premium: $7.99/monthly
- Business: $14.99 user/monthly
The great thing is that lawyers can sync everything, which is crucial for taking sensitive notes or making out claims/contracts. Evernote is a great tool to turn answers into actions. Finally, the tool offers templates, which is perfect for planning out trial strategies. These are our favorite collaboration tools for lawyers.