Lawyers set to go mobile with award winning legal app
A boon for the legal profession is anticipated with the release of a ground breaking legal document review iPad app for lawyers: CASEFOLIO.
CASEFOLIO frees lawyers from their desks, providing flexibility and mobility to review large volumes of documents anywhere and anytime, plus annotate and share documents with colleagues.
CASEFOLIO is a smart, simple and secure app that captures information and decisions in an intuitive and user-friendly manner. It was designed by lawyers for lawyers for use in courts, mediations, arbitrations and conferences with witnesses and clients.
The app is now available to the wider legal industry via the iTunes store, following a year long trial by lawyers at Australian premium independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Corrs received the ‘Lawtech Award For Innovation in Legal IT’ at the Chilli IQ Lawtech Summit & Awards 2012 for developing this pioneering app.
Corrs head of Legal Technology Brian Borskjaer said he was thrilled CASEFOLIO was now available to the wider legal industry.
“We expect CASEFOLIO to be a boon for barristers, in-house lawyers and practitioners at all size firms who are looking to manage increasingly document intensive matters in a sophisticated way.
“It is the perfect companion for witness conferences, court appearances, discoveries and all types of dispute resolution proceedings. Lawyers have thousands of documents literally at their fingertips, reducing the need for cumbersome paper files,” Brian said.
The cornerstone of CASEFOLIO’s design is simplicity. Users can capture decisions and commentary as they review a document set, and then export that information for use in court, in client meetings or to import into a database. The interface enables the user to easily:
- Search, filter and sort documents to find exactly what to review,
- Tag and annotate those documents, and
- Export documents and work product.
Brian said the app is also more than just a document reviewer. “While PDF viewer iOS apps are a dime-a-dozen, CASEFOLIO enables lawyers to review, search, annotate, tag and order document in a secure and simple way, without the need to log onto large litigation databases”.
The CASEFOLIO app is priced to ensure it is accessible to the entire profession and can be downloaded free for evaluation from the Australian, US, Canadian and UK iTunes stores.