Day in a life
of a law professional
" Case #33441,
Plaintiff allegedly fell on stairs that were not visible on cruse
ship, broken back resulted from fall. Hmm, I better request
discovery of the ship next time it is in port"
" Lauren, check to see
when the big Yellow Checkered ship known as taxi is in port next and
where it will be and schedule a trip for me to see it, also send
proper notice as needed to gain access"
Select work type, case work request, Case #
Laurens computer lights up with notice of
the new request, opens the file and the case file pops open ready
for entry and work.
I go on to record case notes for the file,
Associate record, .......... Associate stop and select work type
case notes, case # 33441
" Hi, yes I am
on my way to the Ship to do a walk through, should be there in an
hour depending on traffic. Thanks"
Now, time to think what do I need, need to
subpoena the ship mate wait…
" Case 33441, walk
through of ship, noticing that the light at the angle my client was
approaching the stairs does create a flat light that masks the
Associate Stop, switch to the camera and take pictures for
proof and file.
" Note just took 5 pictures of proof
of lighting. As I continue to walk I notice there are no signs or
warnings and the handrail is missing"
Associate Stop, Select work
type accident site review, description case # 33441.
" Hi, my name is Richard, can I ask you a few
questions is it ok to record the conversation, No? "
Thank you for your time"
"Post interview notes with
Associate stop, select work type interview notes,
description Case ID# 33441
Driving back to the office I use the time to
plan next steps, need to subpoena.
"Next steps, Lauren pull up the list of
witnesses and lets start to ……."
Associate stop, Work type Case
strategy, description Case # ID 33441.
" Schedule a deposition for the following and
since you have my calendar when I am not in court, place them in the
diary for me. Also as this case appears to be growing, set the Case
id Default on Associate for default so we can use the description
line for something else Let me know if there is anything you need
from me. "
Associate stop, Work type case work, Description Case # ID
Checking the dynamic report I quickly see that
the team is working on everything and I am not needed for anything
so I continue to drive back to the office.
" You need to see me
" Yes, I need to inform you I will be leaving the end of the
month for a better opportunity and wanted to give you time to
transition to another staff member. "
" I understand, thanks for the time and good
luck, ….. "
Lauren is the best what am I going to do.. it will take
time to get others up to speed….seems like this is a good time to
try the professional Voice Recognition services of Associate for law
and maybe that and the workflow automation will help me transition
" PortNexus, I would like to add the Voice
Recognition for lawyers to my account file as of today…. Free for 30
days, great I’ll try it out starting today."
" Bye Lauren it was sure good working with you
and thanks for helping Maria come up to speed…. "
Yes the voice
recognition does reduce the typing and the workflow automation did
help the transfer of knowledge to take place.
Going back to my office, I sit at the desk and
;pick up the microphone to begin recording on the computer my review of the
case notes and pictures of the walk through…..Associate, Record,
….Associate Stop, Work type case notes, ..send.,,,
Maria's computer lights up, case file pops open
for note entry, she begins to read what I said (as the Voice
Recognition works well, listening to the tape while she reads, she
makes a couple of corrections, accepts the changes, and completes
the tape, attaching the document. Done.
Home and now I remember something very
important to do for the case, shoot, left the computer and the
BlackBerry at the office….if only I could use the Phone to reach
Associate then I truly would have….. maybe I should check with
"Are you kidding
me! Next month I will be able to reach my Associate account from any
phone in the world….now I can work on the boat, reach my office day
or night even from Turkey and see that my work is getting done."
Associate truly is the system that ensures my
work and requests are getting communicated and lets me see the
status anytime and lets me work anywhere in the world from any
device. Computer, Handheld Pocket Pc Phone Black Berry and now even
Phone Booths !