The Technological Advantage
Technology will never replace the experience and knowledge of a skilled attorney. With that being said, modern legal technology can make every attorney better. We utilize cutting edge technology to ensure your case is handled efficiently, effectively and to the best of our ability.
Automated Email Updates
We have programmed our software and workflows to generate automated emails that advise our clients of each stage of the litigation process. These emails are customized to each type of matter we handle and include basic information about the upcoming steps and timelines for handling your matter.
Online Appointment Scheduling
It can be frustrating when you try to call your attorney and he or she is out of the office for court appearances or other obligations. On the other hand, the practice of law regularly requires attorneys to be unavailable to answer phone calls. With this in mind, we have made it convenient for our clients to schedule appointments for return phone calls or office meetings online by simply visiting www.rickdavislegal.com/appointments.
Many of the pleadings filed in legal matters are routine or look very similar from matter-to-matter. Additionally, a significant amount of time can be spent retyping basic information into legal pleadings. Therefore, we have created a database with hundreds of custom drafted legal documents and utilize technology to insert basic information into these documents. We do not utilize forms that can be purchased on the internet or that are used by other law firms. Instead, all of our court forms have been drafted by our firm and our updated on a regular basis to comply with changes in court requirements or based on experiences in other cases. Additionally, our forms automatically correct for judge and court preferences, such as adding signature lines for orders filed in Johnson County, Kansas or Missouri but not including the signature lines for similar orders filed in other Kansas Counties. By utilize these sophisticated templates and advanced document automation, we are able to work more efficiently and to spend time focusing on the important legal arguments as opposed to proper document formatting.
Automatic Time Tracking
Legal work is most commonly billed in time increments with attorneys billing for the time spent working on your matter. With that being said, interruptions, such as phone calls or urgent emails, can make it difficult to accurately track the time spent on each matter. We utilize a cutting-edge software that contemporaneously and accurately times the amount of time spent working on each matter. For example, the system times only the time that a document or email for your matter is being actively reviewed by the attorney. If we click away to read a news story on the internet, the clock automatically stops and you are not billed for this distraction. Similarly, if the phone rings, the document is no longer the active window and the system will automatically track the time spent on the phone call. As such, there is no accidental over-billing for the time that was spent answering the phone call. By using automatic time tracking, we can ensure that you receive the full value of the legal services you purchase from our office.
Digital Documents and Trial Presentation
All of our client documents are scanned and stored electronically so they are accessible via iPad. Because we do not have to carry around large boxes of files, we can be sure that we have access to all of your case documents, photos, and videos at all court appearances or mediations. Moreover, we can quickly find documents using text based searches, which move significantly quicker than looking through boxes. Also, when the courtroom supports technology, we utlize a specialized software that allows documents, videos and other electronic evidence to be presented direcly from an iPad, leading to a smoother and more professional trial presentation.