Article: Five things to be aware of when choosing a legal tech product

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Victor Sikora, CEO of Lawrify, looks at key steps legal professionals should take to select the most effective technology tools. (Sponsored content.)

Thanks to rapid advances in technologies such as cloud computing, AI, natural language processing, and more, there is a large and growing range of tech solutions designed to help legal professionals in their day-to-day tasks.

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Victor Sikora

Ideally, these tools help reduce the time you spend on less engaging and lower value parts of your job, freeing you up for the more challenging, exciting, and high value work.

However, with a large and growing range of tech solutions to choose from, it can be confusing to know which will truly add value versus which sound helpful but will end up being largely unused.

In this article, we will look at some straightforward criteria to help you choose the most appropriate tools for your day-to-day work.

1. Value add

This sounds super obvious, but as mentioned above it is actually quite common to install a browser plugin or download a solution that seems like a good idea in theory but is rarely used in practice. If you are considering adding a tool, it should do one or more of the following:

• reduce your workload,

• accelerate your output,

• add to the quality of work as you do it, and/or

• check/validate work that you have already done.

Critically looking at these criteria — or any other that you have — before committing will help save time and money in the long run.

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