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AgileLaw Introduces Paperless Deposition System
First Cloud-Based Deposition Application Available on Both iPad and Android Devices Increases Productivity While Maintaining the Benefits of Traditional Document Exhibits
Austin, TX – April 4, 2013 – AgileLaw, LLC announced today that the beta version of its paperless deposition solution is now available. With AgileLaw’s deposition software, law firms can now securely upload documents into the cloud, conduct a deposition using a laptop or tablet device by securely revealing documents to witnesses, and eliminate printing and shipping deposition exhibits. Attorneys who regularly conduct depositions will save thousands of dollars in printing and shipping charges alone, and they can recover entire days currently spent handling document exhibits. In addition, all data on the AgileLaw system is securely transmitted and stored using NSA-approved encryption algorithms.
During the beta phase, pricing starts at $100 per deposition, and to encourage attorneys and law firms to try the product, the first deposition is free. Plus, for every deposition completed, the customer is entered into a drawing for a free iPad and other prizes at the end of the beta period.
“We are excited to launch AgileLaw’s paperless deposition product,” said Thomas Allen, CEO of AgileLaw. “A lot of thought has gone into developing this product. We have gotten input from many attorneys, paralegals, and court reporters to create a solution that maintains the flow and control of the traditional paper-based deposition process, while employing new cloud and mobile technologies to make the process faster and more productive for all participants.”
“I found AgileLaw’s software very easy to use and it accommodated my existing deposition process with minimal effort,” said Eric Hurst, Senior Associate at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. “The ability to immediately sync the witness to the correct page during the deposition with a tablet allows the deposition to flow much smoother and faster than having to page through paper documents. I also like that exhibits are immediately available to everyone in the room at the completion of a deposition. It is very convenient and saves us the expense of ordering paper copies. ”
How it Works
AgileLaw makes it easy to conduct depositions. After uploading, documents can be organized by assigning labels and entering aliases; then the attorney can order, search, and annotate documents, mimicking existing deposition preparation procedures.
During the deposition, everything is controlled and managed from the lead attorney’s computer. Deposing attorneys can review privately all of their documents during the deposition on their laptop and then reveal documents they choose according to their pace during the deposition. The witness and opposing counsel see only the documents that a deposing attorney reveals in real time. The workflow of revealing, marking, annotating, and distributing documents is unchanged from paper depositions, but now all participants in the deposition view the exhibits using a laptop, iPad, or Android tablet device. Once the deposition is completed, a copy of the exhibits, including annotations, is saved and accessible by all parties in the deposition.
Key Features and Benefits of the AgileLaw Deposition System Include:
- Time Savings – Eliminates printing, organizing, copying, binding, and shipping of document exhibits
- Overhead Reduction – Lowers paper and copying costs and eliminates exhibit binders and shipping
- Flexibility – Works with your existing deposition and document management process
- Availability – Makes all documents accessible both during and after the deposition is completed while providing cloud-based service, 24/7
- Travel Reduction – Enables remote depositions and travel without carrying documents
- Efficiency – Accelerates the deposition process, giving attorneys more time to question witnesses
- Security – Stores and encrypts all documents using the highest level of security
- Support – Provides full email and phone support
- Ease-of-Use – Offers an intuitive interface, making it easy to upload, annotate, share, view, and save deposition documents
“I believe we are just beginning to see a wave of new mobile applications that will help attorneys increase the efficiency of their law practices,” said Tom Mighell, Senior Consultant and author of iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, and iPad in One Hour for Litigators. “Paperless deposition applications like AgileLaw are a great example of how new technology can take a tedious, time consuming, manual process like depositions, and make them more efficient and productive for everyone.”
To learn more about AgileLaw and to sign-up for a demo go to www.agilelaw.com . Also, to see a live demonstration, please visit the company at the ABA TECHSHOW, booth 911, at the Chicago Hilton, April 4-5.
About AgileLaw, LLC.
AgileLaw is located in Austin, TX and was founded in 2011 to provide cloud-based mobile solutions for attorneys. Its flagship product enables attorneys replace stacks of printed document exhibits during the deposition with a tablet device. Conducting paperless depositions with AgileLaw saves attorneys time and money and lets them focus on serving their clients more effectively and efficiently.
For more information go to www.agilelaw.com
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