A new high-tech docketing tool launched

Here's yet another example of how technolgy is changing the legal profession — in significant ways. This one focues on filing and storing litigation items in a fraction of the time. The firms behind it say it will change docket management profoundly. 

American LegalNet (ALN), which provides litigation workflow management technologies, and ZERØ, provider of the legal industry's artificial intelligence email management technology, have launched a new integrated solution that automates the filing of litigation-related emails and documents and intelligently directs them into a law firm's DMS.

The partnership enables ALN and ZERØ to integrate their products, combining ZERØ's artificial intelligence capabilities with ALN's calendaring and docketing platform eDockets and its AutoDocket Pro feature.  This integration will reduce the risks associated with the traditionally time-consuming task of manually sorting and filing large volumes of information.

"Docket management is one of the more important, but often overlooked, aspects of both the practice and business of law frequently left to overworked docket managers or paralegals in the back office," said ALN President and CEO Erez Bustan. "Mismanaging docketing causes harm to cases and clients on a regular basis, opening firms to immense financial and reputational risk." 

Built on the latest technology, ALN's eDockets platform centralizes the docketing process, providing the latest updated court rules and filing requirements to simplify filing and management processes. ZERØ applies intelligent automation, on either mobile or desktop devices, to predict filing destinations for emails to ensure that they land into the correct client/matter folder in the DMS.  

ALN and ZERØ's partnership creates the first AI-driven solution that will allow law firms to further reduce non-billable, labor-intensive end-to-end workflows by managing manual administrative tasks with AI. In addition, law firms and other end users will experience improved records operation and management in their ability to find the most current version of pleadings in their DMS on demand.   

"ZERØ's AI technology was built for precisely this purpose — to analyze large volumes of information sent through email so that critical data can be processed faster and more accurately than ever before," said ZERØ CEO Alex Babin. "Our partnership with ALN applies that same intelligence to seamlessly organize court documents and connect them with the firm's existing DMS, ultimately enhancing how docketed and related court documents are managed."

Some key benefits of the integration include:

Risk Reduction. ALN's eDockets and ZERØ's integrated product automation helps reduce liability by mitigating the risk of errors from manual tasks of sorting and filing and replacing it with a reliable and consistent filing system.

Additional Attorney Billable Time. ALN's eDockets and ZERØ's integrated product and the enhanced AutoDocket Pro capabilities will save firms both time and money by downloading documents from court websites automatically, using existing free access policies to avoid downloading charges.

In addition, attorneys will see their billable time increase as a result of the automated document sorting capability, which eliminates the time-consuming practice of manual entry filing. 

Security and Efficiency. ZERØ's secure architecture is the most advanced in the industry, operating inside a device and remaining completely within a firm's security perimeter with no third-party cloud processing.

This solves the problem of document accessibility, which was a significant challenge for law firms. For the first time, instead of an attachment, a link to the document can be sent through email and made accessible outside the firm's security perimeter.

About American LegalNet, Inc.
American LegalNet (ALN) was founded in 1996 and is a partner to law firms, empowering them with innovative workflow management technologies that help mitigate risks, increase operational efficiencies, and reduce costs so they can focus on their core competencies. 

About ZERØ
ZERØ applies artificial intelligence and smart automation to one of the most pressing operational challenges of the legal industry — email management. Its mobile app and desktop companion automatically and efficiently file emails into NetDocuments and iManage, capture time spent interacting with client email on a mobile device, and offer additional productivity tools designed to help lawyers quickly find the information that matters to them.