LawStudio Combines Cloud Storage and Annotation Tools in Single Platform
LawStudio lets users ‘capture, categorize and catalog every piece of information, including text and images.’
Ed Silverstein, Legaltech News
Veritext Corp has announced the release of LawStudio – a software-as-a-service product – that lets attorneys and support staffs manage case information on one platform.
The product will allow users to store depositions, documents, exhibits, images and videos in one place for improved access via the cloud.
LawStudio works on any browser or device and lets users collaborate and annotate legal projects, improving efforts to organize, search and report on relevant information. Users are also granted unlimited data storage with the platform.
When it comes to annotation, users can “capture, categorize and catalog every piece of information, including text and images,” Mike Murray, director of client solutions at Veritext, told Legaltech News.
Additional features include secure document storage and sharing, a fast search tool, transcript and document annotation tools, collaboration work spaces, and a report builder.
With reports, LawStudio can summarize annotations, with citations, to create a motion or trial document. An image capture feature allows users to include the actual image from the document, Murray said.
“Being browser based means attorneys and their staff don’t need to get IT involved with complicated installs or setups,” Murray said. Users drag and drop files on a browser window.
“LawStudio takes the best of breed features from cloud document storage tools and document annotations tools and has combined them into one, web based tool,” Murray said. “Its unique blend of features ensures that attorneys can work securely, anytime from any device.”
What are the legal fields that find LawStudio most useful in their work?
“Being the largest court reporting company in the nation, we deal mostly with litigators,” Murray said. “However, this application can be used by attorneys from all areas. For instance, we see the secure collaboration tools being a great fit for M&A [merger and acquisition] attorneys. While designed with litigators in mind, the various features can apply to nearly all areas of the law.”
LawStudio is offered at $299 per month for a single license. The company is also offering a free 45-day trial. “With the lower cost, and unlimited data storage, this type of tool is now more attainable for law firms of all sizes,” Murray said.