To provide legal services in the 21st century, lawyers must have the tools to respond effectively and immediately. Morgan Lewis continues to invest significant capital to maintain our strategic investment in the best technology. High-speed local and wide-area networks, laptops and PDAs, upgraded software platforms, intranets and extranets, and remote access systems are in place to make integrated legal services available on a 24/7 worldwide basis. Equally important, our lawyers and support staff continually develop innovative ways to use technology to enhance our practice and client service.
Knowledge management is at the heart of the firm’s current technology initiatives. We provide our professional legal staff with the tools they need to locate the precise agreements, pleadings, and other documents necessary for their work. Information is readily available across the firm through the Internet, our intranet, a networked litigation support system, and computerized databases of firm documents, library resources, and business intelligence.
The firm utilizes several applications that assist in the storage, retrieval, and management of litigation materials. Efficiencies realized from automating a case range from reducing photocopy costs to creating electronic witness and issue binders and increasing the portability of large volumes of documents. Software provides real-time capture of transcripts during depositions and during trial.
In addition to robust international voice and computer networks, we use video-conferencing, electronic fax delivery, internal conference bridges, and web-based workrooms to increase our lines of communications. We also implement newer technologies such as integrated messaging to allow our attorneys access to all of their written, electronic, and voice communications from any voice or data portal anywhere in the world.