It was late 2020, when we received a request from one of our law firm partners about support filing an E-bundle. We were taken aback slightly. Not because the request was out with the realms of possibility but because this request had not come from the solicitor directly, but from the court to the solicitor and then to us. This is the same court who, historically, have had an unyielding commitment to the paper archetype.
No matter how this request came to us or the reasons why, we knew we had to act fast! We went on the hunt for a solution to help lawyers create court bundles quickly, efficiently, and completely compliant.
Slow adoption to E-bundling
Now, the reality is, that courts have been moving towards E-bundles for some time. Yes, some are modernising faster than others, but it would be wrong to continue describing courts or the legal industry as a whole as laggards. One of the persistent assumptions in the world of legal tech is that the industry is technology averse, or at least risk-averse and don’t want to try anything that would change their business model.
The real reason that E-bundling has not been fully adopted by the industry is because a lot of digital products out there don’t work in reality. They are cumbersome, non-compliant and don’t mirror the way paper court bundles are created. Our experience is that lawyers and courts are very willing to adopt technology, especially nowadays, as long as it can meet their needs…and do it well.
Bundledocs – a digital tool to go paperless
We reached out to Bundledocs who explained the top 3 reasons why their product has been built to truly replace paper with electronic court bundles. They explained the reason how and why, we fed this back to the client who gave us the green light and we immediately initiated an integration.
1.INSTANT ELECTRONIC COURT BUNDLES
2. COMPLETE COMPLIANCE
3. MXIMISE SAVINGS
What does that mean in practice?
It means that lawyers are now taking much less time to create bundles. The Bundledocs process takes all the pain out of ensuring that bundles are created on time and are paginated properly. It simplifies a time-consuming task that up until now required too much manpower, supervision and negatively hits your profit margin. Not to mention the environmental impact.
No going back!
We can’t see how we can go back from this point. E-bundles present no disadvantages since no-one is prevented from printing out their bundle if they want to. Digital delivery simply shifts the cost of this (environmentally questionable) practice to those who want it. It also removes the costs of distributing heavy bundles physically.
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