Technology is reshaping the legal industry. Until recently, it has been slow to embrace technology advancements, but the new coronavirus has thrown a curveball to law firms around the world. While the end of COVID-19 is nowhere in sight, the increasing demand from clients, mixed with social distancing and limited in-person interaction, has forced the legal industry to pivot.
The private office isn’t going anywhere. Instead, it’s evolving to include integrated technology that accommodates in-person and virtual collaboration. Face-to-face interactions are the most effective way to communicate because of the ability to read nonverbal cues and body language, but COVID-19 has hindered our ability to congregate. Video conferencing enables the same face-to-face interaction (but virtually) from anywhere in the world while allowing people to maintain social distancing. It also enables law firms to improve their communications — with the ability to record meetings for further review, access a larger audience that may be unable to visit the firm in-person, and increase efficiency by eliminating travel time to and from off-site appointments.
How can a legal firm harness video conferencing technology to improve their practice? Many factors play a role in creating a reliable yet simple-to-use video conferencing space. High-quality displays with touch-screen technology help showcase detailed forensic and investigative images, with the ability to mark up and write on the display. A cutting-edge video conferencing system also includes audio and video functionality, incorporating microphones and cameras for streaming and recording during dispositions and statements. A video processor can enable presenters to seamlessly toggle between sources to showcase a spreadsheet, video or conference call simultaneously on the same screen. A wireless-connectivity solution allows anyone to securely connect to the collaboration technology with their own device to fit the growing need for BYOD environments.
Investing in new technology might seem overwhelming. But new collaboration solutions can streamline processes, reduce inefficiencies and increase profitability within the organization and among external partners — including freelancers, insurance organizations, accountants and more. The adoption of collaboration and video technology can empower organizations to break down the barriers of communication while continuing to provide clients the service they require. The adoption of new technologies will allow law firms to keep up with trends and position their firm for continuous growth during this tumultuous time.
If you’re looking to enhance virtual collaboration in your law office or commercial space, AV Planners has proven success retrofitting spaces with immersive technology solutions, meanwhile providing a quick turnaround time with limited in-office disruptions. Contact AV Planners via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 213-493-6473 to learn more about our services. Keep up with the latest news from AV Planners on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.