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Document automation for lawyers: Minimize mundane work and improve talent attrition

· 5 minute read

· 5 minute read

It’s no secret that lawyers are often bogged down with mundane tasks that could be easily automated. But what you may not know is that this busy work could be hurting your firm’s potential. 

When smart lawyers are stuck doing repetitive, low-value work such as legal document creation, it decreases their job satisfaction, which can have a negative effect on your firm’s ability to attract and retain top talent. And in an uncertain economic market, your firm can’t afford to lose its competitive edge. 

Luckily, there’s a solution. Thomson Reuters document automation capabilities offer powerful, flexible, and scalable document automation that can help you streamline legal document creation and improve productivity. 

So, if you’re looking to improve your firm’s potential, it’s time to ditch the mundane work of document creation and embrace document automation. 

Why are lawyers still doing mundane work manually?  

It’s simple – the low-value, mundane work still needs to be done, and someone has to do it. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a lawyer. You didn’t hire stellar talent to do repetitive busy work, you hired them to be stellar lawyers, who excel in more meaningful work, such as creating strategies and representing clients. And they didn’t join your team to do that mundane work, either – lawyers want to focus on more meaningful work. So why are they still doing it?  

Why mundane work is hindering your firm’s potential 

There are two main reasons why mundane work is hindering your talent retention and limiting your firm’s potential:

  1. It’s a waste of your lawyers’ time and skills. They’re not being utilized to their full potential when they’re stuck doing tasks that could be easily automated or done by someone else.  

2. It’s demotivating. Nobody wants to do repetitive work – day in and day out. So, if that’s all your lawyers are doing, eventually they’re going to find a place to work that automates that type of high-volume work.  

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are solutions that can help you offload the mundane tasks from your lawyers so they can focus on the important work that will move your business forward. By automating mundane tasks, firms can improve lawyer satisfaction and prevent top talent from leaving for greener pastures. This investment will pay off in the long run by ensuring that the firm has a talented workforce that is able to produce high-quality work. 

How firms can automate low-value work 

Technology can help automate some of these mundane tasks, freeing up lawyers to focus on higher-value work. By investing in tools that streamline drafting and document formatting, firms can improve their competitiveness and profitability.

In today’s uncertain economic climate, this is more important than ever. 

Thomson Reuters document automation capabilities 

Thomson Reuters document automation capabilities can solve the above issues and help your firm avoid any cascading effects. Document automation offers a dynamic and powerful ability to improve both productivity and collaboration. 

These capabilities give lawyers the power to easily and accurately automate and de-risk legal document creation to help drive efficiency, mitigate risk, improve client service, streamline workflow and much more. Document automation will speed up some of the mundane tasks that bog down a lawyer’s workday, giving your firm a strong competitive edge that makes strong talent want to stay. 

The sky is the limit for your firm 

By adopting the right technology at your law firm, you will feel the effects of a happier staff and stronger ability to recruit top talent. Don’t limit your firm’s abilities and competitive edge by continuing to let your strong talent do low-value work.  

Thomson Reuters document automation solutions allow the sky to be the limit for your law firm. Want to see how? Watch our latest webcast, “The power of document automation in a competitive legal market.”

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