Using technology to create a living network of legal knowledge in your litigation cases
In our recent report – Tomorrow’s Litigation: A Miso report on technology’s impact on the future of litigation – we dived into the ways in which technology was being used to make litigators more productive, efficient and successful.
Traditionally, a litigator’s day involved meetings here, there and everywhere… Does a handful of court appearances and a ton of papers being lugged about from place to place sound familiar?
The role that technology plays in our everyday lives is more prevalent than ever. Although there was a time when we approached Zoom calls with trepidation, we’re now old hands at cyber chats and meeting people face to face is almost a thing of the past and, as lovely as it can be, a bit time-consuming.
Nowadays, lawyers have caught on to the fact that their previously time-poor work days can be less stressful and more productive, often from the comfort of their own swivel chair. Change can be daunting, but this has most definitely been a positive one.
This is a subject that’s close to our hearts at Miso – after all, the creation of Miso came from our founder Peter Milligan’s personal struggle to find a digital solution that helped him both organise his thinking, and arrange information around an ‘issue’ structure – a challenge universal to the litigation process.
One of the key themes that came out of our report was that – for many lawyers – efficiency and success rely on effective communication and collaboration with multiple parties. This could mean sharing information between advocate and clerk, barrister and solicitor or law firm and chambers teams. It could bring in support staff, including sharing information between lawyer and litigation assistant, trainee, pupil or PA. It could mean involving expert witnesses or other external third parties. Whatever the team structure, having software that makes this process easier is a crucial part of how technology is helping to transform the litigation process.
How does Miso aid collaboration and information sharing amongst litigation teams?
- Miso digitises vast quantities of information and organises it in a logical, focused way, putting the legal issues central to how the information is meticulously tracked, analysed, cross-referenced, organised, bundled and shared.
- Focusing on each legal issue in turn, Miso allows you and your team to work directly within your documents to extract key information, prepare, organise, share and comment.
- Miso helps litigators analyse complex cases more efficiently. Across facts, pleadings, people, documents and events it deep links evidence to help you cross reference and link issues.
- Miso organises and shares the thinking so it’s quicker and easier to understand what you all need to do.
- Unlike anything else on the market Miso isn’t just a simple case management and document management system. It does all of this and more, allowing you to generate eBundles and case reports by indexing working documents and case information so that you can export them as interactive pdfs or upload them to the cloud.
We believe – based on feedback from those already using and benefiting from Miso – that Miso is painless to adopt. In fact, it’s intuitive, designed by litigators to reflect the ways in which you are all trained to approach cases and to work on them. It feels – so we’re told – entirely familiar, with many similar features to those already being used in Word or Adobe.
Sign up for a demo or free trial today and try it for yourself. You’ll be able to see how Miso manages Chronologies, Pleadings, Issues, Facts, Events and Case Notes. You’ll be able to see for yourself how it can help you link Facts to People to issues. And then Link Facts to Events as well.
Try it for yourself. We believe you’ll not only see how it could benefit your practice, but that it’s easy to work with and adopt into your day-to-day practice.