Managing Partner Richard Hays Describes the Breadth of the Firm's Client Focused Technologies.
Innovation for Legal Excellence
At Alston & Bird, ideas come from everywhere, and access to those ideas is critical to collaboration and innovation. Our investment in the latest technologies provides our clients with secure collaborative extranets that not only enable document sharing but provide detailed case tracking and reporting features. Expansive technology tools allow us to use the latest techniques in document automation and proofing. We also ensure our attorneys have secure mobile technology available to make them accessible whenever needed.
The investment in state-of-the-art computer resources and in highly trained people who have superior technology skills makes it possible for us to create technology tools that achieve the best business outcomes for our clients and lawyers. These efficiency tools help us create work product in a thorough and timely manner, allowing us to index and maintain collective intellectual capital. Internally, we run a robust platform that allows our attorneys and client teams to collaborate and enhance efficiencies in data sharing. Our leadership and attorneys are trained in legal project management, and we actively work with our clients and practice groups to utilize project management budgeting, scheduling and tracking and to solicit feedback on how we can continually improve our service.
Our highly integrated team of professionals from the Practice Innovation, Information Systems and Alston & Bird Special Resources (ABSR) groups work collaboratively, leveraging their collective experience to provide customized technology solutions to solve our clients’ unique challenges. The ABSR group is staffed by legal, financial and technology professionals working under the direction of senior attorneys to provide a comprehensive range of cost-effective solutions for our clients.
We believe in embracing new ideas. Ever-changing technologies challenge our Technology Innovations and Knowledge Management teams to create new solutions for unexpected situations. They employ every tool at their disposal to improve the practical side of applying technology to the practice of law.