Technology

Businesses need lawyers who are efficient, responsive, cost effective, informed and connected. Dorsey employs a range of technologies to help meet these needs. From first-year associates to senior partners, Dorsey attorneys embrace technology to extend and enhance their capabilities. And more than 100 Dorsey technology and information professionals maintain a robust technological infrastructure while watching for the next innovation. In every aspect of our service – from communicating with clients to managing cases, from billing to electronic discovery – Dorsey’s robust technology commitment is critical.

Connectivity. Communication is the heart of the attorney-client relationship. From firm wide email and the NetDocuments™ Web-based information system, to Blackberrys™, client extranets and innovative voice messaging, Dorsey invests aggressively in staying connected to clients, around the clock and around the world.

Knowledge Management. Sharing information within Dorsey is vital, too. Dorsey intranets, NetDocuments™ document management system, online training resources and secure databases – all of these enable our attorneys to collaborate and share knowledge effectively, anywhere in the world. The result? Seamless workflow among attorney teams and access to stores of accumulated knowledge and experience.

Electronic Discovery. Managing the discovery phase of a legal matter is a significant logistical challenge, but few elements are more crucial to successful outcomes. Using varied technological applications and resources, Dorsey manages electronic data throughout the litigation lifecycle, from collection to presentation. Using either internal resources or a preferred provider, our legal teams can efficiently process large quantities of electronic data, allowing us to conduct early case assessments, cost effective document reviews, and produce relevant materials within court-imposed discovery deadlines. In addition to processing electronic discovery, our e-discovery team is available to assist clients with litigation readiness assessments and data mapping efforts, ensuring clients are in a position to respond to and negotiate the scope of discovery. LegalMine™ is a Dorsey-managed electronic document review capability in the firm’s Minneapolis office designed to help manage and control discovery costs for clients while providing direct oversight by the legal team of the discovery process.

Work Product. Even in the most basic matter, managing the information Dorsey produces for clients is critical. Across briefs, advice memos, transactional documents, filings and more, innovative technologies enable Dorsey to provide materials to clients quickly and efficiently, to archive them securely, and retrieve them for future use.

Practice Technology Support. Technology helps coordinate the myriad details of specific matters our practice groups manage. Dorsey has invested in state-of-the-art technology to manage litigation documents, create timelines, receive real-time feeds from court reporters, create animations and 3D models, and to conduct electronic presentations in the courtroom. These tools are also used to manage documents for Corporate M&A and due diligence, as well as real estate transactions, internal investigations, and more.

Information Resources. Dorsey’s team of dedicated, experienced information and library science experts is crucial to serving clients. Using a host of e-resources, web-based information systems and electronic databases, Dorsey experts provide information vital to successful results for clients.

Accounting and Billing. A customizable capability provides clients and Dorsey lawyers easy, efficient access to billing information to manage budgets effectively.