Less than a couple of months ago, the world was a different place. Now the newer world at this current times sounds scary, uncertain and even doubt the importance of our business we were doing all along.
World numbers on March 31, 2020 stand at 803,011 coronavirus cases with 39,025 deaths and 172,396 recovered affecting across 201 countries and territories with the USA numbers alone at 164,435 in total COVID -19 cases. The UN is calling towards a USD 2.5 trillion relief packages as aid across developing countries by putting a clear message across the world, that COVID -19 is a threat against all of humanity.
With every country of the world coming to a rather rude abrupt halt with each one of us working from home or even worse, it has now become more prominent than never before to analyze the new strategy of doing business especially when it now comes to legal elements.
The current situation is a double-edged sword with deep impacts on legal personnel, the way we do business, offer services to the utmost capacity without hindrance or slowdown in the work culture. It is a double-edged sword because everyone is affected by this. Either the business is overwhelmed without adequate handling situations for times like now under a lockdown or the prospective clients who will be doing business with, are affected by their health, individual monetary resources availability or other family obligations.
To humanely, critically and at the same time keep it more business-like we need to approach this whole scenario from five different angles for the legal sector
- Providing End-to-End Agile and Virtual Legal Services.
- How services can be rendered and what type of services should be given priority.
- Agile Working Environment with being Globally interlinked to one another.
- Legal Firms and Corporate Houses Current and Future Goals to Focus.
- Pandemic challenging Legal Process Outsourcing business solutions.
Providing End-to-End Agile and Virtual Legal Services.
Let’s start by acknowledging the single atomic unit of the legal industry-Attorneys.
We cannot deny when it comes to legal each Attorney is the single atomic point of contact for skills, expertise, knowledge and the complete know-how.
Every organization and the individual has a responsibility now to their own and for the organization and clients, they work with.
An individual attorney now should make the most of this pandemic time business by knowing and understanding their clients more to deliver them the legal services and requirements at dire times like this.
The organization the Attorney is associated should quickly consider for an agile working environment, making it humanely and professionally possible for the services to be carried out for the Attorney and also to ensure that the right work environment is provided without additional stress and further the smooth delivery of the service.
The clients should also be considered for their new working environment and a spontaneous and new way of collaborative working solutions should be adopted. It can be from a fully equipped home office with the software and tools being provided.
When a fully equipped home office is not completely feasible, find solutions through day-to-day collaboration tools like Slack, Skype, etc.
This is called the End -to- End Agile and Virtual Legal Services Management.
When this is achieved even though a general slow economy crisis exists, the legal business can make the best of the situation.
How services can be rendered and what type of services should be given priority.
Legal industry deals with a host of legal services that accommodate a variety of factors. Low-end voluminous and repetitive legal tasks, mid-level legal skill tasks and the high-end strategic decision-making services at a higher level of the hierarchy.
For businesses now invoking the ‘force majeure’ clause to combat the situations which are above human control, presumably, an act of God, which we do not agree with since it was we the people who made this to a global level of a catastrophic phenomenon with affected and death numbers accelerating every day globally.
So in this unlikely business times, the force majeure protects the people and business who at these times of economic slowdown have difficulty adhering to the prior set of contract agreement on deliverance. One could plan for the future course of action based on this or change schedules and keep you protected from liability.
Now with the state-of-the-art technology and with the advanced security standard protocols businesses can be carried out without a hiccup with the regulated legal software services, tools, and domains.
Find every detail of the legal services that your legal firm and business deals with and work towards it. Get in touch with the clients, make a priority of the cases, background works if any need to be assessed, verified and carried out.
Research and Analysis, the next level of course certifications, sorting out the priority of contracts and discoveries based on new or changed dates. A document review considered priority before would have changed status with new emergencies of business with legal relationships. Making libraries of global compliance or customizing new templates and integrating tech to find new solutions for various legal service requirements. The possibilities are endless when we are preparing to deal with a changing world.
Agile Working Environment with being Globally interlinked to one another.
Firms which operate globally across are now facing challenges in terms of their office closing in some geographical locations while in some countries offices are working on batches and shifts keeping the same group of people in the same set of environment.
Now it’s the time to assess every branch of your offices and find out any existential contractual crisis and consider for a better way to handle them. If a branch of a given country is completely shut down with government regulations, the attorneys can get in base with the offices which are still operating in the new agile working environment and bring solutions to work in a new way.
It’s just a matter of time, dedication and a little bit of practice that the legal industry can cut on the losses and unknowns and emerge a winner with the new solutions and different ways to do the same business and maintain client relationships for a win-win situation on both the sides.
Legal Firms and Corporate Houses Current and Future Goals to Focus.
The ripple of the shock waves of the coronavirus is just midway and it takes economies a long time from now to reel from this. Assess the current stand of your legal business, clients, legal services, and legal technologies. Make an agile legal working environment a possibility and reality across your workforce.
Economic recessions short time and long-time effects, layoffs, pay cuts, new HR policies for COVID –19 affected employees and organizations or sometimes when we are dealing with mass sad deaths for this global pandemic, the future course of actions, protecting our critical employees their families and the whole business as a whole to tide through even months after Corona takes a break or until science makes it wholly stoppable.
Pandemic challenging Legal Process Outsourcing business solutions.
Agile working environment, virtual legal services, global integration with quality, and competent legal services will become a reality with Legal Process Outsourcing. In the will to support their clients in every way possible in handling the everyday legal challenges, we at AEREN LPO are completely equipped to manage our client projects at full scale and willing to take that extra step forward to protect our clients at this time of crisis. Lots of businesses and clients are dependent on the legal sector for daily business and LPOs will give you the boost and time in need of partnership in keeping the promises for your clients true.
We help you find ways to upscale your business with the resource availability and overcome the current adverse situation and work towards a world where business, livelihoods can no more be challenged by dangerous viruses and lockdowns.