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CALCULATE THE POTENTIAL TIME SAVED WITH LITIGATION SOFTWARE

Measure the potential time savings from your legal technology investments

Technology is meant to make your job easier, but how does it truly impact your business? To measure your potential return on litigation technology, you need to know:

  1. How much time you currently spend on case analysis and drafting tasks, and
  2. The average time other attorneys spend – or save – on those tasks using technology.

Use the following calculator to compare the average time you currently spend on different tasks to the time it would take using technology.

The calculator uses average time savings as revealed in recent Thomson Reuters before-and-after studies of Drafting Assistant and Case Notebook.

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Legal Software Time Savings Calculator

Click on the Case management or Drafting tab, then enter the average minutes you spend on each task.

Your average minutes/task Average min manually in study Average min with software in study Average time saved in study Your potential time saved
Look for a document 123 9 93%
Find notes on a document 37 8 78%
Review key case facts 338 105 69%
Copy text from a document 145 46 68%
Collect info in a case file on an issue 353 121 66%
Verify good law in a research file 107 37 65%
Create an outline 324 159 51%
Summarize a transcript 265 157 41%
Calculate time savings Total Potential Savings :

Minutes
Manual time spend
Potential time spent using Case Notebook

Your case management time savings chart as revealed in efficiency study

  • Look for a document
  • Find notes on a document
  • Review key case facts
  • Copy text from a document
  • Collect info in a case file on an issue
  • Verify good law in a research file
  • Create an outline
  • Summarize a transcript
Your average minutes/task Average min manually in study Average min with software in study Average time saved in study Your potential time saved
Build a table of authorities 177 43 76%
Find supporting citations 156 64 59%
Perform legal research 142 77 45%
Locate a case by citation 51 24 53%
Recheck “good law cited” 89 52 41%
Verify cited quotations 74 30 59%
Format citations 64 29 54%
Format documents per jurisdiction 68 25 64%
Calculate time savings Total Potential Savings :

Your drafting time savings chart as revealed in efficiency study

Manual time spend
Potential time spent using Drafting Assistant
Minutes
  • Build a table of authorities
  • Find supporting citations
  • Perform legal research
  • Locate a case by citation
  • Recheck “good law cited”
  • Verify cited quotations
  • Format citations
  • Format documents per jurisdiction

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