Small teams of up to 10 users can use the system without charge
Lawcadia has launched Lawcadia Align, an internal matter-management system built specifically with corporate legal teams in mind.
The system adds to Lawcadia Engage, the firm’s matter- and spend-management platform. Both Engage and Align can be used as standalone systems or they in combination for end-to-end matter and spend management.
Free to use for small teams of up to 10 users, Lawcadia Align helps corporate legal teams create, store, and manage internal legal matters and associated tasks, capacity, and documents.
Lawcadia said that Align is a product of the Design Thinking Workshops the firm hosted for existing and potential clients late last year. Participants to the workshops “clearly identified a desire for matter and project management systems designed specifically for corporate legal teams,” and the company responded to the demand, Lawcadia said.
Warwick Walsh, Lawcadia CEO, said that the company has always focused on offering in-house teams practical ways to manage their workloads through technology.
“Our external matter- and spend-management platform is helping corporate teams critically analyse and transform the way they approach the outward movement of work, delivering efficiency and financial savings they are under increasing pressure to deliver,” he said. “It makes sense to now turn our focus inwards and help teams deal with the flow of internal matters, ensuring work done in-house is completed as efficiently as possible. As headcounts stay static or even decrease, corporate teams are expected to juggle a raft of responsibilities. Accordingly, they’re looking for design smart technology that allows them to manage matters, prioritise tasks and deadlines, and store and share information in one secure location. Lawcadia Align delivers on all of these fronts.”
Walsh said that the decision to offer the system for free to teams of up to 10 was due to Lawcadia recognising that technology needed by in-house legal teams should not only be fit for purpose but also be affordable.
“Cost should not be a barrier to implementing time saving, efficiency supporting technology, which is why we’ve deliberately created this product under a freemium model,” Walsh said. “We hope that teams of all sizes are able to access at least some of the technology that suits their needs, without dealing with the additional headache of budgetary constraints.”