Virtual Law Clinic, www.virtuallawclinic.com, a legal pro bono management, training and collaboration platform developed by Theory and Principle, has pushed a product update that includeslawyer timekeeping, an integration with legal aid case management system Legal Server, the ability to chat with clients via SMS, the ability to bulk import matters, and the ability to export closed matters.
These features are focused on the two major goals of the platform: 1. To reduce administrative burden on pro bono coordinators at law firms and non-profits organizations, and 2. To make it easier for lawyers to provide pro bono legal services.
For pro bono coordinators and administrators, these Legal Server integration and bulk import features will make it considerably easier for them to move matters into VLC from whatever case management system they currently use. The timekeeping and export closed matter features will create ease in reporting.
For pro bono lawyers, text message is often the best way to communicate with clients, but using their personal cell phones is not ideal. This new feature will allow lawyers to text from a number owned by the organization, and will maintain records of all text communications.
Virtual Law Clinic is on a mission to streamline pro bono and increase lawyer participation. These new features move the needle considerably in furtherance of that effort.