Frost Brown Todd has made a significant investment in technology, allowing for the delivery of legal services in a modern, efficient and cost-effective manner.
Communication and Collaboration
Communication and collaboration are the cornerstones of the firm's technology investment strategy. Knowing that effective and timely communication is important to clients, voice, video and web conferencing are available and in use at all offices, in addition to email and telephone communications. The technology used enables the firm to collaborate effectively and securely without regard to where the parties are located. It doesn’t matter if they are down the hall or on the other side of the world. This allows the firm to bring all of the resources to bear on any case at any time. Clients also use the firm's extranet services in a variety of ways. For example, the firm's extranet features deal rooms to share drafts of agreements as they are created, policy and procedure document repositories, central storage for environmental compliance documentation, status reporting for immigration cases and litigation case status.
E-discovery related litigation-support technology has been one of the hottest growth areas in the legal technology arena. This has been in response to the exponential growth in the size of the electronic document collections at play in modern litigation cases. The firm has addressed this through strategic investments in technology, allowing those involved to process, analyze, review and produce the typical large volume of documents and emails related to these cases. Frost Brown Todd has also developed strategic partnerships with outside service providers that augment these services as needed. This combination of services allows the firm to respond to cases of any size. The firm has a dedicated litigation support staff that provides internal consulting services, data processing and trial support services.
Tools of the Trade
The firm uses the top software products in the industry, Elite Enterprise and Redwood, to track, bill and report on all firm activity. These systems also allow the firm to meet clients’ sophisticated electronic billing and compliance needs. Every attorney and staff member has access to a wide array of software tools, including Microsoft Office 2007, Autonomy/iManage document management, Winscribe digital dictation, Summation for litigation document review, CaseMap for litigation case management and online research tools from Westlaw and Lexis. These are just a few of the over 125 applications available inside the firm to assist in performing and managing legal work.
Security and Disaster Recovery
Security and disaster recovery are top priorities at Frost Brown Todd. All data is securely replicated to an alternate location where it can be brought back online if the firm experience a disaster of any kind. Frost Brown Todd has an intrusion monitoring system on watch for suspicious activity, and all Internet and email communications are monitored for viruses, spam and malware. We also provide encrypted email communications to clients who require it.