Where Law and Technology Meet
Pileus Legal Tech is not simply a computer repair or technology consulting business. We're more than that. With Pileus you not only get responsive and informed technology services such as immediate remote help desk support, e-discovery support, and comprehensive consulting services, but also someone who speaks your language. Fully trained in both technology and the law.
A Change of Pace
In 2010, I started a career transition. For a decade prior, with a degree in IT, I had worked in the technology field in government and private enterprise doing a multitude of technology related jobs from small systems repair, to programming, to networking, and everything in between. I made it a point to not only be proficient in the job that I had, but also to understand the "big picture." I wanted to know how the pieces fit together.
In my quest to understand the big picture, I was constantly led back to compliance, data preservation, privacy, and a multitude of other legal issues. I began researching on my own and found that understanding some of the nuances of the legal world actually made my job easier. But the more I learned, the more I realized I didn't know. So I did what any logical person would do: I went to law school.
Understanding the Struggle
In law school, I quickly put my technology background to work. I learned the important role that technology plays in the profession. I observed my classmates struggling with file storage, document assembly, and even proper keyword search terms. I learned that even seasoned lawyers outsourced simple tasks. Things that I knew could be automated were still being done manually, sometimes redundantly in multiple systems. Inefficiencies like these cost time and money. Those lost hours could be put to more productive use logging billable hours, learning a new area of law, or simply at home with family.
The legal world is quickly changing, and even the best legal education is not adequate to prepare a practitioner for the technology challenges to come. Many courts require electronic filing, clients want instant access to upload, view, or edit their files, data security demands are increasing by the day, and everyone expects communication to be instantaneous. Those who have the proper training are able to work faster, safer, more efficiently, and ultimately more profitably. But, even the tools that are used are underutilized, not because of lack of trying, but because many are not aware that these things exist or what they're capable of. We now face a world where understanding technology is no longer just a perk, but often a requirement. You have two choices: learn it, or partner with someone who knows.
This is where Pileus comes in. Pileus is your resource to make your practice reactive, efficient, and secure. We can help you develop a system built around the way you operate that will save you time and money. We'll help you minimize downtime in the event of an emergency. We can protect your data, and help you plan for the future. If you want to learn, we'll teach you. If you want to outsource, we'll be your legal IT guys. We're here to help.
If you'd like to find out how Pileus can help make you a better lawyer, contact us for a free, 30 minute consultation.