Expect Technologies Used for COVID-19 Divorces to Remain Popular
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread changes in the way we do business and communicate. This is just as true for law firms as for many other types of businesses. With courts and law offices closing up except for a few essential operations, many clients and attorneys have had to get used to some new technologies to proceed with their cases.
This hasn’t necessarily been a bad thing—in fact, many experts believe these technologies will remain popular even after the pandemic starts to fade away, and that they will still be a cornerstone of the way law firms provide their services.
Examples of some of these technologies that will likely stick around include:
- Videoconferencing: This is the big one, especially for divorce clients. Videoconferencing allows you to have face-to-face time with your attorney, even when social distancing measures don’t allow you to get into the office. It has also become used heavily in mediation settings, for so-called “e-mediation.” There are a variety of benefits to videoconferencing: saved time from cutting down on traveling to meetings, a more level playing field in mediation settings and saved time for attorneys who can make efficient use of time scheduled on video.
- Digital signatures: Digital signatures have already frequently been used for a wide variety of legal contracts, but they’ve become more common in the age of COVID-19. Attorneys are lobbying governments in many states to expand digital signature and notarization capabilities.
- Cloud servers: Law firms are making greater use of cloud storage and shared folders to upload and transfer important case-related documents.
Expect these and other technologies to continue being prevalent long into the future in legal settings.
For more information, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associate.