ISYS product: ISYS:desktop
Organization: Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman law firm
Benefit: Impressing clients with the speed of legal service.
Data indexed: Case files, 'phone records and administrative
Available on: Local Area Network
No. of users: 20+
Time saving: 16 hours per trial
Used ISYS since: 2001
Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman
Domnitz, Mawicke &
Goisman, S.C. is a 20-lawyer firm with offices in Wisconsin. Its huge
collection of information from trials, depositions and cases is organized
in files for examination, cross-referencing and researching. With the
assistance of ISYS, Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman has been able to revolutionize
the way the firm operates. From the duties of a receptionist all the way
to the managing partner, ISYS has saved the firm an abundant amount of
time and money.
Upon implementing ISYS,
the firm was able to save paralegals approximately 16 hours of work per
trial filing depositions. Prior to this, paralegals had to create a brief
bank for each closed case. Every brief would be manually indexed by determining
which topic it would go under, then referencing with the right file number
or case number for future searching purposes. "With ISYS, we've eliminated
the tedious manual process of creating brief banks," says Joyce Cubinski,
Manager of Information Systems. "The paralegal's time is now better
spent doing other things."
"With ISYS we
don't have to wait for days to find information that we need to know.
The information we need is presented in our first meeting, not our fourth,"
said Donald A. Allen, Attorney.
Domnitz, Mawicke &
Goisman also uses ISYS as a conflicts-checking system. Law firms need
such a system in place to determine if they have a history with the person
they are speaking. "When we receive calls from persons requesting
our services, the attorney types in the name of the person - to see if
we've ever done any work for or against them. Based upon their history
or lack of history, we determine if we can represent them," says
Cubinski, "It's a big time saver as far as getting answers to clients
quickly. We've impressed clients with the quick response and our ability
to give them what they need, when they need it, with ISYS."
"What I love about ISYS is what
it's done for how my monitor looks. I no longer need to put post-it notes
on my computer screen that fall off onto my desk and get buried!"