Document management systems (“DMS”) became mainstream for law firms during the 1990s in line with the evolving digitisation of document production – storage of written materials was moving from hard copies in lever arch files to soft copies in digital folders. Legal tech providers saw an opportunity to develop document management systems which not only allowed electronic storage of documents, but also met another attorney requirement – a way to track and store versions of documents through the drafting process from first draft to final proof, again replicating the traditional solution of keeping hard copies of amended drafts.
Document Management - Landscape Overview
LTH Expert Lucy Dillon Consulting LLP
Lucy has over 30 years experience in the legal profession, initially as a practising lawyer and subsequently as a KM and Innovation professional. She is widely recognised as high profile knowledge, information and innovation leader with a track record of combining knowledge with tech and project management to improve performance in global law firms. Lucy is a frequent commentator, writer and speaker on legal tech, innovation and knowledge, in both Europe and the US.