Corporate litigation: Traditional method of tackling legal matters!

In our last blog we tried to comprehend what litigation or legal matter is and what are the steps involved in litigation management. I hope the blog would have been useful to create a blueprint of legal case management in your mind! It’s time to take a step forward and understand how organisations are tackling their legal matters.
Before going further, I would recall one understanding from our previous blog and that is: Litigation is a very complex process and a lot of tangible and non tangible assets are on stake when a law suit is going on!  Keeping the above statement in mind, let us move on to see how an organisation structures its legal team. In majority of the organisations, there is a central legal team that reports directly to the management and controls all the divisional and regional team of counsels.  

   Figure 1: Structure of legal team
Figure 2: Functionalities of regional team            Figure 3: Functionalities of central team

It is evident that the load on the central team is very much. It is difficult to cope up with dynamic changes in events related to case and then creating an effective communication with different regional teams at the same time. There are huge chances of missing on a deadline, missing on some useful information about the case and increase in expenditure. The teams at the centre generally compile the case information manually and there is a huge potential of some human error that may occur and jeopardize the situation.

Other issue that pops up is the availability of regional teams at right place and at right time. It is very important that teams at different branches are available and that too loaded with all information else there can be data loss. Time plays a significant role in any legal matter and local teams need to get all the approvals and plans before the date of hearing. If it is not done then the organisation might be in loss on the day of hearing which may ultimately lead to damage to the reputation and loss in the business.

After going through the above blog you might have got an idea of how an organisation manages its litigation and the structure it follows for its legal team. You might have also got a gist of what challenges an organisation faces while doing legal case management. The challenges mentioned over here are just the tip of an iceberg that you are able to see, there is a huge block under the sea which we would be discussing in our next blog! Till then, if you want to have better understanding of how companies perform legal case and notice management, I would suggest you to go through our product, LEX MANTRA– A web based and role based litigation management software.

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