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I L T A W H I T E P A P E R | L I T I G A T I O N A N D P R A C T I C E S U P P O R T 62 Mobile Litigation In the 21st Century B Y WA LT E R L E E , C E O & C O - F O U N D E R O F L E G A L D O C U M E N T S E R V E R , I N C . T he legal industry has evolved a great deal since the implementation of technolo into everyday practice, perhaps most identifiable in an attorneys' ability to operate in a mobile manner and practice law without the traditional constraints of an office. Indeed, the preparation and review of legal documents can now be executed remotely with relative ease; likewise, communication between attorneys and their staff can be achieved efficiently through telecommunication. Litigation Support Tools Online legal solutions, such as Electronic Filing, Electronic Service and Case Management systems have truly streamlined the process of litigation. Legal professionals can draft documents and initiate cases from anywhere in the world via mobile devices or computers. Filing documents with the court and serving litigants within a case has become as simple as uploading documents to an online litigation support system and clicking submit. The documents are then processed for filing and service instantaneously. A process which once consisted of waiting for a courier to physically pick up documents to file and serve can now be completed from anywhere in the world in mere seconds. Electronic Service & Online Case Management Litigation consists of many moving parts, and the discovery phase involves the most amount of

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