Built from the ground up, LawVu’s first priority was matter management for legal, followed quickly by issue tracking – which allows the rest of the business to engage with legal in a seamless way. LawVu now also contains legal project management and contract and knowledge management, with vendor and spend management modules to enable effective collaboration with external law firms.
While it might sound like a lot of features, what sets LawVu apart is our focus on breaking down all these functions into a simple-to-use system with an extremely intuitive interface.
Excellent UX drives excellent outcomes. In order for technology to be adopted, it’s imperative that it is easy to use. The system must have an accessible user interface, logical processes and training that takes hours rather than weeks or months for users to become proficient. We know it has to be easy to use – change management will be difficult if it isn’t.
Secondly, it must be simple to implement. Our research shows that in-house legal teams don’t want tech that requires a lot of involvement from their IT department or a third-party provider in order to get up and running. What they want is legal technology that is straightforward and user friendly.
Lastly, it has to be scalable. We know legal teams want the following: a system where they can quickly see value; where they can start with a simple goal and a select set of deliverables and outcomes; where they aren’t penalised for starting with a smaller team or small data set and are allowed to grow (as a team) as they gain confidence in their process.
As a legal team becomes more proficient with Legal Ops, it is a simple process using LawVu to add more users or to turn on more features and modules. It is now common practice for our clients to go from a matter management system for just the legal team to an issue tracking system which allows them to triage legal requests from the business, thus enabling legal to run a comprehensive enterprise management platform over the course of a year.
CEO, Co-founder of LawVu – based in Tauranga, New Zealand
Co-founder of LawVu, Head of Product – based in Tauranga, New Zealand
CTO, based in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Head of Sales, Sydney, Australia
Account Executive – Sales, Chicago USA
Head of Customer Success, Melbourne, Australia
Chief Legal Officer, Cambridge, New Zealand