Work environments have changed dramatically as companies move into hybrid workspaces, if not going fully remote, with employees and clients around the world. This has changed the way employees communicate and collaborate with each other, both inside and outside of an organization, though one thing remains the same: ensuring those communications and collaborations are effective is critical.
This is true, particularly for legal teams where communication and collaboration are crucial for success. Asynchronous video - specifically, the ability to record your screen with voiceover and edit videos, has revolutionized the way internal legal teams interact with their business clients.
In a world where legal teams are constantly asked to do more with less, it allows legal teams to amplify their voice by creating videos that can be shared again and again. It also allows legal teams to provide more approachable explanations of complex matters via video rather than in lengthy written documents. Many lawyers may still prefer to put things in writing, but supplementing the written materials will often get the message across more effectively.
Let’s look at three key ways asynchronous helps create more effective and efficient legal teams!
Provide Advice More Efficiently ⚖️
Most lawyers — especially those that are part of in-house legal teams — find themselves delivering the same message to different business clients. Whether it’s explaining how to properly invoke attorney client privilege or when and how contracts need to be submitted for legal review, there are many repetitive messages legal teams need to deliver.
With asynchronous video, you can easily create a personalized video with visual aids that can be shared again and again and again. Need to make a change to the video to reflect something that has changed? Just go back and edit the video and continue sharing. This will improve efficiency so you can focus on higher value and more novel legal issues.
Review and Explain Contract Changes ✍️
When legal teams make changes to a contract or other legal document, clients (and counterparties) appreciate an explanation for the changes. This can be accomplished with a lengthy email that may or may not be read, or (better yet) an asynchronous video walking the client or the counterparty through the changes and the reasons for them.
This method allows legal teams to provide explicit context for each section of the document. And it will certainly cut down on the amount of communication that needs to go back and forth between all parties involved. The video can address any ambiguities, highlight key points, emphasize critical information and add a level of human credibility.
Leverage Annotation Tools 📝
Similarly, legal teams often need to point out key information in lengthy and complex documents. Annotation tools in asynchronous video let legal teams draw attention to specific sections within a document. Using tools like highlighting, underlining, or circling, legal teams can visually emphasize easy to miss information, ensuring reviewers understand their significance.
By using text or voice annotations, legal teams can delve into complex ideas and break them down into more digestible pieces, and offer insights to help clients comprehend what they’re reading, improving efficiency and reducing the need for time-consuming meetings and back and forth communication.
Asynchronous video for efficient, effective legal teams 🤝
Asynchronous video has emerged as a game-changer for legal teams, transforming the way attorneys provide advice, communicate with their teams and clients, and collaborate with counterparties. Interested in how it can revolutionize your legal team? Contact Screencastify today!