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Why Legal Firms Choose Convene

By Lucy Palmer on 11/05/22 15:30

At Convene, we recognise the importance of accountability and reliability in the legal sector. That’s why we’re so proud of how many law firms have chosen our software to improve their meetings.

Across practice areas, our clients in the legal profession trust Convene to improve their meeting management. We’ve put together a few reasons our legal clients have chosen Convene to enhance their governance:

Convene Is A Purpose-Built, Reliable Solution

The professional standards expected by legal firms mean they require a purpose-built solution for their administrative needs. Before using Convene, many of our clients worked with software that was not designed for formal corporate meetings and legal work. This was inefficient and unproductive - making their job more difficult than necessary.

This was the case at Mills and Reeve LLP. As Lisa Wrigglesworth, PA and Partnership Committee Secretary, commented: ‘When I took up the role 18 months ago, there wasn’t a bespoke solution in place. It was more of a workaround system in operation. This was time-consuming and not always reliable.’

Convene is meant for professional governance - with numerous corporate clients - which means legal organisations can trust the software they use. The fully GDPR-compliant solution guarantees improved long-term compliance and internal processes. This includes AES 256-bit encryption for the software and CMMI Level-5 accreditation for the company which validates our reliability.

The software also comes with 24/7 protection and granular access controls which make legal governance simple. With a comprehensive log of all actions, your legal firm can ensure appropriate compliance.

Convene Streamlines Meeting Organisation

Preparing for meetings can be a time-consuming process - especially in the legal sector! Convene saves administrators time and energy so they can save their billable hours for the important parts of the legal profession such as improving client experiences.

In the words of Sarah Carrodus at Linklaters LLP: ‘Being a legal firm, we were dealing with very high volumes of paper. We were printing a large number of paper bundles. ’ With Convene, it is easy to compose the Agenda and Board Pack with a simple drag-and-drop.

Convene’s secure Document Library saved them time and energy: ‘There was also a need to be able to instantly and easily access documents which was not possible before Convene was implemented. As documents are so easily accessible with Convene, there is a smoother meeting flow and discussions can continue unhindered.’

Convene Adapts To Organisational Needs

At Convene, we recognise that the day-to-day demands of every organisation are different. As a result, the software implementation is flexible and allows clients to get the most from their software.

This flexibility was noted by Lisa Wrigglesworth at Mills and Reeve LLP: ‘Convene is definitely a system that meets the needs of the legal sector. It’s flexible and can be deployed in different ways depending upon needs. We are using it as a pack presentation device, but if it is used for a Board meeting or Client meeting, it’s a system that allows us to prepare and present data seamlessly and efficiently.’

Convene’s Free Demo Speaks For Itself!

With over 30 years’ experience, we are fully aware of the benefits of our system. That’s why we offer a free demo that clients in the legal sector have taken advantage of.

‘It was very helpful to have the demonstration prior to us signing up’ said Lisa at Mills and Reeve LLP. ‘We felt that the trust in us as a potential client was there and we were able to justify the investment based upon the length of time we had used the system for and how well it worked for us.’

With Convene, firms can increase profitability and improve client relationships by providing legal services that meet client expectations.

How Can Convene Support Your Legal Organisation?

Convene is an award-winning Board Portal designed to digitise and streamline your meeting processes from start-to-finish. The software now also comes as an integration with Microsoft Teams, which provides the benefits of both Teams and a Board Portal. Our comprehensive features include:

  • A Document Library with role-based access to ensure your sensitive documents are protected.
  • A built-in Audit Trail, so you can be sure you are compliant with all regulations.
  • Integrated Video Conferencing, so you can make the switch from remote to hybrid working seamlessly, whilst still viewing your Board Pack all on one screen.
  • Surveys, with the option for anonymity, so you can be sure you are aware of your employees' opinions.
  • Accessibility Features, including text-to-voice, which makes us the leading accessible Board Portal.

If you’d like to learn more about how Convene can help your organisation achieve better governance, please do not hesitate to book a demo today!


Lucy Palmer

Written by Lucy Palmer

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