On 29 October 2019, “Service of the Year 2019” awards took place. This is a very prestigious event organised by the Lithuanian Business Confederation, which attracts the attention of the leaders in various business areas, as it gives them a unique opportunity to present their innovative products and services to the public, while competing amongst themselves in 12 nominations.
This year, the innovative service “Legal Department as a service Allaw” developed by UAB “JURIDICON” was very highly evaluated by the public, which helped it win the award for “Law Service of the Year”. At the award ceremony Mr Marcinkevičius, the representative of UAB “JURIDICON” and the creator of the service itself, made a very laconic speech, which emphasized only the main advantages of the innovative service. He pointed out that most of the time people see lawyers as consultants who advise legal or natural persons on various legal matters. This stereotype results in people asking with what could possibly lawyers come up with today? Mr Marcinkevičius stated that knowledge helps legal professionals to improve and, like every other profession, the legal profession changes, as it is forced to adapt to the constantly changing circumstances and needs of clients.
The main purpose of this service is to contribute to the value of a business. To do so, we combine our experience and knowledge with the application of innovative technologies, which helps to facilitate cooperation and speed up the performance of legal queries, while ensuring high quality of provision of legal services. According to Mr Marcinkevičius, the very idea of this service originated as a natural impulse in order to meet the needs and expectations of clients. “We hope that this service will help to create even greater value for businesses,” said Mr Marcinkevičius.
The “Legal Department as a service Allaw” is provided to businesses at a fixed subscription fee. The main advantage of this service is the ability to alter the legal services provided depending on the size, activity and development stage of the client’s business. The “Legal Department as a service Allaw” could be beneficial for both small and medium-sized businesses.
This service combines legal knowledge, technology, project and process management. Such a combination of assets provides for a faster provision of legal services and helps to save the time of a client. When a legal question arises, there is no longer any need to carry out the process of selection of a legal services supplier, to wait for the offer of services, to coordinate the process, sign agreements, etc. Thanks to the standardised and organized management technology used in the innovative service, the Legal Department acts as it is a part of the client's business, as a “one-stop shop”, where routine legal services could be delivered at one place in the fields of labour law, data protection, contract law, company law, etc. In addition, the “Allaw” could help to receive assistance from a risk and compliance expert, a data protection officer or a mediator. The legal self-service on the platform also allows clients to resolve some legal issues themselves by accessing the “Allaw Knowledge Management System”, which contains legal documents and various samples of legal documents. The integrated automatic document generation allows to quickly generate the required legal document when needed.
The “Legal Department as a service Allaw” is a unique legal service model that provides access to legal services for as long as necessary, as well as to a team of qualified, business-savvy lawyers that are always there, when it is needed. All of that and even more for only a fixed subscription fee. The “Legal Department as a service Allaw” is a seamless technology and knowledge-based external legal department that acts as if it a part of the business itself, helping to ensure good governance, risk management and legal compliance within the company.
UAB “JURIDICON” is proud to receive the Law Service of the Year 2019 award. “This award is not just a recognition of our joint efforts, but also an encouragement to strive for improvement and to continue to explore the ways to improve the provision of legal services,” said Mr Marcinkevičius.