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MyCase rolls out new cloud-based drive for backing up and syncing files

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Legal technology company MyCase announced Monday that it will roll out a new cloud-based drive, so law firms and lawyers can back up and sync files across devices while on its platform.

The offering of MyCase Drive coincides with a redesign of the MyCase logo and website, the company said in a news release.

“MyCase is continually innovating and honing its tools to make matter and document management even easier and more efficient for law firms,” said Jim McGinnis, CEO of MyCase, in a prepared statement. “We leveraged customer feedback and learned that streamlined document management is essential for law firms. In response, we developed MyCase Drive, an all-encompassing, seamless document management solution.”

According to the MyCase website, its platform is integrated with the popular cloud-based drive, Dropbox. But according to the news release, MyCase can replace Dropbox and includes unlimited storage.

“Users can easily save or drag and drop files directly to a case folder and organize those case folders by client, practice area or stage,” according to the news release.

Founded in 2010, MyCase offers legal practice management software and touts a simplified cloud-based platform for billing and invoicing; secure access to documents for editing and collaboration; and an overview of calendars, cases, clients and communications.

The ABA’s 2021 Legal Technology Survey Report found that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the embrace of remote work, the move toward cloud computing in the legal profession was more sluggish than expected.

“The 2021 results might be interpreted as another example of lawyers being late arrivals to technologies widely in use in other professions and businesses,” wrote lawyer Dennis Kennedy in an ABA article on the report.

Echoing security concerns that lawyers have voiced in the past, 61% of those surveyed said they had “confidentiality/security concerns” about cloud computing. But the same survey found that only 8% of lawyers reported clients were concerned about the technology.

See also: “MyCase CEO says remote work is ‘here to stay’” “Lawyers should weigh risks and ethics in cloud computing”

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