In this time of social distancing, many of us have turned to Zoom to communicate with colleagues and clients. But wouldn’t it be nice if there was a video conferencing platform that specifically met the needs of attorneys? Turns out that there is: Legaler is a secure online video chat platform that is specifically designed for legal professionals. It allows lawyers to schedule, host, record and archive secure video meetings with multiple participants and screen sharing.
Bob Ambrogi reviews it in a recent LawSites post. Here are a few highlights:
- Legaler operates entirely within your browser so there is nothing for you or your clients to install.
- You can take notes, share files, and text chat in a meeting.
- It integrates with the practice management platform Clio and with Office 365 and Google for synchronizing calendars and contacts.
- The Clio integration allows you to archive Legaler meeting notes, agendas and details to your Clio matters, as well as automatically create a time entry in Clio at the conclusion of a video call.
- You can set meetings to be public or private. A public meeting can be joined by anyone with whom you’ve shared the meeting link. For private meetings, the person with the link must request to join and be admitted by you.
- The full-featured paid plan is free through the end of the year for firms of 10 lawyers or fewer. For others, there is a lower-tier plan that is always free.