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World champions help develop software

At Proceedy we have been lucky to acquire the help of four world champions and law students at Aarhus University. They have agreed to assist in our development of the best possible solutions for the legal industry. We contacted them after reading about them winning the prize for Best subpoena at Vis Moot (the championship in proceedings), To see if they would want to give their inputs for our new digital legal solution. It was an obvious opportunity for us, since we are a Aarhus based startup and the brilliant students are doing their masters in Aarhus as well. Anders, Frederikke, Jens Kristian and Lars participated in our first workshop i the spring of 2021, and has since participated in multiple test sessions and given their feedback on both design and functionality.   

"I have learned, that workflows can become more effective with the right tools" 
From left: Frederikke, Anders and Jens Kristian

For Proceedy it has been important to get on the right track with developing new digital tools for the legal industry so that they solve the right problems in the right way.For this, both workshops, interviews and our collaboration with the students have had a tremendous impact. Including the students has been essential for our development process because they do not only have a great insight and knowledge about the industry, but they themselves work with the exact challenges that we aim to solve in their student positions at four different law firms. They are an ideal target audience for us, both while they are students and in a short amount of time, when they will be working in the courts and legal offices when they have graduated.

But how is it, as law students, to step out of their comfort zone and participate in developing software for a very conservative industry? We have asked the students this question.

 

"First and foremost I think it has been fun to participate in workshops. Brainstorming and working in groups has been exciting, especially "dreaming" up clever and functional solutions for software. At the same time it has been a good opportunity to meet others in the industry, who likewise sees potential in new IT-solutions" (Anders).

"Because we through workshops and so forth have been 'forced' to consider the workflows, I have become more aware of how I actually work. And also that many processes can be optimized with the right tools" (Frederikke).

"The most surprising part was finding out how many problems in the legal industry, that can actually be solved with software. I think the ideology in many places have been that you would just have to live with it. But as it turns out, that is not the case at all" (Jens Kristian).

"I have learned that workflows can become more efficient with the right tools" (Frederikke). 

 

It has been through workshops, interviews and not least the stories that the student has told us, that we have gotten several ideas and opportunities for contributing to the workflows of lawyers. We want to deliver something that makes the work more efficient and easy in areas, where many in the industry might not see the possibility for change. 

As mentioned, our goal is to develop solutions that help lawyers better the workflows that they already have, and because of that our focus has been on collecting as much and as precise knowledge as possible. That way we can make sure that we are developing tools that contribute to the legal industry in a new way. Bu have we hit that target?

"Proceedy differentiates itself by developing solutions, that we never had before. We already have multiple good digital solutions in the industry, but they far from fulfills the need that actually exists. Proceedy has seen that there is a need for further digital development and it is my clear understanding that they are completely right" (Jens Kristian).

Proceedy differs from others first and foremost by being more intuitive and by targeting specific tasks" (Anders). 

We would like to give a big thank you to Anders, Frederikke, Jens Kristian and Lars for their amazing contribution to our workshops and for helping us be better at what we do. We look forward to continuing our work together in the future.

 

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