Conflict check software is used by law firms to ensure there are no conflicts of interest before taking on a new case. These platforms create an aggregated database of available attorneys at a given law firm, which users can then search using details about a client or case. Law firms can perform these searches using a variety of different filters, and the results should show whether each attorney has a conflict of interest with the case at hand.
Using this conflict check software can confirm to law firms that their lawyers’ commitment to their clients will not be impacted by outside circumstances. Conflict check software can also help law firms ensure they are compliance with state bar rules of professional responsibility. These tools should integrate with a variety of legal software, including legal case management software.
To qualify for inclusion in the Conflict Check category, a product must:
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Detecting conflicts prior to working on new client matters or before acquisitions and mergers has become increasingly important, difficult and expensive, as the electronic universe expands and e-discovery becomes a way of life. Accepting client work that results in a conflict can damage client relationships and even result in malpractice lawsuits.