Maurice Blackburn Goes Live with MatterSphere
Leading Law Firm Selects MatterSphere to Meet its Custom Matter Management Needs
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2012 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that Maurice Blackburn, a leading Australian plaintiff law firm, has rolled out MatterSphere to more than 650 users across 27 offices to support its specific matter management needs and eliminate the challenges caused by an outdated system.
After struggling with an insufficient legal matter management solution, Maurice Blackburn turned to Thomson Reuters Elite to implement MatterSphere, the industry’s leading practice and matter management software. MatterSphere is part of Elite’s end-to-end enterprise business management solution, which includes business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management offerings.
Prior to MatterSphere, the management team was unable to accurately measure the progress of files across the firm and could not tailor the system to meet its specific criteria—firm wide and across diverse practice groups. Furthermore, they faced workflow continuity concerns, cross matter information issues and lengthy document generation and processing times.
“With our previous solution, staff would have to access different tools in order to complete different tasks, which was hardly an efficient means of handling a matter,” said Maurice Blackburn Chief Operating Officer Steve Schuurmans. “We turned to MatterSphere to have all of our document and workflow needs tightly integrated within a single package—an aspect that has proven most useful to our staff. As a plaintiff firm, the way we practice is a little different than most firms. We appreciate the flexibility of the system, its ability to precisely adapt to each of our practice areas and the tools it provides to easily change things in the system to suit our needs.”
MatterSphere integrates with 3E, Enterprise, and many other financial management and document management platforms. It is embedded in the Microsoft Office environment to unite operations and promote collaboration across the enterprise and with a firm’s clients.
“We are thrilled to expand upon our existing relationship with Maurice Blackburn,” said Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite. “Maurice Blackburn was one of the first firms to partner with Thomson Reuters Elite when it launched in the Australian market. This continued collaboration adequately reflects our unique ability to meet the outstanding needs of such large and reputable firms across the globe.”
About Maurice Blackburn
Maurice Blackburn was founded in Melbourne in 1919. Almost 100 years later, its founder's belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it, remains at the heart of its practice. It is now a national law firm that has remained true to its roots of standing up for workers' rights and fighting back against unfair treatment, mass wrongs, and injustice. For more information, visit Maurice Blackburn.
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