SpeechLive from Philips
Tom De Smet is a partner lawyer at the law firm LM&DS. When he started there in 2008, he and his partners opted for digital innovation – an obvious choice as it helped them provide a better and faster service to their clients, whilst at the same time, keeping their costs down.
Time savings were also a critical factor in this decision. We made an appointment with Tom, who gives us an insight into the use of Philips SpeechLive dictation solution and its integration in his workflow.
Dictating with SpeechLive is a strategic choice
LM&DS is a modern company managed by the partners on a daily basis. LL.M De Smet explains: “Each case or project is assigned to a partner lawyer based on their specialism: Kris Lens and his two partners for family and family property law on the one hand, and real estate and environmental law on the other; Yves Mertens for liability and insurance law; Sven Mertens and Veerle Stroobants for social law; and Senne Meeus and myself for corporate law and contracts. The partner is assisted by a number of staff members and provides definitive advice and any recommendations regarding the legal process in their field of law – always trying to avoid the dispute getting to court. Each team is supported by a joint secretarial office that works for everyone, and our work is also aided and speeded up by digital solutions. For example, we use the Philips PocketMemo Voice Recorder DPM8200 and associated software via SpeechLive in the cloud, and there are Philips transcription sets for secretaries. VoIP and numerous Microsoft applications are also perfectly integrated into our workflow. Digitization is therefore a must. We see it as a strategic choice.”
A modern lawyer’s office must keep pace with technology and digitization. We chose the SpeechLive dictation solution from Philips. Now I don’t know how I ever managed without it.
Tom De Smet