The practice of law is hard enough. But the way most lawyers store and use information is making it harder. There’s a better way: Cognito.
Your Workflow Just Got Easier
Plan Your Day
Stop worrying about which projects you need to tackle first or what order you should do them in. With a click of a button, you can filter your pending tasks to reflect your real priorities. Then sort those tasks to account for your most pressing deadlines and create a plan of attack.
Maintain Your Focus
When you have to hunt through emails and drafts to find the information you need, it’s all too easy to get distracted by new messages and other tasks. Before you know it, your focused time is up—and you haven’t accomplished anything meaningful. Cognito eliminates those distractions by storing 80% of what you need in one seamless platform. Fewer interruptions means deeper focus and better results faster.
Research & Gather Information
Whatever details you need to create a document, Cognito will collect and organize them. Whether it’s a draft, note, document, contact, email, website, or any other text-based information, Cognito allows you to add it—in its entirety—right into your task, so you can access and edit it within the Cognito platform. Better yet, Cognito captures those key snippets of information along with their source designations, such as URLs and paragraph and line numbers, so you never have to backtrack to the original.
Outline & Organize
Once you’ve collected all the details you need in a task, Cognito makes it easy to create a point-by-point outline. Each point contains the subjects, issues, and names of collected details. All you have to do is link each detail you’ve collected to a point and then arrange those points in a logical order by subject matter. It’s argument-building made easy.
Create New Work Product
Cognito’s powerful word processor makes it easy to create new work product without ever leaving the platform. Take the points and details you’ve assembled and drag and drop them—on the same screen—into your document for easy document creation. Collaborators can view your work in real time, confirming progress and sharing feedback to accelerate the finished product.
Preserve & Report InFormation
After you’ve completed your work, Cognito securely preserves every detail in a structured format that will make it easier to reuse later. Instead of leaving information scattered across applications, emails, and folders, Cognito stores all of your task-related documents, details, and citations as a single, searchable unit. The system also tracks whenever you’ve worked on a task and creates a billable report when the task is completed.
Reference & Repurpose
Rarely is legal work one-and-done. Because all of your work product is stored securely in Cognito’s repository, and kept as task units, you can easily search for details or retrieve the entire set of InFormation for future projects. You can even populate new tasks with details from completed tasks, saving you time and effort while building your reservoir of legal knowledge.
More than Customer Service
Included in our free trial, our team will help onboard your team and transition your work into Cognito. We are committed to helping you improve your business by using Cognito legal knowledge and workflow platform. In addition to our Help site, you can call or email us anytime.