Friday, February 25, 2011

ARTICLE: Wexford startup launches an iPad app for lawyers

Lawyers are often among the last to adopt new technologies, says John Kuntz, founder of Bellefield Systems, a company that is pushing the profession into the digital age with a savvy (and secure) app for the iPad.

Bellfield Systems in Wexford partnered last year with ProLaw, makers of a software suite used by many legal professionals at mid-sized firms to manage business. Attorneys today need to be more accountable with their time, especially in their billings, says Kuntz.

"Clients are demanding that everything be more detailed and quicker. It has become more competitive now that clients are better educated and demanding greater efficiency."

Previously the founder of Labwerks, an early interactive website marketing company purchased by Engauge in 2005, Kuntz has assembled a diverse team that includes two other principals, Gabriela Isturiz, a native of Venezuela, and her husband Daniel Garcia, a native of Spain. The two were co-founders of eBillingHub and bring 15-20 years experience in software and legal IT to the company.

Bellefield's app and flagship product is iDocExplorer, which is available though iTunes, and securely integrates with the ProLaw document management system to deliver data through a wireless connection or 3G network. Attorneys are able to access case and matter-related documents with complete security, says Kuntz.

A second app in development, iTimeKeep, will help attorneys to track billing time on any practice management system.

"Pittsburgh, for being a small city, has some of the largest law firms in the world," adds Isturiz. "There's a big legal community here and we're trying to take advantage of that."

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Writer: Deb Smit
Source: John Kuntz, Bellefield Systems

Friday, February 4, 2011

First ProLaw iPad App is Now Available through ProLaw and Bellefield Partnership

First ProLaw iPad App is Now Available through ProLaw and Bellefield Partnership

iDocExplorer Provides Secure Access to ProLaw Documents via iPad

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 – Bellefield Systems, in partnership with ProLaw, is launching its first iPad App for ProLaw at LegalTech New York, today. iDocExplorer, available for download from the iTunes App store, will give attorneys mobile access to their matters and documents securely and efficiently on their iPad tablet. This is the first of several iPad applications being developed by Bellefield in 2011.

“We are pleased to see ProLaw’s core functionality extended to the iPad through the innovative efforts of our partners at Bellefield,” said Matthew DeVoll, vice president and general manager of ProLaw. “An increasing number of attorneys and other professionals are using these great devices in the workplace. Getting access to matter information in ProLaw from the iPad is a big advantage for many of our customers.”

iDocExplorer seamlessly and securely integrates with the ProLaw document management system (DMS) and delivers data via a wireless connection or the 3G network. Attorneys will be able to access case- or matter-related documents anytime and anywhere, and do so more quickly since they are not using a VPN or Citrix environment, yet still maintaining security and privacy.

“Attorneys will have instant access to their ProLaw matters and all associated documents, emails, and events – directly from their iPad,” said John Kuntz, principal, Bellefield Systems. “The iPad and other tablet devices are becoming popular tools that are more functional than a smartphone, and easier to use than a laptop. We are helping law firms transform these devices into powerful business tools.”

“With so many attorneys now owning iPads, the iDocExplorer now makes this toy a necessary legal tool,” said ProLaw user Rachel M. Dollar, partner at Smith Dollar PC, a premier real estate and financial services law firm in California.

ProLaw is an integrated software suite designed to automate the practice and manage the business of law. Comprehensive features simplify, streamline and coordinate the work of attorneys and staff in small and mid-size law firms, corporate legal departments and government law offices. Built from the ground-up on a single database, ProLaw combines case and matter management, as well as time entry, billing and accounting capabilities, within a complete integrated solution. Bellefield became a member of the ProLaw Alliance Program last year. ProLaw is part of the Business of Law unit of Thomson Reuters, Legal.

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Bellefield Systems enables ProLaw law firms to improve practice efficiencies in the areas of collaboration and compliance. Our next generation software products integrate seamlessly with ProLaw, helping you to work smarter, faster and more productively.

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