The complexities of immigration law can pose significant challenges for law firms tasked with gathering information for various visa applications. From H-1B to I-129 and L-1A, the specific requirements and documentation needed can vary greatly, making it a formidable task to ensure all necessary information is collected and presented in a comprehensive and compliant manner.
In this case study, we will explore the challenges faced by an immigration law firm and the strategies they have employed to streamline the information-gathering process, save time for attorneys, and achieve successful outcomes for their clients.
Streamlining Information Collection for Law Firm
Our client is a highly regarded immigration law firm located in Boston. With a reputation for being one of the best in the city, the firm has a growing client base and is continuously in high demand. However, the nature of their work requires the collection of a significant amount of information from clients, which can prove to be a time-consuming and complex process.
One of the primary challenges the law firm faces is the need to request a variety of attachments from clients, such as personal identification, financial documents, educational certificates, and work experience records. There are a number of factors that alter the information being collected such as having dependents, the applicant’s country of birth, or even their marital status. This makes it even more challenging to streamline the process across the company to ensure the proper information is requested, received, and organized. Lastly, this sensitive information must only be accessible to the proper team members and saved securely.
Additionally, security and compliance are of utmost importance, and the firm needs to be sure that they are meeting all legal requirements while also providing the best possible service to their clients.
Revolutionizing Information Collection with Customized Forms and Automated Processes
RooksDM recognized the difficulties faced by the busy and growing Boston law firm in gathering the necessary information for various immigration visas. To help address these challenges, RooksDM started the project with a comprehensive review of the law firm’s processes and procedures for information collection and management. Through this analysis, RooksDM was able to identify areas for improvement and develop a solution that streamlines the information-gathering process.
Then, RooksDM created unique forms specifically tailored to the needs of the law firm. The forms are user-friendly, easy to fill out, and designed to reduce the time spent on intake while ensuring the necessary information is collected in a comprehensive and compliant manner.
These forms incorporated 3 key features:
- Field Validation – ensure we get the correct data (i.e. date format varies in different countries)
- Dynamic fields – adding additional fields based on their responses to questions (i.e. if they have dependents, the form would add additional fields)
- Automations –
- each submitted form created folders with a specific naming convention for clients
- created and named a pdf file for the responses received
- renamed all attachments based on the form type and applicant’s name
- saved attachments directly into the secured folder
Elevating Efficiency and Accuracy
In conclusion, RooksDM partnered with the highly regarded Boston law firm to streamline its information collection and management process. Our comprehensive review of the firm’s processes and procedures allowed us to identify areas for improvement and create a customized solution.
By creating 16 unique forms that asked for specific information based on the legal needs of each matter, the law firm was able to efficiently and confidently collect the necessary information for each case.
The forms included key features such as field validation, dynamic fields, and automations that made the process smoother and more efficient. In short, RooksDM’s solution has revolutionized how this Boston law firm handles information collection and management. This improved their overall success rate and freed up valuable resources that the firm can now use to grow their business.