Real Time Transcripts, Collaboration and More

Adobe® Connect™ is Adobe’s web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. My guess is that most legal professionals have taken part in a web conference which allows for computer screen sharing and collaboration. Most large law firms have access to webinar services hosted by one of the major web conferencing platforms such as Adobe Connect, WebEx, Go to Meeting, etc.

One thing that distinguishes Adobe Connect from other web conferencing tools is that Adobe positions it as a development platform. This allows our partners to create some really interesting tools that run on top of the platform to meet the needs of vertical markets.

In fact, when I saw StreamText Legal’s new add-ins for Adobe Connect, I was blown away.

Live Transcripts during your Webinar

I was invited to see a demonstration of a new Adobe Connect add-in from StreamText Legal. This addition to Adobe Connect was specifically built for the legal market.

With StreamText Legal, your webinar includes a live video and audio feed, recorded meetings, court-approved transcripts (in real-time),and the ability to collaborate on PDF documents on the fly. Best of all, it is all very easy to use.

You might wish to check out this interesting case study (PDF) which describes how the court reporting firm Veritext rolled out a new, collaborative court reporting platform using Adobe Connect.

Multi-participant PDF Annotation

Many legal professionals know that Acrobat and Reader offer numerous PDF annotation tools. The developers have created a really robust live, collaborative annotation tool which runs within the web conference. Multiple participants can select live text on the PDF simultaneously and add other annotations such as boxes, highlights, etc.

You can see a demonstration of the annotation tool here:

Future Features

In my chat with the StreamText staff, I asked about the ability to actually transact business within the web conference.

As it turns out, the developers are working on integration with Adobe EchoSign, which will allow for the live signing of agreements.

This will offer law firms to ability to draft documents, get agreement on the terms, and sign them live, completing a transaction in real time.

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Use-Cases for Law Firms

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