Korbitec

Korbitec
FIRM:
Korbitec
POSITION:
President
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Legal Supplier

Located in Toronto, Korbitec is a software development company focusing on document automation software products and training for the legal profession.

The entire process of creating court documents and standard correspondence is handled with the Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) software, which enters and stores all client, opposing party and court information.

Documents that can be automated include all estate and Federal Court forms, bankruptcy and insolvency forms, releases, agreements, orders, a pre- and post-judgment calculator, and more than 100 standard letters. Firms may also add and organize their own precedent clauses.

Founded in 1976, the firm started in the legal market with GhostWriter, a word processor developed for lawyers. Other legal applications, initially for the real estate and mortgage markets, were then introduced.

Focusing on the legal community, the company developed gateways for banks and lawyers to transmit confidential mortgage instructions and documentation. In addition, Korbitec recently developed GhostPractice, a management tool for law firms encompassing time management, accounting, and correspondence.

Alan Bass, president of Korbitec, has spent more than 20 years in the technology arena. He was president of Digimerge Technologies Inc. and COO of Lorex Canada Inc./Lorex International Inc., where he was responsible for domestic and international growth in the consumer and professional markets.

Mr. Bass was also COO of business-to-business e-commerce solution providers EC-Gate and president and COO of Aztech New Media Corporation, a software publisher of content for the consumer and small business market.

Korbitec Posts

Korbitec's ACL helps bridge the gap to project management

The task-management feature in Korbitec Inc.'s flagship Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) product helps bridge the gap to project management for lawyers adapting to 21st-century law, says company president Alan Bass. Read more

Client portals key to efficiency in the legal profession

Self-serve portals for clients will be essential for law firms in an era of commoditized legal services, says Korbitec Inc. president Alan Bass. Read more

Judges deliver wake-up call on the value of legal technology

The legal profession received a wake-up call when a pair of judges factored the parties’ use of technology into their decisions on costs, says Korbitec president Alan Bass. Read more

Data security for law firms part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Korbitec president Alan Bass explores how the company’s marquee software product — Automated Civil Litigation — can minimize the chance of a breach . Read more

Legal tech part two: five legal tech plays

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . In our post, " Legal tech shows no signs of slowing ," we examined the drivers behind the use of technology in legal practice. In this post, we make the case for legal tech adoption and provide examples of initiatives already in play. Read more

Data security for law firms part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Korbitec president Alan Bass looks at data security for law firms. Read more

A passion for customer service a key value for Korbitec

People who create court documents at law firms are often time-crunched, stressed and under enormous pressure, so when they need help, customer service must meet and exceed their demands, says Korbitec president Alan Bass. Read more

Software training ‘an ongoing process that never ends’

Training is a key component to adopting Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) software and Korbitec president Alan Bass says his firm offers lifetime, no-cost training to its users. Read more

Legal tech shows no signs of slowing

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . Legal technology has been around for a long time. But the last three years saw a major uptick in new legal tech companies. While not a perfect storm, several factors are driving this growth. We examine these here in brief. Read more

Technology increases productivity and efficiency, cuts costs and errors

Legal firms should embrace technological change, including artificial intelligence, to help reduce the burden of mundane tasks, become more efficient and cut costs, says Korbitec president Alan Bass. Read more

Substantial return on ACL software investment: Bass

This is the final instalment in a two-part series where Korbitec president Alan Bass discusses the reasons law firms should consider adopting the cost-effective ACL legal document management software. Read more

Mindset barriers to software adoption

This is part one of a two-part series where Korbitec president Alan Bass explores some of the myths and common hurdles lawyers and law firms face when considering new technology. Read more

Four ways to disrupt yourself

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . Disruption in the legal market is on the way. You can sit by and wait, or you can act now. We provide you with four options. Read more

Disruption’s early warning signs

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . Alternative legal services are here. The only question is how quickly they will become the new norm. Lawyers should be aware of what signs to track and how to prepare. Read more

ACL helps firms increase efficiency, reduce errors

Using the right software can boost a law firm’s efficiency while preventing costly errors in filings, says Alan Bass , president of Korbitec Inc. , a Toronto-based software development company that provides technology products to the Canadian legal profession. Read more