legal scalesCreative Connections provides IT support for legal firms, focusing on Microsoft Word legal document production. We customise Microsoft Word to enable the production and printing of letters, bills and other documents quickly and efficiently.

Wendy Francis is a Microsoft Word expert and Visual Basic (VBA) developer who has been working with legal firms on their Microsoft Word Legal document production for twenty five years. She supports all versions of Word and creates customised dropdown menus on the ribbon to call up templates and print. The print menu can include options such as printing to specific printers and trays, single or two-sided printing, and file copies.

“Wendy has worked very closely with us to tailor our IT packages to our requirements and to put our IT ideas into practice. She is good at understanding our requirements, listening to what we need, delivering the result, and making sure it works.”

James Couzens – Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitor and Notary Public

House Styles

We will help you establish or reinforce a clean set of house styles that all your staff can apply easily and quickly. Most importantly we will set up for you your very own legal auto-numbering style.   Initially we usually create a letterhead template, using the logo and design that you provide from your graphic designers. Once you have approved this, we develop a suite of templates customised for your firm. Typically this will include Client Care letters, Memo, Bill, Admin forms, Attendance note and Fax.  We then create a customised menu from which you can call up your templates at the click of a mouse.

Case Management 

You may not wish to use an expensive and over complicated Case Management system.  Instead we can provide a simple document management system for you, developing your existing system to include:

  • “Automatic” filing protocols
  • Pre-population of letters etc
  • Standardisation/common formats, establish a house font/style and put measures in place to make sure that this is always adhered to
  • Emails in letter format
  • Possible linking with the Accounts package
  • Word and Excel training for secretaries and fee-earners

If however you already have a Document or Case Management system in place, we will liaise with your IT support for these systems to fine tune your Microsoft Word templates.

Legal IT Training

We customise all our IT training for legal firms for legal work in the UK.  We draw upon 25 years of training legal firms to provide examples of precedents, client care letters, bills and affidavits for use in exercises. Our long experience of working with legal clients means that we are familiar with the particular challenges that they have in the production and printing of these documents.  Our short modules are very popular with our legal clients and we train on your premises so that we can tailor the training to your system and therefore only focus on what you need to know.

Get in touch with us to see how we can help – we will be delighted to discuss your requirements.