Verdatum Digital Dictation System Chosen by Fraser Milner Casgrain

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Fraser Milner Casgrain deploys Verdatum DDS to implement state of the art digital dictation workflow and management for attorneys and law firm support.

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, one of Canada’s leading business law firms with over 550 lawyers in six Canadian offices and an office in New York has implemented the Verdatum Digital Dictation System (DDS) to provide a digital dictation workflow and management solution for its attorneys, support staff, and management in its Calgary office. Fraser Milner Casgrain chose the Verdatum for Interwoven/iManage Worksite solution for the implementation.

Fraser Milner Casgrain strongly believes that advances in technology create new opportunities to develop more effective solutions to meet client needs. As a firm that regards technology as an important tool to strengthen partnerships with clients, the ability to manage their dictation and ultimately turn work around to our clients faster and more efficiently enhances that partnership. Verdatum’s true integration with Fraser Milner Casgrain’s document management system, Interwoven/iManage Worksite, simplifies the firm’s workflow, increases the firm’s efficiency, and assures clients that state of the art security is utilized by the firm to keep their work product secure.

Fraser Milner Casgrain attorneys now have the ability to instantly transmit their work to the typist over the firm’s network whether they are in the office or outside of it. Attorneys now instantly know where their dictation is and what stage of production it’s in. When they implement the Verdatum Web Connector™ they will also be able to securely upload dictation directly into their document management system from anywhere in the world over an internet connection. The firm’s clients are assured that this sensitive work product is secure. The firm’s management can now manage dictation from any manager’s desktop, no matter where it’s being produced, and can reassign work anywhere in the organization with just a click. All dictation is backed up and never subject to loss or destruction.

“Verdatum’s software provides state of the art dictation tools for attorneys to help them become more efficient and ultimately more profitable, while providing law firms with the ability to manage dictation in such a way so as to reduce and control expenses,” said John Methfessel, President and CEO of Verdatum. “Verdatum provides firms with a cost recovery tool which allows them to recover any costs associated with transcription, such as outsourced transcription, or secretarial/word processing overtime. Fraser Milner Casgrain has embraced Verdatum as the best solution for removing the pain from of the dictation process for attorneys, their assistants, and management, and we’re thrilled to be working with such a prestigious and technologically advanced firm. Clearly those law firms wishing to take advantage of technology to better support the needs of their clients and lawyers will next look to digital dictation to enhance their business processes. As market knowledge and acceptance of our technology increases, we will extend our lead in the area, and continue to dedicate ourselves to leading law firms who wish to implement our technology to extend their competitive advantages and to increase operating income. Verdatum is very happy to have received validation from a firm such as Fraser Milner Casgrain, which is truly on the leading edge of legal technology.”

About Verdatum

Verdatum produces digital dictation systems (DDS) designed to replace analog (tape-based) dictation so that dictation may be tracked and managed on the network just as documents are. Verdatum solutions either tightly integrate with Interwoven’s document management system or operate as a stand-alone solution with the integrated document tracking system. The company is headquartered in New York, NY and serves law firms in the US, Canada and Australia. Its management has over 50 years combined experience in legal practice, management, and IT administration. The company counts as customers law firms ranging in size from 20 attorneys to over 500. To learn more, visit the company’s website @

About Fraser Milner Casgrain

For more than 165 years, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP has distinguished itself as one of Canada’s leading business law firms. With more than 550 lawyers in six full-service Canadian offices, and an office in New York, FMC offers the depth of experience and trusted legal advice to help clients succeed.

Source: Verdatum and Fraser Milner Casgrain

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LegalVoice Inc.


Carolyn Depko

Director of Media Relations

Legal;Voice, Inc.


Alison Janzen

Fraser Milner Casgrain


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