Electronic signatures and seals have revolutionised legal advice and offer both challenges and opportunities for lawyers and clients. One of the biggest challenges is that electronic signatures and seals are regulated differently in different countries and jurisdictions, which can create some uncertainty for lawyers. Although there is the EU eIDAS regulation, which allows for internal EU standardisation, this can lead to complications for international clients. Moreover, it can be difficult to assess the evidentiary value of electronic signatures in court proceedings.
On the other hand, electronic signatures and seals also offer numerous opportunities for legal advice. They facilitate fast and secure transactions and reduce the cost of printing, mailing and storing paper documents. They also enable faster handling of legal matters and thus provide a competitive advantage for law firms.
Electronic signatures and seals also offer the opportunity to increase customer satisfaction by providing a quick and easy way to sign documents without having to be present in person. This saves clients time and money and allows them to access the lawyers’ services from the comfort of their own homes.
Overall, digital seals and e-signatures offer many advantages for legal services and can improve the efficiency, speed and security of transactions and legal matters. Lawyers who use this technology can gain a competitive advantage and offer their services more quickly and cost-effectively. As a certified trust service provider, SIGN8 has created a secure alternative to manual, paper-based signature processes with its solution.