Streamlining Legal Document Management with Real-Time Collaboration

A leading international law firm (anonymized)


Software Development, UI/UX Design, Quality Assurance, Cloud Services



Tech Stack

Vue.js, TypeScript, Azure Logic Apps, Node.js, Auth0, Contentstack, Azure DevOps


Team Augmentation

The Challenge

A leading international law firm (anonymized) specializing in complex legal matters and transactions sought to streamline their document management processes. Deviant collaborated with the firm's development team to create a custom CMS featuring real-time collaboration, automated jurisdiction compliance, and granular access control.

  • Tedious Document Revisions: Collaborative drafting and editing of legal documents often involved multiple versions, leading to confusion and potential errors.
  • Jurisdiction-Specific Compliance: Ensuring documents adhered to the regulations of different jurisdictions required meticulous manual adjustments.
  • Secure Access Management: Controlling access to sensitive legal documents was essential for data security and client confidentiality.

The Solution

  • Real-Time Co-Authoring: Integration of Vue.js for a dynamic frontend and likely a real-time collaboration library to enable seamless, concurrent document editing.
  • Automated Jurisdiction Compliance: Azure Logic Apps workflows augmented with Node.js functions for complex logic, automatically substituting jurisdiction-specific terms and clauses to reduce potential errors.
  • Granular Access Control: Robust authentication with Auth0 and role-based permissions to protect sensitive legal information.
  • Centralized Content Management: Integration with Contentstack as a headless CMS for streamlined content updates.

The Results

The new CMS transformed the firm's legal document management processes by:

  • Accelerating Document Preparation: Significantly reducing document turnaround time through real-time co-authoring and automated compliance adjustments.
  • Ensuring Accuracy: Minimizing compliance risks by automatically incorporating jurisdiction-specific regulations.
  • Enhancing Security: Strengthening data security and client confidentiality with granular access controls and simplified authentication via Auth0.

Why Deviant?

  • Leadership: Demonstration of effective team leadership and coordination with the client's developers.
  • Strong Frontend Expertise: In-depth knowledge of Vue.js, TypeScript, and crafting user-friendly legal interfaces.
  • Azure Mastery: Proficiency in Azure cloud solutions for workflow automation, message handling, and CI/CD.
  • Security Focus: Prioritizing secure design and streamlined authentication with Auth0.
  • Understanding of Legal Workflows: The ability to translate complex legal requirements into efficient technical solutions.

Tech Overview

  • Frontend: Vue.js and TypeScript for a dynamic, maintainable user interface.
  • CMS Backend: .NET for the core CMS functionality.
  • Data Management: GraphQL for efficient API development and potentially a database like PostgreSQL for storing document versions and associated metadata.
  • Communication: Azure Message Bus for asynchronous communication between microservices and Logic Apps
  • Workflows: Azure Logic Apps augmented with Node.js custom functions for complex compliance logic and document processing.
  • Authentication: Auth0 for secure user authentication and management.
  • Content Management: Contentstack as the headless CMS
  • CI/CD: Azure DevOps for streamlined development and deployment.


Azure Logic Apps
Azure DevOps