Getting a signature on a legally binding document has long been a cumbersome process. Either the document would have to be sent by courier to the relevant parties — with the lawyer hoping the signatory would sign and initial in all the correct places. Otherwise, those involved would have to physically travel to the law firm to provide a “wet ink” or physical signature.
In March 2020, the country-wide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak made the whole process even more challenging.
Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm serving corporate, individual, and non-profit clients across every business sector, already had DocuSign in place for a limited number of teams for cases where wet-ink signatures weren’t immediately possible.