Legal Practitioners

Doxit offers a secure document delivery service which is particularly suited for use by lawyers.

Lawyers often have to generate court documents by combining and re-numbering the pages of a number of different source documents.

Printing and combining paper documents, followed by numbering the pages by hand, can become a very tedious and time-consuming exercise. Adding a single extra page to a final document, can often require the whole process to be repeated again. It makes much more sense to process the documents in electronic (PDF) format, followed by printing only the final document if necessary.

The software tools to merge and paginate PDF documents can be very expensive, with the result that it becomes tempting to rather use on-line services to perform these tasks. However, with the imminent POPI Act, this is not so simple anymore because many documents include personal information that has to be protected. These on-line document manipulation services do not guarantee the secrecy of the uploaded documents. These services are furthermore generally located outside South Africa’s borders. The POPI Act does not allow the transmission of personal information across South Africa’s borders, unless very specific requirements are met.

Since Doxit already offers a secure environment for users to upload, send and receive documents, it makes sense to also include a service to do the basic PDF document manipulations necessary to prepare court documents in a secure way. This service will be extended in the future and includes at the moment:

Merging two or more PDF Documents

After a secure logon to the Doxit server, a user can upload multiple PDF documents. Small thumbnail images of the uploaded documents are displayed. The sequence in which the documents will be merged can be changed by dragging and dropping the document images into the right order. A click on the “Merge” button will combine the documents into a single new PDF document which can be sent to other Doxit users or downloaded and printed.


Download the Doxit brochure for Legal Practitioners (V6.01)