Case Management Software

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Case Management Software Articles
    • Thomson North American Legal COO Rick King Named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards
      Provided by The Thomson Corporation
      Rick King, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Thomson North American Legal, was named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards for 2007. Thomson North American Legal is a strategic business unit within The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC) that provides legal information, litigation and practice management software and workflow solutions for legal professionals in the United States and Canada.

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    • Interview: Law Firm Director of Information Systems Chuck Linebaugh
      Provided by Andrew Zangrilli of FindLaw
      Interview With Technology-Focused Law Firm Director of Information Systems Chuck Linebaugh

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    • Applying Project Management Principles in Litigation and Discovery Management
      Provided by Lauren A. Allen, Esq., PMP of IE Discovery
      Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the different activities in a project to achieve the project's objectives. By using project management principles, law firms can better manage their discovery obligations, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines.

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    • Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Performance
      Provided by Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. of Attorneys Liability Protection Society (ALPS)
      Today, the greatest risk to law firms, and, by extension, their insurance companies, are malpractice claims that arise due to a calendaring error.

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    • New Tools for Tech Savvy Legal Professionals
      Provided by Joseph C. Scott of CompuLaw
      Technology has been both a boon and bane for law firm attorneys and staff. Increasingly sophisticated software systems have made many law firm functions more efficient and effective, from managing court calendars to billing clients to improving case management: That's the good news. Yet that same technology also places new demands on lawyers and staff, requiring them to be skilled in knowledge management, systems integration and instant accessibility to information.

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    • Needles Version 4.8.2 Released
      Provided by Needles
      Needles Version 4.8.2 Released: Features Auditing Capabilities, Report Library Features, New Sorts and Conflict Checks

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    • Patuxent Riverkeeper implements Legal Files
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software Inc., a leading provider of legal case and office management solutions, today announced that the Patuxent Riverkeeper has implemented Legal Files software for complaint tracking and office management.

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    • The Paperless Office
      Provided by Barry J. Dalnekoff of AbacusLaw
      Our firm, which has grown from two attorneys in 1986 to eight attorneys and four legal assistants now, has used AbacusLaw since the initial version was released. Throughout our expansion, AbacusLaw has grown along with us.

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    • Legal Files, RevQ announce integration
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software, Inc., a leading provider of legal case and matter management software, and RevQ, a software and consulting company providing technology for revenue recovery to the government sector, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance between the two companies to mutually benefit their government clients.

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    • Attorneys' Court Form Problems Solved
      Provided by Abacus Data Systems
      With local, state and Federal courts across the United States increasingly relying on electronic versions of court forms for filings, attorneys and paralegals have found re-entering data onto these forms has cost their firms hundreds of labor hours, with a high risk of mistakes from mistyping or using wrong information. Abacus Data Systems has solved these problems with the "auto-fill court forms" feature built in to AbacusLaw 2008.

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    • Lawdex Releases Online Court Document Retrieval
      Provided by Lawdex
      Lawdex announced today the live release of its new legal research tool, providing any US attorney the ability to reach across the web to pull court records from all state and municipal courts on demand.

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    • Elections A Go-Go; Every Vote Counts, Right?
      Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
      Here we go again, another election cycle brings the political rock stars to the fore. Will Arnold, the Governator, be reelected in California? Obama has come out swinging, and may steal the start of Hillary's Presidential campaign thunder. But such political-celebrity hype begs the real question - do we have the mechanisms in place to ensure accurate election results?

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    • What's Selling and What's Not
      Provided by Marie D'Amico of FindLaw
      If you're a developer and you want to know which software titles are selling, and which are not selling, you can search the World Wide Web and find best-selling lists galore. Or, you can troll your local computer store and peruse top 10 lists for every different imaginable category of software titles. The more fundamental question is why do some titles sell like gangbusters and others languish on the shelves?

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    • FAQ: Business Structures
      Provided by Marie D'Amico of InterActivity
      Before you start selling your title, referring to yourself as "The Prez," or even conjuring cool t-shirts, you need a form of business structure.

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    • Easter Egg Hunt
      Provided by Marie D'Amico of Macworld
      It began with Atari video games in the early '80s. An Easter egg is a hidden sound or picture placed in code by a programmer with a wacky sense of humor on too much Jolt.

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    • The Best (and Worst!) of 2006
      Provided by The FindLaw Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      2006 is coming to a close, and it has been a topsy-turvy year, to say the least. We've assembled some of the top issues that have appeared in the Legal Technology Center over the course of 2006, and we offer them up so you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

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    • The Year in Software: 2006
      Provided by The FindLaw Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      We've assembled some of the top software issues that have appeared in the Legal Technology Center over the course of 2006, and we offer them up so you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

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    • Attacking Software Piracy Overseas
      Provided by Eric Sinrod of FindLaw
      Software piracy certainly is not unheard of in the United States. Indeed, industry groups, such as the Business Software Alliance (BSA), have brought actions against and have negotiated settlements with a variety of companies that have been alleged to have used pirated software. While audits do not always reveal true instances of piracy (sometimes there is smoke but not fire), other times they do.

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    • Kroll Ontrack Launches Hosted Tool for Case Collaboration
      Provided by Kroll Ontrack, Inc
      Kroll Ontrack(R), a leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services, today announced the launch of Ontrack(R) Shareview(TM), a customizable online portal, built on Microsoft(R) Office SharePoint(R) Server 2007, that enables legal professionals to upload and share case-related information in one central repository.

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    • Legal Files enhances integration with Livelink ECM: eDOCS DM
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software, Inc. has released an enhanced integration between its case/matter management software and Livelink's eDOCS DM document management solution, providing "matter-centric" document management functionality in conjunction with a customer's own eDOCS DM document library.

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    • Effective Case Management: How to Control Litigation Outcomes and Costs
      Provided by Theodore M. Becker of Theodore M. Becker
      Litigation is traumatic, chaotic and confusing for most clients, even for clients who are no strangers to litigation. One of the primary reasons clients react to litigation in this way is the failure of attorneys to properly manage the case and involve the client in the litigation process. Another reason is the high cost of litigation.

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    • Genuine Licensed Software: Understand the Advantages
      Provided by Microsoft of Microsoft
      As a legal professional, you're expected to live by the letter of the law. It's easy to do when you understand the rules inside and out. It gets more complicated when it involves issues that may not be top-of-mind -- such as software licensing.

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    • Reducing Software Piracy Equals More Jobs and a Stronger Economy
      Provided by Eric Sinrod of Duane Morris LLP
      You might think that obtaining software from a friend or colleague without paying for that software is fairly benign and a way to get something for nothing. Think again, especially when considering the global, collective ramifications of software piracy.

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    • Abacus Streamlines Transactional Real Estate Practices So You'll Never Miss a Deadline
      Provided by AbacusLaw
      Abacus Streamlines Transactional Real Estate Practices So You'll Never Miss a Deadline

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    • Law Offices Going Green with Technology
      Provided by AbacusLaw
      Many professional organizations have begun programs and made studies about the issues of paper usage in law firms. The American Bar Association is promoting green office policies through their Law Office Climate Challenge.

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    • Legal Files Releases New Web 7 Series
      Provided by Legal Files
      Latest version offers rich functionality with the ease of web/browser-based deployment.

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    • The Attorney Death Zone
      Provided by AbacusLaw of AbacusLaw
      In law practice there's a similar kind of danger - the Malpractice Zone. If you're working at the edge of control, then sooner or later you'll make a mistake -- forget a phone call, miss a deadline, lose a document.

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    • Steve Ballmer Kicks Off Most Significant Product Launch in Microsoft's History
      Provided by Microsoft
      At a press conference at NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the business availability of the Windows Vista operating system, the 2007 release of Microsoft Office, and a host of other new product offerings designed to enable businesses to thrive in a world of instant communication, expanding information and constant change.

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    • HP Drives Customer Agility Up, Costs Down with Latest Identity Management Software
      Provided by HP
      HP today announced enhancements to its identity and access management software suite to help customers increase agility, reduce risk and cut costs in the area of security and compliance management.

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    • Symantec Addresses Emerging Threats and IT Risks with Support for Windows Vista
      Provided by Symantec
      Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the availability of industry-leading security, backup, and availability solutions for Windows Vista that will help protect businesses from the emerging threats and IT risks. Combined with a more secure Windows platform, Symantec's solutions enable companies to deploy Windows Vista with the complete confidence that their systems and information will be protected and available, no matter what.

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    • Customers Strongly Endorse New Microsoft-Novell Deal
      Provided by Microsoft
      A survey of technology decision-makers shows very strong customer support for the recent agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. designed to improve interoperability between Windows Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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    • Introducing HP & Microsoft Solutions for the People-Ready Business
      Provided by HP
      Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq "MSFT") and HP (NYSE "HPQ," Nasdaq "HPQ") today announced a three-year agreement to deliver an expanded portfolio of solutions for enterprise customers around the world. HP is the first premier global partner to deliver comprehensive solutions for the People-Ready Business, Microsoft's vision for how people, armed with the right software, are the key to driving business success.

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    • Adobe's Document Center Offers Hosted Security Solutions for Legal Professionals
      Provided by Kevin Fayle of FindLaw
      Adobe has made a point of reaching out to legal professionals and other knowledge workers with its recent release of Acrobat 8. Now the company is offering a new, hosted document service that also aims to provide useful features for professionals who need to control access to important electronic documents.

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    • More Customer Momentum Around the Microsoft-Novell Agreement
      Provided by Microsoft
      Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse and AIG Technologies today became some of the first customers to tap the benefits of the recently announced collaboration between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. on interoperability between Microsoft Windows and Linux.

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    • International Success of ADERANT Expert Powers Ahead in 2006
      Provided by Aderant of Aderant
      Aderant, a global provider of business and financial management software for professional services organisations, announced today that in the first quarter of 2006 several firms throughout Asia/Pacific and Europe have selected ADERANT Expert to manage their businesses.

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    • Norton Rose Streamlines Financial Processes with ADERANT Imaging Solution
      Provided by Aderant of Aderant
      ADERANT a global provider of business and financial management software for professional services organisations, today announced that Norton Rose has selected to deploy ADERANT Expert QuickImage across their 20 offices worldwide.

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    • Capita Legal Services Selects ADERANT for an Integrated Financial Management, Front Office, and Business Intelligence Solution
      Provided by Aderant of Aderant
      ADERANT, a global provider of business and financial management software for professional services organisations, today announced that Capita Legal Services (Capita), part of Capita Insurance Services, has selected ADERANT Expert to deploy in its London Office.

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    • Client Profiles Expands Sales Team with Key New Hires
      Provided by Client Profiles of Client Profiles
      Client Profiles (CP), a leading provider of case and financial management applications and technology services for the legal profession, today announced the addition of three legal industry sales veterans to further expand its sales team: Julio Quintana, new Director of Legal CRM Applications; Eric Portzline, new Sales and Business Development Manager for Texas; and Kristan Schorling-Bava, new Client Profiles Sales and Business Development Manager for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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    • Joseph Scott Named Vice President & General Manager of CompuLaw, LLC
      Provided by CompuLaw of CompuLaw
      Joseph C. Scott, J.D. has been named Vice President and General Manager of CompuLaw, LLC. Mr. Scott works directly with David Kalmick, president and CEO of CompuLaw, aiding in the tactical direction, sales, business development and overall operations of the company. As an attorney and member of the California State Bar, Mr. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry.

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    • Legal Files Software Inc. thanked for helping Legal Services Alabama with Hurricane Katrina efforts
      Provided by Legal Files of Legal Files
      At the American Bar Association's Mid-Year meeting of its House of Delegates--the policy-making body of the Association--bar leaders from states affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, in a special presentation, reported on how the legal communities in their states were working to provide legal services to the thousands of people faced with a legal crisis in the wake of the hurricanes.

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    • Tech Tips: Case Management Queries
      Provided by Chuck Linebaugh of O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen
      Technology tips on using case management systems.

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    • Software Provider Liable for Unauthorized Practice of Law in Ninth Circuit
      Provided by Kevin Fayle of FindLaw
      Legal software vendors beware! The Ninth Circuit recently held that a seller of web-based bankruptcy software qualified as a bankruptcy petition preparer and, as such, engaged in fraud and the unauthorized practice of the law. Any provider of software that claims to "know the law" and offers automated form selection should examine this decision closely to make sure their activities are within legal boundaries.

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    • Legal Files Announces Enhanced Novell GroupWise Integration
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software, Inc., a leading provider of case and matter management software, announced today the availability of its enhanced integration with Novell GroupWise. In addition to enhanced e-mail integration, new functionality was developed for appointment, task and contact integration, creating an offering on par with the company's offering for Microsoft Outlook users.

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    • Realtime Patent Compliance Now Built Into LiveNote Software
      Provided by LiveNote
      Legal professionals no longer need to worry about patent compliance when using realtime deposition transcription and streaming technology. LiveNote, a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), has built compliance directly into its software with a new flat-rate subscription plan, giving users the option to abandon the tokens commonly used to license realtime technology.

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    • Scottsdale City Attorney Goes Live with Legal Files
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software Inc., a leading provider of case and matter management solutions for the legal industry, is pleased to announce that the Scottsdale City Attorney's Office has gone live with the Legal Files case management system. Legal Files is providing a complete, front-end legal department case/matter management system, integrated with the existing document management system, Microsoft Outlook and CompuLaw.

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    • EFiling: The Future Is Now
      Provided by Robert D. Brownstone and William A. Fenwick of Fenwick & West LLP
      Filing paper documents at courthouses and administrative agencies is the law practice equivalent of an endangered species, giving way to a new breed of activity - electronic filing. Efiling is the uploading to a website of information in electronic form. The efiling process has begun to have a more pervasive effect on the legal system than did the adoption of codes of civil procedure or administrative procedure acts.

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    • Arizona Attorney General Goes Live with Legal Files
      Provided by Legal Files
      Legal Files Software, Inc., a leading provider of legal case and office management solutions, is pleased to announce that the Arizona Attorney General's Office has gone live with the Legal Files case management system for 150 users. This milestone begins the final phase in a complex, large-scale project that included numerous data conversions and system integrations.

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    • Thomson West Introduces Case Evaluator on Westlaw
      Provided by Thomson West
      Litigators have questions - about cases, about strategies, about any and all relevant information. Searching Westlaw for the answers - or even clues to the answers - just got easier. Thomson West today announced Case Evaluator on Westlaw, a new research feature that goes beyond a typical search and returns only the desired results unique to each query.

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    • New Features, New Look Distinguish Latest Version of Liquid Litigation Management's Signature Software
      Provided by Liquid Litigation Management, Inc.
      New features, enhanced capabilities and a new look make the latest offerings from Liquid Litigation Management, Inc. (LLM), an electronic discovery services and software firm, stand out among the competition.

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