LawToolBox + Actionstep
The LawToolBox court rule and deadline management system combines rules-based calendaring with case specific deadlines and events, ensuring nothing gets missed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Enable LawToolBox and Get Started? Contact your actionstep representative or consultant to install the LawToolBox plugin. Ask either actionstep or LawToolBox for pricing information. Click here for short discussion.
How to configure account to select the default ruleset that will appear?Navigate to: Admin (top right-hand corner) > Integrations > LawToolBox Configuration > select matter default and “Save”. Even though you select one ruleset as a default you can select any other ruleset when you are first calculatung deadlines in a matter. Click here for demo.
How do you calculate deadlines for the first time on a matter? When you are in a matter click on the elipsis to the right of the greens icons, select LawToolBox, select the ruleset, and set up athe calendar by selecting that user calendars you want to add deadlines to. When you click “next” all you have to do is select the applicable trigger date and follow the instructions in actionstep. Click here for demo.
How do you re-calculate a trigger date so that all the dependent deadlines move? When you are in a matter click on the elipsis to the right of the greens icons, select LawToolBox, click the “Calculate Deadlines” button, then select the SAME trigger date to recalculate deadline. Click here for demo.
How do you calculate deadline for triggers like “Date Discovery Served” so you can track multiple instances? When you are in a matter click on the elipsis to the right of the greens icons, select LawToolBox, click the “Calculate Deadlines” button, then select one of the trigger dates at the bottom of the trigger date list. Click here for demo.
What kinds of deadline reports can I get? Actionstep has powerful reporting capabilities. Click here for short discussion.
What sets LawToolBox deadlines apart? Rules-based deadlines is not just about entering a trigger date and calculating a deadline, its about using a system that has redundant reminders built-in, and can accommodate scheduling orders, stipulations, miscellaneous deadlines and appointments, rolling off weekends, taking different court holidays into account when counting backwards or forwards, taking method of service into account to add extra days, linking to applicable authorities, report codes and hashtags enable robust reporting, and of course whether the system makes you eligible for discounts on your malpractice premiums. Click here for short discussion.
Combine the power of Actionstep’s legal practice management software with LawToolBox’s court rule and deadline management system and ensure you never miss a deadline!