LawToolBox Adds “Easy Button” for Custom Breakout Rooms and File Sharing in Microsoft Teams for Virtual Court and Depositions

LawToolBox Adds “Easy Button” for Custom Breakout Rooms and File Sharing in Microsoft Teams for Virtual Court and Depositions

Courts, legal departments and law firms can create roles-based templates for court hearings, arbitrations, depositions, Rule 26(f) meetings, client Intake, and more When the Coronavirus hit, we shifted resources to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to help attorneys, legal aid, court reporters and courts get back to work” – Law Tool Box DENVER (PRWEB) AUGUST 03, 2020 LawToolBox announces an “easy button” in Outlook and Microsoft Teams enabling LawToolBox users to create their own custom templates to quickly construct virtual meetings for any business activity they routinely perform. For example, with a few clicks legal professionals can send out customized meeting invites for client intake, working sessions with clients and witnesses, Rule 26(f) meetings to confer with opposing counsel, depositions, arbitrations, ADR or settlement conferences, court hearings, and even trials. Courts, court reporters, mediators, agencies and law firms are not just looking for a short-term patch for video meetings, but they are looking for a way to leverage Microsoft Teams because many of them already own it, and they trust the hardened Microsoft security platform to protect their data. The “virtual meeting module” that LawToolBox has added to its suite of products transforms Teams into a customized solution for legal by empowering users to create meeting templates, to assign roles to attendees so that the attendee list for breakout rooms can be automatically constructed, and to automate the creation of a Teams channel to save and organize meeting transcripts, videos, communications, and files. LawToolBox users assign “roles” to meeting attendees in the case or matter (such as attorney, witness, party, or judge) and LawToolBox uses these roles to automatically build attendee lists with a...
Managing Deadlines for the Modern Law Practice

Managing Deadlines for the Modern Law Practice

Technology can strengthen the “practice of law” through many different types of legal research products, including: practice-specific forms libraries, tools to automate various processes like assembling documents and work flow, and tools to calculate deadlines based on applicable administrative or civil rules of procedure. In contrast to tools that help with the “business of law” (time tracking, billing, lead generation, customer intake, client communication) technology focused on the practice of law helps attorneys to represent their clients more efficiently and effectively. In short, technology that strengthens the “practice of law” helps litigators to win their cases, and it helps transactional attorneys to deliver the best end-result for their clients.  LawToolBox has been singularly focused on building and maintaining the most powerful “rules-based deadline management system” to ever exist. Our experts review rules of procedure and build the first version of a deadline calculator, the legal content team moves the product to production for use by clients, and then our deadlines become even better because it incorporates the feedback of our client base which includes the best legal minds in the world. We monitor court websites for rule changes and our legal team reviews any alerts every morning to determine if modifications need to be made to any ruleset. This process aggregates the mind-share of our the courts system and our client base and is part of an organic and ongoing process to constantly improve our library of deadline rulesets. To calculate deadlines a end-user sets up a matter in LawToolBox and selects an applicable rule-set like “Los Angeles Superior Court”, and then the end-user selects a trigger from a...
Celebrating International Women’s Day in Azure Marketplace

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Azure Marketplace

March 8, 2020, is International Women’s Day. This day means different things for different people and acknowledging this day is different for everyone. In some countries, today is a public holiday. In other countries, it’s a day of protest. For me, it’s a reminder to reflect on the women who have blazed a trail before me and have made steps I take every day easier (voting, working, driving, access to education). In particular, I reflect on the women who’ve shaped the industry I work in – women like Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, Betty Holberton, and Hedy Lamarr. I’m proud to work for a company that champions diversity in its employees – not just in gender, but in our nationalities, our backgrounds, our workstyles and thinking and so many other dimensions. This mindset trickles down into every group and team. Here in the commercial marketplace team we strive to create the best marketplace for users to find, try, buy, and deploy cloud solutions and services. We want users to be able to explore not just the top solutions in each category but to be able to see range and diversity in their selection. We have some great solutions in our commercial marketplace from female founded/female lead companies. Here are just a few you can find showcased this month: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-marketplace/celebrating-international-women-s-day-in-azure-marketplace/ba-p/1138373 We’ve included these solutions as part of a broader campaign at the company that showcases how Microsoft contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. We’re calling this campaign #BuildFor2030. Sustainable Development Goal #5 is gender equality so International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to showcase ways Microsoft is leaning in to gender equality not...
LawToolBox Offer Combines Free Access and Onboarding to Help Firms Manage Matters in Microsoft Teams

LawToolBox Offer Combines Free Access and Onboarding to Help Firms Manage Matters in Microsoft Teams

By Bob Ambrogi on March 26, 2020 As legal technology companies step up to the plate and offer free products and services to help the legal community get through this time of crisis, LawToolBox is extending an offer that can help get firms up and running on effectively managing all their matters through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. LawToolBox is legal calendaring and deadline management software that integrates with a number of platforms. But through its integration with Office 365 Teams, it effectively becomes a full matter management suite for litigation groups, combining matter-level calendaring, document management, collaboration, contacts and more. As legal teams struggle to adapt to new ways of working, LawToolBox today said it is aiming to help them do that through a three part offer that combines next-day onboarding, training through webinars and direct calls, and free access both to its software and Office 365. Next-Day Onboarding LawToolBox says it is offering a next-day service to onboard law firms to work from home using LawToolBox matter management for Microsoft Teams. This onboarding offer includes the training and free access discussed below. Licenses to LawToolBox and Office 365  For firms needing financial assistance during this time, LawToolBox is offering free access for three months to its Matter Management for Microsoft 365 Powered by Teams. It is also waiving onboarding fees. In addition, for firms that do not already have Office 365 and need financial assistance, LawToolBox will help them obtain six months of free access to the Office 365 Enterprise 1 version. (After the free period expires, the cost would be $8 per user per month.) The E1 version includes the full suite of...
PODCAST – Managing Legal Matters With Microsoft Teams. LawToolBox Helps Manage Legal Matters with Microsoft Teams

PODCAST – Managing Legal Matters With Microsoft Teams. LawToolBox Helps Manage Legal Matters with Microsoft Teams

Presented by Carol Lynn Grow, Robert J. Ambrogi & Mike Ammerlann As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced legal professionals to work remotely, many are scrambling to find the best tools and technology to help them manage their legal matters and continue to closely collaborate with their colleagues. While many law firms already use Microsoft Office 365, fewer are as familiar with its core collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. Our guests for this episode of LawNext believe that Teams is a powerful tool for lawyers working from home and one that can effectively serve as a full matter-management platform for law firms and legal departments, entirely within Office 365. They are: Mike Ammerlaan, director, M365 Ecosystem Marketing.Carol Lynn Grow, vice president of marketing and sales, LawToolBox. Ammerlaan and Grow will explain why they see Teams as a powerful tool and discuss how lawyers can use Teams for collaboration, conferencing and case management. As a supplement to this episode, Ammerlaan and Grow recorded a video demonstrating the features and capabilities of Teams for legal professionals. Podcast Link:...