LawToolBox Integration with Microsoft Teams Enhances Matter Management and Facilitates Virtual Hearings for Courts

LawToolBox Integration with Microsoft Teams Enhances Matter Management and Facilitates Virtual Hearings for Courts

DENVER (April 28, 2020) –  In response to COVID-19 LawToolBox announces it accelerated development of new features for its award-winning app for Microsoft Teams to empower judicial and administrative courts to manage legal matters remotely with virtual hearings.  Judicial and administrative courts are looking to different technologies to get them back up and ready for hearings.  Some courts are not just looking for a short-term patch for web meeting, but they are looking for a more robust long-term solution that includes matter and file management, calendaring, and document collaboration. virtual hearings connected to matters & Microsoft Teamsmatter management across Office 365 Teams, Outlook & SharePointautomate compliance and litigation deadlinesmodern and secure collaboration for courts and the parties Types of Virtual Hearings:  The types of remote hearings that Microsoft Teams and LawToolBox can facilitate include: State, Federal and Appellate Courts, State and Federal Agency with Hearing Boards, Attorney General Offices and City Attorney Offices, Workers Compensation organizations, Unemployment Boards.  Most of these organizations already own Office 365 and because Teams comes free with Office 365 subscriptions this enables these organizations to host and live-stream remote hearings on legal matters securely using software they already own. New Features in Teams for Virtual Hearings. Microsoft has been accelerating features in Teams that facilitate remote hearings increasing the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Microsoft Teams meeting stage to 9 so attorneys can watch the expressions of all the other participants not just the person talking, custom backgrounds so judges can look like they are sitting in a courtroom, Team’s “hold” to facilitate breakout waiting rooms that allow judges...
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 Robert Ambrogi on March 26, 2020As 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.Read the full article here...
Discover, Purchase, Test, Deploy and Manage LawToolBox from INSIDE Your Own Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Discover, Purchase, Test, Deploy and Manage LawToolBox from INSIDE Your Own Microsoft 365 Admin Center

As Microsoft starts on March 2nd rolls out a new class of apps called Microsoft 365 Apps – IT professionals can discover, purchase, test, deploy and manage LawToolBox inside their own Microsoft 365 Admin Center. This means that IT professionals will be able to purchase and manage LawToolBox in the same secure admin center they manage Microsoft services. “We are excited to be among the first Microsoft 365 Apps making it easier for IT professionals to deploy apps like LawToolBox with integrations for Outlook, for Microsoft Teams, for a browser, or for all three, with a single click from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center,” says Jack Grow, CEO of LawToolBox. What New Things can IT Pros do with the LawToolBox Microsoft 365 App? Today IT professionals can discover LawToolBox for Outlook or Teams in AppSource with the option to also purchase directly, through their Microsoft Partner, or through their Microsoft Account Executive. With the launch of the LawToolBox Microsoft 365 App, IT professionals will also be able to manage the process end-to-end from within the Microsoft Admin Center. If a firm wants to deploy all LawToolBox integrations simultaneously, they now have the tools to do so. However, if a firm isn’t ready for Teams yet, an IT Pro can initially deploy just the LawToolBox Outlook add-in, and later deploy for Teams when the timing is right. With this new method, Microsoft 365 apps fast track procurement by adding LawToolBox to the Microsoft monthly invoice while increasing trust with clients by layering LawToolBox security self-attestation alongside Microsoft’s security and privacy certifications. Press...

LawToolBox Most Significant Upgrade in Years!

Creates seamless experience with Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Your Phone & the Web We’re crazy excited to share this month’s app updates, and they are huge!  There’s a lot of new info to absorb, so let us know what you think and if you have any questions.  1.  Outlook Only – Pin your LawToolBox Add-in Open.  When you open your LawToolBox Add-in in Outlook, you will see a new “pin” in the upper right-hand corner of our add-in.  This is a brand-new feature that we are one of the first companies to incorporate that allows users to pin open the LawToolBox add-in then navigate between emails without having to close and re-open the add-in saving you oodles of time! 2.  Teams App Only – Instantly Create a Microsoft Team from any LawToolBox matter.  Maybe you’re tracking 50 matters in LawToolBox, but you only have a few that are in active litigation?  When a matter heats up and you want to start actively collaborating on it in a Microsoft Team dedicated to that matter, just navigate to LawToolBox matter, click on the action menu, and then click “Create Team”.   In a matter of seconds you will be up and running with a fully provisioned Microsoft Team (that includes all the deadlines documents and notes you were managing in Outlook, SharePoint and One Note). 3.  Lots of New Features in the Admin Portal.  You’ll see lots of new switches where your firm admin can turn on and off features across your whole firm, or user-by-user.  For example, your firm admin can hide the links to the “files” if you use a different document...
Microsoft Blog – LawToolBox is One of the First Transactable SaaS Offers Sold through the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

Microsoft Blog – LawToolBox is One of the First Transactable SaaS Offers Sold through the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

Partners Learn More    |    Customers Learn More   |   Microsoft Inside Sales Learn More Monday, August 19, 2019 by Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe Recently, in Las Vegas, Microsoft held it’s annual partner event, Microsoft Inspire.  While there, I had an opportunity to sit with partners to understand how they are approaching new features to support additional business models within Microsoft AppSource and the commercial marketplace platform.  I sat down with Carol-Lynn Grow from LawToolBox, a company that delivers a deadline and matter-management SaaS for legal professionals, to learn how she is leveraging the new marketplace investments to drive her business.  To start, I asked Carol-Lynn, why she chose to expand her business model to include direct selling to customers through Microsoft AppSource.  She replied,  “The opportunity for our business to deliver SaaS, which provides access to the entire LawToolBox solution, into a Microsoft product where end users spend their day (whether its in their Outlook inbox, Teams Tab, or through a browser) is enormous. By selling direct through Microsoft AppSource, we can facilitate and accelerate transactions with larger corporations, who don’t need to add LawToolBox as approved vendor but can transact directly with Microsoft. Clients have told us they want one invoice.  As soon as our press release went out describing transactability through the Microsoft commerical marketplace platform we started getting calls not just from new clients who liked the idea of simplifying their operations – but we started getting calls from existing clients asking how they could add LawToolBox to their Microsoft invoice.”Selling thru Partner Center, any distributor or Managed Service Provider (MSP) can discover, purchase and manage LawToolBox licenses for their law firm and legal department customers inside their existing Microsoft Partner Center portal where they manage their client’s Office 365 licenses.” For LawToolBox, Carol-Lynn sent on...
LawToolBox Outlook Add-in & Teams App are Among the First Available SaaS Offers for Purchase in the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

LawToolBox Outlook Add-in & Teams App are Among the First Available SaaS Offers for Purchase in the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

Partners Learn More    |    Customers Learn More   |   Microsoft Inside Sales Learn More Within the legal market, the LawToolBox focus on reducing the risk of missing a deadline differentiates it from other legal products.  The LawToolBox solution allows its customers to easily and methodically manage litigation, compliance and general legal deadlines with confidence – creating a cross-platform experience between Outlook, Teams and SharePoint or other document management products in Office 365.  See, Convert Outlook & Teams to Office for Legal (3 min).  In short, LawToolBox transforms Office 365 into Office for Legal. The award-winning LawToolBox deadline and matter-management solution is available for purchase in three ways:  (1) by 75k distributors and Microsoft Partners through the Microsoft Partner Center CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) portal who can bundle in their own managed services and offers, (2) by 20k inside Microsoft field sales people through the internal Microsoft Quote Center, and (3) direct from Microsoft by law firms and legal departments on AppSource.  See Press Release. How you purchase LawToolBox in the new Microsoft commercial marketplace depends on who you are: Scenario 1:  Law firms can get LawToolBox through their IT Person via their distributor or Microsoft’s Partner Center portal This month LawToolBox and Microsoft announced that any distributor or MSP (Microsoft Partner “Managed Service Provider”) can discover, purchase and manage LawToolBox licenses for their law firm and legal department customers inside their existing Microsoft Partner Center portal in the same place and on the same invoice they manage their client’s Office 365 licenses.For solutions like LawToolBox, Microsoft will “pay the channel a 10 percent incentive to sell marketplace publisher solutions with a transactable SaaS...