Microsoft Teams Story – A Modern Solution for Legal Departments

Microsoft Teams Story – A Modern Solution for Legal Departments

Partners Learn More    |    Customers Learn More   |   Microsoft Inside Sales Learn MoreLawToolBox.com, Inc., an independent software provider based in Denver, Colorado, creates out-of-the-box deadline rulesets and docketing management tools for law firms and legal departments. The LawToolBox solution allows its customers to easily and methodically manage litigation and compliance deadlines with confidence. By leveraging Microsoft technology, LawToolBox also ensures that its products are securely delivered to end-users while offering a seamless and familiar user experience. Difficulties in manually managing deadlines Marrache Law (also known as “Abogados a su defense”), a boutique law firm based in Oxnard, California, focuses on representing the Hispanic community in cases of automotive accidents, immigration cases, and criminal defense. Due to the complexity of court rules-calendaring, calculating and scheduling deadlines represents the number one risk attorneys face today. Almost 40 percent of all malpractice claims against attorneys are caused by missed deadlines. Historically, deadline creation was performed manually, as deadlines were calculated by hand and then added to calendars one at a time. This process, when multiplied by the thousands of deadlines legal professionals were constantly managing, led to an increased chance of human error combined with a high labor cost. Recognizing the high risk and legal troubles that could arise from missed deadlines, Marrache Law was searching for a modern approach that could streamline this process and avoid costly downstream issues. Read...
Microsoft Office Customer Story – Teams for Legal

Microsoft Office Customer Story – Teams for Legal

Ruled by deadlines Everything in law practice is driven by deadlines. Mismanaging dates can not only throw a case into jeopardy, but also a career—as missed deadlines are the leading cause of attorney malpractice suits. Marrache Law, PC managed cases by using a combination of email and SharePoint to track deadlines and store client files, as well as other legal case management software. However, their process was largely manual, relying on administrators to enter notifications into Outlook by hand, and the different tools they were using were not integrated or centralized. It was slow, inefficient, and susceptible to human error. They needed a more reliable way to stay ahead of deadlines and to keep it all in one place with integrated applications what all worked with each other. Maximizing efficiencies and investments Wanting to maximize their existing Microsoft investments, they looked to LawToolBox, an app that automatically calculates deadlines and filing dates based on applicable rules of law and integrates with Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams. Read More…   Teams and LawToolBox have given me peace of mind, in terms of both case management and security. I can trust that our deadlines are right and our conversations are secure.– Hector Marrache,...
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Betterwith Office Blog

As a modern law firm focused on reducing risk and efficiently delivering legal services to their clients, Fernald Law Group uses LawToolBox deadline calculators based on the applicable rules of civil procedure to automatically generate their deadlines. Because LawToolBox deadline management tools are embedded directly in their Outlook Inbox where legal professionals spend a large portion of their day, tools to manage deadlines are always at their fingertips! Fernald Law Group has a complex litigation practice, and they use LawToolBox to manage rules-based deadlines, edit deadlines, add judge-specific scheduling orders, and track ad hoc miscellaneous events like client meetings and deposition dates. Importantly, deadlines synchronize to the calendars for all team members. LawToolBox delivers several benefits to Fernald Law Group that not only include saving time by streamlining the calculation of deadlines, but also creating a culture of accountability through a centralized deadline management system. These efficiencies are passed on to the firm’s clients, and by automating the calculation of deadlines, the firm can spend more time on the substantive issues that will ultimately win or lose a case. “The ease of use, added features and back up calendaring obtained through LawToolBox in the cloud is a critical tool for our Firm. The ability to automate my case deadlines by matter from my Outlook Inbox makes it easy and gives peace of mind that I’ve got my deadlines covered.” – Brandon C Fernald Do your attorneys rely on Outlook calendars to track their deadlines? Is the law firm staff manually calculating deadlines? Are you entering deadline into calendars one-at-a-time? How does the law firm find out about and implement the court’s...
LawToolBox365 Matter-Based Deadlines Inside Outlook

LawToolBox365 Matter-Based Deadlines Inside Outlook

Partner Profile LawToolBox, an all-in-one court rules provider and deadline management system provider, calculates state and federal court deadlines based on rules of procedure for each court. Other verticals can also use LawToolBox to automate deadlines for regulated industries such as financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical using our build-your-own and off-the-shelf deadline templates. Software and Services LawToolBox365, bundled with Microsoft Office 365, is an add-in for legal that resides entirely within Office 365. With its matter-based backbone inside Outlook, LawToolBox365 allows legal professionals to manage deadlines from beginning to end without ever leaving their Outlook Inbox. Firms using case management software that two-way syncs with Microsoft Outlook calendars (including Clio, LexisNexis Time Matters, LexisNexis Firm Manager and more) get LawToolBox deadlines anywhere they want them. READ...
Using an Online Deadline Management System to Reduce Risk

Using an Online Deadline Management System to Reduce Risk

LJN’s Legal Tech Newsletter® Volume 30, Number 1 • May 2013 By Troy Rackham As a litigator with a particular focus on defending legal professionals in malpractice and disciplinary claims, I am keenly aware that managing deadlines is a critical part of every law practice. Missed deadlines are frequently one of the most common reasons lawyers get sued or their clients file grievances. A lack of confidence in the calculation and management of deadlines results in attorneys spending time reviewing deadlines that would be better spent on building their practice or managing the substantive issues that win or lose a case. The Problem Too many attorneys fail to know that upcoming deadlines exist, or even if they know that a deadline exists, they fail to implement appropriate procedures at a firm management level to consistently make sure that every deadline is timely met. There is a greater risk of missing deadlines when they are calculated by hand, or in such a way that relies on people to docket or calendar the proper dates. For example, at a previous law firm, we calculated deadlines using a manual wheel where a secretary or paralegal would point the trial date to a day of the year, and then the wheel would calculate the deadlines backward from trial. The attorney then would have to make sure that the deadlines were accurate and had been properly recorded in Outlook. This was a time-intensive activity that was susceptible to human error. You may not know who was entering what deadline or on what basis the deadline had been calculated.          When I...
Court Deadline App for Office 365 calculates court deadlines from inside the Outlook Inbox

Court Deadline App for Office 365 calculates court deadlines from inside the Outlook Inbox

While most of their current customers use LawToolBox Court Deadlines for Outlook (premise) a significant portion of their new subscribers are signing up for LawToolBox Court Deadlines for Office 365.  “Attorneys can breathe easy knowing their deadlines are being managed in a systematic way while they avoid calendar clutter by only getting the deadlines they need…” Read More...