LexisNexis® Case Study on LawToolBox and Time Matters® at LAUSD

LexisNexis® Case Study on LawToolBox and Time Matters® at LAUSD

Read More Here OVERVIEW Customer Profile: Don Davis, J.D., is general counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District, which serves 55,000 students. His experience includes 30 years with the Marine Corps Judge Advocate Division—practicing law all over the world and 10 years as chief of staff in the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District. His areas of focus include education law, litigation, transactional law and law office management. Business Situation: Davis is using his practice management experience in Los Angeles to increase efficiency for the school district in San Francisco. Solution: Davis and the team in Los Angeles implemented Time Matters® software across a rapidly growing practice and then integrated with LawToolBox® for easier docket management. The plan is to take a similar approach in San Francisco. Integration with LawToolBox for rules-based calendaring LawToolBox combines off-the-shelf court rule sets with custom in-house rule sets for centralized docketing. Once a paralegal enters a complaint or trial date, LawToolBox determines the applicable deadlines. Deadlines synchronize from LawToolBox to Time Matters using Integrated Deadlines synchronization software. For example, in the LawToolBox calculator for Los Angeles County Superior Court, paralegals can enter any one of over 30 trigger dates, which in turn automatically calculate between 1 and 18 deadlines. Deadline calculations are updated in LawToolBox online in real time when rules change. When rule changes apply to pending matters already docketed in LawToolBox, deadlines are updated and also preserved under the “old rules” for reference. Caseload Management It’s easy to generate deadline-related reports for the entire department. For example, says Davis, “If I want to look at...
Managing Law Firm Risk with Rules-Based Docketing (LegalTalk Network)

Managing Law Firm Risk with Rules-Based Docketing (LegalTalk Network)

LegalTalk Network interviews LawToolBox at ABA Techshow in Chicago and discusses the LawToolBox court deadlines for Microsoft Outlook and their recent integration with Clio (4/15/2015). Court deadline rules can be incredibly complicated, particularly for civil litigators, and even the most meticulous lawyers and legal assistants can miss an important date. There are different rules when dealing with mailing deadlines or holidays and weekends. Additionally federal, state, and local courts all have individual rules, and even some federal courts are different from district to district and within divisions of the district. In the past, managing these deadlines was a full time job, but rules-based docketing and scheduling technologies have emerged that are more accurate and less time consuming. Managing Risk with Rules-Based Docketing (LegalTalk...