LawToolBox Announces SALI Compliance!

LawToolBox Announces SALI Compliance!

LawToolBox Announces it is SALI Compliant! by Sherry Metzger, Esq. In March, The Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry Alliance (SALI) announced the release of Legal Matter Specification Standard 2.0 (LMSS 2.0). Damien Riehl, Vice President for Litigation Workflow and Analytics Content for FastCase, “led an effort to migrate the LMSS to a graph database (RDF/OWL),” stated the press release. SALI improves industry efficiency by creating a common language, or “tagging” system, which increases the interoperability of end-users such as law firms, clients, and legal service providers. With the release of LMSS 2.0, “[t]he taxonomy has expanded more than six-fold to almost 10,000 categories (essentially tags) that the legal market uses to describe its services in detail, and in a way that is comparable across organizations,” stated the press release. Additionally, the release stated that a “significant portion of the expanded set of descriptors relate to litigation, including causes of action, document types, phases, and more, enabling robust definition and categorization of a wide variety of key aspects of disputes.” (You can learn more about SALI and read the entire March press release here www.sali.org). What does it mean for LawToolBox to be SALI compliant? “If you incorporate one [SALI] tag, you are SALI compliant,” explained Riehl on Episode 171 of the LawNext Podcast. (You can listen to the episode here: LawNext: Ep 171: Damien Riehl on the SALI Alliance and Setting Data Standards for the Legal Industry (libsyn.com)). Host Bob Ambrogi, a legal innovation thought-leader, spotlighted SALI in his interview of Riehl on the podcast that showcases innovators and entrepreneurs in the legal industry. “Sali labels enable us to...
Expanded Availability of Judges’ Rules for LawToolBox Matters

Expanded Availability of Judges’ Rules for LawToolBox Matters

Expanded Availability of Judges' Rules in LawToolBox Matters By Jessica Myers, Esq. LawToolBox is expanding the availability of Judges’ Rules as part of our effort to continue improving our comprehensive database of rule sets. We have integrated the Judges’ Rules so they seamlessly overlap with the original civil rule-set making it easier to reference both rule-sets at the same time, in turn, maximizing our client’s time. For law firms practicing in California we offer the following Judges’ Rules rule-sets: US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha) US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge David O. Carter) US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge R. Gary Klausner) US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge Alka Sagar) US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge James V. Selna) US Federal – CA USDC Central (Judge George H. Wu) US Federal – CA USDC Northern (Judge Edward M. Chen) CA State – Superior Court – Civil (Judge Richard Y. Lee: Orange) We look forward to the continuing expansion of our database to ensure that we are delivering the best rule-set content to our clients, and appreciate any feedback our clients have as to judge’s rules they would like us to put in our queue. Facebook-f Twitter...
LawToolBox Templates for Microsoft Teams Brings All of the Tools You Need to Manage Matters into One Team

LawToolBox Templates for Microsoft Teams Brings All of the Tools You Need to Manage Matters into One Team

LawToolBox Templates for Microsoft Teams Brings All of the Tools you Need to Manage Matters into One Team By Jack Grow (Redmond, WA – May 25, 2022) On the main stage at the Microsoft Build conference, LawToolBox COO Carol-Lynn Grow was interviewed by Microsoft Teams CVP Bhrighu Sareen. Over 50,000 attendees got a glimpse of the new LawToolBox feature that templatizes Microsoft Teams. With one-click, LawToolBox turns Microsoft Teams into an umbrella platform pre-configured with all the Microsoft and third-party apps you use to manage your legal matters!  It is a game changer. Read the full press release here. First, your law firm administrator sets up preferences for your organization and preconfigures the channels that will get auto provisioned for each practice area. Then, when someone in your firm sets up a matter and selects one of the practice areas you have defined, each channel will be automatically provisioned with any Microsoft or 3d party app you want as tabs. Do you use NetDocuments? Adobe Sign? Want to use Microsoft Planner?  LawToolBox will automatically add them as tabs to any channel in a Team created by our solution. LawToolBox further amplifies Microsoft Teams with other tools to manage matters, including: – Login to LawToolBox using SSO to protect your confidential data behind Microsoft firewall – Check-in with the LawToolBox chat bot every morning for quick access to your Outlook calendar, upcoming deadlines, LawToolBox matters, or your recently used files – Create a Microsoft Team for your matter from Outlook – When creating a Microsoft Team use channel and tab templates specific to a practice area – Jump from a LawToolBox matter in Outlook to the associated Microsoft Team – Manage...
Presenting LawToolBox to 50,000+ People at Microsoft Build

Presenting LawToolBox to 50,000+ People at Microsoft Build

Presenting LawToolBox to 50,000+ People at Microsoft Build By Aaron Berg We’re thrilled to share an exciting development with Microsoft and LawToolBox.Carol-Lynn Grow, LawToolBox COO, was invited to be interviewed by Bhrighu Sareen, CVP Microsoft Teams, on main stage at Microsoft’s annual “Build” conference. Microsoft is expecting 50,000 attendees!Microsoft Build Into Focus: Build collaborative apps to thrive in the modern workplaceWhen: May 25, 2022, 1:45 – 2:30 pm PDTRegister for Free HereIt’s a 45 minute session and LawToolBox is featured during the last 15 minutes which will include a sneak peak product demo. We’ll be making big announcements and are excited for you to join us! Facebook-f Twitter...
Big Changes Affecting the United States District Court for the District of Montana

Big Changes Affecting the United States District Court for the District of Montana

Big Changes Affecting the United States District Court for the District of Montana Effective March 1, 2022 By Sherry Metzger, Esq.             Significant local rule changes became effective March 1, 2022, in the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Though many changes were the result of formatting and renumbering, some contained substantial wording, and others affect trigger dates and deadlines. The most substantive changes are to Rules 7.1 and 54.1 (See, Rules 7.1 and 54.1).            Rule 7.1 motions deadlines and trigger dates are amended. Rule 7.1(d)(B) responses to motions to dismiss, for judgment on the pleadings, or for summary judgment are no longer measured from the time the motion is filed. Now the deadline runs from the date the motion was entered in the docket. While Rule 7.1(d)(B)(ii) governs responses to dispositive motions, Rule 7.1(d)(B)(ii) governs responses to all other motions. The length of time to file responses in these rules is unchanged. The deadline to file responses to dispositive motions is 21 days after the motion was entered in the docket, and the deadline to file responses to all other motions is 14 days after the motion was entered in the docket. Rule 7.1(C) allows the moving party to file a reply within 14 days after the response was entered in the docket.            The other major changes are found in Rule 54.1. Many formatting and language revisions to this rule warrant a review, however, the major change to the order taxing costs is that there will no longer be a hearing on the matter. Now, if no objections are filed, the clerk will approve the...
New Emergency Local Rules in the Superior Court of California County of Nevada

New Emergency Local Rules in the Superior Court of California County of Nevada

New Emergency Local Rules Effective March 1, 2022 in the Superior Court of California County of Nevada By Sherry Metzger, Esq. LawToolBox is another set of eyes looking for rule changes that affect your practice.  Here is one recent example of rule changes in Superior Court of California for Nevada County that we have already incorporated into the LawToolBox deadline calculators: New emergency local rules in the Superior Court of California County of Nevada became effective March 1, 2022. The deadline to serve and file a settlement conference statement is five court-days before the mandatory settlement conference under Emergency Local Rule 4.02. (See, Rule 4.02). Emergency Local Rule 5.08, governing trials and mandatory settlement, provides deadlines to file and serve a pretrial statement (either five court-days before the trial date or two court days prior to the settlement conference). (See, Rule 5.08(G)). A Final Declaration of Disclosure must be filed no later than forty-five days before trial. (See, Rule 5.08(H)). Per Emergency Local Rule 5.08(H)(3), parties and attorneys must try to resolve disputes five court days prior to trial, and stipulations must be submitted on the date trial commences. (See, Rule 5.08(H)(3)). Finally, the party directed by the court to prepare a judgment or order must do so and submit it to opposing counsel within thirty days after the trial or hearing. (See, Rule 5.08(I)). Facebook-f Twitter...

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