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:...
InfoTrack Invests In LawToolBox To further Enable Growth For The Future.

InfoTrack Invests In LawToolBox To further Enable Growth For The Future.

A few months ago, LawToolBox secured a significant investment from InfoTrack, a well-known investor in the legal space.  The expanded resources will allow LawToolBox to broaden its library of deadline rule-sets, enhance the API and technology through which it delivers content to integration partners, deepen its integration with Microsoft 365, and provide broader services and support to both clients and integration partners. This investment will help us to deliver to our clients and partners an even better and more valuable experience and advance our mission of helping legal professionals streamline their practice and achieve more, which is especially important as the entire country navigates through COVID-19.We’ve started by adding to on an already amazing team.  In just the past month we have added several attorneys to our rule-set management team, and they are already integrated into our system building and maintaining rule-sets.  We are adding key personnel in finance, development, marketing and support so that our foundation for growth is rock solid.  We are hiring a channel manager dedicated to working with our great partners and helping us grow business together in a mutually beneficial direction.  And of course, we are adding amazing sales team members to help legal professionals understand their best options for managing their practice. This investment makes us a stronger, and a better partner for any of our API and integration partners.  We are delivering better and deeper deadline content and we’ll put more resources into our API to make it faster, easier to use, and more robust.  For example, soon we will be able to deliver deadline analytics through our API which will inform end-users...
Partners Surface LawToolBox Deadlines Inside their Products through API integration

Partners Surface LawToolBox Deadlines Inside their Products through API integration

Many entrepreneurs and organizations have built and are gaining market traction with valuable case management systems to help legal professionals manage files, calendars, notes and business processes. Competing systems have different strengths to pursue law firms of various sizes and practice areas, and they can augment and amplify their product by providing rules-based deadlines to their clients and practices. LawToolBox can fill this gap and provide rules-based deadlines to integration partners who build to the LawToolBox Deadline API. After an introductory meeting, LawToolBox can provide new partners with API credentials, which they can use to explore API functionality and incorporate the LawToolBox deadline system on the inside of their own system. The end-user of the third party system experiences a seamless UI where they can calculate rules-based deadlines and add those deadlines to their calendars without ever leaving the integration partners solution! The LawToolBox API has been designed so that we own all the complexity, and minimize the burden on integrators. Past integrations have been done in as short as one week-long sprint. The basic flow is straight forward: 1. Generate OATH Token. Partners use their credentials to generate an OATH token that they use to communicate to the LawToolBox API (the token will periodically expire so partner needs to implement a flow to refresh the token as necessary). The partner uses this single token to communicate on behalf of every end-user account they activate. 2. Implement Flow to Auto-Regenerate Token if it Expires. We suggest that you implement a flow where if your auth token expires for any reason, it will auto renew. However, please don’t auto generate...

Using Microsoft Teams to Work from Home

RSVP for WebinarsIn a matter of weeks, Coronavirus has impacted our the world in ways most of us never imagined.  Right now most law firms and legal departments are shifting from traditional work environments to remote work and work-from-home work environments.  If you are using Slack or another collaboration tool and are happy with it, we don’t think you should switch to a new product at this time.  However, if you are in need of an enterprise level security-focused collaboration tool, we think you should seriously consider Microsoft Teams.  Many of you with a Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Premium, E1, E3 or E5 licenses are already paying for Microsoft Teams, other firms can consider using the free version of Teams. LawToolBox has spent the last 3 years helping law firms and legal departments use Microsoft Teams to run their law practices. Our mission in confronting this pandemic is to support our integration partners, reseller partners, existing customers and prospects that own Office 365 to efficiently work remotely using Microsoft Teams.  If you think this is the right time for your firm to explore using Microsoft Teams to collaborate on matters and work remotely, we prepared an introduction to Microsoft Teams presentation that might help you evaluate this approach We are doing daily no charge, “how to” on-boarding sessions on working from home using Microsoft Teams so that at the end of the first session, participants can chat, call and screen share, create a team and channel, attend or kick off of a #TeamsMorningMeeting and #TeamsOfficeHours  We encourage you to join and participate, and ask any questions you may have...
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 launches mobile-friendly app that opens the door for a new class of integration partners to i-Frame

Partner integrations can use LawToolBox as a bridge to Outlook Calendars and Microsoft Teams LawToolBox transforms Microsoft Outlook and Teams into a legal solution for law firms and legal departments. LawToolBox partners can now leverage these same innovative Microsoft 365 apps to deliver rule-based deadlines and calendaring for Outlook to their clients. Not only can partners i-frame LawToolBox within their own products, but their clients can also manage deadlines and calendars for their matters from the award winning LawToolBox Outlook add-ins, Teams apps, or from their phone.Empowering Partners to Deliver Deadlines & Office 365 Calendaring:  Many legal software vendors have built incredible products that provide solutions like time tracking or billing, but have not yet filled their clients needs for rules-based deadlines, or a calendar solution that is deeply integrated with the Microsoft 365 and the calendar. Now, LawToolBox provides a simple and elegant solution for these companies to quickly and easily meet this need:1- End-Users set up matters in Partners product2-Partners use the LawToolBox API to provision the same matter on our system pre-populated with matter information3-When end-users are in matter within the partners product and want to manage their calendar they click on a link to open LawToolBox in a tab within the partner’s product 4-After creating a calendar event or calculating rules-based deadlines the end-user uses LawToolBox to synchronize those calendar events to office 365. Matters provisioned in LawToolBox by our partners are not only accessible within an i-frame inside the partner product, but end-users can also seamlessly manage their matter calendars from the LawToolBox add-in for Outlook, app for Teams, and from our mobile friendly...