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Law Firm Practice

  1. 1. Law Firm Practice Dittakavi Rao (Copyright, 2010)
  2. 2. Law Practice Software • Both leading legal information providers (Westlaw and LexisNexis) offer in addition to Westlaw and LexisNexis research database services, several legal practice tools (software services) for case management, public records etc. to the law firms on a subscription basis.
  3. 3. LexisNexis –Legal Practice Software • PCLaw – Billing & Accounting • Juris – Billing & Accounting • CaseMap – Case Management • Martindale – Lawyer Directory • Accurint – Background Checks • InterAction – CRM • Total Litigator – Collaboration Tool • Time Matters – Calendar Application • Net Documents – Document Management • Law Prediscovery – EDD • Concordance – EDD • LexisNexis Total Search – Knowledge Management • Lexis Document Profiling – Risk Management • CourtLink – Docket Search Database of Filings
  4. 4. Thomson West – Legal Practice Software • LiveNote – Real Time Court Reporting • Hubbard One – Prospective Client Connection • PeopleMap – Public Records, Legal Filings • Elite – Case Management • ProLaw – Case Management • West KM – Knowledge Management • Case Notebook – Case Management • Westlaw Litigator – Complete Litigation • CourtExpress – Docket Search Database of Filings • Westlaw Court Wire – Alerts new lawsuits same day
  5. 5. Practice Management • Practice management software includes: – Case/matter management – Document management – Calendaring – Contact management – Task management – Time tracking – Billing and reporting etc.
  6. 6. Knowledge Tools • CaseShare (www.caseshare.com) & LextraNet (www.lextranet.com) – Provide online repositories of pleadings, decisions, exhibits, transcripts, and other materials involved in pending cases • Interwoven, OpenText, and Worldox – Supply document management systems. » Marc Lauritsen. The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools.
  7. 7. Knowledge Tools – Contd… • CaseMap (www.casesoft.com) – Spreadsheet like tool for organizing people, issues, events, evidence, and other components involved in a case. • Attenex Patterns (www.attenex.com), Valora (www.valoratech.com), and Dolphinsearch. – Advanced tools for classifying and characterizing documents in the discovery process.
  8. 8. Knowledge Tools – Contd… • DealBuilder, HotDocs, and Rapidocs – Documents assembly engines • DealProof (www.dealproof.com) – Advanced proof-reading tool. • Recommind (www.recommind.com) – Helps categorize and organize information.

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