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JuraLaw News You Can Use - June 2014

The June 2014 Newsletter covers tips on Multiple Email Reminders, type-ahead improvements and save enhancements. We also discuss the new NetDocuments integration with JuraLaw.

Implementing Electronic Docketing in the 21st Century

Here's a checklist of items to consider in your firm's review of  case, calendar and docket management products.

Reprinted by permission from ALA Currents/Law Firm Management Trends & Innovations

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Q: If I am considering JuraLaw for my firm, how difficult is the installation process?

JuraLaw is completely web-based and only requires a web browser. There is no software, no database or hardware required to capitalize on the full benefits of JuraLaw.

Q: If my law firm is headquartered in Philadelphia, can I still use JuraLaw?

JuraLaw is a full-featured legal calendar management system that can be accessed from any location with a secure login. JuraLaw is perfect for multi-officed firms as it acts as a centralized management system accessible from any office. A powerful integrated court rules engine populates important dates into the case management system. Court rules are available from across the nation.

Q: Is JuraLaw easy to use?

JuraLaw flows easily from screen to screen to streamline work processes. It manages case information in views that make it easy to input and find. Since legal calendar management often involves the receipt of information from several different sources, JuraLaw provides an extensive open view of input information to prevent duplicate entries from being created. Given that docket managers helped design the JuraLaw workflow, JuraLaw easily integrates into law firms’ standard docket processes and procedures.

Q: My firm records the history of case events in our case dockets. Can JuraLaw® accommodate this need?

JuraLaw is a docket management system that can provide complete histories of cases. It allows firms to record all of the important events associated with their cases. Docket personnel from several law firms provided product development input for JuraLaw. As a result, JuraLaw is configured for easy data entry to record both past and future events in cases. The “save as” feature allows docket personnel a means to quickly create all of the dates that must be docketed around an event.

Q: My firm requires several types of reports from our case management system, like case load reports, daily and weekly calendars, and case lists by offices. Can JuraLaw provide these reports?

With over 100 flavors of reports to choose from, JuraLaw provides almost every type of a report a firm would require. We have over 3 decades of experience in providing reports to law firms. Reports are available in a variety of export formats and can be easily scheduled, run and distributed immediately, daily, weekly, monthly or annually. Additionally, calendar notices and email alerts are seamlessly generated and distributed to attorneys through Outlook and Office 365 integration.

Q: How accurate is your court call information?

Before court calls are delivered to law firms via JuraLaw, Law Bulletin Media’s team of experts, with over 120 years of combined experience, proof, verify, correct and format the courts most recent data to ensure the information is accurate and up to date. JuraLaw’s court call experts not only review and process the court call information provided electronically by the courts but also review and process additional court call information that is still only available from the courts in hard copy.

Q: What courts are available for court call information?

JuraLaw provides an Illinois court date notification system second to none in terms of coverage. Cases entered into the system match precisely to all Northern Illinois Court calls including, but not limited to, the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division; Cook County Circuit Court, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Madison, Winnebago and Will County Courts, Illinois Industrial Commission, Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court.

Q: What jurisdictions are available for the court rules engine in JuraLaw®?

JuraLaw provides court rules from jurisdictions across the United States, including a mix of federal, state, appellate, judges, bankruptcy courts and agencies. Rules are available in all 50 states plus Puerto and the Virgin Islands. 

Q: If I have a problem running a report or using JuraLaw®, who do I contact?

You can call the JuraLaw customer support team that has both the experience of docket management and in-depth product knowledge. Because JuraLaw's customer support team members are tenured and experienced courthouse and docket professionals, they understand the daily tasks of docket professionals and can provide them with the assistance they require to perform most effectively and efficiently. JuraLaw's customer support team begins by training customers on JuraLaw best practices. The customer support team continues to be available to support customers in their daily use of the product. The team provides ongoing support for customers by phone, in person updates and refresher training sessions and on-site visits.