CompuLaw Announces Vision™ Version 9.0

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CEO David Kalmick says Vision 9.0 represents a commitment to CompuLaw's customer base.

In an effort to be consistently ahead of the curve when it comes to features and functionality, we have added a number of new features and important enhancements to Version 9.0. We have always listened carefully to our customer feedback and user suggestions. Version 9.0 is a great example of this philosophy.

CompuLaw LLC, publisher of calendar/docket software with built-in court rules databases, announced today the release of Vision 9.0, a significant update to its highly popular calendar solution. Version 9.0 offers many exciting new features, including the Event Exclusion and Parties Insert features, the CompuLaw Information Center (CIC), court date scheduling enhancements, international trademark changes and new reporting options.

CompuLaw CEO and President David Kalmick explains, "In an effort to be consistently ahead of the curve when it comes to features and functionality, we have added a number of new features and important enhancements to Version 9.0. We have always listened carefully to our customer feedback and user suggestions. Version 9.0 is a great example of this philosophy."

CompuLaw Vision 9.0's CIC allows firms to directly access (through Vision) CompuLaw's Court Rules Knowledge Base. With the Court Rules Knowledge Base, users are immediately informed of important rules changes, can view court information (including state court structure and relation to CompuLaw rule sets) and can review the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) databases for rules and technology support departments. The CIC provides functionality that allows firms to view and download new rules and recent rules updates.

"We have included convenient reporting and printing options to extend flexibility for legal professionals, such as the Timekeeper Order on Reports, the Event Reports by Office, and the By Timekeeper Report Ordered by Timekeeper Name," says David Kalmick. "We have always welcomed valuable feedback from our customers as we continue to meet and exceed their legal calendaring needs."

The Event Exclusion feature allows users to automatically exclude certain categories of dates from being scheduled. This can be set for either individual timekeepers or for the entire matter. For example, users may wish to exclude "Service by fax" events from certain matters. Certain timekeepers, such as partners, may not wish to see every motion date, but may want to be advised of trials and other "milestone" events for specific matters.

The Parties Insert feature allows users to quickly enter events without having to spend time manually adding the parties and editing event descriptions. Users simply designate the roles of parties listed for a case, and Vision will automatically insert the party names into the event description, the trigger event and all other related events.

This expert feature also allows users to quickly select or remove parties in multi-party cases, so users can track which events apply to which parties in a multi-party case. For example, the trigger and related event: "Date of Service of Complaint - Last day for Defendant to Respond to Complaint" would then become: "Date of Service of Acme Inc.'s Complaint on Defendant Smith Corporation --- Last day for Defendant Smith Corporation to Respond to Acme Inc.'s Complaint."

"Version 9.0 has built-in court rules functionality that won't be apparent immediately. These functions will 'appear' as new rules updates are released. With Vision 9.0, our rules just got smarter," said Alex Manners, vice president of Legal Rules Products.

Court date and other scheduling features added to Vision Version 9.0 include:

  • Jurisdiction information – court jurisdiction information is now entered and maintained on a separate tab on the matter information entry form, allowing for quick and easy entry and lookup.
  • Formula calculation changes – trigger dates can now have a secondary date calculation, and secondary formulas can be set to calculate a date.
  • Calculation adjustment features – users will now have the ability to define Saturday as a workday for a rule set (i.e. some courts, including foreign courts, work on Saturdays).
  • Formula change history – Vision will automatically track changes to court rules formulae. A complete detailed history of changes can be viewed or printed at any time. You can even view the changes for an individual formula.

Look for upcoming International Trademark changes in Vision 9.0, including U.S. Customs tabs and International Trademark and U.S. Trademark summary pages (expected early 2006). For more information about CompuLaw Vision™ 9.0, CompuLaw Rules Databases or other products, call (800) 444-0020 or visit http://www.compulaw.com.

About CompuLaw Vision

Vision is CompuLaw's trusted calendar/docket software that enables attorneys to automatically schedule critical dates in accordance with court rules, greatly reducing the possibility of missing deadlines through error-prone and time-consuming manual docket calculations. A full-featured 32-bit application for Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP, Vision is also available in MS SQL and MSDE versions. Vision integrates with Microsoft Outlook®, Novell GroupWise®, Lotus Notes™ and the CompuLaw Vision Web Portal™. The Web Portal uses Internet/Intranet technology to provide users with around-the-clock access to their schedules from any location, via their Web browsers.

About CompuLaw

Founded in 1978 by current CEO and President David Kalmick, CompuLaw publishes court rules databases for use with calendar/docket and case management systems. The company offers rules databases for all 50 states including State, Federal, Appellate, Supreme Court, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and more, and is the only vendor that offers rules databases that are entirely authored or edited by qualified attorneys. For more information about CompuLaw, CompuLaw Vision, CompuLaw Rules or other products, call (800) 444-0020 or visit http://www.compulaw.com.

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Larry Crāpo

Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Phone: 800-444-0020

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