American LegalNet is Proud to Announce the Launch of Smart Dockets Website and iPad/iPhone App

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Allows law firms to now calculate dates and deadlines using court rules anytime, anywhere

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Smart Dockets™ provides attorneys and legal assistants with the ability to calculate critical dates and deadlines using court rules anytime, anywhere with an easy to use website (www.SmartDockets.com) or free mobile iPhone/iPad app.

American LegalNet, the leading provider for “Desktop to Courthouse” legal workflow solutions designed to offer an innovative platform for law firms to minimize risk, increase efficiency, and reduce costs, announced today the release of Smart Dockets™. Smart Dockets provides attorneys and legal assistants with the ability to calculate critical dates and deadlines using court rules anytime, anywhere with an easy to use website (http://www.SmartDockets.com) or free mobile iPhone/iPad app. (Download the app for free)

Due to the growing use of smart phones within the legal industry, Smart Dockets answers the collective need for key legal staff to accurately calculate and analyze upcoming rule-based deadlines. With Apple products penetrating 80 percent of the legal industry, Smart Dockets answers a rising demand for mobile access to critical dates and calendaring. In addition, many firms are utilizing a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy and access to information via your personal iPhone or iPad is becoming increasingly popular.

“I am excited to announce the launch of American LegalNet’s first mobile application as part of our continued strategy to execute a complete “Desktop to Courthouse” Workflow product suite for law firms. Our latest addition, Smart Dockets, is the only free service to offer a combined mobile iPhone or iPad app and website solution for critical date calculations,” said Erez Bustan, President and CEO of American LegalNet. “Finding advanced ways to extend court rules and manage risk offers us the opportunity to partner with law firms to achieve maximum results.”

With Smart Dockets users simply choose a court rule set, determine the trigger (e.g. Interrogatories Served), and enter the trigger date to automatically populate rule based deadlines. Results can easily be emailed as a report (HTML or PDF) and/or as calendar appointments. Smart Dockets always keeps rules and holidays up-to-date and delivers the exact same rule sets written by U.S. licensed attorneys to minimize the risk of missing a court date.

"We have the good fortune of using the American LegalNet suite of workflow solutions serving our in-house attorneys every court docketing needs," said Bruce Blank, Director of Litigation at Foley & Lardner, LLP. Mr. Blank continued, “The addition and versatility of Smart Dockets will provide our attorneys a piece of mind when on the spot calculations are needed. We look forward to making great use of this innovative mobile solution."

Key features and benefits of Smart Dockets:

  •     Free access to American LegalNet’s national federal and state automated court rules.
  •     Quickly and easily calculate court deadlines.
  •     Run reports for upcoming dates in either PDF or HTML formats.
  •     Ability to add deadlines to your calendar via Outlook Events and iCal files.
  •     Minimize risk to avoid the leading cause of malpractice claims.

Combining Smart Dockets with an existing docketing solution, such as American LegalNet’s award winning eDockets™ “Desktop to Courthouse” legal workflow platform, will provide law firms the security of knowing court dates and deadline are always current and available at your desk or on-the-go. To download the free American LegalNet Smart Dockets™ iPhone/iPad app, please visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart–dockets/id551062162?mt=8. You may also register online at http://www.SmartDockets.com.

About American LegalNet:
American LegalNet is the leading provider for “Desktop to Courthouse” legal workflow solutions delivering an innovative platform for law firms to minimize risk, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. For nearly two decades American LegalNet has offered award winning solutions to over 50% of the AmLaw 100 including the rules-based eDockets™, Forms WorkFlow®, Smart Dockets™, and eFiling Portal to automate docket calendaring, a national database of fillable court forms and documents, and efiling of required documents directly to the court. American LegalNet also provides a wide variety of professional services to maximize productivity and integration with all your legal technologies. For more information please visit http://www.americanlegalnet.com.

Media Contact:
Chelsea Levengood, Marketing Manger
American LegalNet
P. 818-817-9234
E. clevengood(at)americanlegalnet(dot)com

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