LawToolBox Court Deadline SharePoint App Integrated with Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365

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As part of its continuing effort to help attorneys and legal departments calculate deadlines using products they are already familiar with, LawToolBox announces its Court Deadline app integrated with Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365.

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We’re pleased to work with LawToolBox to help law firms easily incorporate deadline calendar data into Microsoft Office 365 & provide lawyers with the benefits provided by this integration - Nishan DeSilva, Sr Director Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

LawToolBox calculates rules-based court deadlines in all 50 states based on the applicable rules of procedure in state and federal courts. The LawToolBox Court Deadline App for Matter Center expands on its existing apps for Office 365 and Windows, and will leverage Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365 to reach new markets.

"The LawToolBox integration for Matter Center transforms the companies go to market strategy. First, integration allows LawToolBox to draft behind the powerful suite of Microsoft products embedded in Office 365. Second, integration with SharePoint has given LawToolBox new tools to enhance collaboration with co-counsel, larger firms, corporations and government agencies that already use SharePoint on Azure servers to share and aggregate information. And third, our integration ties into a centralized matter repository so that case data is ‘entered once and used many times' to better increase productivity and automate litigation workflow" says Carol Lynn Grow, LawToolBox VP of Marketing and Sales.

Before installing the LawToolBox Court Deadline app on SharePoint, a law firm or corporation needs to install Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365, which requires both Office 365 and an Azure tenancy. Matter Center uses SharePoint sites to anchor matters to familiar Microsoft products such as OneDrive for file storage, OneNote for trial notebooks, MS Word for drafting legal documents, and Outlook for managing email. Instead of paying consultants thousands of dollars to custom build a SharePoint site for each new case, Matter Center automatically creates a SharePoint site for each case where users can access document libraries, case calendars and other information. The advantage of overlaying matters on this powerful Microsoft infrastructure is threefold: (1) Matter Center is built on top of Microsoft products that have been used by law firms for years, (2) attorneys can take advantage of secure and powerful analytical tools like Delve, that Microsoft has spent years building, and (3) there is one central place to manage documents and deadlines.

“We’re pleased to work with LawToolBox to help law firms easily incorporate deadline calendar data into Microsoft Office 365 and provide lawyers with the benefits provided by this integration. We are excited to work with partners like LawToolBox who are delivering additional value to their customers using Microsoft’s productivity platform, Office 365.” Says, Nishan DeSilva, Sr. Director Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. Using LawToolBox Court Deadline app for Matter Center, attorneys and staff can select a client, matter, state, court rule set, and applicable trigger date like “Date trial commences” to automatically generate applicable deadlines in Matter Center. For example, if a user selects California Superior Court in Los Angeles, the app will generate over 40 to 50 deadlines for their case. Law firms can add all or select deadlines to their Matter Center calendar so that the deadlines appear right next to their documents for that matter. At the same time, they can choose to add deadlines to the Outlook calendars for everyone on the case and even share select deadlines externally to their client’s Google calendar, a witnesses Outlook calendar, an expert’s iCal calendar, or an insurance adjuster's Lotus Notes calendar. Click here for video.

“Our firm has used many different calendaring systems over the years, but LawToolBox is the best we have used. From the ease of generating calendars per case or attorney to scheduling reminders via email to removing automatically generated deadlines that do not apply to a particular case, LawToolBox makes it incredibly easy to manage important deadlines. Now, with LawToolBox being integrated into Matter Center, we have full access to our calendaring system at anytime from anywhere, including from our smartphone” says Robert McKennon of the McKennon Law Group P.C.

LawToolBox will be working with System Integrators for Matter Center in the Microsoft Partner Program to make this app available to legal organizations, and will demo their court deadline apps for Office 365, SharePoint and Matter Center at their booth and in the "LawToolBox Journey Building Apps for Microsoft" presentation in the Microsoft Demo Room at ILTACON, Las Vegas, September 2nd at 2:30 pm.

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