Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Tracking case information by jurisdiction

Legal extranet systems are excellent ways to outsource the maintenance of case management information to local counsel who are actually working on the individual cases. The legal extranet is configured to allow each law firm to view only their cases, and to update the case management fields associated with their cases. This input is then instantly available to national counsel and to the client.

The local law firms also use the content on these systems -- documents, calendar items, bulletin board posts, etc.. -- which is typically made available by national counsel to work in a more productive and effective manner. The dual flow of information on legal extranets during the course of managing a complex litigation helps to build more cohesive and successful legal teams.