Saturday, January 27, 2007

Fields to track in legal extranets

We recently have come across some interesting requirements and needs in terms of tracking legal case management information and data for clients. Among some of the new requirements have been the association of Bates Numbers with documents, the tracking and allocation of invoice costs associated with litigation matters, the tracking of litigation tasks by priority and completion status and the tracking of not only the opposition counsel but also the specific individuals at the law firm who are associated with a case and their role within the case.

The key lesson to be learned here with respect to legal extranets is that it is vitally important that the legal extranet system one chooses to build or deploy must be flexible enough to adapt to the various needs of different litigations, clients and attorneys.