Today’s Tech: How An Attorney Uses Cloud Software To Manage Litigation by Nicole Black

In her article, Nicole Black discusses a lawyer, Matthew Crider, who has made use of a certain software called Factbox to assist him in his litigation practice. Black explains,

Matthew’s firm often handles complex trust litigation and divorce matters and has been using Factbox for the better part of a year. He explains that he switched to it from more traditional premise-based software after his firm switched from PCs to Macs: “I began using FactBox in September 2015, so I’ve been using it for over 9 months. Many years ago, I used CaseMap, formerly owned by CaseSoft, now owned by LexisNexis. I enjoyed using that application, and could immediately see its benefit in a litigation practice. However, in 2012, I switched my entire office to Macs. I didn’t want to use legacy Windows-based software, and was looking for an application that provided functionality allowing me to organize facts and issues in a platform-independent cloud-based environment. FactBox fit the bill!”

According to Matthew, when a firm has an entire team of people working on a single litigation matter, software like Factbox can make all the difference: “One of the advantages of Factbox is that it allows firms like ours to move away from information siloing, where information or facts are kept on one person’s machine, or in another person’s head. Instead, Factbox allows all team members to gather information and enter it in one centralized location.”

That’s the big selling point for Matthew: Factbox excels at making it easy for lawyers to identify and organize facts within a case. “It doesn’t supplant an attorney’s analysis of the facts, but it helps because we can access the information in different ways. For example, for a family law case that we’re handling we’ve got three major issues. Factbox allows me to set up each issue within the software and then add facts supporting each issue. And, because it’s a database platform we can quickly manipulate the information to help us better organize the information,” he explains. “We can search by date or keywords. So if we’re looking for a particular account that we think the husband pulled money out of, we can search for references to that account.

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Posted by Allison Trupp, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal