LawToolBox.com, Inc., an independent software provider based in Denver, Colorado, creates out-of-the-box deadline rulesets and docketing management tools for law firms and legal departments. The LawToolBox solution allows its customers to easily and methodically manage litigation and compliance deadlines with confidence.
By leveraging Microsoft technology, LawToolBox also ensures that its products are securely delivered to end-users while offering a seamless and familiar user experience.
Difficulties in manually managing deadlines
Marrache Law (also known as “Abogados a su defense”), a boutique law firm based in Oxnard, California, focuses on representing the Hispanic community in cases of automotive accidents, immigration cases, and criminal defense.
Due to the complexity of court rules-calendaring, calculating and scheduling deadlines represents the number one risk attorneys face today. Almost 40 percent of all malpractice claims against attorneys are caused by missed deadlines.
Historically, deadline creation was performed manually, as deadlines were calculated by hand and then added to calendars one at a time. This process, when multiplied by the thousands of deadlines legal professionals were constantly managing, led to an increased chance of human error combined with a high labor cost.
Recognizing the high risk and legal troubles that could arise from missed deadlines, Marrache Law was searching for a modern approach that could streamline this process and avoid costly downstream issues.
Marrache Law was looking for an automated solution for court rules-calendaring that it could integrate with the products it already used—with a specific need for Outlook calendar integration. By exploring a number of case management systems, Marrache Law had initially leveraged Slack, but found that it didn’t provide enough support or integration with the Microsoft technologies they used every day.
After discovering the collaborative tool Teams, Marrache Law enabled LawToolBox to help manage court rules-scheduling in Outlook while amplifying the benefits of Teams for their business.