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Four applications for tracking and managing matters, in one law department

“As a large company, we use three systems for tracking and managing matters. There is a [commercial] legal software system, a Lotus-based system, and a homegrown system. We also overlay the use of Excel for tracking spending by division, by matter and by other indicators.” This eyebrow-raising admisssion comes from the LexisNexis CounselLink study, entitled “Effects of the Current Economic Downturn on U.S. Law Departments” 2009 at 12.

Surveyors usually presume a single matter management system per department, but as the example shows, it is quite possible to have more. Legacy systems still online, overlapping systems in acquired business units, and specialized applications can swell the number (See my post of Aug. 5, 2008: matter management systems with 35 references.).

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One response to “Four applications for tracking and managing matters, in one law department”

  1. ??? Am I missing something?? A part of the blog that tells me why the survey results matter and which systems are good or bad, etc.? I went to the referenced Aug. 5 2008 post, only to find a rabbit-hole of further references. With all due respect, I need the substance, not a scavenger hunt. Please skip postings that do not have substance.