A major update has recently been done on mLaw. mLaw is now no longer just a legal records management software but can handle any physical filing automation task.
Some of the files that could be automated are student files, prosecution files, land files, police files etc.
- Cutting down the number of links visible on the home page.
- Refactoring the data layer to remove duplications. For example instead of 4 event types, there is now only one event type that applies to all matters – court cases, conveyances etc.
- The legal opinion was removed as an independent matter. It now exists as an attachment type. This means that it is possible to submit a legal opinion as work done for any matter.
- There is now a general matter – which acts as a representation for any physical file.
- It is now possible to declare the required documents (annexes) for all matters instead of only conveyances. This is done using the matter type. It would be possible to declare a different set of documents for a civil court case, a criminal one, a car conveyance, a land conveyance etc.
- When specifying a new required document for a matter, it is now possible to say whether that document needs to be approved when it is submitted.
- It is now possible to track who is in possession of a physical file using the assignment feature.