This demo shows how a conveyance is created and thereafter how to submit work.
A conveyance is structured as a set of documents and events that need to tracked. mLaw does this by listing all the documents that are required for a conveyance. As the documents become ready, they are added to the conveyance (as conveyance work).
Specific events are also created to track certain milestones of the conveyance process. Event creation is not shown in the demo but is very similar to event creation in the court case demo.
This playlist demonstrates the process of creating a court case, assigning users, submitting work, associating events and adding legal fees.
The process of assigning users, submitting work, associating events (dates) and adding legal fees is quite similar to what is done for other matters in the system i.e. conveyances, contracts and legal opinions.
Some of the actions shown e.g. creating a court case and submitting work require approval and therefore once the initial user (clerk1) submits the form, the approver (lawyer1) logs in to approve the pending request. This is a 2 level approval but can be customized to any number of levels e.g. clerk to supervisor to manager to partner.
Creating event types, status types, adding users etc is not covered by the demo but the process is intuitive. Most of these data can also be imported into the system during implementation.
Individual videos can be viewed on YouTube.
Your comments are most welcome.
mLaw is now hosted on sourceforge – https://sourceforge.net/p/mlaw. I also realized – in the process of setting up the hosting – that it is 10 years since I joined sourceforge. That is roughly the same time I got my Yahoo! account.
I hope to add more technical info to the wiki in the coming days, God willing.
In the past several weeks, several new features have been introduced into mLaw. These are
- 2 additional legal matters – Legal Opinions and Contracts – One can now create and maintain legal opinions and contracts
- Client fees is now separated from the matter information and is created via a separate transactional document
- It is now possible to submit work for any matter via a separate transactional document that allows accurate measurement of time for billing and supervisory purposes