ProLaw XII Release 2 Now Available with Key Enhancements
Features Deeper Desktop Application Integration and Support for Alternative Fee Arrangements
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2012 – Elite, part of Thomson Reuters, announced that the second release of ProLaw XII is now available for firms to take advantage of the newly designed version of the leading One Office™ financial and practice management system. Built entirely on the Microsoft® .NET platform, ProLaw XII helps firms manage, work and run smarter with powerful new features.
Based on feedback from clients, the current release of ProLaw XII features even stronger integration with Microsoft® Outlook®. Within the events tree associated with each matter, users now have the option of viewing industry-standard icons for popular applications like Word, Excel, email, images and PDFs, making it easier to find documents and document types. The new email preview function means that users can preview email from matters and contacts within ProLaw without having to open Outlook, which eliminates the need to open multiple emails to find the one that is needed. Finally, the expanded Pro File delegate support enables users, who have delegate rights in Outlook, to Pro File appointments and emails in ProLaw on behalf of other users – all without leaving Outlook.
With alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) becoming a part of common practice, this ProLaw release more easily supports fixed- or flat-fee billing engagements. Firms can set up flat-fee billing structures for an entire matter or specific activities in a matter where users can capture and track time. ProLaw’s reporting capabilities allow firms to easily report and analyze profitability on these projects, which in turn helps firms create more advantageous AFA terms.
“We pay close attention to the details on how firms are using ProLaw, which helps us develop more ways for firms to increase their efficiency and productivity,” said Cary Burch, chief operating officer for Elite. “Our continued investment in ProLaw helps us improve the product’s capabilities to meet our customers evolving needs.”
ProLaw is an integrated software suite designed to automate the practice and manage the business of law. Comprehensive features simplify, streamline and coordinate the work of attorneys and staff in small and mid-size law firms, corporate legal departments and government law offices. Built entirely on Microsoft .NET, ProLaw combines case and matter management as well as time entry, billing and accounting capabilities within a single integrated solution. ProLaw and new ProLaw XII are fully integrated with Westlaw and new WestlawNext™ featuring WestSearch technology to streamline docketing and provide convenient legal research directly from the context of a matter.
For more information on ProLaw XII Release 2, visit www.prolaw.com or stop by the Thomson Reuters Elite booth 126 at LegalTech New York Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2012.
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