Implement a national docketing system to centralize docketing across all jurisdictions and eliminate risk. Preserve and consolidate all docketing data within a single software solution.
Seyfarth faced a significant challenge with its U.S. litigation docketing solution. The firm was using 3 different docketing solutions: CompuLaw, MA3000 and JuraLaw. In total, Seyfarth maintained 9 different docketing databases across the country.
American LegalNet (ALN) developed a plan for the massive conversion project. Working in tandem with Seyfarth’s docketing and risk management staff, the ALN team would execute several separate conversions over a 9-month period.
ALN created unique scripts, exporting the docketing data from the legacy system and then mapping it to the appropriate eDockets fields. Each data set had to be cleaned, compared, and de-duplicated before it was imported into eDockets.
For each database, the ALN team did 1) an initial “trial run” conversion; 2) a clean-up conversion; 3) a near-final conversion; and 4) the final conversion. Each final conversion was done over a single weekend to ensure no interruptions.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP successfully improved calendaring accuracy and efficiency by moving to American LegalNet’s eDockets. One national litigation docketing platform replaced 3 systems and 9 docketing databases.
The end-users at Seyfarth responded favorably to eDockets. With very little guidance, lawyers and staff across the firm adapted easily to the new system as docketing dates were seamlessly added to their Outlook calendars.