Free CaseMap 101 Webinars

I am very pleased to announce that I will be presenting a series of monthly webinars about LexisNexis CaseMap, the award-winning litigation management software – the webinars are based on my book The Lawyer’s Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap, which was recently published by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section. The series will provide numerous tips designed to help you get the most from CaseMap. There will also be ample time for Q&A. Webinar sessions are designed for beginners as well as longtime users. Register for one or all of the installments—and check back for new segments throughout 2011


Setting Up Your case in CaseMap, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks Wed, January 26 – 2:00 PM  
It’s easy to just dive in to CaseMap and begin entering and analyzing data. But the structure of your database and how and where you store your data can be vitally important when analyzing information, creating replicas and preparing for trial. With just a few easy steps, you can dramatically improve how your database is setup and how to get the most from the information you enter. In this program, you will learn how to make CaseMap work better for you. Among the topics to be covered are:

  • Customizing How CaseMap Looks
  • Why Short Names Matter
  • Ways to Get Started With Your Case – Do I Create Facts or Objects or Issues? And Why Every Case May Not Use the Same Methods.
  • Enter Data on the Fly
  • Creating the Cast of Characters
  • Naming Conventions – and Why the Defaults May Not be the Best for You
Writing User Friendly Chronologies Wed, February 23 – 2:00 PM
Cases are about facts, and a well-written fact chronology, one that uses other important fields for data, can be of vital importance when analyzing the strengths of your case. CaseMap can play a vital role in developing the facts of your case, allowing you to present information in a way that allows the judge or jury to understand the evidence. In this webinar, you will learn how to write facts well, and what to avoid, so that your Facts/Chronology can be a versatile repository that will improve your opening and closing statements, and will allow you to prepare motions, briefs, settlement memoranda and other documents that are more persuasive and more effective. The program will show examples of user-friendly chronologies, and how a well-written chronology makes searching, filtering and all other features of CaseMap work better for you.
Issues Analysis Wed, March 23 – 2:00 PM
Creating the Issues spreadsheet – and utilizing that outline to analyze the data in your case – is one of the most critical stages in the birth and development of a CaseMap outline. When examined at their most basic level, issues are those items that a party is attempting to prove or disprove. Or, issues can be a critical component when using the CaseMap Summary Judgment Wizard (to file or defend against motions for summary judgment) and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. In this webinar, we will examine how to create issues, provide tips for making sure that your Issues outline contains the information you need, including how to analyze the Issues to determine where more discovery may be necessary, how to ascertain which claims and defenses are strongest, and which have the least evidentiary support, and other ways to be sure that your case is ready for trial.
Analyzing Your Case Wed, April 20 – 2:00 PM
As a database, CaseMap allows you to organize critical knowledge in your cases about facts, people (the cast of characters), and the issues in your case. The key to CaseMap is organizing this information, along with other data, so that you can analyze your case more quickly and more effectively than with traditional methods. This webinar will demonstrate the many ways CaseMap makes analyzing your case simple. Whether preparing for a deposition, drafting motions or defending against motion, preparing for settlement, or getting ready for trial, CaseMap allows you with literally the click of a mouse to analyze your data quickly and without having to review everything you have already done. This webinar will demonstrate how to get the most information from your database, how to analyze the data to its best advantage, and how doing so can help you win your case.

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