July 21, 2014

Thomson Reuters Adds Deadline Assistant and Enhances Firm Central Homepage

Rules Based Calendaring Helps Attorneys Stay on Track

EAGAN, MN – Thomson Reuters announced today the addition of Deadline Assistant, a rules-based calendaring tool on Firm Central, the leading online legal practice management platform for small firm and solo practitioners.  

Deadline Assistant helps attorneys, and office support staff, understand and meet upcoming rules-based deadlines and requirements. The seamless Firm Central integration with WestlawNext enables practitioners to quickly access more than 1000 rules sets from local, state and federal jurisdictions, providing attorneys with a trusted date and deadline calculator for litigation events.

As court rules are updated users are notified, allowing them to recalculate deadlines with a click of a button.  Deadline Assistant offers the ability to customize matter deadlines by editing dates, renaming events, adding notes and removing events from the calendar display reflecting the firm’s preferences. Deadline Assistant events are accessible via the attorney’s Microsoft Outlook calendar as well.

“Deadline Assistant adds to Firm Central’s status as the premier practice management tool for small law attorneys,” said Stephanie Fox, director of Practice Management Strategy for Firm Central. “Not only can law firms confidently calculate dates and deadlines for specific litigation events, but also Deadline Assistant’s seamless integration with WestlawNext allows attorneys to easily view the full-text court rules that underlie the deadlines.”

By adding Deadline Assistant to Firm Central, attorneys save time, eliminate duplicative steps, and proceed with confidence that deadlines are being met.

Each Firm Central user also now has the ability to customize their Firm Central homepage, moving widgets to their desired location for personalized organization. New widgets have been added such as a Day View for the calendar and What’s New in Firm Central, as well as the option to change the homepage color scheme based on preference.

Visit the Firm Central website for additional information and online demos of Deadline Assistant and the legal practice management platform, Firm Central.

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