“Legal Files project management support with the County IT Department, along with custom programming services for the data conversion, made the transition a success.”
Calumet County’s Corporation Counsel’s Office has implemented Legal Files Software to streamline its legal case management processes, the software company announced today. The transition to Legal Files signifies a significant step forward in improving efficiency and data management for the Office.
“We are excited to have Legal Files up and running in our Office,” Corporation Counsel Kimberly Tenerelli said. “Legal Files offers us a range of benefits, including enhanced data management, streamlined workflows and improved reporting capabilities; all of which are essential for our daily operations.”
Previously, the Corporation Counsel’s Office used another electronic legal management system for case management. However, the decision to switch to Legal Files was driven by the need to optimize data management, eliminate duplicate system-generated emails from the legacy system and provide more functionality.
Legal Files Software, Inc. and the Corporation Counsel Office worked in collaboration on the project, which included Legal Files in-house Development Department providing custom programming service for the data conversion. “We worked closely with Legal Files to finalize data mapping, ensuring that our transition to the new system was as smooth as possible.” Tenerelli explained. “Legal Files project management support with the County IT Department, along with custom programming services for the data conversion, made the transition a success.”
While Legal Files coded the conversion package, Legal Files implementation specialists provided training and system configuration assistance to ensure the project’s smooth progression. Once data mapping was completed and was approved along with the test conversion, the final conversion was successfully completed, achieving a significant project milestone. The Office went “live” with its new Legal Files case management system this summer.
Since implementation, the Corporation Counsel Office is making full use of Legal Files’ automated workflows, custom windows and extensive reporting features. One notable advantage of Legal Files over the previous system is the ability to maintain a history of addresses for contact records. Legal Files allows users to inactivate old addresses and add new ones, without losing the prior address on record, a feature that was lacking in the previous system and was a concern for team members. Additionally, the Office is also leveraging Legal File’s seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook, as well as the system’s automated document generation capabilities.