Why Fact Management is Key

In any legal matter, the case chronology is paramount. And fact management is paramount for building your case chronology: you have no effective case chronology without facts. In this article, we dissect some properties of facts, look at why fact management is so critical, and finally what separates the right fact management solution from the rest.

Case Management Software. It’s not what you think it is!

Many terms describing legal software supposedly able to manage a litigation file throughout its litigation lifecycle are being bandied about. But can just any legal software manage case evidence, transcripts, production, key facts and chronologies, key issues, key people and key testimony from onset through depositions, motions, trial and appeals? MasterFile can.

Lawyers need to tell a (great) story

Storytelling is a common topic in leadership and marketing, but many lawyers write off this skill as irrelevant. They see their jobs as providing well-reasoned, objective legal analysis, and, when necessary, making arguments that support their clients’ cases. But a compelling story is as critical a component of adequately and zealously representing clients. We explore why, and take a look at some famous cases.

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Ending Citation Frustration

For lawyers, the simple copy/paste task often ends up taking on a life of its own. Why? Formatting. MasterFile’s Drafting Minion drops perfectly formatted testimony into motions in one click.

Cross Examination Questions: Essential Techniques, Tips and Secrets

Cross-examination, of course, makes for the best scenes in courtroom dramas.  But successful cross-examination is not about charisma and oratory skills; rather, it’s about excellent preparation, or hard work, and following some time tested and simple tips.

How to correctly Bates number PDFs and native files

Bates numbers are not outdated. They just need to be used correctly to number TIF, PDF, and native files. See how, and why, MasterFile makes it simple.

How to split PDFs into logical files

Dozens of products let you split a large PDF file into smaller PDFs based on a number of criteria. That’s all well and good, but being able to simply extract pages has no relevance to managing evidence, key facts and extracts within each document that’s inside the large PDF file now on your screen. MasterFile splits and loads large PDF files for you automatically, so you can focus on what matters most – case analysis and case strategy.

How to create better case chronologies and legal timelines

As any litigator or investigator that’s handled a complex matter knows, getting control of the stacks of evidence, facts and legal issues can be quite a challenge. MasterFile is designed to let you easily manage case information in matters of any complexity to build stronger cases and ultimately, win more. In this short article, we explain how to create legal timelines and case chronologies that can give you an edge in court.

Cross Examination Software

Cross examination is not the time to delve into a witness’s interpretation of the facts; rather, it’s the time for you to tell a story by obtaining the witness’s assent. Take a deep dive into evidence, research, facts and events with MasterFile and see how, and why, MasterFile lets you develop your questions more efficiently and execute them more effectively.

Unlock Your Case With Litigation Support Software

Every case’s DNA is made up of claims, counterclaims and defenses. Easily organize case evidence, facts, events and the case chronology in MasterFile. Set out the claim and add issues and other probative factors in one step. Litigation management software that’s simple and intuitive.

Medical Chronology Software and Medical Records Analysis

Analyzing and converting the medical record into a clear medical chronology, medical reports and visual timelines in MasterFile is easy. In this article, we show you why.

Why annotations for notes and key information no longer work

Yellow Post-It notes worked for paper-based evidence mark-up because besides holding your thoughts, they also served as bookmarks to critical evidence. This bookmarking aspect, critical for evidence mark-up, doesn’t happen with electronic sticky notes and other techniques like point-to-point linking. In this short article, we show you how MasterFile is different.

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Private equity company selects Masterfile for multi-jurisdictional litigation

Sometimes the client can steer his counsel towards the right technology for the tasks at hand. Facing multi-jurisdictional litigation private equity firm Icarus Investments did just that by selecting MasterFile — with immediate and significant success. With litigation proceeding in the United States, the EU and the UK, everything needed to be in one place, in one system. Counsel had to be able to learn and work quickly too — even without Internet access or related response time degradation. Here’s their story.