Ready-made statements of material facts, and more
All of MasterFile’s views or any custom view you create coexist as tables you can paste into Word or Excel. So you can easily add almost any information you need from any view, as in the three examples on the left, to your own reports or as part of a Grab ‘n Go Brief — in just two clicks.
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- Convert the Facts by Issue report, or any part of it, to a ready-made statement of material facts in one click – or simply print it to use as an outline for cross-examination.
- Add outstanding questions related to the same issue that require investigation directly to your reports too.
- Easily create witness lists — i.e. relevant players from the cast of characters in the case — from MasterFile’s standard Players view, too. For example, the selected players shown at left will be pasted into Word or Excel in tabular form to form part of the Lay and Expert Witnesses tables.
Once complete, any report can be added to the case record in MasterFile too.
Grab ‘n Go Briefs
When we designed Grab ‘n Go Briefs we saw a report collection as a brief that might need editing or drafting of additional text. Consequently, Grab ‘n Go Briefs are not a static description of every aspect of a report like CaseMap’s Report Books, nor is there a need to pre-configure many details for each report.
Grab ‘n Go Briefs are customizable Word templates into which selections of MasterFile views are inserted automatically as tables.
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simply ‘grab’ (select) information you need and add it to your brief with one click, as you go. Once complete, save the brief as a Word or PDF document. A cover page, table of contents and an introduction, all of which you can modify as needed, are added automatically.
We cover Grab ‘n Go briefs in more detail, including real world examples that you can download on our blog, here.
The report examples above use MasterFile’s default views. You can also create custom views with specific information from MasterFile’s profiles and use those for customized reporting. Here’s a view created with specific fields from the Fact profile and pasted into Excel. The column titles can simply be edited to be more meaningful.
MasterFile also provides other textual reports. On the right are our Digest and Full content reports. Use the Digest report for a brief summary of selected document profiles or the Full content report to print selected argument, extract or fact profiles including related notes, and work-product. Part of each page is left blank for handwritten comments, etc., such as in an interrogation.