Easily create legal timelines that map extracts, research, facts, testimony and issues. Organize case chronology. And dive deep into case strategy.
Never miss a connection again
MasterFile connects all the building blocks of your case – any electronic evidence like facts, dates, times, issues and key documents – by bringing it all together in a dynamic chronology that’s always up to date. One intuitive interface that lets you easily collaborate, share research and insight, and perform a deeper analysis of connections between events, documents, and witnesses to uncover the story behind you case.
Strengthen your factual analysis and strategy. with the right legal timeline tool. And never miss a connection again.
Litigation timeline software. For lawyers who need maximum insight.
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- Link and tag any fact or content by issue, theme, witness or other criteria – and to documentary proof or key extracts.
- Specify and mark the date and time events occurred, automatically adding them to the chronology,
- Execute complex searches quickly, and filter content and explore evidence through different viewpoints.
Content is automatically categorized as you review, making browsing or finding content and organizing information simple.
In litigation, timing is everything
MasterFile lets you see events two ways: in its live chronology views and in the live case timeline view, and you can switch between them instantly. Because events are arranged precisely as they occurred, with to-the-second accuracy, you can see at a glance how events and facts relate to each other. A stock trading scheme’s key events may transpire over months or years; a personal injury case may involve a critical period of just minutes.
Simply select events in the chronology and transform them into high-quality visuals with one click.
You can create as many different litigation timelines as needed – and see events by different legal issues or as a vertical timeline with elapsed time distance between events, for example.
Update or add new events as your case progresses
Updating a case timeline with additional facts is as easy as selecting them from the chronology and clicking ‘Add’.
You can narrow the visible sequence of events down to the ones you are interested in by filtering them by dates and durations, groups, issues and other properties. And instantly see your chronology by key events, hot documents, any relevant issue or witness.
Clicking on any event in the litigation timeline takes you back to its source and evidence.
See the big picture or zoom in to fine detail
Drag the slider to bring clusters of events into view. Drag its edges to zoom in and see event by event detail, or zoom out on that cluster to see the big picture. Navigation is fast too: typing a date jumps your timeline to that point; the search feature selects the next matching event and scrolls that into view.
Trial lawyers know that at its core, a compelling story, bringing its protagonists, perspective, plot, conflict, and theme, to life, is key to a successful outcome. MasterFile lets you manage all the moving parts of litigation from A to Z within its story building platform – exactly what you need.
Export case events as a clean chronology, or your timeline visual, or any section or period of time, to PDF. Or, as a self-contained fully interactive litigation timeline, to share, or for trial presentation, too. The built-in interactive presentation mode lets you display images and documents related to any event – and works in any browser. Click the image and try it out!
Export the entire timeline, or events from any section or time period, as a clean chronology or timeline visual to PDF. Dynamic export lets you show your entire presentation interactively in any browser too — typically as a courtroom timeline tool, for trial presentation, opening statements, settlement conferences, or even to share with clients, displaying images and documents related to any event as you need.