Frequently Asked Questions
|A web-based, criminal defense law program developed specifically for the criminal defense attorney to help them save time and money. We have created an all inclusive client file at your fingertips. This means no more cross-referencing your calendars, accounting programs or paper files.
You can generate letters, motions and financial reports in just a few easy steps.
You are able to track billable hours, case expenses, or even setup payment plans large or small.
It has built in collection letters and invoices, which means collecting your money has never been easier.
It also has an integrated office calendar and court calendar everyone in your office can use.
The Court Docket contains a photo of your client, so that you will never be embarrassed in the courtroom by not knowing who your client is.
|Please call us at 1-800-820-3529 (ELAW) for a FREE, LIVE online demonstration or to receive more information. During the online demonstration, we will show you how easy it is to...
print a court docket
find out who is not paying you
print a custom or form letter
print out Pretrial or Jury Trial Motions
run Financial reports
print past due notices or payment invoices
track billable or non-billable hours and expenses
plus much, much more...
|We charge a very low monthly fee. Please contact us at 1-800-820-ELAW (3529) for our current pricing and specials.|
|eLawSoftware customers do not have to sign a long term contract to use our service. You may cancel at any time. There is also a 30-day money back guarantee.|
|No, even though the information is on the Internet, the databases are password protected and the information is encrypted. Only those with valid user names and passwords can view the information.|
|All you need is a computer with Internet access using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and above. Both programs can be downloaded free so there is no additional software to buy.|
|If your computer crashes and you do not have access to another computer, you can call us and we will fax you any information you need until your computer is operational. In addition, you get a nightly back up of all your client information.|
|Your information is stored on our centrally managed, fully redundant pool of servers. These servers are secured in locked cabinets behind locked and guarded doors that require biometrics to open.|
|Each night we send you a secure e-mail link that has all of you client's information. If you need further information, we fax what you need to your office.|
|We secure your information by encrypting it at the highest available encryption with SSL - 1024 bits. There are also multi-layered security features in place to ensure your information integrity.|
|You know that the data is being encrypted when the lock icon shows up in your web browsers status bar. If you double click on the picture of the lock you can verify the security and encryption level.|
|eLawSoftware is completely web based, so you do not have to network your office. This also means that you no longer have to purchase your own server or pay for software and security updates for that server. The only thing you maintain is your username and password.
Additionally, you will no longer need to have multiple programs to keep up with client, case and financial information. eLawSoftware allows you to do this all from one place.
|Most attorneys never know when a client falls behind on their payments. Now, with eLawSoftware, you will know right away, allowing you to stay ahead of your collections instead of playing catch up. This includes putting client financial information on your Court Docket. In addition, eLawSoftware can reduce the need for a large staff. Calendaring, generating documents and tracking payment information takes seconds instead of hours.|
|There are several ways that you will know a client owes you money. You will get a nightly email with all of your Past Due clients. You can also pull up a Past Due view of all clients who owe you money and mail them letters simultaneously. You can also see each individual client's financial information each time you open his or her file.|
|There are several views and reports you can use to monitor incoming money. These include a Cash Flow, Deposit, Expense, Aging and daily, monthly and yearly income.|
|You can set up a complete file including case and pay plan information in five (5) minutes. We have also included a client intake and client information sheet that follows the data entry fields to make it easier and faster to enter client data.|
|Because eLawSoftware is so easy to use, we have found it easiest to do training via the internet. This also allows us to schedule training at your convenience with out taking up an entire day at your office. We also offer follow up training at no additional cost, as well as FREE training for any new staff that you may hire in the future.|
|eLawSoftware does the updating of all your calendars, views and reports. You simply save your changes to the client's court date and your Court Docket and Court Calendar will reflect the new court information.|
|The Court Calendar and Court Docket are both integrated with your Office Calendar. This means that whatever you have scheduled on your Office Calendar will automatically show up on your Court Calendar. You can also add Court Tasks to your Court Calendar.|
|You can calendar alarms to show up on your Home Page for things near or far into the future that you need to be reminded to do.|
|Yes. With eLawSoftware we allow you to set up an alarm on a client's file. This feature works just like a reminder, ticker or to-do that you would calendar.|
|eLawSoftware was designed around Criminal Law. However, we have added a civil side, which allows you to track multiple court dates and generate correspondence.|
|Yes, you can. We input all of your current letters and standard motions into your database so that you can continue to use them. There are also several standard Collection, Client and Case letters that we can modify to fit your office needs.|
|We modify each database to the individual office. You tell us what counties you want and those will be the ones available to you. You can always add more at any time.|
|Customer Support is FREE.|
|Everything you do from eLawSoftware is saved to your database. A copy of every letter that you print using eLawSoftware is saved to that client's file. You no longer have to have the over-stuffed paper files that will not fit in the filing cabinets. There is also an Employee Status feature and you can take detailed notes so that you always know what is happening in each file.|
|Yes, there is an available index of contacts that you can divide into the categories you need.|