The Best Software for the Courtroom
CaseLines really comes into its own in the Courtroom. The service is so easy to operate that Counsel can do so without assistance whilst simultaneously cross-examining witnesses or summing up. All parties in the court can follow the case using a range of devices, including tablets, laptops and PC’s. The judge or tribunal chair can make notes on the case as it progresses and can copy/paste text from documents for summing up later.
Cost Effective Solution
CaseLines does not require a courtroom operator. This saves external costs and offers total flexibility. There is no advance set up required, and no disruption if the case has to be re-listed on short notice to another court. Above all, because there are no set up costs, CaseLines is cost effective with any case – from a 100 page criminal prosecution to a 200,000 page tax fraud case.
- Electronic Presentation of Evidence
CaseLines is the leading low cost solution for EPE in the courtroom. Features include allowing a single user to direct other users to view a particular document, pan & zoom capability for showing maps, images and the ability to hide elements of documents being displayed in open court.
The case file is accessed simultaneously with others in a geographically distributed conference. Each attendee directs others to pages in the bundle automatically using the ‘Direct to Page’ button on their screen. Comments are shared in the conference with automatic page hyperlinks available to all participants.
- Traditional Disclosure
For traditional disclosure the index is available on CaseLines as a Word document which is updated as documents are added (post-disclosure documents are sub-numbered).
- Electronic Disclosure
Electronic disclosure gives the other party read-only access to the full bundle on CaseLines for a period of time. They are able to view the index and the documents stored without requiring a lengthy correspondence. Alternatively the other party can be sent the PDF version of the complete disclosure bundle by secure email.
- Review the Bundle
The whole bundle is reviewed on a simple-to-use screen. The index, document pages and notes are simultaneously viewable. The bundle is easily navigated and notes speedily added to identify key arguments.
- Word Search
The full bundle is searched in seconds using single and multiple word searches and fuzzy matching capability. Scanned documents are preprocessed with OCR to aid fast searching.
- Comments and Notes
Notes are added with a few clicks of the mouse. Text is highlighted on scanned PDFs or larger areas identified on the page. Notes are private or shared with others who have authorised access to the bundle. Notes are tagged according to their relevance and color coded if required. Filtered lists of notes are available by tag and color. Comment summaries are available as a single PDF or CSV file. The summary contains all visible comments including relevant extracts from the bundle pages.
- Selecting Documents for Case File Inclusion
Individual documents are selected for inclusion and exclusion in the trial case file. For example, privileged documents are easily moved into a separate section and excluded from the bundle index.