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It's official - Abacus Court Rules have been added to Amicus Attorney, and we couldn't be happier to share the inner workings with you!

Before you dive into this productivity-boosting tool, there are a couple of things you need to know: 

First, a court rule defines a series of standard tasks (with individual deadlines) for a particular legal action in federal, state, or county courts. Using the Abacus Court Rules for Amicus Attorney, you can schedule a single trigger event and Amicus automatically schedules the other related events in the series. 

Second, Abacus Court Rules make sure that all deadlines and dates are accurately calculated. If a date or event changes (for example, a court appearance was pushed back a week) it will automatically recalculate the remainder of the dates. In other words, Abacus Court Rules ensure that no steps in executing a client matter file are missed.

This is what a change looks like in Amicus Attorney:

Amicus Attorney Court Rules

Finally, any user can edit and delete events and the related events will be automatically recalculated. 

To use Abacus Court Rules for Amicus Attorney, you have to license the Court Rules you want and then enable and configure the Court Rules feature in Amicus Attorney.

To find out more about the Amicus Court Rules feature and how to use it in your firm, contact us at 800-726-3339 or go to abacusnext.com/rules

By: Susan Haworth

Susan is a technical writer at Abacus. She has been translating technical concepts for non-technical people for almost 20 years. When she is not discussing features with the Abacus programmers, you will find her out biking, walking the dogs, or arguing with her teenage children. She lives in High Point, North Carolina.