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A third of GAR 30 firms are using ExhibitManager for managing their exhibits, drafting submissions and creating hyperlinked eBriefs.
The Global Arbitration Review lists the top 30 arbitration law firms (GAR 30 list). Eight of these firms have already deployed ExhibitManager for managing their exhibits, drafting submissions and creating hyperlinked eBriefs, and a further four firms are currently evaluating ExhibitManager for their arbitration teams.
ExhibitManager has been tried and tested by the premier arbitration teams around the world. If you are interested in a demonstration of ExhibitManager in your firm or via internet, please contact us.

YAM

The Young Arbitrators Match (YAM) is the first and only competition which provides young arbitration practitioners with an opportunity to draft an arbitral award based on a set of facts and an exchange of written submissions between two parties to a dispute, in similar conditions to a real life arbitration.
Causasoft supports the 2016 Young Arbitrators Match by providing eBrief versions of the Statement of Claim and Statement of Defence created using the ExhibitManager, the intelligent litigation software. The eBriefs are fully hyperlinked PDF submissions, in which every citation of a legal or fact exhibit is linked to the corresponding PDF. Clicking on a citation or reference will open the corresponding exhibit in a new window. This will allow the YAM participants to quickly and efficiently review the submissions, evidence and legal exhibits and to focus on their task: drafting the arbitral award.
If you are interested in learning how you can use ExhibtManager in your litigation or arbitration practice, please contact us.
 

We have listened to your input and have added new exciting features in our brand new version 4.2:

  • Streamlined user interface: exhibits can be edited and annotated in the main view. Performance improvements when editing exhibits.
  • Possibility to add a short descriptions to an exhibit.
  • Custom fields in the database.
  • Up to four different citation styles can be used per exhibit type
  • Conditional fields in citation styles
  • PDF preview “remembers” last page viewed when switching between documents.
  • Exhibits can be tagged in the main view by using shortcuts.
  • Significant performance improvements when creating eBriefs with large lists of exhibits
  • Several bug fixes

GAR 30 firms use ExhibitManager for managing their exhibits, drafting submissions and creating hyperlinked eBriefs.

The Global Arbitration Review has just released its annual list of the top 30 arbitration law firms (GAR 30). Three of these firms have already deployed ExhibitManager for managing their exhibits, drafting submissions and creating hyperlinked eBriefs, and a further two firms are currently evaluating ExhibitManager for their arbitration teams.

If you are interested in a demonstration of ExhibitManager in your firm or via internet, please contact us.

We have published another medium release of ExhibitManager! ExhibitManager version 4.1 contains the following new features:

– Preview files in the following formats: wordprocessor (.docx, .doc, .rtf, .htm, .mht., .txt),
spreadsheet (.xlsx, .xls, .csv) and email (.msg, .eml) PDF (.pdf), images (.jpg, .tif., .gif, .bmp., .png)
– Format list of exhibits as genuine tables in Microsoft Word.
– Extended printing capabilities
– Several bug fixes.

Dear ExhibitManager user,

we are proud to release ExhibitManager version 4.0 which brings a lot of new, exciting features:

  • Full-text search: Full text search your exhibits in ExhibitManager.
  • Digital signature: Digitally sign your submissions using a qualified digital signature from within ExhibitManager without having to switch to a special signing software.
  • List of exhibits titles: Automatically insert titles between different exhibit types in lists of exhibits.
  • Multi-part exhibit numbering: Multi-part exhibits can be saved as exhibit groups under the same exhibit number, but with different suffixes. For example, the main contract may be filed under the number Exh. R-1, while appendix 1 to the contract is Exh. R-1/1. Or the original language exhibit is filed as Exh. R-3a and its English translation under Exh. R-3/b.
  • New numbering possibilities: roman numerals (I, II, III,…) as well as alphabetic numbering (A, B, C,…). This is particularly convenient for Austria and the Italian part of Switzerland and other jurisdictions where claimants use alphabetic numbering and respondents the normal arabic numbering.
  • Import: Automatically insert the description, date and exhibit number when importing exhibits that have previously been created with ExhibitManager. This feature is very useful and timesaving when importing exhibits from opposing counsel (provided they are using ExhibitManager) or if you are an arbitrator and the parties are using ExhibitManager.
  • Links to URLs: Exhibits can not only be linked to locally stored files but to any URL. This is useful for creating eBriefs that not only link to exhibits physically stored on a memory stick or CD-ROM, but that contain hyperlinks to legal exhibits stored in legal databases (e.g. Swisslex, Westlaw, Decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, Kluwerarbitration, etc.)
  • OCR: Improved OCR capabilities (accuracy, speed and file size, option to download more language dictionaries).
  • Interactive eBriefs: eBriefs can now also be created in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. This is particularly useful for sending draft submissions including all exhibits to clients, expert witnesses etc.

One feature we are particularly excited about is the new capability to import emails into ExhibitManager. Drag-and-drop email files (.msg or .eml) into ExhibitManager and ExhibitManager automatically inserts description and date based on the sender, recipient, date, and subject fields in the email. You can further choose to

  • convert the email to PDF format, and
  • append PDF attachments to the PDF of the email itself instead of including them as attachments. This can tremendously facilitate the printing and viewing process of the exhibits.

Plus several other improvements and bug fixes.

To download the latest release, please visit our download page.

The Swiss Bar Association’s monthly magazine (“Anwaltsrevue”) reported on ExhibitManager in its November/December 2012 issue:

 

ExhibitManager von Causasoft (www.exhibitmanager.com) erlaubt ein datenbankbasiertes Verwalten, Beschriften und Verlinken von Beweismitteln. Wenn Rechtsschriften in Microsoft Word für Windows erstellt werden, können die entsprechenden Beweismittel direkt referenziert und nummeriert werden. Nach dem Einfügen zusätzlicher Referenzen werden die Verweise automatisch aktualisiert. (Wolfgang Straub, Durchklick - Was bringt die IT in der Anwaltskanzlei? (Teil 1))

Anwaltsrevue 11-12/2012, p. 522

ExhibitManager by Causasoft (www.exhibitmanager.com) lets you organize, name and hyperlink exhibits by means of a database. If submissions are composed in Microsoft Word for Windows, the relevant exhibits can be cited and numbered directly. After inserting additional citations, references are automatically updated. (Wolfgang Straub, Durchklick - Was bringt die IT in der Anwaltskanzlei? (Teil 1))

Anwaltsrevue 11-12/2012, p. 522 - Translation

and again in its January 2013 issue:

Elektronische Dossiers können von mehreren Standorten aus und durch verschiedene Mitarbeitende gleichzeitig genutzt werden. Ein paralleles Bearbeiten des gleichen Dokuments setzt allerdings geeignete Software voraus – und auch etwas Disziplin. Wenn alle für eine Rechtsschrift relevanten Beweismittel in elektronischer Form vorliegen, lassen sie sich mit entsprechender Software (z. B. ExhibitManager) effizient verwalten, nummerieren und ausdrucken. Das kann Zeit sparen und Stress vermeiden, wenn wichtige Dokumente erst kurz vor dem Fristablauf geliefert werden. (Wolfgang Straub, Durchklick - Was bringt die IT in der Anwaltskanzlei? (Teil 2))

Anwaltsrevue 1/2013, p. 21

Electronic case files can be accessed from various sites and multiple employees at the same time. Working on the same document in parallel does, however, require appropriate software - and some discipline. If all exhibits relevant for a legal submission are available in electronic form, they can be efficiently managed, numbered and printed with appropriate software (e.g. ExhibitManager). This can save time and avoid stress, if important documents are only received shortly before the filing deadline. (Wolfgang Straub, Durchklick - Was bringt die IT in der Anwaltskanzlei? (Teil 2))

Anwaltsrevue 1/2013, p. 21 - Translation

 

 

We are currently testing several new features which we will include in our next major version update later this year:

  • Full-text search exhibits in ExhibitManager.
  • Digitally sign your submissions using a qualified digital signature from within ExhibitManager without having to switch to a special signing software.
  • Automatically insert the description, date and exhibit number when importing exhibits that have previously been created with ExhibitManager. This feature is very useful and timesaving when importing exhibits from opposing counsel (provided they are using ExhibitManager) or if you are an arbitrator and the parties are using ExhibitManager.
  • Automatically insert titles between different exhibit types in lists of exhibits.

One feature we are really excited about is importing emails into ExhibitManager. Drag-and-drop email files (.msg or .eml) into ExhibitManager and ExhibitManager automatically inserts description and date based on the sender, recipient, date, and subject fields in the email. You can further choose to

  • convert the email to PDF format, and
  • append PDF attachments to the PDF of the email itself instead of including them as attachments. This can tremendously facilitate the printing and viewing process of the exhibits.

We are  also testing linking exhibits not only to locally stored files to any URL. This is useful for creating eBriefs that not only link to exhibits physically stored on a memory stick or CD-ROM, but that contain hyperlinks to legal exhibits stored in legal databases (e.g. Swisslex, Westlaw, Decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, Kluwerarbitration.com etc.).

Finally, we plan to support multi-part exhibits (e.g. Exh. C-1a, Exh. C-1b, Exh. C-1c) and sub-exhibits (e.g. C-1, C-1 Annex A, C-1 Annex B, C-1 Annex C). This is helpful when citing exhibits which are split up in several documents or where citing e.g. a contract with several annexes or appendices.

 

A new ExhibitManager release is available! Among several other improvements and bug fixes, the new release 3.7 contains the following new features:

  • Tag/categorize exhibits from main ExhibitManager view
  • Citation styles can be assigned to each exhibit type individually (useful to cite unnumbered exhibits such as transcripts or submissions)
  • Template editor provides preview for citation styles
  • Several new citation templates added
  • New field “Client” added in Project settings
  • “Force OCR” to perform OCR (optical character recognition) even on pages that contain text.

If you are still working with version 3.5, have a look at the enhancements in  version 3.6.

To download the latest release, please visit our download page.

Swiss Lawyers’ Congress 2013, 6-8 June 2013: Cronwal AG, one of Causasoft’s IT partners, will be present with a booth at the Swiss Lawyers’ Congress in Luzern. Get a hands-on impression of the latest version of ExhibitManager with all the latest features (including the eBrief functionality).

For contact details of our IT partners, please click here.

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