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Austin, Texas-based Mitratech Holdings Inc. has announced the release of version 3.4 of TeamConnect. The latest version integrates with Deadlines.com and upgrades the law department collaboration software's electronic billing and matter management modules.
The TeamConnect Enterprise platform features a new email notification designer that allows users to create custom email templates to send notifications triggered by system or user actions. An enhanced rules engine allows clients to set rules.
TeamConnect's Matter Management software now integrates with the Aderant CompuLaw-powered Deadlines.com, a software as a service that calculates court deadlines. With the integration, called TeamConnect Deadlines, users can access Deadlines.com's comprehensive database of court rules and date calculation engine. Users can register matters, enter case data, calculate deadlines, select exclusions, create calendar events, and view deadlines for individual matters. Users are automatically notified of changes in court rules that affect deadlines.
TeamConnect's e-billing component, Collaborati Spend Management (CSM) now supports eight alternative fee arrangments with outside counsel, including fixed fee (matter-, milestone-, and time-based), capped fee, contingency fee, blended hourly rate, volume discount, and shared cost. The new version also allows vendors to enter time rates into the CSM, which triggers email notifications to corporate legal, who can approve, reject, or revise the new rates. Other improvements include:
New timekeeper fields support areas of expertise, jurisdiction, languages spoken, and years of tenure by classification such as partner or associate.
A budget-sharing option to let vendors see allocated budgets and actuals by matter.
Extended support for LEDES invoice file formats LEDES 2000, XML v2.0, and v2.1.
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