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  • August 18, 2011 7:29 AM | Deleted user

    American LegalNet Adds Docket Direct Feature to eDockets

    New functionality integrates Cook County "Court Calls" and Black Line Information into eDockets

    Los Angeles - August 18, 2011 - Los Angeles-based American LegalNet (ALN), the premier provider of “Desktop to Courthouse” workflow technologies that reduce risk and minimize cost, today announced the addition of the Docket Direct feature to eDockets. Docket Direct integrates Cook County Court Calls and Black Line information directly from the Cook County Clerk’s Office into ALN’s national rules-based docketing and calendaring solution, eDockets, on a dynamic basis.

    eDockets’ Microsoft® Outlook integration populates all timekeepers’ Outlook Calendars with relevant Cook County court docket information as it is released from the clerk’s office. The integration of Black Line notifications and information allows firms to track which cases are assigned to the Black Line Pool. With Docket Directattorneys can monitor a case’s sequence for trial assignment and receive alerts when their case is above the Black Line and eligible for immediate trial assignment. Docket Direct also imports the Northern District of Illinois’ Daily Calendar Calls directly to eDockets and attorneys’ Outlook calendars.

    Docket Direct allows users to import the entire case history into eDockets or to select only specific case information including judges, plaintiffs, defendants, plaintiff attorneys, and defendant attorneys. Likewise, users can limit imports to future events only, such as court calls. A web-based link provides access to the court case history. Events imported via Docket Direct can be reviewed through ad-hoc or scheduled docket reports.

    The addition of Docket Direct continues to distinguish eDockets as more than a rules-based docketing and calendar application. In addition to Docket Direct, eDockets integrates CM/ECF receipt processing through the Auto Docket® feature and also integrates with official, government and agency forms through ALN’s Forms WorkFlow product. ALN’s eDockets is the first product suite to integrate Court Calls, Black Line, federal judge’s Daily Calls, PACER notices, and official forms into a single easy-to-use platform.

    "We are excited to announce the enhanced functionality of eDockets for our customer base and Chicago law firms,” states Erez Bustan, president and CEO of American LegalNet. “The functionality in this product shows our continued investment in our vision of delivering the most comprehensive workflow in the docketing industry. We are proud to be able to provide an unmatched docketing solution to law firms that practice in Chicago."

    American LegalNet will be showcasing Docket Direct at ILTA’s 2011 Annual Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, taking place August 21-25, 2011 at their booth (#726). The company will also be giving demos of the product in their suite D1126 To schedule a meeting, or

    For more information about Docket Direct or eDockets, or call 800.293.2771.

    About American LegalNet

    American LegalNet, the premier provider of “Desktop to Courthouse” workflow technologies, has been delivering innovative, high-quality legal products, content and services to enhance workflow efficiency, minimize risk and reduce cost for more than 15 years. American LegalNet provides an industry-leading suite of products: the award winning rules-based eDockets, Forms WorkFlow and eFiling Portal; and offers a robust menu of supporting professional services. Over 50% of the Am Law 100 are American LegalNet clients. American LegalNet is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit You can also follow the Company at and


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