The Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap


Dan Siegel's CaseMap Webinars

CaseMap 101 Webinars in Conjunction with LexisNexis

I am very pleased to announce that I will be presenting a series of monthly webinars about LexisNexis CaseMap based on my book The Lawyer’s Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap. The series will provide numerous tips designed to help you get the most from CaseMap. There will also be ample time for Q&A. Webinar sessions are designed for beginners as well as longtime users. Register for one or all of the installments—and check back for new segments throughout 2011.

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Setting Up Your Case in CaseMap, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

Originally Presented January 26, 2011

It’s easy to just dive in to CaseMap and begin entering and analyzing data. But the structure of your database and how and where you store your data can be vitally important when analyzing information, creating replicas and preparing for trial. With just a few easy steps, you can dramatically improve how your database is setup and how to get the most from the information you enter. In this program, you will learn how to make CaseMap work better for you. Among the topics to be covered are:
  • Customizing How CaseMap Looks
  • Why Short Names Matter
  • Ways to Get Started With Your Case – Do I Create Facts or Objects or Issues? And Why Every Case May Not Use the Same Methods.
  • Enter Data on the Fly
  • Creating the Cast of Characters
  • Naming Conventions – and Why the Defaults May Not be the Best for You


Writing User Friendly Chronologies


Originally Presented February 23, 2011


Cases are about facts, and a well-written fact chronology, one that uses other important fields for data, can be of vital importance when analyzing the strengths of your case. CaseMap can play a vital role in developing the facts of your case, allowing you to present information in a way that allows the judge or jury to understand the evidence. In this webinar, you will learn how to write facts well, and what to avoid, so that your Facts/Chronology can be a versatile repository that will improve your opening and closing statements, and will allow you to prepare motions, briefs, settlement memoranda and other documents that are more persuasive and more effective. The program will show examples of user-friendly chronologies, and how a well-written chronology makes searching, filtering and all other features of CaseMap work better for you.


Issues Analysis


Originally Presented March 23, 2011


Creating the Issues spreadsheet – and utilizing that outline to analyze the data in your case – is one of the most critical stages in the birth and development of a CaseMap outline. When examined at their most basic level, issues are those items that a party is attempting to prove or disprove. Or, issues can be a critical component when using the CaseMap Summary Judgment Wizard (to file or defend against motions for summary judgment) and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. In this webinar, we will examine how to create issues, provide tips for making sure that your Issues outline contains the information you need, including how to analyze the Issues to determine where more discovery may be necessary, how to ascertain which claims and defenses are strongest, and which have the least evidentiary support, and other ways to be sure that your case is ready for trial.


Analyzing Your Case


Originally Presented April 20, 2011


As a database, CaseMap allows you to organize critical knowledge in your cases about facts, people (the cast of characters), and the issues in your case. The key to CaseMap is organizing this information, along with other data, so that you can analyze your case more quickly and more effectively than with traditional methods. This webinar will demonstrate the many ways CaseMap makes analyzing your case simple. Whether preparing for a deposition, drafting motions or defending against motion, preparing for settlement, or getting ready for trial, CaseMap allows you with literally the click of a mouse to analyze your data quickly and without having to review everything you have already done. This webinar will demonstrate how to get the most information from your database, how to analyze the data to its best advantage, and how doing so can help you win your case.


Everything You Want To Know About Links


Originally Presented May 25, 2011


Using Links, which are virtually everywhere in CaseMap, you can create and analyze data quickly and effectively. This program will cover everything from short name (the most common links) and document links, to the various linked fields so that you can learn how to create effective links and use them.

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Using the Adobe DocPreviewer


Originally Presented June 29, 2011


Cases frequently involve hundreds, if not thousands of documents, and CaseMap allows you to connect documents with every aspect of your case. In this program, you will learn how to use the Adobe DocPreviewer to create links with documents and how to use the DocPreviewer to create facts and other objects in far less time than with virtually any other method.

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Reports & ReportBooks


Originally Presented July 27, 2011


In CaseMap, every spreadsheet is an instant report. In addition to these instant reports, CaseMap comes with numerous Reports and ReportBooks designed to make analyzing and sharing information very easy. In this webinar, you will learn about Reports and ReportBooks, and how to use and customize them to get the best results possible for your clients.

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Preparing for Hearings, Depositions & Motions


Originally Presented August 24, 2011


Every CaseMap spreadsheet provides opportunities to analyze case information. But having the information is not enough; you need to be able to use the information in all types of proceedings, from hearings to depositions to trials. In this program, you will learn how to utilize your CaseMap data to prepare for these events, doing so better and more quickly than with traditional methods.

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CaseMap and Beyond —Touring the Complete Litigation Suite


Originally Presented October 6, 2011

The CaseMap suite of litigation software solutions is far more that CaseMap. It includes a powerful complement of timesaving, simple-to-use tools that work both with CaseMap and as standalone applications. In this program, you'll discover how easily you can (1) Search, review and annotate transcripts using TextMap® Transcript Management and Review software; (2) Create compelling, persuasive timelines/visual graphics with the TimeMap® Timeline Graphing tool; and, (3) Outline virtually every aspect of your case using the NoteMap® Outlining tool.

Integrated, intuitive and aligned with the way you work, the CaseMap suite can simplify case management and streamline your litigation workflow.

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The Underground CaseMap


Originally Presented November 9, 2011


"I didn't know CaseMap could do that," is a common comment that Dan Siegel hears when he demonstrates how to get the most out of CaseMap. In this webinar, you will learn about "hidden" features that can make a big difference in how you enter data and how you analyze your case. You will also learn how to import data from other programs so that you don't have to type everything again, as well as other useful tips.

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Introduction to CaseMap 10


Wednesday, December 6, 2011, 2 p.m.


Learn what is new in CaseMap 10. According to Dan Siegel, this version will change how you work with your cases and with CaseMap. See why!

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Other CaseMap Webinars by Attorney Dan Siegel


Document Naming Webinar

One of the most important aspects of CaseMap software is naming documents so that they are easy to locate and to prevent duplicate documents from being included in the CaseMap data. Dan Siegel, who is a long-time user of CaseMap, explained and demonstrated his preferred document naming practices in a LexisNexis CaseMap's webinar. The webinar included document naming methods, creating a document index, Bates Numbers and more! This is the type of practical training Dan provides to all of his clients.

View this Webinar (CaseMap Document Naming)


An Introduction to CaseMap

Understanding CaseMap's many features and versatility is crucial to getting the most from the program. Dan Siegel discussed CaseMap and answered numerous questions at this program, presented to the Philadelphia Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee on March 17, 2011.

Listen to the Podcast (An Introduction to CaseMap)


When you want the finest support and training for CaseMap, TextMap, NoteMap and TimeMap, or want to purchase CaseMap and TextMap, NoteMap and TimeMap, contact "the person who wrote the book," Dan Siegel at (610) 446-3467, or click here to send an email.