Vote for eLaw in the 2017 New York Law Journals “Best of” survey!

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It’s time for the annual New York Law Journal Best of survey.

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The annual reader rankings allow the New York legal community to vote for the vendor products and services you believe are best for users.

eLaw has been ranked the Best Docketing and Calendaring Software for the past six years by NYLJ readers. Help us to be named “best” for the seventh year in a row!

eLaw and the Best Docketing and Calendaring Software category are located in the “Technology – Software and Services” section of the survey under #4.

eLaw and the Best Per Diem Services category are located in the “Technology – Software and Services” section of the survey under #18.

Thank you for being a loyal eLaw subscriber!

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eLaw Insider March 2017 Edition

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Welcome to the March 2017 issue of the eLaw Insider.

It’s officially spring! Hopefully Mother Nature gets the memo and we’ve seen our last nor’easter for 2017. While you were digging out or simply avoiding the roads, many of you took advantage of our new ePer Diem service to cover appearances. Learn more about our newest offering and find out what customers are saying below.

This issue also includes an overview of two popular eLaw offerings to help improve efficiency in your firm’s daily operations and recent procedural changes announced by the Queens Civil Court and Bronx County Supreme Court as well as filing dates for the upcoming Appellate Court terms.

As always, to learn more about ePer Diem or other eLaw services that can help improve your firm’s productivity, contact me at Dominick@eLaw.com.

Warm Regards,

Dominick Esposito
Executive Director


 ePer Diem

Have you heard? eLaw now offers a daily attorney service to handle a wide variety of matters in both New York and New Jersey courts. ePer Diem was launched to help ensure you never miss an appearance!

All appearances are handled professionally and with zealous representation by experienced attorneys. And eLaw will monitor the results of your appearance so that you promptly receive a report in your eLaw account.

What are clients saying about ePer Diem?…

The service has been excellent! We have been using [ePer Diem for] several months and could not be happier. We had a rush the other day when we realized we did not have an attorney going to a Motion, and we called Jamie at 9:20 for a 9:30 motion in New York County and your office handled it with no problems at all. The reports we receive give us details on exactly what happened at the appearance. We could not be happier!”

To learn more or to schedule service, call the ePer Diem Hotline: 212-209-3354. Orders can also be placed online, via your eLaw account.


Increase Your Productivity in 2017

Case additions – the simplest way to ensure all your cases are added to your eWatch account promptly and accurately – let eLaw handle the additions for you. When a new case is e-filed, simply forward to eLaw the return email in which the court assigns you an index number and we’ll add the case in your account!

CMS & Calendar Sync – eLaw subscribers have the option to automatically synchronize their eWatch account with an existing case management system or calendar. Eliminate the need for manual entry of updates, saving time and reducing the risk of errors or missing an appearance when you sync your eWatch to your CMS or calendar. Learn more.


Recent Court Updates

Queens Civil Court Update

Effective February 27, 2017:

  • Parts 40/41 (No Fault Motions) will be combined with Parts 30/32/34/35/38/39 (Special Term Motions) in Courtroom 308 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Infant Compromise Hearings (Part 37) will be heard in Courtroom 308 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Con Edison Voluntary Conferences will be held in Courtroom 306 at 9:30 a.m.

Bronx County – Supreme Court

Effective March 1, 2017:

Actions or proceedings that are commenced as e-file cases by a plaintiff/petitioner and then assigned to one of the City Parts in the Bronx Supreme Court (Part 3, Judge Mitchell J. Danziger presiding, and Parts 33 and 17 (NYCHA cases), Judge Larry S. Schachner presiding) will no longer be removed from e-filing. All motions, orders and any other documents to be filed must be filed by NYSCEF.

Working Copies of all e-filed motions and e-filed opposition, reply, stipulations, and any other responding documents must be filed in Room 217 at the Courthouse, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 on or before the return date.

In addition, hard copies of all e-filed ex parte orders and notices of settlement must be filed in Room 217; hard copies of e-filed orders to show cause must be filed in Room 216. For further information for the Bronx Supreme Court, please check the Filing Rules for the E-Filed Motions at www.nycourts.gov/courts.

Bronx County – Supreme Court

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Motor Vehicle Special Trial Part

Effective March 27, 2017:

As part of the court’s Motor Vehicle Initiative, Justice Elizabeth Taylor will preside over a newly created Motor Vehicle Special Trial Part (Motor Vehicle STP), which will be comprised of automobile cases that are 12 months post-note of issue or older.

Motor vehicle cases that are currently assigned to Justice Doris Gonzalez will remain with Justice Gonzalez and will not be transferred to Justice Taylor. However, Justice Gonzalez will not be receiving any new motor vehicle cases.

In an effort to centralize the operations of the court’s STP Program, Justices Gonzalez and Taylor will continue to occupy adjoining courtrooms (711 and 710 respectively).

Contemporaneous to the creation of the Motor Vehicle STP is the commencement of a program to expedite decisions in pending “serious injury” threshold motions.

Counsel are cautioned that all cases assigned to the Motor Vehicle STP are deemed trial ready and may be sent out to trial as early as the first conference before Justice Taylor.

First Department – Appellate Term

Filing Dates for the April Term:

The April 2017 Term of the Court will commence on April 3, 2017. All filing dates are passed.

Filing Dates for the May Term

The May 2017 Term of the Court will commence on May 1, 2017. The last dates for filing that term are as follows:

  • The Clerk’s Return, record on Appeal, Appendices, Notice of Argument and Appellant’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 8, 2017.
  • Respondent’s Briefs must be filed on or before March 30, 2017.
  • Reply Briefs, if any, must be filed on or before April 7, 2017

Be sure to visit www.eLaw.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook for court updates as they become available.


Upcoming Events

Visit with representatives from eLaw at the following spring events:

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar

April 26-28, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

2017 Law Day Dinner

May 4, 2017

New York, NY

NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention

May 17-19, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

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eLaw Insider – November 2016 Edition

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Welcome to the November 2016 issue of the eLaw Insider.

It’s been a busy and exciting time for all of us at eLaw! We’ve enjoyed visiting with many of you at recent industry events in and around the City and look forward to seeing more of you throughout the coming weeks as we celebrate the holiday season.

A special thanks to all our clients who have already tried our new daily attorney service, “ePer Diem.” Launched just this fall, it’s already taken off and proving to be a great value-add for many eLaw subscribers.

If you are interested in learning more about our new per diem service, or if you wish to review your eLaw subscriptions, please contact me at Dominick@eLaw.com. We are here to help ensure you have access to all the eLaw products your firm needs to help you practice with confidence.

As the year winds down, we hope you have a chance to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family.

Warm Regards,

Dominick Esposito
Executive Director

ePer Diem

in September eLaw introduced our newest service, ePer Diem. As an extension of our case tracking service, eLaw new offers daily attorneys who appear in court on behalf of firms to handle a wide variety of matters in both New York and New Jersey courts. ePer Diem was launched to help make our customers even more efficient and to help ensure you never miss an appearance. Read the full announcement here, or read coverage of the story in a recent article in Legaltech News.

Clients who have already trusted eLaw for per diem service are sharing their positive experiences:

“I easily uploaded documents to the per diem attorney who was appearing on my behalf and spoke to her before the EBT.”

“I called eLaw just 10 minutes before an appearance and they had someone there to cover it!”

To learn more or to schedule service, call the ePer Diem Hotline: 212-209-3354. Orders can also be placed online, via your eLaw account.

Are you Sync’d?

Did you know that eLaw subscribers have the option to automatically synchronize their eWatch account with an existing CMS or calendar? Eliminate the need for manual entry of updates, saving time and reducing the risk of errors or missing an appearance when you sync your eWatch to your CMS or calendar. Learn more.

Recognition

This fall marks the 6th straight year eLaw was recognized as the Best Docketing and Calendaring technology in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings. Thank you to all of our loyal subscribers who voted eLaw the “Best” yet again!

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Congratulations

At NYSTLA’s recent Partner Gala we celebrated our many years of support for this great organization. Congratulations to Vic D’Ammora, winner of our custom-made suit courtesy of tailor Rojer Baron. Thanks to everyone who entered our drawing.

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eLaw Insider – September 2015 Edition

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Welcome to the September 2015 issue of the eLaw Insider

Now that the summer is over, it is time for the madness to begin. We all know that court scheduling will be as difficult as ever trying to resolve as many cases as possible. While some enjoyed time off during the summer months, eLaw was busy launching a new product many subscribers will find essential to their daily practices: do-it-yourself Management Reports, which are designed to help you better track ever-changing court deadlines and schedules. I will be conducting live demonstrations of the DIY Management Reports at tomorrow’s NYSTLA event in New York. If you are not planning to attend this seminar, feel free to contact me and we can either do a WebEx or I will demonstrate at your office. Recently, eLaw also celebrated our 15th anniversary, and once again we’ve been recognized by the New York Law Journal readers as the “Best Docketing and Calendaring Software.” All in all, a great summer for eLaw!

Dominick Esposito,
Executive Director

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Management Reports

Earlier this month eLaw introduced our newest product feature, do-it-yourself Management Reports. Because court rules and litigation schedules are constantly changing, the new Management Reports were developed to provide customized information to help subscribers keep track of outstanding motions, court deadlines and appearance schedules. Read the full announcement here, or read coverage of the story in a recent article in Legaltech News.

If you are interested in a 10-minute online demo of our new Management Reports, please contact me any time at dominick@eLaw.com.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to visit with eLaw and check out its new Management Reports live demonstrations at two upcoming NYSTLA events, Decisions 2015: Recent Developments in Tort Law :

New York City – tomorrow, Sept. 25 (Friday)
Long Island – November 6 (Friday)

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Recognition

This month also marks the fifth straight year eLaw is recognized as the “Best Docketing and Calendaring Software,” according to the 2015 New York Law Journal Readers Rankings. eLaw was chosen as the winner from 15 other contenders and open write-ins for New York state. This year more than 8,400 legal professionals voted in the online survey composed of 100-plus categories. Please click here to review the NYLJ special ebook supplement or read the full announcement here. Thank you to all of our loyal subscribers who voted eLaw the “Best” again!

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15th Anniversary

This summer eLaw celebrated its 15th anniversary. What was launched as a basic tool for finding docket information has evolved into a feature-rich suite of products that streamlines case tracking and management to help attorneys practice with confidence.

Since its initial introduction in August 2000, eLaw boasts several impressive usage statistics including:
• 69 million eDocket case searches conducted
• 16 million eWatch alerts emailed to subscribers
• 228,000 eServe orders processed
• 139,000 eCopy orders completed

For more information about eLaw celebrating 15 years of excellence, please read the full announcement here.


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eLaw Insider – June 2015 Edition

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Happy Summer!

Welcome to the June 2015 issue of the eLaw Insider.

Below you will find a summary of eLaw’s popular calendar solutions. eLaw offers a variety of options to meet your needs and help ensure you never miss an appearance, which can help ease your mind as you’re planning summer vacations! And this summer marks an exciting milestone, as eLaw will celebrate its 15th anniversary in August. Watch for news and information in the coming weeks, including special promotions to help us celebrate!

As always, contact me any time at Dominick@eLaw.com to review your eLaw subscriptions and ensure you have access to all of the eLaw products your firm needs to help you practice with confidence.

Dominick Esposito
Executive Director

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eLaw Calendar Solutions – Never Miss An Appearance!

Busy attorneys know that an up-to-date calendar can be the lifeblood of a successful practice. Deadlines and appearances are scheduled and changed on a regular basis, and missing one can be costly. eLaw offers five calendar solutions to meet a variety of needs and help ensure you never miss an appearance:

eCalendar – all eWatch subscribers have access to their own eCalendar, eLaw’s Web-based calendar that automatically syncs all future appearances. While notes about the case or attachments cannot be inserted, eCalendar is always up-to-date with the latest schedule changes or new appearances to ensure nothing is missed.

eWatch subscribers also have the option to upgrade, free of charge, to eLaw’s Calendar Sync. This feature automatically syncs all future appearances in one of the following calendar options based on the needs of each firm:• Microsoft® Outlook® – allowing for the insertion of notes and attachments by the law firm, eLaw automatically updates future appearances in the user’s Outlook calendar. A non-editable Google Calendar placed as an overlay into Outlook is also available.
• Existing Google Calendar created and managed by an individual at the law firm – allowing for the insertion of notes and attachments by the user, eLaw automatically updates future appearances in the user’s Google calendar.
New Google Calendar created and managed by eLaw – eLaw automatically updates future appearances in the Google Calendar. This is a non-editable Google Calendar by the user.

• eDocket’s iCal – eDocket subscribers can use the iCal* feature and manually import appearances directly into their Microsoft Outlook. Users can insert notes and attachments just as with other Outlook entries.

Contact Dominick Esposito at Dominick@eLaw.com to determine which calendar suits your law firm’s needs or for instructions on how to sync your calendar.
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Visit This Evening With eLaw at NYSTLA!

eLaw is a proud sponsor of this evening’s NYSTLA (New York State Trial Lawyers Association) Annual Installation of Officers & Directors event. Look for eLaw Executive Director Dominick Esposito and Product Manager Jaime Brown near our new banner and ask about eLaw’s five calendar options!

NYSTLA Annual Installation of Officers & Directors Ceremony and Cocktail Reception

Today (Tuesday), June 23, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
New York, NY 10024

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Fast Facts: First Half 2015

2.6 million eDocket searches conducted
• 1.2 million eWatch alerts emailed to clients
• 11,400 eServe orders processed
• 4,500 eCopy orders completed

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*iCal is an additional charge for both paying and non-paying eDocket subscribers.
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eLaw Insider – December 2014

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Don’t be the empty chair at your next appearance!

Who Is in Your Corner?

When most days seem short on time, full of demands from colleagues and clients and the occasional surprise, do you ever wonder who is in your corner?

eLaw understands and has been helping bring the tools you need to better cope for almost 15 years. When we first launched eLaw, it was our motto to ensure that you never missed an appearance. Over 100,000 registered users benefit from our docket tracking, document retrieval, filing, calendaring and custom report options. Yes, you have options!

As you enter 2015, remember that eLaw’s products can make a marked difference in your practice, giving you peace of mind at a cost-effective price. We have the best support desk in the business and are more than prepared to improve your professional life.

Don’t keep taking the heat. Contact eLaw and help free up your time to actually practice law – with less stress. We know what works, we price it with reason, we stand by our work and we are in your corner. We have the highest integrity and offer the best results.

Call Dominick Esposito at 973-642-1440, ext. 170, or email him at Dominick@elaw.com and go right to the top of our company. He will dedicate the resources to help bring you a smile and a sigh of relief. We do this every day – today is your day! We love what we do and so will you.

The eLaw team wishes you Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2015!

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Podcast Interview: The Evolution of eLaw

Legal industry analyst Ari Kaplan interviewed eLaw Executive Director Dominick Esposito about how the award-winning docketing and calendaring software has changed during the past 14 years. In the six-minute podcast, “Docketing Is Dead. Long Live Docketing,” Dominick highlights how tracking cases, appearances and decisions have evolved from manual, laborious work to a 24/7 electronic, automated process. He also details how eLaw is keeping up with the times by synchronizing with:

Case management software
Desktop and Web-based calendars, including Microsoft® Outlook® and Google Calendar
Mobile phones and tablets, including Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ smartphones

Click here to listen to the brief podcast.

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Fast Facts: 2014 to Present

• More than 4.98 million eDocket searches conducted
• More than 2.07 million eWatch alerts emailed to clients
• More than 24,270 eServe orders processed
• More than 8,460 eCopy orders processed

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eLaw Insider – September 2014 edition

10/28/2014

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Welcome to the eLaw Insider

THANK YOU to everyone who voted for eLaw in the 2014 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings survey. Thanks to you, eLaw was voted “Best Docketing & Calendaring Software” for the 4th consecutive year.

Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to gear up for a busy fall. Do you have all of the award-winning eLaw products you need to help you search, monitor and manage cases, dockets and court calendars in the New York and New Jersey courts?

We are always interested in your feedback on eLaw products and features as well as any suggestions on new product ideas. Please send your comments to me at Dominick@elaw.com.

Dominick Esposito
Executive Director

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eLaw Overview with 2014 Best Logo

Download the eLaw Overview PDF.

Make sure you have the right eLaw products so you can practice with confidence:

eDocket: Comprehensive online search engine covering all 62 New York Supreme courts and five City Civil courts with unlimited cross-county, multi-year access to search case dockets

eWatch: Automated case monitoring that generates email alerts on future appearances or changes in appearances; motion decisions; note of issue (NOI) or request for judicial intervention (RJI) filings; and so much more

eCalendar: Automatically captures any future appearance dates for cases being monitored by eLaw in your account and displays the dates in a customized online calendar

eCopy: Order copies of any decision or court filing in all 62 counties in New York and all 21 counties in New Jersey as well as State, Federal and Appellate courts

eServe: Electronic portal to file and serve demands and other documents in all New Jersey personal injury protection (PIP) arbitration cases

Custom On-Demand Reports: Reports conducted by eLaw’s knowledgeable staff members on any query covering current and archived cases in the New York Supreme and City Civil courts

Lawsuit Alerts: Earliest notification of new lawsuits filed in New York and Brooklyn identifying plaintiffs and defendants

For more details about our products, download the eLaw Overview PDF.

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Fast Facts: 2014 to Present

• More than 4.1 million eDocket searches conducted
• More than 1.7 million eWatch Alerts emailed to clients
• More than 20,000 eServe orders processed

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Sign up for additional eLaw services by visiting www.eLaw.com, emailing Dominick@elaw.com or calling 973-642-1440, ext. 8.

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