Security is also crucial in the world of litigation, with confidential information often shielded by iron-clad protective orders. Security is therefore a vital concern to be addressed straight away. Not to worry! The Portal features enhanced security measures rendering it an impenetrable fortress for all confidential case information. Once you’re registered and set up in the Portal, anytime you log in from a new browser or IP address, you will need to complete the multi-factor authentication requirements to access the Portal. You will also need to beef up your password strategy, as the requirements are a little more involved for added security. Be prepared to replace your password every six months to further protect your privacy.
Yet another constancy in litigation is frequent, sudden changes. Schedules shift constantly in complex litigation, and paralegals must be on top of every switch. It’s like running in sand, and that’s not easy. But calendar management is a snap with the Portal. You can effortlessly keep tabs on each case you and Planet Depos are working on together. Pull up your preferred calendar view, and from there you can –
- Schedule a new proceeding
- Cancel/reschedule an existing proceeding
- Add desired specialties (e.g., videography for a compelling tool at trial) for a scheduled proceeding
In your calendar you can search by the case or witness name, by job number, or a range of dates. The flexibility of search criteria means you can search by whatever criteria works best for you and quickly find what you’re looking for.
Storage is free, safe, and virtually unlimited on the Portal. This keeps things clean, green, and protected! Everyone knows storage is precious and can be costly. To keep all your case files together in a free, secure, virtual repository is a benefit you can’t put a price tag on. This really does include all the case files, including the more voluminous video and synched load files, e.g., LiveNote (LEF), TextMap (XMEF), Case Notebook (PTZ), and TrialDirector (CMS). Hardbounds are still an option, of course, but having all the files in your online repository means you can log in and speedily download whatever files you need as soon as you need them.
Storage is not limited to transcripts and video. You can keep all your case invoices organized on the Portal, too! You can search invoices by different criteria to make it easy to find and review the invoice you want. Set search criteria by job or invoice date, by the billed to contact, by case, or by your client matter number. This is a great tool for keeping your Planet Depos invoices “handy.”
In the legal world, preparation is vital, and organization is key. With litigation having picked up in 2021, every paralegal can use organizational tools and tips that help keep you sane and your schedule on track. This is the perfect time to explore the Planet Portal and maximize its utility. See how easy it is to keep your case organized, from scheduling all the way through to invoicing, in one place that is secure, user-friendly, and free.
Planet Depos has been providing court reporting services for over a decade. For more information on Planet Depos offerings, or to schedule your next deposition, contact Planet Depos at email@example.com, or schedule online.