Storing Additional Information About a Case?

In addition to storing Client and/or Case related additional fields, You may save additional information about a case, including case documents using the following steps:


Tip

CaseFox seamlessly integrates with Dropbox, Box and Google Drive for document storage. You can upload case documents directly from CaseFox to your own Dropbox, Box or Google Drive account. CaseFox will then manage case documents folders and display the case document list with the case data. Visit Dropbox, Box, Google Drive Integration.


Saving Client/Case Info in Custom Fields

Under Clients and Cases(Projects) tabs, on the right side pane, click on "Other Info' tab. You can create custom fields related to clients and cases to store additional data. For example, if you want to store client's social security number, create a field, say, "Social Security No" and enter client's social security number in the field value box. You also have an option to encrypt field data. If encrypted, the data value will be encrypted before being stored. You may also search clients/cases by custom field values (for un-encrypted field values only).

You may also create custom field groups (Settings/Tools/Reports -> Manage Field Groups). A field group is a container for one or more custom fields. For example, if you need to store same additional information in every family law case, create a group "Family Law" and add all necessary fields in that group. Then for family law related cases, under Cases (Projects) -> Other Info tab, simply select this group in the dropdown and assign to the case. All fields in the assigned group are added to the case in one click. When a group is edited to add or remove fields, added fields are automatically added to all cases to which the group is associated with. Deleted fields are also automatically deleted from all cases.

See Also Dropbox Integration

1. Login to you GoogleDocs /Google Drive account at https://drive.google.com/. Instead of Google Drive, you may also use Dropbox or any other Web based storage service that provides individual links for each document.

2. Click on Create. Choose to create a document or a spreadsheet.

3. A blank document will open. Give it a name (click on "Untitled document" caption to enter a name).

4. From the browser URL bar, copy the document URL. For a document, the URL should look like this ->
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dzZRFzIoPbTwwXcZh5sHBI5mQg2rn6oZu_60zQr7EjE/edit#

5. Now login to CaseFox and click on the Cases tab. Select a desired case in the leftside panel.

6. Click on "Add Note (Time/Expense).

7. Enter "Additional Case Information in the attached document". Uncheck "Show On Invoice" checkbox.

8. Click on "Attach Document Link" (just below "Service Performed" box).

9. Enter the URL from step 4 above.

10. Save the note. You will notice a new tab named "Documents" next to the "Payments" tab.

11. Whenever you like to add/edit additional case information, go to "Documents" tab, click on the link. The document will open. Edit the document (information is saved automatically)..

12. This link will be accessible only to you. If you want other users in the firm (or outside) to have access to this document, login to your GoogleDocs account and add their email addresses and authorization types..

Activity Group Report

With each note entry, you may enter UTBMS Task and Activity Code. Alternatively, you may enter your own custom codes. For example, if your project can be divided in four parts, Discovery, Pre-Trial, Trial, Negotiations. With each time/expense entry, you may entry any identifier (e.g., DISC for discovery) to associate the time/expense entry to one of these categories.

When you click on the Activity Group Report link in Cases (Projects) ... then select case, an Excel file is generated to show total charges/ time in each of these categories as well as percentage of each category in total billing for the case.