There are several vendors who offer discounted rates to CJA panel attorneys for their litigation support software. Currently, there are discounted rates being offered on: CaseMap / TimeMap / DocManager Bundle, TextMap, TrialDirector, ISYS Personal Edition.
We hope to continue the national contracts that encourage these deals to be offered to the CJA panel, but considering the ongoing budget limitations all deals are subject to change.
NOTE: Like many litigation software programs, these programs are developed for Windows- based operating systems and do not work with Macintosh operating systems.
Below is a brief description of the software and the current pricing information for these programs:
CaseMap/TimeMap/DocManager Bundle and TextMap:
Due to the ongoing popularity and interest of the CJA and defender community and our national maintenance agreement with them, LexisNexis has once again agreed to offer the CaseMap / DocManager / TimeMap bundle to CJA panel and federal defenders offices (FDOs) at a special reduced price of $387.50 through November 15, 2013. After November 15th, the bundle will be offered at a still significantly discounted rate of $437.50.
Besides the significantly reduced price, CJA panel attorneys and FDOs will not have to pay annual maintenance or subscription fees in order to receive technical support and to obtain upgrades of the CaseMap software for as long as we can continue the national maintenance agreement with LexisNexis.
CaseMap is a fact management database application used to manage, organize and connect case facts, legal issues, key players, and documents. Reports can be easily produced which give snapshots of critical case detail including an outline of issues for the case, a fact chronology, and supporting people, organizations, and documents in the case. In addition, the reports produced can now also include various linked documents embedded into the PDF to allow easy sharing of key information with people who may not have access to the database.
For CJA panel attorneys and defender offices who purchased their CaseMap licenses through the Office of Defender Services’s national maintenance contract, you are eligible to upgrade to CaseMap 10 free of charge. Released last year, CaseMap 10 has a number of very useful features including full-text searching across the entire CaseMap case file as well as linked documents, optical character recognition, new bulk importation capabilities, increased integration with Microsoft products and customized spreadsheets which CJA panel attorneys and FDOs have found to be useful to their cases.
DocManager is a CaseMap plug-in that allows users to view highlighted search hits in DocManager’s near-native viewer, and bulk import and view many file formats while still providing Adobe Acrobat integration and functionality that users are accustomed to.
TimeMap is an easy to use timeline graphing software that enables the user to create a timeline of events from critical case details.
In addition to discounts for the CaseMap / DocManager / TimeMap bundle, LexisNexis is also offering TextMap at a special reduced price of $97.00 through November 15, 2013. After November 15th, TextMap will be offered at a still discounted rate to CJA Panel of $161.00.
TextMap is a transcript summary tool that can be integrated with CaseMap. TextMap offers the ability to link transcripts from case depositions, examinations, and other proceedings to case exhibits and other documents. It can also be used to play video and audio that has been synched with transcript text.
Note: CaseMap / DocManager / TimeMap and TextMap are compatible with Windows operating systems. They will not run on a Macintosh OS unless it is running a copy of virtual Windows.
For CJA panel inquiries: contact Courtney Kessler with LexisNexis at 904-373-2201 or email@example.com for assistance and questions. Inform her that you are a CJA attorney and that you would like to purchase CaseMap products at the special CJA rate. For FDO inquiries: contact Jesse Manolo at 904-373-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the utilization of CaseMap within FDOs and CJA panel attorneys’ offices or whether your licenses are listed as part of the national maintenance contract, please contact either Alex Roberts or Kelly Scribner of the National Litigation Support Team at 510-637-3500, or by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TrialDirector is one of the most popular electronic courtroom presentation software programs, and FDO and CJA panel attorneys have been using it in trial and evidentiary hearings for many years. TrialDirector allows attorneys to do multimedia presentations in court, including presenting imaged documents, document highlighting, document callout and zooming, cropping, annotating, multiple zoom capabilities, side by side exhibit comparison, playing audio and video, and the playing of synchronized audio/video transcripts. It allows for the importation and organization of case files including exhibits, documents, images, videotaped depositions, deposition transcripts, synchronized deposition transcripts, and can be synchronized with document review databases.
inData offers CJA panel attorneys TrialDirector at a 50% discount, currently $347.50, plus a mandatory software maintenance fee of $139, for a total of $486.50 (compared to the regular price of $834 for a license and maintenance). To purchase TrialDirector, contact inData sales directly (800-828-8292). Inform them that you are a CJA attorney and that you would like to purchase the TrialDirector software at the special CJA rate. Please find linked here a letter from Derek Miller, President and CEO Miller, President and CEO of inData, describing the specifics of their offer to CJA panel attorneys.
ISYS Personal Edition:
ISYS is a search and retrieval software program that federal defender offices have been using for a number of years. ISYS's information indexing capabilities provide great functionality in searching both electronic documents and materials provided in hard copy that are subsequently scanned and converted to a text searchable format (such as a searchable PDF). Its ability to search and retrieve information in more than 200 different file types offers flexibility and functionality. This provides a powerful tool to effectively search and retrieve documents and work product in the management of cases.
CJA panel attorneys can obtain a Personal Edition version of ISYS for free (a $100 value). (Please note that though ISYS personal edition is no longer available to the general public, ISYS does continue to provide technical support for this version of their software.)
To obtain the software, please fill out the ISYS Request Form. When you are finished filling out this form, press the "submit" button on the bottom of the form. This will attach your completed form to an email message that will be sent to the Assistant National Litigation Support Administrator Kelly Scribner (email@example.com). You will then receive an email with download instructions and the activation code necessary to obtain your free copy of the ISYS Search Software. Please allow up to 5 business days to process your request.
If you have any questions regarding the utilization of any of these litigation support software programs in your office, please contact either Alex Roberts or Kelly Scribner of the National Litigation Support Team at 510-637-3500, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.