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 / DocPreviewer Suite
We hope to continue the national contracts which 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/DocPreviewer Suite and TextMap
CaseMap and TimeMap are two of the most popular litigation support software programs for FDOs and CJA panel attorneys. CaseMap is a fact management application used to organize, manage, and connect case facts, legal issues, key players, and documents. Because it is a single database, it allows team members to work collaboratively and store important case information in specialized relational spreadsheets for ready access and analysis. Through flexible filtering, CaseMap enables end-users to see how any person, fact, document, or issue relates to other elements in a case. TimeMap is a graphing software used to create visual timelines of case events, assisting judges and jurors in their understanding of the sequence of key events in a case. TimeMap integrates with CaseMap, allowing any record in CaseMap that has a date associated with it to be sent to TimeMap instantly. DocPreviewer is a plug-in software which allows for enhanced integration between CaseMap and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
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.
LexisNexis offers CJA panel attorneys the CaseMap/TimeMap/Doc Previewer suite for $437.50, and TextMap for $161.00. Contact Julie Mantua with LexisNexis at 301-929-3272 or Julie.Mantua@lexisnexis.com for assistance and questions. Inform her that you are a CJA attorney and that you are interested in CaseMap products at the special discounted rate.
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 at 800-828-8292. Inform them that you are a CJA attorney and that you are interested in the TrialDirector software at the special CJA rate. There is also a 2011 CJA Panel Letter from Derek Miller, President and CEO of inData, describing the specifics of their offer to CJA panel attorneys.
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.