Court Rules for Law Firms
CalendarRules (CRC) offers general civil litigation-related court and agency rules for State, Federal, Appellate and Bankruptcy courts across the United States. Currently, rules are available in 50 states, with additional courts being added every month. If a firm needs rules not currently offered – no problem – we’ll add them! Our general policy is to not add courts until we have at least one subscriber. Once we have a subscription commitment, we can add courts quickly (30-60 days depending on volume and complexity). We have resources available on contract to turn this activity up or down as needed.
CalendarRules is the only rules provider that makes updated rules available to the end user in real time. Courts generally announce updates in two ways:
- Many updates are published for comment, with a scheduled effective date. We make these updates in our staging environment and release them to production on the effective date. Thereafter, any subscriber to that court is automatically using the new rules.
- Sometimes a court will publish rule changes with an immediate effective date. CalendarRules is positioned to make these changes effective immediately so the end user does not have to apply any updates. As soon as we update the production server, all subscribers are automatically up-to-date.
Technology: Microsoft and Rackspace
As a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, all of our technology is based on the latest offerings from Microsoft. Being the first and only cloud-based court rules solution, we take our hosting very seriously. We use Microsoft SQL Server, and the Windows Communication Foundation, hosted at Rackspace.
Although our roots originated in the Critical Dates with Court Rules offering from LegalKey\OpenText, our current offering takes this solid legacy and transforms it from the ground up for cloud-based computing and seamless integration with virtually any Calendar. We leave the Critical Dates and Docketing solutions to our partners, and we focus on technology to manage and deliver the latest in court rules content. By building our system from the ground up on the Windows Communication Foundation, we can take advantage of Web Services and the latest integration technologies to significantly reduce the time we spend building, monitoring, and delivering court rules, while making it easier for customers to use court rules.