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Calculating Deadlines

Calculating Deadlines

To calculate deadlines and court events:

  • Choose Docket Calculator from the tools menu to open the Docket Calculator screen.
  • Select a case from the matter case dropdown list.

  • Ensure that a jurisdiction is selected in the jurisdiction field.
  • Select a trigger from the trigger item field. 

  • Pick your trigger date.

  • If the trigger item will take place at a specific time, such as a trial, hearing, or deposition, enter the time of the event.
  • If the trigger is not an event scheduled for a specific time, do not fill in the time. 
  • If the trigger involves the service of a pleading or other document, the service type field will become active. (Note: In some jurisdictions, certain types of service, such as service by mail, may affect the length of deadlines for particular events, such as responses to motions.)

  • Fill out the location field if necessary.
  • Once you have completed filling out the fields, click the calculate button at the bottom of the screen.

  • The deadlines and events calculated using the trigger will appear at the bottom of the screen.

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