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Firm Calendar

DocketCalendar adds events to any Calendar you own or have shared access to. When you first install DocketCalendar it defaults to adding events to your Primary Calendar. Regardless of the size of your firm, we consider it a best practice to create an extra email account specifically dedicated to deadlines. Although you can call this Calendar anything, we generally recommend you simply give it the first name "Firm" and last name "Calendar" The Firm Calendar becomes the central place where all of your deadlines will be located.

There are several compelling reasons for this approach.

Changes to Personal - Calendaring may be one person's responsibility today, and another person's responsibility next year. Having a central Firm Calendar means you simply assign the new person access to the Firm Calendar. You don't have to consider moving events from one Calendar to another and you'll always have total control over who has access to this calendar.

Coverage - When someone is out of the office or on vacation, having a Firm Calendar means that any individual with appropriate access to the Firm Calendar can handle routine management of deadlines.

Access - Having a Firm Calendar makes it easy to provide any person in the firm who may need to see deadlines access without having to rely on individuals to share their calendars.

The Firm Calendar contains all deadlines. Each Attorney only gets the deadlines related to their matters.

Reporting - If you have multiple people calendaring for different Attorneys in the firm and each person is using their Calendar you will have the firm's deadlines spread throughout your users Outlook Calendars. If you wish to pull a report of deadlines, you would need to get each person who has created deadlines to produce a report and then compile that data into a single firmwide report.

Sample Report using Outlook Quick Search and the Firm Calendar

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