Debuting today is a new cloud-based case management platform called Case.one that promises to enable attorneys to work collaboratively on litigation, exchange information, manage their time and billing, create invoices and monitor their ongoing tasks, all within the Case.one platform.
The platform offers a unique twist on pricing. Rather than charge a monthly subscription fee like other practice management platforms, it charges by the case — 99 cents per active case per month for the standard plan, which includes 1GB per case file storage, and a $1.99 for unlimited file storage. It also offers a free plan that is limited to 20 active matters and 5GB total file storage.
It launches today with a $5 million investment on top of $500,000 in seed money, all raised from angel investors and bootstrapping. It identifies its primary competitors as Clio, Rocket Matter and “LexisNexis Law Firm Management,” by which I assume it means LexisNexis Firm Manager.
I have not tried or even seen a demonstration of this new platform. A press release says:
Our main goal is to improve efficiency, increase billables, reduce operational costs, and maximize profits for your practice, whether you are a solo practitioner, midsize or large practice, or even the legal department of a company.
The platform allows users to easily control workflow, and includes standardized templates and reporting forms to speed up your work process. Plus, it automatically updates and reflects any new information issued by government departments and agencies.
The press release says that the platform uses a private cloud security design that ensures HIPPA compliance and provides 256-bit military grade encryption of data, both in storage and in transmission.
The platform includes court rules, calendering, form templates, billing and invoicing, all at no additional cost.
Case.one was co-founded by Bahar Ansari, an immigration lawyer in Irvine, Calif. According to the press release, she started the company out of frustration over the lack of an affordable and intuitive system that would fit her small practice.