Case Templates and Projects

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Case Templates and Projects

Case Templates

Case Templates are XML files containing the Metadata Fields and partial/full folder structure (optional) from a specific Case Directory, which has been saved for later application on other new or existing Case Files. This is useful in instances where the same Custom Metadata Fields or custodian folders are consistently being used in different Case Directories, or when you need to quickly create numerous Metadata Fields within several Case Databases.

RightArrowFor applying a Case Template to a new Case File, see the topic on Starting New Cases.

RightArrowFor advanced usage or modification of the original "#Default.xml" template file, see the Default Case Template topic.


InfoIcon Saving Case Templates

1.Start from the Menu of the Main User Interface by selecting File > Administration > Save Case Template. The Save Case Template window opens.

i.You can also click on the Save Template button within the Modify Fields utility.

2.Enter a name for your template in the Template Name field, and then enable any options under Folder Settings as desired (explained below).

3.Click on OK when finished to close this window. The Save Template dialog opens, indicating that your new template was saved.

4.Click on OK again to close this dialog.


SaveCaseTemplateWindowIcon Save Case Template

Template Name - This will be used as the name for the XML template file. ("TemplateName.xml")

Folder Settings - The following settings determine what (if any) folder structure is saved:

oSave Folder Structure with Template - The full folder structure from the active Case Directory will be saved.

Top level folders (ONLY) - Only the first (top) level of sub-folders located within the Case Directory root folder will be saved.


InfoIcon Applying Case Templates to Existing Cases

1.Start from the Menu of the Main User Interface by selecting File > Administration > Apply Case Template.

i.You can also click on the Apply Template button within the Modify Fields utility.

2.A File Explorer opens, targeting XML files within your "LAW50\Templates" install folder.

3.Select your desired XML template from the available files, and then click on Open at the bottom-right.

4.A dialog window opens indicating any changes made to the active Case Directory. Click OK to close this dialog.


Projects are an organizational tool used by LAW to group one or more Case Files together within the Open Case window. This is useful when managing multiple cases from the same client (customer), or when case lists grow so long that it becomes beneficial to group several cases together based on some form of contextual similarity. From within the Open Case window, you can change the Case List to project view mode by clicking on the Project/Client View button in the Toolbar.

The Project Administration utility is used to manage all projects within LAW, including creating new projects, editing existing projects, or deleting projects that are no longer needed.

You can open the Project Administration utility from within any Case - Properties window by clicking on the Edit List button to the right of the Client or Project Name drop-down menu:


ProjectAdministrationWindowIcon Project Administration


New Project - Opens the New Project window, allowing you to determine the Project Name and Project Description for a new project.

Edit Project - Opens the Edit Project window for the project selected within the Project List, allowing you to edit the Project Name and Project Description for the selected project.

Delete Project - Deletes the selected project from the Project List.

Project List

This pane lists all the Projects currently available within LAW. Columns along the top indicate the Name, Description, and CreatedDate for each project, along with whether or not the project is currently Active, and the DateInactive for projects which are no longer active. Left-click on any column to organize the list by that column.