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CaseMap was introduced 1998 as relational database software for law offices to store and retrieve evidence and sources of evidence in litigation. It was originally written as a Microsoft Access application by an attorney in Florida who sought to better manage facts in his case. It includes database tables (the program's documentation refers to them as spreadsheets) for facts, issues, documents, physical evidence, depositions, pleadings, persons, organizations, places, and other types of data. The program's documentation refers to these types of data as objects. Using the program involves linking the various sources of evidence (e.g., documents, depositions, and persons) to facts that are relevant in the case and to the issues to be decided in the case. The facts table can be sorted by date to provide a chronology of facts. [1]

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The use of large volumes of digital evidence and e-discovery in modern litigation has led law offices to increase their use of litigation support programs such as CaseMap. [2]

CaseMap is owned by LexisNexis. The current version is CaseMap 14.

Prior to being purchased by LexisNexis, CaseMap was produced by CaseSoft. For a period in the mid 2000s, CaseMap was part of a larger case management solution set referred to as "Best of Breed". The group included CaseMap, Concordance, Syngence and Ipro as part of an arc or products to manage litigation document review and fact management.

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References

  1. Kennedy, Dennis (November 2004). "Revolutionizing Case Preparation and Client Relations with CaseMap 5—Making It Easier to Win Cases and Clients". Law Practice Today. American Bar Association. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  2. Kennedy, Dennis (January 2005). "Legal Technology Predictions for 2005: Color My World". Law Practice Today. American Bar Association. Retrieved 2008-05-11.