__/ [ timjowers@xxxxxxxxx ] on Thursday 18 May 2006 02:44 \__
> __/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Wednesday 10 May 2006 08:07 \__
> > __/ [ timjowers@xxxxxxxxx ] on Tuesday 09 May 2006 22:29 \__
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> Can you recommend Open Source software for a Law Firm / Legal
> >> Practice?
> >> ... document managment SW with templates so you can change the master
> >> file and have all the others changed ... ability to associate files
> >> with clients (for privacy and for billing) and staff with clients.
> >> I'm looking into PHPAdvocat (seems to be client billing), eLawManager
> >> (cannot figure out how to run), and iridia (will review tonight). Did
> >> not see any others on SourceForge.
> >> Maybe a Content Managment System has strong enough document
> >> management for templatnig and security? Suggestions there?
> > Hi Tim,
> > Do you seek something that is necessarily or unnecessarily Web-based? I
> > can think of a few mixtures that will enable you to put together an
> > overall
> > Open Source framework.
> Does not matter if it is web-based or not. Probably web-based will be
> easiest to integrate with 'doze users. Any pointers are appreciated.I
> can dig fairly well - just tell me where. :-) I will also look into
I can't quite conclude what documents you are trying to manage. What
formats will they be? Assuming PDF's, you should be able to manage,
generate, and distribute documents among your colleagues in a Web-based
fashion. Have a look at Mambo server where documents in PDF generation can
be customised. Some PDF enhancements can also be strapped on top of CMS's
such as PHP-Nuke, or WordPress, or Drupal though it involves a bit of
'stitching'. What I have in mind here is a corporate intranet where a pool
of documents exists. I don't know any of the programs you mentioned above,
so I can't think of of the whole 'shebang' can be integrated seamlessly.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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