Principal Changes of the January 24, 2014 Release

Note: These release notes may not reflect current Everlaw functionality, as product updates may have changed certain features since these notes were published. Please refer to our Knowledge Base for support articles on current functionality. 

Happy New Year! This release includes a revamped, more powerful search interface, and introduces Argument Builder, the first product in our StoryBuilder line of features that aid in litigation post-discovery.

1. Improved Search Interface

We've improved our search interface. It's now easier to use, with just a dozen search term types instead of the over 20 in the old interface. These new search terms are more intuitive and powerful: you can now search for everything you already could, and more.

A key highlight: you can now perform time- and user-based searches on terms that involve user activity: ratings, codes, tags, views and notes. For instance, instead of just being able to search for "Documents rated Hot", you can now search for "Documents rated Hot by Bob in the last week". (Time searches will only produce results from June 2012 onward.)

We've converted all your existing searches over the new interface; please let us know if you encounter any problems.

2. Argument/Dep Builder

We know that litigating a case isn't as simple as dropping a pile of documents on a judge's desk. We are building out a suite of tools under the umbrella name StoryBuilder™ to make litigation—after you've found the hot documents—easier.

Argument Builder is the first such tool. Use it to construct an outline for a brief, provide an overview of the case for your reviewers, or to prepare for a deposition.

In the current release, other users can only view, not edit, arguments you share with them. In a future release, we will enable real-time collaboration so that multiple people can work in together on the same argument.

We have many more features planned for Argument Builder, and for StoryBuilder in general. We'd love to hear your feedback!

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