Charles A. Fielder, III (Charlie) founded LegalPRO Systems, Inc. in 1985. His goal was to assist the bankruptcy practitioners to get cases entered and filed more efficiently. With the advent of CM/ECF, BankruptcyPRO® was even more helpful as it could generate the official forms into PDF files needed by the courts, calculate the exemptions, and handle Chapter 13 plan calculations
BankruptcyPRO is our extremely powerful petition preparation and filing program. It includes FlashDOCS® which is a word processor/merge capability for additional forms or letters you might wish to create in your case. BankruptcyPRO also includes a document tracker to provide you with an audit trail of the documents you generated and/or filed in your case. There is also a scanning utility built-in for filing attachments to your forms. BankruptcyPRO provides a strong Chapter 13 plan calculator for handling the difficult math and has considerable flexibility so you can tailor the program for your needs. Take a test drive so you can see it for yourself! Our BankruptcyPRO software has been used in filing over 1,500,000 cases throughout the country in the last decade. When you contact us for support, we not only know computers and software—we really do know bankruptcy.
Next came DoingTIME. DoingTIME is our time-and-expense and/or flat fee billing program. It works well for any type of practice. One special bankruptcy-related feature is the ability to track payments due from the Chapter 13 trustee so you can see when you’re not getting your payments and follow-up. It is extremely useful in preparing fee applications and monthly statements. You can track your time to see how you’re doing against a flat fee rate. DoingTIME handles trust accounts as well.
In the very early days of bankruptcy filing, notices were handled by chisel and rock. Next paper notices were all the rage. Staff spent days opening the mail, filing the documents and making copies. That is not the case any longer. With the advent of CM/ECF, courts began noticing by e-mail.
In 2004, Charlie saw a need for managing the massive volumes of e-mail more efficiently, as well as a need to save attorneys money they were spending on PACER to see the linked documents. As the law changed and became even more complex, and the deadlines became more treacherous, he added the concept of saving staff time by automatically clicking on the “free look” links and capturing the PDF files so no-one needs to dedicate an entire day to the Save As function in Windows.
We rolled out I-Got-Notices® in April 2006 . It was such an instant success, that we couldn’t leave it alone. We added many more features: lots of sorting, filtering, and calendar options. You can filter e-mail by specific phrases in the text of the message; you can sort by case number; or you can do both at the same time. Every date in every notice is automatically calendared for review. You can see your calendar next to your paralegal’s calendar. You can look at a day at a time, a month at a time, or, if you’re really a planner, a year at a time.
The latest development is the list of creditors that is compiled on your computer from the proofs of claim you’ve received in your notices. Hmmm, would these addresses possibly be “good” noticing addresses? Most folks we talk to say YES.
We lost Charlie in February, 2011. He left management of the company to his trusted employees so the transition, other than a lot of sadness, has been seamless. We pledge to continue to provide software to help your practice flow more smoothly. All of our programs fit together nicely to make a full case management system, but can also be run independently.
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