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case management

the proactive approach to processing a legal matter. It comprises various techniques and seeks to avoid a process which requires or relies upon reaction. There are two main applications relevant to law. Law firms may use case management to make sure that staff process cases effectively and efficiently, at the same time improving billing and hence cash flow for the firm. Courts in recent years have adopted a range of case management techniques whereby the Judge has power to move matters on absent activity from the parties in the interests of justice. See e.g. HEAR-BY DATES, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION COURT.
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This weeklong celebration serves to recognize case managers, to educate the public about case management and to increase recognition of the significant contribution of case managers to quality health care for patients, families, health care providers, and payers.
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Employment Assessment, Case Management Services and Employment Resource Centre to unemployed persons in the Kitchener-Waterloo, New Hamburg, Elmira, Cambridge and Guelph areas.
The former refers to the theories and models utilized in case management practice, while the latter refers to practitioner produced case management practice that is local, specific, and contextual.
Traditional case management evolved to meet these changing standards and challenges.
CompuLaw, founded in 1978, is widely recognized as the industry leader in publishing court rules databases for use with calendar/docket and case management systems.
Its functionality as an effective tool has already been recognized as worthy of consideration for the Case Execution Management Information System (CEMIS), a tri-service case management system being developed under the direction of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
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This text is written by nationally recognized experts in the area of case management.
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