The default LawVu fields

LawVu contains a rich set of fields which you can use to customise matter/contracts and ensure you're capturing the right data.

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The LawVu default fields are available to all matters and contracts by default.
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These fields are contained in the Field library and are hooked to core functionality within the LawVu platform - so you'll get the most out of LawVu if you use these fields rather than create your custom fields.

In this article:


Where do I manage fields?

To manage the fields for your organization, you will need to be an Administrator.

The fields are all listed in a 'Field library', which you can manage from the Settings/Field Management area of LawVu.


Can I customize the LawVu default fields?

Yes - you can change the label of any LawVu default fields to align more with your organization's terminology - but you can only do this when editing from a matter or contract type level. You cannot change the label of a LawVu field at the 'global' level.

You can override the hints, & descriptions, and placeholders of fields by unlinking them from their master field properties (set in the global field library).

NOTE: You can never change the field name; however - you can specify a different label for the field, but ONLY in the Create Form tab of the Matter Type /Contract Tab - see below.


When to create your own custom fields

You should only create a new custom field if you can't add a LawVu default field that matches your needs.


Please review the list below before you start creating new fields - and then check out this article about creating custom fields.


List of default LawVu fields

Below is a list of the fields contained in the field library. These fields can then be dragged from the field library and applied to your Matter/Contract Types. These fields are not mandatory; however, if selected, the field names and types are fixed and non-editable. Some LawVu fields have special powers or contribute to the Standard reporting.

LawVu Fields

Field type

3rd party contract

Single Checkbox
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Background

Paragraph Text

Billing method

Billing intention

Complexity

Slider

Conflict check

Conflict check

Contract Owner

Contract Owner

Contract value

Currency

Cost Center Code

Single line text

Department

Department

Due Date

Datepicker

Due date is critical

Single checkbox

Duration (weeks)

Number

Effective date

Datepicker

Email

Single line text

End date

Datepicker

Expiry date

Datepicker

Fee arrangement

Billing method

Fee value

Currency

Hours per week

Number

Invoice recipient

Dropdown

Is the contract already signed?

Single checkbox

Key contact

Single text line

Litigious

Single checkbox

Litigious Outcome

Dropdown

Matter Manager Reference

Single line text

Matter Owner Reference

Single line text

Objectives

Paragraph text

Other Party

Contract entity

Phone

Single line text

Potential Liability

Currency

Priority

Priority

Purchase Order Number

Single line text

Purpose

Paragraph text

Region

Region

Restricted

Single checkbox

Risk

Slider

Scope of work description

Paragraph text

Section Header

Field group

Significance

Slider

Start date

Datepicker

Urgent

Single checkbox

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