Notifications in LawVu

A quick guide to the notifications toolbar

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Written by Ben Kidd
Updated over a week ago

The notifications system in LawVu is designed to help streamline your day by enabling the prioritization of your workload. To do this, notifications are kept separate and distinct from actions.

Notifications can be considered purely informative alerts.

Actions are alerts that something is waiting on you that requires your input in order to see it resolved.

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Notifications are indicated by a teal dot beside your profile icon in the top right of the screen.

Click on your profile icon to open the Notifications/Mentions toolbar.

Notifications are purely informative. They contain information regarding the matters and contracts on which you are a member, including items such as a person being added to a matter; an action being resolved; a message being replied to; an assignment having been accepted; etc.

If the notification refers to a matter or contract, clicking on the notification will take you directly to that item.

Org Administrators have the ability to choose the preferred notification settings for each of the LawVu user roles e.g. In-House Legal, Contributor, etc. To find out how to do this, check this article: How to Manage Default Notifications

You can also turn on/off the sound for notifications by toggling on/off the audible chime


To access your Actions list, click the Inbox - Actions icon from the left menu.

A numbered red dot displays next to it letting you know how many items require your attention.

Actions are alerts that require your attention to progress in something. This can include items such as a Matter Manager assignment needing acceptance, a status update request, a contract approval request, or an invoice approval request.
Click the Actions icon to bring up the action list.

Clicking on the Action will take you directly to the preview item that needs your attention.

Any actions performed to complete the Action will notify the individual who requested the action (depending on the user's notification preferences), as well as in the Activity tab of the corresponding matter.


Mentions are alerts that someone has @mentioned you. Mentions are indicated by a red dot beside your profile icon in the top right of the screen.

Click on your profile icon to open the Notifications/Mentions toolbar.

Click on each @mention notification to open a preview of the matter or contract that the particular conversation is contained in.

How to manage your notifications

To manage your notifications click your initials in the top right of the screen, then go to My Profile / Notifications.

From there, you'll see a list of every notification in the system as well as the ability to switch them on or off and decide whether you want to receive notifications from the app, email, or both.

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