Matter Fields Explained: for Brightflag Customers (Clients)

When viewing or creating a matter, you may not be familiar with the terminology used. Outlined below is a description of all core matter fields.

  • Matter Name: The name of the legal project or case.

  • Matter Reference: A reference number/ID for this matter.

  • Customer Matter ID: An additional reference number/ID for this matter.

  • Currency: The currency in which the matter overview page's spend figure will appear. This does not affect the currency in which invoices can be submitted.

  • Matter Category: The type of legal work this matter relates to.

  • Entity: The legal entity of your company that relates to this matter.

  • Budget: The overall cost that has been budgeted for this matter.

  • Department: Often the function (department) that instructed the matter. The use of this field varies depending on your company's preference.

  • Internal Matter Lead: The lead in-house attorney in your company.

  • Country: The location where this matter takes place. Often the same location as the vendor office on this matter but not necessarily.

  • Lead Outside Counsel: The lead attorney in the vendor that manages this case.

If the field you are looking for a description of is not on this list, then it means it is a custom matter field. These fields are created by your company's Brightflag system admin, who can assist you in understanding the purpose of this field.

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