Created because the information contained in them must be accessed, organized, and used.
Database Software functions:
Store and retrieve information easily
Arrange and rearrange data over and over without affecting the data itself
Update and change information
Add or delete information
Search for information
Sort and organize information
Print information in many different formats
Databases are organized into tables, fields, records, and data values.
A collection of related information stored in rows and columns
A column in a table that contains a category of information.
A collection of fields that is treated as a unit; essentially, one row in a table.
One item of information; the smallest piece of information in a table.
Recording appointments; includes personal information management
A legal-specific term that refers to entering, organizing, tracking, and controlling all the appointments, deadlines, and due dates for a legal organization.
A legal term that usually encompasses functions such as docket control, deadlines, things to do, contact information by case, case notes, document assembly, document tracking by case, integrated billing, and email.
Statute of Limitations
A law that sets a limit on the length of time a party has to file a suit.
If a case is filed after the statute of limitations has run (expired), the claim is barred and is dismissed as a matter of law.
PIM - Personal Information Manager
System that consolidates a number of different tasks into one program:
Calendaring, Things To Do, Contact Database, Note-taking, email, etc.