Setting up Your Firm’s Users and Managing Users Follow
Law Ruler allows you to compartmentalize and secure all of your leads by assigning rights to users for either specific “Types of Case(s)” by docket, specific marketing sources, or allowing users the rights to view “All Leads”. This is especially useful if you have separate intake teams and you do not want them to see what the other is doing. This also is an added precaution to secure the assets of your firm by walling off different departments in their own compartment by docket if you choose to assign rights in this fashion.
Only users with Admin Rights will have access to make the changes mentioned in this article.
Using the main navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen, click on "Setup".
Next, navigate to the "Manage Users" page.
Viewing Active Users and Number of Licenses
Your firm's current number of active users and active licenses can always be viewed directly from the Manage Users page. You can also view the account details for each active account.
To view the information related to the number of accounts and licenses, navigate to the All Users section.
💡 Please note, when you deactivate a user account your total number of licenses is not decreased. If you'd like to deactivate a user account and make your total number of licenses match the total number of active users, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Adding New Licenses
Before adding a new user account, you may need to increase your number of available licenses. To increase your number of available licenses, navigate down to the User Management section of the page and click Purchase Additional User(s):
Next, in the pop-up that appears, choose the number of licenses you need and click Purchase:
You are now ready to create your user accounts!
Add New User Accounts
To create a new user account for someone, click the "Add New User" button located in the upper-right corner of the page.
A new tab will open up where you will enter the information for the new user. Please keep in mind that any required fields will be denoted with a red asterisk *. Be sure to click the "Create User" button once you've filled out the fields to create the new account.
Managing Existing User Accounts
Editing Information for an Existing User
Under the "All Users" section, you will be able to edit your users' information such as name, email address, phone numbers, job title, and more. To make changes, click on the green pencil icon located to the left of the user's name that you'd like to edit.
Reassigning & Deleting User Accounts
If you ever need to delete a user account, you will have two options: you can either reassign the user account to someone else or just delete the user account.
To reassign a user account, click on the blue circular arrow icon. By reassigning the user account, the original user's information will be deactivated and any leads, cases, or tasks will be reassigned to the new user.
To delete a user account without reassigning the user's leads, cases, or tasks you will want to click on the red trash bin icon.
If you accidentally delete a user account, contact our Support team at email@example.com and we will help you get the account reactivated.
User Management & Permissions
Under the “User Management” section you will be able to manage the access of the different users throughout the portal by selecting their permissions. The following breaks down what the different user permissions control:
All Leads: This permission allows the user to see all leads/cases that exist in the portal.
Leads by Case: Allows the user to only see leads/cases for selected case types. If a user is restricted by this permission, they will only see records that fall under the case types that are selected for them.
Leads by Source: Restricts the user to only see leads/cases that come in from selected marketing sources.
Leads Assigned: Restricts the user to only see leads/cases where they are set as the “Assignee”.
Edit Rights: Allows the user to make edits to the records they can see. For example, adding notes, booking appointments, making changes to an intake, and more.
Delete Rights: Allows the user to delete things in the portal such as records, notes, tasks, documents, and more.
Admin Rights: Gives the user full access to all of the advanced settings in the portal. With this permission, the user will be able to view and access all pages in the “Setup” menu.
Command Center: Allows the user to access the “Automations” option on the main menu. The user will be able to view and edit any automation in the portal.
Reports: Allows the user to access the “Reports” option on the main menu. The user will be able to run and download any of the different reports available in the portal.
Firm: Allows the user to access the “Manage Referral Firms” page where they can view and edit any existing referral firms as well as create new ones.
Send Referral: Allows the user to send out leads/cases as referrals from the portal.
View SSN/EIN: Allows the user to see Social Security numbers and employee ID numbers. Without this permission, the user will only be able to see the last four digits of the Social Security and employee ID numbers.
Use Call Center Dialer: Allows the user to be available for transfer calls only as well as make outbound calls.
Call Center Agent: Allows the user to be an agent that is part of the inbound and outbound call queues and to make outbound calls.
View All Agents: Allows the user to view all of the agents that are enabled to use the dialer, directly from the Law Ruler softphone by clicking the Agents button, and their current dialer status.
Edit Agent Status: Allows the user to edit the dialer status of other users.
Edit SSN/EIN: Allows the user to make changes to Social Security numbers and employee ID numbers.
Export Contacts/Inbox: Allows the user to export a full contacts list and related contacts list from the Contacts page in Law Ruler, as well as the full list of records from the inbox.
Please note: After making any changes under "User Management", don't forget to click the "Save" button that will appear in the upper-right corner of the section. Also, after updating the permissions of a user account, please ask the user to log out of the portal completely and then log back in so they can see the changes take effect.
Additional user permissions are also available in the edit screen of each user account:
The following breaks down each additional user permission:
Is this user an Attorney?: If using Law Ruler's Cases Module, this setting is used to denote a specific user as an attorney to assign files to or bill time for.
Is this user enabled for Accounting?: If using Law Ruler's Cases Module, this setting enables a user to access accounting related pages in your system such as your Bank Accounts page, Billing Settings, and the Bank Transactions page in a customer record.
View All Newsfeed: Allows a non-administrative user to view activity for all users in the Newsfeed. Without this permission, the Newsfeed will only display activities completed by the specific user.
Assign Tasks: Allows the user to assign tasks to other users at the firm. Without this permission, the user will only be able to assign tasks to themselves.
Allow Editing of E-Signs: Allows non-admin users to access the E-Sign settings page to create, edit, or delete e-sign agreements.
Does this user bill for their time?: If using Law Ruler's Cases Module, this setting allows the specific user to be selected from a dropdown when creating Time Entries.
Allow editing of System Categories: Allows a non-administrative user to create, edit or delete system categories and/or key dates.
View All Tasks: Allows a non-administrative user to view tasks assigned to any user on the global Tasks page. Without this permission, non-administrative users can only view the tasks assigned to them or tasks assigned on records they have access to.
Show the Get Started Tutorial: Enables Law Ruler's Get Started tutorial to walk a new user through the system.
Time Zone: Sets the specific user's current time zone.
Below are deprecated features that are no longer supported legacy features as of 02/28/2022:
Creating and Editing Groups
To create a new group in your portal, click on the "Add New Group" button located in the upper-right corner of the page.
A pop-up will come up where you will be able to give your group a name and choose the members of the group. Currently, up to 5 users can be part of one group.
To edit and make changes to an existing group, click on the “Edit” option located to the left of the group name. If you’d like to delete a group, click on the “Delete” option.
If you need further assistance with your Law Ruler system, then please contact Law Ruler Support.
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