On Thursday, January 26th, Kristin Antin (@Kjantin) introduced us to Casebox, a case management platform for human rights. A total of 21 members joined us from around the globe, with 14 countries represented.
In this webinar, we were given an introduction to Casebox and how it is used by human rights organizations seeking to securely and effectively manage their contacts, projects, and human resources. Namati and the legal empowerment network do not use Casebox now and so we cannot endorse it, but we appreciate the great work that was put into developing Casebox as a freely available open source software project that addresses some important and very real challenges faced by organizations in our community, all in one place and securely accessible via a web browser. We recommend you do your due diligence and check it out!
We’ll keep this topic open for follow-up discussion - let us know here what your questions are about Casebox (and case management generally) and share your experiences for the benefit of all members.
Kristin and her colleagues provided an overview of what the platform can do for you, demonstrations on how it works, and answered questions from our audience. We learned how it is designed to tackle the following challenges organizations often face today, including:
- Accessibility: Legal practitioners no longer need to spend that extra time requesting documents from a colleague - everything is in one place! Your whole team can access the case management system. Users can view and record information from anywhere. Casebox is also translatable, and available in multiple languages.
- Administration Efficiency: Many human rights legal teams work with a network of practitioners who bill for their time. Casebox is configured to provide an invoicing system that makes it easier for practitioners to report their working time and for the financial desk to process reimbursements.
- Reporting: Casebox provides a consistent reporting format. Users are able to analyze, understand and report on their activities through case statistics based on region, lawyer, violated rights, case status and date. The data visualization feature is particularly useful for funder reports.
- Digital Security: By keeping the information in one place, your organization reduces the risk of data loss and decreases the potential of sharing sensitive information through unwanted channels. Other security features include: permission controls, secure login, and secure hosting options.
Don’t miss out! To find out if Casebox would be a good fit for you organization, access the recording here.
During the webinar, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and explore how Casebox might work for their organization.
If you have additional questions about Casebox, reply below or contact Kristin Antin (@kjantin)
Casebox is offered by HURIDOCS, an NGO that seeks to support human rights organizations to use information and technology in the simplest and most efficient way. Kristin Antin (@kjantin) is the HURIDOCS community knowledge manager and was our featured guest at this webinar.