Slash
Effective management and fast,
secure delivery of legal services.
By lawyers for lawyers

Sales/Support: +1 (415) 261-8527
info@slash.law

Introducing Slash, the blazing fast, outrageously secure, and full-featured law practice management/CRM system and productivity suite. Drastically increase your ability to get things done, "slash" inefficiencies, and save massive amounts of time by automating the most time-intensive and tedious parts of your work. With all of your organization's knowledge and files at your fingertips instantly and securely, you and your team will crush problems and focus on doing actual legal work instead of slogging through the ever-increasing burden of admin. You'll even come up with new, better ways of doing things that are enabled by this advanced cross-platform technology. Most importantly, you own your system (and you only pay for updates/support) after an on-prem purchase, making cloud-based subscription fees and limited storage a thing of the past. Or, use our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option on our dedicated 10 gig connection in a national datacenter.

Intended for law firms, but can also be adapted for other users on a module-by-module basis upon request, such as medical practices, public agencies, and other institutions where advanced knowledge management tools are appreciated. Customers with these needs are advised to review the on-prem options and email an inquiry or RFP.

Optionally runs on PitBull, a defense-grade trusted operating system from General Dynamics Mission Systems that has multilevel security (MLS) and numerous other security features, or on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


Lattice™
Exclusive Lattice™, a unified, multilevel project work area and visualization/analysis system for team collaboration (demo). Everything a legal team could want accessible on one screen. Eliminates the usual email-based workflow that suffers from tedious manual sharing of documents, and makes the patchwork of Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and other cloud file sharing systems obsolete for legal work. Set up "watch folders" for maximum efficiency on large projects. The best part? Because the network file system is linked to the work area and automatically synced, saving a file in your desktop application automatically updates the master copy-- no Google Docs or Google Drive required!* Document version control is accomplished by automated processes as well. *Described functionality requires Windows computers and either the included Samba file server or the free add-on libfuse/SSHFS, or SSHFS on macOS-based computers.


FilePower™
Highly granular compartmented access control with user clearances and essentially unlimited compartments available. Exclusive Drag-and-drop compartmentation and releasability interface (demo), with logging, functions, triggers, multilevel views (demo), and multi-step commit/rollback tree with staging of changes and "undo/redo." Restrict and grant access to sensitive files, work product, trade secrets, and client materials using virtual compartments, as well as actual PitBull security compartments. Share files with clients and opposing counsel by tagging files for production, withholding, release, protective orders, and other criteria. Exclusive Digital Evidence Locker™ continuously monitors files for any changes, and provides audit logs and accountability for use of digital materials in court. Drag-and-drop multi-file upload with progress indicators, file validation, and SHA-256 integrity monitoring of uploaded files. Exclusive Add your comments and indicate hierarchical and other relationships between files and events in an intuitive visual interface with our signature innovation: compartmented annotations, links, and tags with the integrated Lattice™ group workspace -- all non-destructive, and also exportable/visualizable using an extensible, full-featured graph library. Create (for example) time and event charts, link analysis matrices, and clickable case maps showing sequences of linked events and documents-- all with hyperlinks/permalinks that take you, your colleagues, and your clients right to the events or documents and all of your associated notes and materials, including per-item sensitivity labels and releasability:


FileMap™
Exclusive Compartment flattening/translation with FileMap™ backup module, currently in development for MITRE-compatible mapping of compartments to standard directories to achieve compatibility with non-MLS backup systems and emergency restore. Connect your server to your own AWS or Azure instance for automatic sync, or subscribe to our own backup solutions such as physical tape, for compliance or otherwise.

AutoGen™
Exclusive Coming soon: automatic PDF generation of template-based documents such as discovery requests and responses, complaints and answers, standard correspondence (demo), and more, based on customizable templates and tagging of content. Style sheets and layouts to match your firm's existing materials and make computer-assisted legal drafting indistinguishable from other documents (demo).

AutoTrial™
Exclusive In development: a system for automatically generating trial materials such as direct and cross examination outlines with tagged excerpts of deposition testimony and exhibits inline, point/counterpoint-type materials, and all the links to associated information provided. In research: Janus™, an automated system incorporating A.I. transcription of the spoken word for real-time capture of proceedings and annotation of transcripts for later use, with programmable macros based on contents of transcript streams using an advanced regular expressions tool in conjunction with a basic natural language processing system.

Time entry
Enter time in an easy-to-use web form that takes seconds. Enter time from anywhere with an internet connection. Bulk enter time slips with the built-in Excel/CSV interpreter. Email your time entries and also queue time entries for later entry at specified dates and times (useful for self-timing and to capture all time accurately). Edit entries and run reports by user, client, matter, and other criteria at any time.

Billing
One-click pre-bill for time review and one-click bill to clients, with automatic PDF bill generation, bills automatically emailed to clients, tickler file, payment reminders, customizable payment deadlines, client balance tracking and automatic application of advance payments/trust funds, billing analytics/stats, and more. Optionally integrate with your preferred payment processor, or keep your payments manual. Sample chart:

Task management
Assign and track tasks and projects from inception to completion, assign customizable levels of precedence, tag multiple involved employees, get automatic notification of task completion and review/approvals, indicate time estimates for employees, measure task completion and allocated workload, as well as general productivity. Exclusive User-configurable Eisenhower Matrices coming soon.


Client portal
Client access to releasable portions of client files, real-time views of work in progress, digital file takeout, upload for document productions, and more. Communicate and interact with clients at your convenience in this innovative portal that automatically tracks all inbound and outbound emails, taking the guesswork and searching out of multi-attorney communications.

Client file uploader:



Case management
Track and control the direction of a case from initial lead to the end of representation. Status updates, customizable milestones, ticklers, user-specified deadlines with calendar sync, assigned value estimates, tracking of financial performance/earnings, and notes.

Manage roles
Add, drop, promote, demote, and archive users based on clearly defined customizable roles and clearances, which optionally sync with PitBull's user clearances. Role-based access control, with functions, windows, and views for different user levels (administrative support, paralegal, associate, partner, etc.), and customizable per-user authorizations and privileges.

Message board
Discuss matters internally as well as with opposing counsel and clients, with message-specific designation for release or restriction and one-click "share with..." buttons for customizable distribution of messages, links, and files.

Contacts/CRM
Track calls, emails, texts, letters, visits, deliveries, referrals, and any other interactions with prospects, clients, former clients, opposing counsel, courts, and more. Accountability and metrics for lead generation, keeping clients informed, incoming notices, and other important communications.

Sort/Customize
Specify the order in which you are shown key information, and customize the user interface with boxes and containers that show different metrics and data in order to build your own control panel and dashboard based on what is important to you.

Announcements
Send announcements to clients, opposing counsel, employees, contacts, and any other user-specified groups with one click, including automated email merge/personalization based on predefined templates. Drag and drop contacts into their appropriate groups, with unlimited groups.

Trust accounting
Manage trust deposits and funds applied from trust, balance the trust checkbook, and send auto-reminders for deposit replenishment.

Blinding speed
The fastest law practice management and knowledge system ever built, by far, with numerous optimizations honed over the decades of experience our programmers have. Exclusive FirePower+™ database accelerator serves content at mind-blowing speeds and reduces database queries, saving you time and eliminating the bloat and the wait of a traditional Salesforce-type solution. 10 gig dedicated connection of our SaaS offering and 10 gig on-prem hardware are also the fastest available on any known CRM system, with explosive, unbelievable hard drive performance (>1 GB/s with only two drives in RAID 0, or 500+ MB/s in RAID 1), courtesy of the latest technology from our friends at Seagate. Set user preferences to cache commonly used files for even higher performance on the included SSD, or go all-out and put your most frequently accessed data in a RAM disk that automatically syncs back to the hard drive regularly and upon data changes.

High security
Exclusive Defense-grade operating system security from General Dynamics Mission Systems, plus all the latest security practices such as two-factor authentication, SMS notification of logins at unusual times, emergency and routine password resets, and more. Built-in file integrity monitoring, and extensive audit logs for compliance purposes. AES-256 encryption with Extended Validation SSL certificate plus optional encrypted storage for data-at-rest. Exclusive Try out the integrated Rællic™ in-browser AES-256 encryptor if you prefer to store content in the database encrypted so that not even the Slash super-administrator can see anything (just don't lose your passphrase):

Current version: Release 0.9.3 2021-01-23
Mode: Paranoid
User type: Demo


Encrypt
Enter the text you wish to encrypt: (4,096 chars. max)

Enter or generate a strong passphrase: (256 chars. max)



Raw output
Your encrypted text:
Decrypt
Enter the text you wish to decrypt: (4,096 chars. max)

Enter a passphrase: (256 chars. max)



Raw output
Your decrypted text:

Intended for personal use, or workgroup use with a shared passphrase. Or send the passphrase to your contacts through a channel you know is secure, such as the mail or in-person on a business card. For maximum security, use one of the passphrases generated for you instead of a weak one. Future versions 0.9.4 and 0.9.5 will offer the option of public/private keys instead of passphrases, as well as Serpent-OCB-Skein encryption.


Uptime SLA/Failover
SaaS offering is deployed in a major national datacenter on a super-reliable 10 gig dedicated fiber connection with its own uptime guarantee. Failover to our backup system, or failover to your own system at a location of your choice (requires Constellix server monitoring subscription).

In-house support
You will never talk to a call center in India.

Live demo of draggable MLS views showing inline content differences Exclusive
(desktop only, mobile coming soon)

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PUBLIC

Doe v. Roe (file no. 654784)

Dear Mr. Jones,

This will confirm our conversation of January 15, 2021, in which you indicated that you are reneging on our agreement to set aside the default judgment. I told you that this was not acceptable because we had an agreement and it is the duty of an attorney to use such means as are consistent with truth. Rule of Professional Conduct 3.3(a) ("An attorney shall employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to the member such means only as are consistent with truth[.]")

[PDF as sent]

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PRIVILEGED

Doe v. Roe (file no. 654784)

Dear Mr. Jones,

This will confirm our conversation of January 15, 2021, in which you indicated that you are reneging on our agreement to set aside the default judgment. (PRIV REL TO CLIENT) [Jane: I'm sorry about this, he is just shady. Here is the link to the State Bar ethics complaint department.] I told you that this was not acceptable because we had an agreement and it is the duty of an attorney to use such means as are consistent with truth. Rule of Professional Conduct 3.3(a) ("An attorney shall employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to the member such means only as are consistent with truth[.]")


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Time spent: 1.1 hours by AGW

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WORKPRODUCT

Doe v. Roe (file no. 654784)

AGW OPC Letters Notes Jerk


Dear Mr. Jones,

This will confirm our conversation of January 15, 2021, in which you indicated that you are reneging on our agreement to set aside the default judgment. (PRIV REL TO CLIENT) [Jane: I'm sorry about this, he is just shady. Here is the link to the State Bar ethics complaint department.] I told you that this was not acceptable because we had an agreement (PRIV) [OPC agreed via two phone calls on 1/13/2021 and 1/14/2021] and it is the duty of an attorney to use such means as are consistent with truth. Rule of Professional Conduct 3.3(a) ("An attorney shall employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to the member such means only as are consistent with truth[.]") (WORKPRODUCT) [What a jerk!]


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Sent to Davey Jones, Esq. via email 2021-01-15 16:32 PST, opened 2021-01-15 17:12 PST, no reply.

Time spent: 1.1 hours by AGW edit




Live demo of drag-and-drop compartments and releasability Exclusive
(desktop only, mobile coming soon)

WP SL PUBLIC WORKAREA

SZS Notes.docx

AGW - profit and loss.pdf

SZS - Closing Statement.docx

SZS - motion to dismiss.pdf
CONF SL SZS HOMEPURCHASE
REL TO OPC
PRIVILEGED SL SZS HOMEPURCHASE
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Actual compartments
on Slash server

Console


Slash SAAS Pricing

Basic

$50/ mo.
per seat*
  • 100 GB file storage
  • 1 GB database storage
  • Up to 12 seats
  • 1,024 virtual compartments
  • 10 gig connection
  • Basic support
Inquire
*(two seat min.)

Ultimate

$150/ mo.
per seat*

  • 1 TB file storage
    with add-on storage available
  • 10 GB database storage
  • Up to 128 seats and ten shell users
  • Price breaks at 24, 48, 64, and 96 seats
  • Vanity domain and branding
  • 4,096 virtual compartments
  • 512 PitBull client compartments
  • 3,000+ PitBull transaction compartments
  • 10 gig connection
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee/SLA
  • Customizable failover and sync Exclusive
  • Limited to 10 Ultimate customers per physical cluster Exclusive
  • Concierge support Exclusive
Inquire
*(two seat min.)

Slash On-prem Pricing

Basic

$9,900
and up + $100 / mo.
maintenance
  • RHEL 8 with PostgreSQL
  • Dual 512 GB SSD in RAID 1
  • Dual 14 TB Seagate Exos X16 in RAID 1
  • Unlimited web and shell users
  • Unlimited virtual compartments
  • 10 gig Ethernet
  • 1U rack configuration
  • Redundant Platinum-certified power supplies
  • Installation and configuration included
  • Software updates included
  • Basic support

Ultimate

Call
+ $900 / mo. and up maintenance[1]
  • PitBull with PostgreSQL and/or Oracle Enterprise Database with Label Security module[4]
  • Dual 1 TB SSD in RAID 1
  • Dual 14 TB Seagate Exos 2X14 in RAID 1 or RAID 0
  • Unlimited 10 gig Network Attached Storage, or SAS
  • Custom high-availability firewall appliance
  • Unlimited web and shell users
  • Unlimited virtual compartments
  • 1,024 to 2,048 PitBull client compartments
  • 1,000+ PitBull transaction compartments
  • Custom LabelEncodings
  • Official training available[3]
  • 10 gig Ethernet and up
  • 1U and up rack configuration
  • Redundant Titanium-certified power supplies
  • Installation and configuration included
  • Customizable failover and sync[2] Exclusive
  • Limited to 10 Ultimate customers until 2022 Exclusive
  • Concierge support Exclusive

[1] PitBull maintenance and software updates provided directly by General Dynamics Mission Systems or its designee; support provided by Slash and CodeWeavers.
[2] Requires AWS or Azure account (or other customer-specified failover device), plus Constellix server monitoring.
[3] Training provided directly by General Dynamics Mission Systems, with supplemental training by Slash.
[4] Oracle MLS option coming soon.


Technology

Slash relies on internal web application programming to implement the above features. Of particular note is the database accelerator, which relies on the concept of creating "shards" of information pulled from the database at regular intervals and written to HTML component files. The server assembles these components into web pages without necessarily accessing the database, improving performance by approximately 2,000 percent over a pure database-driven system (20 times faster). When used on a fast connection or on-prem, the result is simply amazing performance where the user is never kept waiting.


Team:
Andrew G. Watters, Esq. - Owner/Programmer andrew@raellic.com
Arielle Morganstern, Ph.D. - Product Manager arielle@raellic.com
Lauren Tantriella - Paralegal/Admin lauren@raellic.com

Special thanks to our vendors, whose products and services are highly recommended:


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Sales/Support: +1 (415) 261-8527 / info@slash.law
Mail/notices: 118 South Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

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