This article discusses creating judicial calendars in Filevine. Judicial calendars can be used for deadlines to easily adjust the way that days are counted in Deadline Chains.
Since jurisdictions count days differently when it comes to deadlines—some counting every day, some counting business days, and some using more customized schedules—your Deadline Chains must be able to count the days exactly as your jurisdiction does. Judicial calendars enable you to create your own customized calendar for the year, which can then be used to count days for a deadline in a deadline chain.
Once a judicial calendar is created, it can be used as the calendar for a Deadline Chain or for any single deadline in the chain. Any number of judicial calendars can be added and can be chosen for each deadline. Read the Setting Up Deadline Chains article to learn how to assign a judicial calendar to a Chain.
The Judicial Calendar is an Advanced tool and requires Org Admin privileges.
Creating a Judicial Calendar
- Click Advanced > Judicial Calendar. Click on the hamburger menu in the top left corner and select “Advanced” from the dropdown. From the lefthand menu, select “Judicial Calendar.”
- Add a New Judicial Calendar. Choose the Org, if applicable. Click the gray “+ Add a New Judicial Calendar” button.
This will create a judicial calendar named “New Judicial Calendar” which will begin with weekends and federal holidays blocked out.
- Edit judicial calendar name. To edit the name of the calendar, click the pencil to the right of the calendar name. Change the name to whatever you like. When you are done changing, click the blue checkmark to save.
- Choose dates. The darker, grayed-out dates on the calendar, like the weekends on the calendar below, will not be counted. To toggle a date “on” to be counted, or “off” to not be counted, simply click on that date. The date will change from either gray to white or white to gray. Go through the calendar and gray-out any dates that should not be counted.
Once you’ve finished choosing the dates for your judicial calendar, the calendar will appear as a choice when choosing a calendar for a deadline. Judicial calendars can be edited at any time.
When you assign judicial calendars, you will choose from the list of judicial calendar names. Therefore, if you will be using multiple judicial calendars, it is important that the names of the calendars are as clear as possible. It may be useful to name the calendar for the jurisdiction it is used for, for example. Whatever naming system you use, try to keep it consistent and provide information about what dates are chosen.