MerusCase provides an array of customizable options, allowing users to tailor their experience to their own practice management needs. Most of these options can be found in the User Preferences section. Navigate to the User Preferences panel via Tools & Settings > My Preferences.
From here, you will be presented with the option to customize the following things:
Remember to click Save once you have finished making any changes.
Date Format: Select the way in which you would like to see dates displayed (i.e. MM/DD/YYYY).
Time Stamp Format: Select the way in which you want to see timestamps displayed (i.e. MM/DD/YYYY HR:MIN p.m.)
Start Week On: Choose how you’d like the weeks on your calendar to be displayed, with your weeks starting on Monday or Sunday.
Block uploaded documents from my inbox: This option will stop newly-uploaded documents from being sent to your inbox as messages with the documents as an attachment. For more information, please see our help article on how to manage uploads from your inbox.
Allow me to leave MerusCase without confirming that I have saved my data: When you make changes to a case, document, task, event, activity or preference and try to exit MerusCase, this option will prompt a warning message to let you know you’re about to leave MerusCase without saving your work.
Default Case Type: If you specialize in a certain kind of case or find yourself constantly creating a particular type of new case, you may want to consider setting that case type as the default option for all new cases. You can still select different case types when you create a new case, but this option will make that case type appear automatically in the Case Type field by default.
Default Tab: This option allows you to select which set of information will appear first when you open up a specific case: Case Details, Activities, or Parties. You can still navigate to the different tabs that display data within the case, but this option will determine which of those categories appears first.
Jurisdiction: Using this option to select a state jurisdiction will instruct MerusCase to only show court forms and venues for that state so that you no longer have to sift through forms and courts that do not apply to you.
Default Activity Tag: This setting will specify which activity tag is selected by default when creating a New Activity within a case. When starting new activities, you can still click the dropdown list to select a different activity tag. Firm Administrators can also create Custom Activity Tags.
Case Activity Filter Shortcuts: These settings will allow you to change the filter shortcut labels and searchable text for up to eight different Case Activity tags. Here, you can also arrange the order in which case activities are filtered. This is commonly referred to as QuickFilters throughout MerusCase help articles as well as internally for the Merus team.
Here, you can choose whether or not to include a Return Address when printing a mailing label. The Return Address will match that of the firm branch office assigned to the case for which you are printing an envelope. Only administrators can change letterhead and mailing addresses for firm branches.
One of MerusCase’s premiere features is the instant tracking of your billable time while you’re working in MerusCase. A courtesy time tracker will appear to log your hours each time you compose an email, create a new task, or log an activity associated with a case. If you want to disable the time tracker, you can do so using the options in the dropdown menu. Additionally, you can designate the default user for whom the time tracker will log billable time. As an administrative assistant, you can also check a box that will allow you to log hours for other users, like the attorneys assigned to a specific case.
The first thing users see when they login to MerusCase is the Dashboard, which displays all of your new messages, upcoming events, tasks and stale case notifications. By altering the preferences in this section, you can customize exactly which information your dashboard will display.
Stale Cases Notifications: By changing the Interval (days) settings, you can choose how many days of inactivity will prompt a stale case notification. You can choose to hide stale case notifications by checking the Hide Stale Cases Notification checkbox.
Agenda: By default, the Agenda displayed on your dashboard will show all events firmwide. Select Show Only Upcoming Events Assigned to Me to have your dashboard just display your events.
New Message Notifications: From here, you can turn sound notifications on or off for new and urgent messages.
Notifications Emailed to Me: MerusCase will notify you via email when someone has sent you a HIPAA-secure message through MerusCase. This notification will prompt you to sign into MerusCase in order to view the message. Check this box in order to disable these notifications.
Signature: Use this section to add a custom Signature block to your emails and decide where that signature gets displayed in your emails.
Linking Messages to Cases: By selecting this box, you can choose to automatically delete messages from your inbox once you have linked them to a case.
MerusCase allows you to designate three Function keys as shortcuts to automatically input information, such as the current date or current date and time into blank fields.
This section allows you to decide which types of MerusCase contacts you want to share with your mobile device.
If you find yourself constantly searching for the same types of cases, contacts or other categories, an easy way to speed up the process of sifting through data is by using our custom pre-loaded filters. Here, you can set the default category for filtering information in certain lists, including bills, casefiles, books, companies, contacts, calendar events and more. You can also make those lists automatically appear filtered by specific text that matches the category you choose. For instance, you could set your preferences so that every time you open your list of cases, it automatically displays only open cases.