Complexity Field

Written by Mason Davis

Last published at: April 6th, 2022

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AppColl has a standard complexity field that is available in the the Tasks, Matters and Billing modules. This field does not have any specific interpretation by the system, but it is intended to be used to indicate the complexity of the associated items such that schedules and billing costs can be adjusted accordingly. For example, you could create a task type that provides more time for drafting a more complex patent application. You could also automatically create a billing item with a higher cost for generating a response to a complex office action. The values available for the Complexity field are specified as a comma separated list in the General tab on the Settings page. The default values are Low, Medium and High.

Note that when a billing item is created that is associated with a matter or task, the Complexity value of the task or matter (if no task) is copied to the billing item. This value can be subsequently edited manually.