Migration from CLSIS

This page is an expansion of The National Legal Assistance Data Standards Manual to assist Centres in their understanding of how client and service records moved from CLSIS to CLASS. This should assist in comparing reports or data from pre-2017, and outline where you would expect to see your data now.

Centres were migrated from CLSIS between February and April 2017. The migration involved a number of factors, including moving data to a new structure in line with the National Legal Assistance Data Standards Manual.

Every object had an associated migration rule to ensure it moved to the correct place in the new database.

Disclaimer: The migration rules from CLSIS to CLASS were based on the core CLSIS instructions. That is, the rules were based on how centres were advised to use CLSIS in training or other forums. As many centres had heavily customised CLSIS, and may have (for good reason) deviated from the common practice, there are some rules which may not perfectly suit every centre. This should be a minimal number of centres, and we have tried to offer support or batch fixes where possible. 

This table shows where your CLSIS Activities have been migrated to in CLASS:

CLSIS ObjectConditionsCLASS Object
Services Types
Not in CLSIS (as a standalone service type)Referral
Advice‘Activity Nature’ equals Legal on the MatterLegal Advice
Advice‘Activity Nature’ equals Non Legal on the MatterDiscrete Non-Legal Support Service

Not in CLSIS

Legal Task
Casework‘Activity Nature’ equals Non Legal on the MatterOngoing Non-Legal Support Service
Not in CLSISFacilitated Resolution Process
Casework‘Duty Lawyer’ was selected in Case Hours on the ActivityDuty Lawyer
Casework‘Court/Tribunal’ checkbox is ticked on the ActivityCourt/Tribunal Representation
Casework‘Primary/Alternative Dispute Resolution’ checkbox is ticked on the ActivityDispute Resolution Representation
CaseworkAll other minor, medium and major cases that did not meet any of the above criteriaOther Representation