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2015 in Review: LexisNexis Legal Software and Tech Updates

Year in Review LexisNexis Legal Software and Tech Updates

Over the course of several years, LexisNexis has been building out a Technology Center of Excellence.  The site, and corresponding business division, is led by Mike Lipps (@lexismike) and seated on the campus of NC State University.

What began as roughly hundred employees in the town of Cary, just a few miles away from our current location, now counts some 450 legal tech professionals.  Late last year, LexisNexis folded the litigation software team and managed technology services group into a single cohesive division dedicated to building world-class legal technology.

Armed with a philosophy, a Legal Software Bill of Rights, we’d like to believe we’ve come a long way towards that goal.  Many of the enhancements and updates released this year focus on those principles:  ease-of-use, click-savings and integrations.

Here’s a look at some of the significant announcements charting that progress we published over the course of the year.

Product or Service Enhancements

  1. Corporate Counsel Services: LexisNexis CounselLink Publishes Corporate Legal Maturity Model to Help Departments Improve Operational Efficiency
  1. Legal Hosting: LexisNexis Managed Technology Services Obtains ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management
  1. Small Law Cloud: LexisNexis Firm Manager Adds Batch Invoicing for Small Law Firms
  1. Legal Transcript Management: LexisNexis® Rolls Out TextMap® 8 with Simplified Features that Deliver ‘Click Savings’ of 36%
  1. Technology Leadership: LexisNexis Firm Manager Pioneers More Effective Approach to Law Firm Calendaring with Microsoft Office 365 Integration
  1. Early Case Assessment: New Version of LexisNexis Early Data Analyzer Enhances Searching, Reporting and Management of eDiscovery
  1. Law Firm CRM Innovation: LexisNexis InterAction CRM Tunes Up “IQ” Module to Help Law Firms Uncover Hidden Attorney-Client Relationships
  1. Integrating Research into Workflow: LexisNexis CaseMap Now Integrated with Lexis Advance
  1. Law Firm Business Development: LexisNexis Launches “Business Edge” Taking Law Firm Business Development to New Heights in the Cloud
  1. Data Security: LexisNexis Managed Technology Services Granted New ISO 27001 Certification for Information Management and Data Security
  1. Email Integration: LexisNexis Firm Manager adds Simplicity to Case Management with New Email Integration
  1. Light eDiscovery: LexisNexis CaseMap 12 Delivers Expanded Document Review and Production Capabilities for Small Cases

Market Research:

  1. Analyst Research: LexisNexis: Blue Hill Research Report Makes the Case for Law Firm Practice Management Software

  2. Enterprise Legal Management: CounselLink Study: Big Law Flexes Client Staffing to Wrestle Market Share for Highly Competitive IP Litigation Work
  1. Market Research: LexisNexis Study: Law Firms Cite Competition as #1 Barrier to Growth

Awards and Recognition:

  1. Analyst Recognition: LexisNexis CounselLink Recognized for Market Leadership and Innovation in Hyperion Research MarketView Report
  1. Cloud Leader: LexisNexis Firm Manager Lands a Top Spot in National Law Journal “Best of 2015” Awards
  1. Litigation Solutions: LexisNexis Litigation Solutions Claim First Place Status in 2015 “Best of The National Law Journal” Readers Rankings
  1. Law Practice Management: Attorney and Legal Technology Consultant Pens “The Lawyers Guide to PCLaw Software” (hat tip to Steven J. Best of the Affinity Consulting Group).
  1. Awards: LexisNexis Firm Manager Named Best Practice Management Software

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Anyone may subscribe to new product announcements via RSS.   And that guiding philosophy we mentioned?  We’ve republished it below. We’re looking forward to doing a lot more in 2016.

LexisNexis Legal Software Bill of Rights

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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