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New In-House Tech From LexisNexis, Bridgeway, and Legal Files Unveiled at ACC
Law Technology News
EnCase eDiscovery 5.0, manufactured by Guidance Software Inc., was among several new products announced by legal technology companies at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting this week in Orlando, Fla.
The latest Guidance Software product lets legal professionals move data between Guidance's early case assessment software and the CaseCentral hosted review suite, which Guidance acquired in February. Users can apply the same sign-on to both systems, officials said.
The software, previously intended for release this summer, has other new features. In its legal hold system, there are now reminders, status reports, custodian dashboards, and support to manage custodian groups in Microsoft Active Directory. On the IT side, eDiscovery now has support for distributed processing by function.
The software starts at about $80,000 for up to 2,000 data sources. Future releases will have additional integration between the legacy Guidance and CaseCentral products, such as moving data from CaseCentral back into the Guidance assessment system for further evaluation, officials said.
LexisNexis introduced CounselLink Insight. It shows corporate counsel trends aggregated from Lexis' customer base, so that users can compare their data and rates, explained Kris Satkunas, director of analytic consulting. The service is a new feature built into CounselLink subscriptions, so users do not have to purchase anything extra. It currently evaluates 15 data points, which will be expanded in future versions, along with the planned addition of analyzing alternate fee arrangements.
Bridgeway Software Inc. previewed a new application called GettingContractsDone. It is designed to supplement the ACC's Contract Advisor service, which gives member attorneys document management, version support, personal clause libraries, and metadata about deadlines and contacts, officials said. That's scheduled for customer delivery by the end of this year, vice president of research Cathi Collins said.
Bridgeway also unveiled its Law Department Maturing Model, "a comprehensive measurement tool that enables legal departments to gauge how their department is contributing to their organization's over-arching business goals," according to the company's statement.
Legal Files Software Inc. previewed its Apple iOS application, which connects iPad and iPhone users into a corporation's Legal Files matter management system. Users will be able to view contacts, deadlines, messages, and notifications when the mobile software ships version 8.4 later this year. The iOS application will probably be sold separately, a company spokesperson said.
This article originally appeared in Law Technology News.