2015 in Review: LexisNexis Legal Software and Tech Updates

by | Dec 21, 2015

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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