Latest New Product Releases Round-Up

Here’s associate editor Caroline Hill with the latest roundup of new legal IT products and upgrades from Ochresoft, Remote Counsel, DPS Software, Bridgeway Software, TrusteSolutions, Visionary Information Solutions, Lexis Advance and Eclipse Legal Systems.


Ochresoft Launches Intelliworks Wills

Legal workflow specialist Ochresoft is promising a new approach to will writing management with the launch of its new Intelliworks Wills solution. Intelliworks Wills manages the will drafting process from start to finish, handling key questions such as testamentary capacity; undue influence; and access requirements, while generating a comprehensive audit trail to protect both practitioners and their clients’ wishes. Pauline Freegard, business development director of Ochresoft, said: “Wills is absorbing the efficiency, compliance and risk management burden inherent in will writing, leaving lawyers more time to focus on client relationships or delivering higher value services.”


Remote Counsel Announces the Launch of Updated Mobile Videoconferencing Service Cameo II

Remote Counsel has announced the launch of Cameo II, a next generation mobile video conferencing and bridging service for court reporters. All video conferencing rooms are now configured for high-definition, providing a higher quality experience with lower speeds and processor requirements. The list of supported browsers, tablets, and mobile devices has grown, and enhanced screen sharing capabilities are available virtually on any device. “We have already used Remote Counsel’s Cameo II service several times and couldn’t be more pleased with it,” said Elizabeth Gallo, owner of Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting. “It enables us to provide top-tier experiences for attorneys and ensures that they will continue to use us as their preferred court reporting firm.”


DPS Software Introduces Efficiency Gains for Conveyancers with Land Registry integration

DPS Software has announced that its conveyancing software has been integrated with Land Registry’s Business Gateway, allowing users to submit their change the register ‘AP1’ form online, straight from their case management system. DPS Convey saves solicitors time – and their clients’ money – by entering all the relevant information stored within the system into the form automatically, while allowing them to amend it if necessary and attach any supporting documents associated with the matter that they would like to submit with the form. Osman Ismail, DPS Software’s managing director said “The end goal of the recent integration is enabling law firms to further reduce the amount of manual work and accelerate the completion of property transactions, thus becoming more profitable and efficient.”


Bridgeway Software Releases Document Vault Document Management System

Bridgeway Software has announced the general release of its new document management system (DMS). Designed specifically for the corporate law department, Bridgeway Document Vault, powered by M-Files, enables solicitors to efficiently share content with business stakeholders, and ensure that the overall security of the company’s legal documents will not be compromised. “No other system dynamically applies matter-level security to the attached documents,” said Keith Okano, president of Bridgeway. “The matter management platform is the system of record for matter-specific information and requires a close integration in which the DMS security is not only identical to, but is actually controlled by the matter management system.”


TrusteSolutions Announces TrustePages Content Management System

TrusteSolutions has announced the release of TrustePages, a content management system designed to help trustees and liquidation professionals promote asset property sales, post information about significant cases, and better communicate with debtors and interested parties. TrustePages allows users to select data from cases so they can easily publish a custom website. Assets can be listed with photos and descriptions, along with information on how to purchase them.  “The addition of TrustePages to the TrusteSolutions platform will transform how trustees communicate,” stated Kristi Singal, president of TrusteSolutions.


Visionary Information Solutions Launches New Consulting Offering

Management consultancy Visionary Information Solutions (VIS) has announced the launch of its new information research management service, an outsourced integrated solution tailored for small and mid-sized law firms’ research and library needs.  President of VIS, Donna Terjesen, said, “This is a market that has been underserved.  Now, as firms continue to downsize their hard copy print collections and new entrants [within] online research causes market confusion, fragmented purchasing processes and unnecessarily high costs, we are pleased to bring our industry-wide knowledge to bear upon the goals and unique needs of this market segment.”


LexisNexis launches next generation legal research solution Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance has launched in Australia, providing law firms, government agencies and in-house counsel with a smart research technology that promises to transform research practices and provide efficiency gains. Generating legal insights that are faster to obtain, more relevant and easier to share across teams and with clients, the new platform gives users more options to personalise, analyse and manage their research. “Lexis Advance is not only a comprehensive legal research product, it is also a breakthrough in Australian legal research,” said Marc Peter, chief operating officer of LexisNexis Pacific solutions. “Its broad research and workflow capability controls legal content online and within LexisNexis solutions simultaneously from a single, smart search box.”


Lexacom Lightens the Load with Innovative New Transcription Services

Lexacom has launched a new range of fully integrated transcription services, in partnership with leading providers, to offer clients a flexible typing resource “at the touch of a button”. Working together with transcription partners including Accuro and preScribe, Lexacom’s customers can securely access approved transcription services any time – as easy as sending material to their in-house secretarial team. “We’ve taken a fresh look at outsourced transcription,” said Lexacom’s managing director, Andrew Whiteley. “We’ve designed our system so that it integrates seamlessly with our transcription partners – putting clients in the driving seat when it comes to managing their resources.”


Eclipse Legal Systems Announces New J-Code Functionality in its Proclaim Solution

Following the announcement of a new litigation costs coding system known as the J-Codes-set, Eclipse Legal Systems has confirmed that these codes synchronise with Proclaim’s existing costs budgeting categories. This existing costs budgeting functionality will enable lawyers to produce bills and budgets utilising the J-Codes, even before they become mandatory. Eclipse’s business solutions director, Tracy Blencowe, said: “This latest implementation of the J-Codes-set will enable our clients to comply immediately with ongoing legislation, and to share data in a consistent and readily usable format.”