Press

This page contains links to the most recent press releases received at NALS.  If you are a media outlet and you wish for NALS to post your information please email your releases to April Collins, NALS Communications Manager at collins@nals.org.


Paralegal Today Magazine Names Patricia E. Infanti as Managing Editor
January 31, 2014  | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Paralegal Today, the leading independent, national magazine for the paralegal profession, has appointed Patricia E. Infanti, PP, PLS, a former president of NALS, to the new position of Managing Editor for the publication, effective January 1, 2014.

Aderant Total Office 9.1 SP1 Is Now Available Offering Enhanced Case and Financial Management
ATLANTA– Sept. 26, 2012 – Aderant, the world’s largest independent legal software company, announced today that Aderant Total Office (formerly Client Profiles) 9.1 SP1 (service pack 1) is now available giving firms advanced capabilities for case and financial management.

LexisNexis Signs Distribution Agreement to Offer ANSOR Proposal Generation Software to Law Firms
New Survey Conducted by LexisNexis InterAction Shows Law Firm RFP Response Efforts Poorly Tracked but Significant Strain on Resources. NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with ANSOR LLC (www.ansorsoftware.com) to sell the company’s ANSOR Proposal™ and ANSOR Experience™ software to existing and prospective LexisNexis customers.

AccessData Group Brings Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) to the Legal Market
LINDON, UTAH – July 31, 2012 – AccessData, a pioneer of digital investigations and litigation support solutions, today announces the launch of Mobile Phone Examiner Plus® (MPE+®) to the legal market. MPE+ makes in-depth mobile phone data immediately available for litigation. The product is available as a stand-alone software solution or can be preconfigured on a touch screen tablet.

Updated ReadySuite E-Discovery and Litigation Support Software
Richmond, VA – June 28, 2012 – Compiled Services, the developers of litigation support and e-Discovery software ReadySuite, today announced the latest release of the software, version 4.3, with a number of improvements and upgrades.

LexisNexis Launches Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Module for Lexis Practice Advisor
NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced a new module of its Web-based practical guidance offering from Lexis® Practice Advisor addressing the needs of Bankruptcy attorneys.
Introducing TheFormTool 2.0
CHICAGO, IL – April 12, 2012 – Your Dollar Matters, Inc. introduces TheFormTool PRO (Version 2.0) a powerful document assembly and forms creation tool that automates Microsoft Word® documents to create highly intelligent forms for repetitive use.

SourceXtract Gives Attorneys, Paralegals Powerful Sorting With Low Cost & Minimal Training
IDAHO, March 28, 2012 – Even for someone who had testified in hundreds of court cases, this case was exceptional: 1.2 million documents, 120 plaintiffs, the federal government and a Fortune 500 company.

So, Cory Hofman turned to a software tool he had developed for his work as an expert witness; it efficiently classified and organized hundreds of thousands of documents so attorneys could sort them for briefs, filings and citations. Little did Hofman know at the time that he was beta-testing SourceXtract, a software product he is now marketing to attorneys at small- and mid-sized firms.

RenewData® Introduces Non-Native Encrypted Tape Extraction
AUSTIN, TX – March 26, 2012 – RenewData, a kCura® ‘Best in Service’ Relativity Premium Hosting Partner and leading provider of review acceleration and media restoration solutions, today announced that it now offers the non-native extraction and restoration of encrypted tapes. With the addition of this capability, clients can quickly react to legal matters or regulatory investigations in a timely and very cost-effective manner.

LexisNexis Introduces CaseMap 10 with Full-Text Search and Bulk Importing
New York – February 21, 2012 – LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the introduction of CaseMap® 10, a new version of the company’s award-winning fact and issue management software that now features full-text search capabilities and bulk importing of electronic documents into the CaseMap database.

NCRA Launches TechCon Legal Technology Conference
Reston, VA – December 6, 2011 – TechCon is an exciting and unprecedented gathering of legal technology professionals, realtime court reporters, Certified Legal Video Specialists, trial presentation professionals, lawyers and legal technology professionals from all over the country.

Countdown to Grapevine via Crazy Texas Laws
Texas – November 10, 2011 – Jaffe PR has launched a series of video Internet promotional messages aimed at drawing attention to the 2012 Legal Marketing Association (LMA) meeting in Grapevine, Texas in March of 2012.  The series of spoofs about quirky Texas laws is aimed at letting event attendees know in advance what kind of unusual laws they should watch out for when visiting Texas.

SMB Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section Congratulates Second Shining Star Award Winner
Michigan – August 16, 2011 – The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section congratulates Vicki Voisin, winner of the August 2011 Shining Star Award. Voisin received the award for being an outstanding, nationally-renowned representative of her profession and a dedicated mentor to other paralegals.

Legal Service Providers Association and NALS Join Forces to Extend Cost-Savings Benefits to LSPA Members
DENVER – August 10, 2011 – Legal Service Providers Association, the only organization dedicated to the growth and promotion of service providers in the legal industry, today announced that it has partnered with NALS…the association for legal professionals. With this professional partnership, the two organizations unite to support legal professionals at law firms, corporate legal departments and legal service providers.

A Comprehensive Resource to Navigate the Challenges of the Newly Launched Consumer Financal Protection Bureau
NEW YORK – July 25, 2011 – In conjunction with the launch of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is pleased to announce that it is implementing a suite of products and services created specifically to assist banking and securities legal professionals in understanding and responding to the new regulations and enforcement activities this Bureau is expected to effect, to ensure that their clients are better equipped to respond to outcomes/consequences.

SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section Congratulates First Shining Star Award Winner
MICHIGAN – June 28, 2011 - The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section congratulates Charlie Campbell, winner of the July 2011 Shining Star Award. Campbell received the award for his work helping low-income people in Kent County.

Paralegal’s Pay is Rising After Flat Year, Says ALM/PMASurvey
NEW YORK – June 6, 2011 - After a year of generally flat compensation, paralegals’ pay is rising, according to the Annual Compensation Survey for Paralegals/Legal Assistants and Managers, 2011 Edition, released today.

Sanction Debuts Innovative New Litigation Management Software
ATLANTA June 2, 2011 – Sanction Solutions, one of the nation’s most renowned providers of litigation support products and services, once again establishes its presence at the forefront of the legal technology industry by introducing Sanction 3 – the newest version of Sanction software poised to significantly elevate today’s standard for presentation technology.

Women in eDiscovery™ Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary and Launches New Website with Advanced Features for Members
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 9, 2011 – Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal industry, marks its four-year anniversary today. Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. In 2007, the organization held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., with 30 women in attendance. In a short period of time, the organization has achieved global reach with more than 5,400 members.

LexisNexis Launches Lexis(R) for Microsoft(R) Office
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 05, 2010) – Since the introduction of Lexis® for Microsoft® Office earlier this year, legal professionals are expressing excitement for this first-of-its-kind solution that integrates sources of valuable legal content directly within the trusted Microsoft Office desktop applications they use every day. LexisNexis has been installing the solution for a growing number of its customers since spring, and announced today that the solution is now broadly available. Early users of Lexis for Microsoft have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Orlando Attorney Launches Virtual Bankruptcy Site
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 4, 2010 — Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney Susan Budowski launched the online virtual bankruptcy centerhttp://www.myflbankruptcyattorney.com today. The site allows individuals that need to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to do so completely online.

New Document Assembly Features Put ContractExpress.com at the Heart of Law Firms’ Interactions with Clients
New York, NY, August 2, 2010 – Business Integrity today announced that it will launch ContractExpress.com Version 2 at ILTA 2010, the International Legal Technology Association’s annual educational conference. New features revolve around customization to allow law firms to present branded self-service document creation environments to their internal and external clients.  ContractExpress.comenables users to quickly and easily design and deploy automated documents, enabling complex legal documents to be drafted, accurately and efficiently in days rather than weeks.

RealPractice, Inc. Deepens Legal Technology Focus with Key Executive Hires and New Funding
SANTA ANA, CA – August 3, 2010 – RealPractice, Inc., a leading provider of legal technology products and services, today announced the addition of three key executives to its senior management team, each who brings significant experience spanning marketing, new product development and technology. The company also announced that it has closed a round of funding with broad participation from original angel investors, former employees and lead investors, Rustic Canyon Partners and Miramar Venture Partners.

New Report Examines Factors Driving Over-Jailing with National Implications
Research highlights the factors and policies that lead to over-incarceration, makes recommendations on how the justice system can be improved. WASHINGTON DC – The number of people in Baltimore’s overcrowded jail can be reduced – saving millions of state dollars – by changing policing practices, reforming court processes and improving jail and post-jail services, according to a research report released today by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI).

Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC Sets New Precedent in Sixth Circuit: Governmental Contractor Defense Not Limited to Military Contractors
DETROIT, June 15 /PRNewswire/ – Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC (FBM), a leading Detroit area law firm, recently set a new precedent regarding federal jurisdiction based on the governmental contractor defense. The ruling established that the governmental contractor defense is not limited to military contractors.

ALI-ABA Introduces New Online Platform for CLE, Legal Research and Professional Development
ALI-ABA Knowledge Portal provides attorneys with tools to advance professional careers
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. May 20, 2010 – The American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the first national provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and the industry leader in professional development for over 60 years, today announced the launch of the ALI-ABA Knowledge Portal, a subscription-based, online legal content and education resource. The ALI-ABA Knowledge Portal was developed in response to feedback from law firms and legal departments and was designed to help attorneys balance their professional careers and become more efficient in their everyday practice…


Legal Hiring to Increase in Third Quarter
Robert Half Legal Survey Finds Business Confidence Also on Rise
MENLO PARK, CA – Legal hiring remains a bright spot in a transitional economic environment, as one-third (33 percent) of lawyers interviewed for The Robert Half Legal Hiring Index said they plan to add legal jobs in the third quarter. Just 2 percent of legal organizations plan staff cutbacks. The net 31 percent hiring increase is up five points from the previous quarter’s survey…

Paralegal Today Releases 18th Annual Salary Survey Results
June 8, 2010 (Columbia, Maryland) - Paralegal salaries, raises and bonuses fell slightly in 2009, according to the just-releasedParalegal Today (formerly Legal Assistant Today) 18th Annual Salary Survey, published in the April/June 2010 issue.

This year’s survey reports that the national average salary for paralegals in 2009 was $52,214, a 4.8% decrease from the previous year. The highest reported full-time salary was $175,000 and the lowest annual salary was $14,000…

New DVD from the State Bar of Wisconsin helps prepare clients for compulsory medical examinations
Most people trust and respect doctors, even medical experts retained by other parties to conduct compulsory medical exams. Yet while these exams are a routine part of our justice system, they’re an unfamiliar experience for most people and the State Bar of Wisconsin has responded with an updated instructional DVD designed to help people facing compulsory medical exams feel more at ease and prepared for them…

Removing Common Files in E-Discovery Processing: De-NISTing Explained
Reducing the number of documents to review during an e-discovery project is a high priority for both attorneys and their clients. One commonly used technique is to remove files from a document set that are known to belong to certain software programs. This process is called “Known File Filtering” and is often referred to as “de-NISTing” since it uses a list of file hashes created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…