LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the integration of its LexisNexis® CounselLink® software with Microsoft® Outlook®, enabling corporate legal departments to access powerful matter management, e-billing and legal hold tools directly within the Microsoft desktop application that most attorneys use every day. This integration helps streamline management of legal department workflow by giving corporate counsel a consolidated view of activities, contacts, calendar, emails, invoices and other documents related to dozens of individual legal matters – all within Outlook.
"With the new Outlook integration, CounselLink users can access their e-billing and matter management information through their Outlook application – a tool that attorneys are comfortable with and know very well," said Jeff Schuett, vice president and general manager of Corporate Counsel Solutions for LexisNexis. "As a result, legal departments can devote more time to substantive legal work and less time learning a new user-interface."
Users will see a new task pane inside Outlook, allowing them to track and view matter-specific data stored within the CounselLink service. If they need more detailed information about a specific matter or series of matters, users can click on the full set of data stored in CounselLink without logging in separately. Attorneys can monitor a "My Matters" list from the CounselLink pane within Outlook to immediately know what action is needed. They can also drag and drop emails and documents between Outlook and CounselLink to capture and categorize information and create a consolidated, matter-centric view available to all authorized users.
In addition to the integration with Outlook, CounselLink has greatly strengthened its matter management capabilities with the introduction of two important features:
1. Expanded Matter Types: A multi-tiered classification system enables users to categorize and organize matter-specific information into additional sub-types (e.g. practice area, matter type, area of law) to help facilitate allocation of resources.
2. One Click Mass Action: One click updates all selected records across the system, saving time by reducing repetitive data entry when matter information related to individual contact data, calendar templates, custom data fields, budget fields, etc., is added or changed.
"The new CounselLink platform represents a renewed commitment by LexisNexis to providing industry-leading matter management and e-billing solutions that are user-friendly and that deliver real benefits to corporate legal teams," Schuett continued.
For more information about the CounselLink service, visit corporate.lexisnexis.com/counsellink/.
LexisNexis® (lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK) (reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.