LexisNexis Integrates Microsoft Outlook in Juris 2.6

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LexisNexis Integrates Microsoft Outlook in Juris 2.6

Juris Add-In Automatically Brings In Related Client and Matter Information to Microsoft Outlook; Simplifies Timekeeping; Works How Attorneys Work

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today the release of version 2.6 of its Juris® accounting and financial management software for mid-sized law firms. The central feature of the new version is an email plugin integrating Microsoft® Outlook® with Juris for easy access to client and matter information and streamlined time entry within Outlook. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar add-in for Microsoft Outlook and Time Matters® practice management software announced in December.

"Most law firm attorneys and timekeepers literally live in email; from discussing matters with clients - to scheduling important deadlines and keeping track of tasks," said Loretta Ruppert, senior director for Law Firm Practice Management at LexisNexis. "This integration with Microsoft Outlook puts the attorney or legal professional in control by giving them access to the information they need without having to leave the very place where they get their work done."

Research supports the notion that legal professionals and timekeepers are significantly reliant on Microsoft Outlook for managing day-to-day activities. According to the ABA's 2013 Law Technology Survey Report, 82 percent of all law firms use Microsoft Outlook for email and 79.8 percent said they also use it for calendaring. In addition, nearly 100 percent of survey respondents in firms ranging from 10 to 100 attorneys use email to manage legal tasks.

Juris® for Microsoft® Outlook® is an add-in that sits unobtrusively on the side of an Outlook window. The add-in automatically brings related client and matter data, and time entry capabilities, into the place where legal professionals work the most. Juris for Microsoft Outlook removes the hassle of toggling between applications saving time and providing relevant matter information.

The update also aims to make it easier to capture billable hours since it serves as a visual reminder to timekeepers as they are communicating with clients. In turn, this helps the timekeeper maintain compliance with the firm's time submission guidelines. More importantly, it allows timekeepers to more completely capture their time and bill accurately for the legal work performed.

Juris for Microsoft Outlook provides the ability to:

  • Automatically view details on a relevant client or matter record without leaving Outlook.
  • Search for specific client or matter information from within Outlook.
  • Enter billable time associated with a client or matter directly into Juris Suite.

The add-in works with both 2007 and 2010 editions of Microsoft Office and requires Juris 2.6 with the Juris Time and Expense module. Juris 2.6 software is available to existing customers with a valid support and maintenance agreement or software subscription at no additional charge. For more information, visit: www.juris.com

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis helps professionals at law firms and legal departments of all sizes manage the business element of their practice with innovative software and mobile solutions for customer relationship management, competitive intelligence gathering and assessment, time and billing management, matter management, client analysis, legal holds and more. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier Inc., LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.


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