Legal & Law

MetaJure Advances Knowledge Management for Law Firms with ILLUMINATE™

New document management extender transforms Worldox®, NetDocuments®, iManage® and other existing DMS into knowledge management systems to improve law firm productivity
( | Press Release | 2016-07-20 20:18:24 )
MetaJure, developer of the first automated document management system (DMS) for the legal industry, today announced the launch of a new affordable DMS extender that gives firms easy access to 100% of their intellectual property. With access to all their knowledge and the power of knowledge management, law firms gain a competitive edge. Finally, they can realize greater value from their work product, expertise and wisdom.
“Although half of US firms have a document management system, more than 50% of their emails and documents are outside their DMS,” said CEO Rob Arnold. “With ILLUMINATE, firms can bring all of their data to light and finish the job their DMS started, regardless of the document management solution they already have in place.”
ILLUMINATE was developed by MetaJure in response to requests from lawyers, their IT staff and consultants for an affordable DMS supplement that would allow them to access documents and email that either aren’t making it into their traditional DMS or are locked in hard-to-get-to legacy repositories, discovery files and proprietary systems. With ILLUMINATE, law firms can gain insight from all firm knowledge, allowing them to move forward on important initiatives. Examples include:
• True enterprise-wide search for law firms drastically reduces time spent by attorneys and staff in locating documents, templates, or identifying colleagues with needed expertise.
• Access to accounting and billing data allows firm management to assess the financial impact of key clients or matters, or to support decisions on alternative fee arrangements
• Email conversations that provide important context around previously created documents and guidance, allowing informed reuse in subsequent cases.
Using the same powerful automation behind MetaJure Smart DMS, ILLUMINATE automatically captures, OCR’s and indexes all of the documents, folders, and email on personal computers, network drives, or other dedicated storage sites such as Microsoft® SharePoint®, Worldox®, and NetDocuments® - without disrupting the data.
Lawyers and their firms have been deploying document management systems for decades with the dream of easily storing, finding and using all of the information they’ve created.” said co-founder Marty Smith. “Now, with MetaJure ILLUMINATE, they can finally realize their vision of transforming their DMS into the knowledge management system they intended it to be.”
MetaJure ILLUMINATE can be deployed on premise behind a firewall or on the private MetaJure cloud hosted by LexisNexis®. ILLUMINATE is a SaaS product that is priced for firms with a traditional document management system. The annual fee for ILLUMINATE starts as low as $2,500/year.
Founded by leading attorneys who were frustrated with the state of document and email management in their organizations, MetaJure is a Seattle-based technology company that has developed Smart Document Management System (DMS) software for the legal industry. To learn more about the firm, please call (206) 535-7030 or email or visit

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