Software allows legal staff to conduct conflicts checks.

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Complementing LegalKEY® Conflicts Management, LegalKEY® Enhanced Conflicts Search allows partners and legal staff to conduct preliminary conflicts checks against LegalKEY® practice support database. It helps lawyers get information they need to minimize firm's risk when potential client first contacts its office for legal services. Software also helps law firms ensure that only right business is undertaken, protecting its reputation and maintaining ethical standards.

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Open Text Announces Enhanced LegalKEY® Conflicts Search Offering

New Solution Supplements a Law Firm's Conflicts Department with Earlier Conflict of Interest Detection

ILTA '07, ORLANDO, FL, Aug. 21 /- Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, today announced a Web-based solution for enhanced conflicts searches that will allow partners and legal staff to conduct preliminary conflicts checks against the firm's comprehensive Open Text LegalKEY® practice support database. The new solution will help lawyers get the information they need to minimize a firm's risk when a potential client first contacts its office for legal services.

For many firms, particularly larger ones with a global reach, different time zones can lead to delays in identifying potential conflicts of interest if the firm's conflicts staff are not available 24/7. When conflicts staff are not at hand, a preliminary check often falls on the shoulders of the partners who need to determine whether the law firm should even consider meeting with a potential new client without risking a conflict of interest or malpractice.

This new offering, which Open Text is demonstrating this week at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference in Orlando, Florida, thoroughly searches all client, matter, and related party information against current, accurate and comprehensive data stored in the firm's LegalKEY Conflicts Management(TM) and Records Management(TM) databases, to ensure potential conflicts are identified. The solution helps law firms ensure that only the right business is undertaken, protecting its reputation and enabling the firm to do their best for their clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

The highly intuitive LegalKEY Enhanced Conflicts Search interface is Web-based, which eliminates the need to install updates on each desktop, thereby ensuring that everybody in the firm is utilizing the most up-to-date software.

"Open Text understands the challenges law firms face in wanting to take on new business as quickly as possible while ensuring that only the right business is undertaken. This new search tool for LegalKEY customers allows partners and non-conflicts staff to conduct an 'unofficial' check as soon as the firm is aware of a prospective new client or matter, to identify any potential conflicts," said Mohit Thawani, Business Development Manager, Open Text Legal Solutions Group. "This is yet another innovation in our continuing commitment to provide our law firm customers with leading edge proactive compliance capabilities."

LegalKEY Enhanced Conflicts Search is designed to complement LegalKEY® Conflicts Management, a comprehensive solution that enables a firm's conflicts department to conduct thorough conflict of interest searches against internal and external data sources, including Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), D&B database subsets, or virtually any other third-party system, for example, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control/Specially Designated Nationals (OFAC/SDN) list helps ensure compliance with the U.S. Patriot Act and other regulatory legislation, for optimal firm protection.

The Open Text portfolio for law firms includes a broad line of integrated matter lifecycle management and proactive compliance solutions, all tailored specifically to the way that information flows and is used in law firms. The end-to-end compliance platform satisfies the most stringent requirements. Attorneys and support staff can focus on matter-centric tasks, while compliance tools centralize and automate governance processes to manage work product throughout the matter lifecycle. For more information about Open Text legal solutions, visit:

For more information about the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)'s 30th Annual Educational Conference taking place August 20 - 23 at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL, visit:

About Open Text
Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit

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