Datacert recognized for donating its technology platform and matter management system to help nonprofit's network of 1500+ volunteers successfully manage pro bono case load
HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, was presented on Tuesday, January 24 with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta's (PBP-ATL) "Special Appreciation" award for donating Passport™, its patent-pending technology platform, and its matter management system to the organization. PBP-ATL, a nonprofit organization founded and run by a consortium of legal executives and attorneys from several Atlanta-based companies, works with in-house and transactional lawyers to provide valuable pro bono services to nonprofit agencies in Metropolitan Atlanta. Datacert's Vice President of North American Sales, Jared Lane, accepted the award on behalf of the company at PBP-ATL's 6th annual Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Reception, held in Atlanta, Georgia, where donors and volunteers were presented with recognition awards for outstanding contributions and support of the organization's cause.
"Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has faced an increasing demand for our free legal services, but has not had the funding necessary to hire additional staff," said Rachel Epps Spears, executive director, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. "By donating its Passport technology platform and matter management system to our organization, Datacert has enabled us to increase efficiency and keep up with the needs of our nonprofit clients. What's more, Datacert has not simply handed over technology to us but has been a true partner by providing customization, training, and ongoing support."
"We are excited about our affiliation with Datacert and the ability to deliver even more legal services to worthy nonprofits as a result of the relationship. The technology that Datacert has provided will be a significant asset for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for many years to come," said Frank Landgraff, PBP-ATL board chair and senior counsel, GE Energy.
Passport has been recently recognized by Hyperion Research, the leading analyst firm focused on legal technology and operations, for its industry-leading design and usability and extensive configuration and development tools. Since its launch just over a year ago, Passport has been selected by more than 25 companies and government entities, including 23 Fortune/Fortune Global 500 corporations, such as Walmart, CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications), Johnson Controls, and Nissan International.
About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make more strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its flagship product, Passport, a patent-pending technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications. Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500 corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries. Visit www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.
About Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (PBP-ATL) provides free business legal services to nonprofit organizations that serve low-income or disadvantaged individuals by matching them with volunteer attorneys from corporations and law firms. PBP-ATL enables transactional lawyers to provide pro bono services in their area of expertise, including contracts, corporate, employment, intellectual property, real estate and tax. In 2010 alone, PBP-ATL provided free legal services to nonprofits valued at more than $2.3 million. Visit www.pbpatl.org for more information.
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