Open Text Announces Enhanced LegalKEY(R) Conflicts Search Offering

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

    ILTA '07, ORLANDO, FL, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:  
OTEX, TSX: 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(R) 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
    "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(R) (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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For further information: Michele Stevenson, Open Text Corporation, (519)
888-7111 ext. 2594, Cell: (416) 602-3347,; Richard
Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847) 267-9330 ext. 4266,; Brian Edwards, McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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