NetDocuments Joins SALI Alliance, Advocates Legal Classification Standards

October 28, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT | Chicago, IL

NetDocuments, the leading secure multi-tenant cloud-based content services and productivity platform for law firms, corporate legal teams, and business organizations, today announced its support of and membership in the Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) Alliance program. SALI, which encompasses law firms, clients, legal organizations, and legal technology and service providers, originated to ensure all industry stakeholders have a voice to shape the most useful and relevant standards to foster transparency and innovation.

As a supporter and adopter of SALI, NetDocuments will incorporate the alliance’s Legal Matter Specification Standard (LMMS) framework into its solutions, including Tasks as part of the PLAN solution as well as document classifications within the NetDocuments ORGANIZATION solution.

“Adding critical providers like NetDocuments to SALI and seeing how the LMMS framework is incorporated into the NetDocuments DMS platform is exciting and demonstrates the evolution of the SALI Alliance,” said Toby Brown, SALI President of the Board, and Chief Practice Management Officer at Perkins Coie LLP.

SALI and the topic of standards was front and center at Elevate 2020, NetDocuments’ virtual customer, partner, and industry leader conference. The event included a platforms and standards-themed industry video chat featuring SALI Alliance leaders Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Officer, Perkins Coie; Jim Hannigan, Director of Legal Project Management, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass; and Kelly Harbour, Director of Client Relations & Innovations, Goulston & Storrs. In addition to discussing the evolution of SALI and its industry-wide support, Kelly Harbour provided a use case of how Goulston & Storrs, a NetDocuments customer, is adopting the SALI standard.

“As a platform company, understanding standards is absolutely critical as we ingest millions of files every day,” stated Peter Buck, NetDocuments, VP of Product Strategy. “Standards like those created and championed by SALI will make platforms like NetDocuments more efficient and more useful for our customer base. Interoperability is a critical component so embedding the SALI standard into the NetDocuments solutions is one way to focus on standard adoption.”

For more information about NetDocuments’ involvement with SALI, please contact NetDocuments.

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About NetDocuments

Founded in 1999, with more than 2,850 enterprise customers worldwide, NetDocuments is the legal industry’s most trusted cloud-based content services and productivity platform. Complete with state-of-the-art built-in security, compliance and governance solutions, NetDocuments offers document management, email management and collaboration technology complete with disaster recovery, enterprise search, and matter centricity features. For more information about NetDocuments, please click here.

About the Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) Alliance

The SALI Alliance is all-inclusive for firms, clients, organizations, industry technology, and service providers. SALI originated to ensure all industry stakeholders have a voice to shape the most useful and relevant standards to foster transparency. Any company or organization can become a member at Members can participate in defining the legal services market through regular SALI standard committee meetings. Membership tiers are available for clients, law firms, solution providers, and other industry stakeholders. The SALI Alliance promotes an inclusive industry neutral standard for legal industry transparency, efficiency, and innovation. It was founded by the Association of Legal Administrators, the International Legal Technology Association, and the Legal Marketing Association. Its mission is to create a common language for all participants for the delivery of modern legal services. Learn more at or on Twitter at @SALIalliance.

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