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Legal software and technology vendor BEC Legal Systems formally launches software for legal matter work flow.

We built the CoreRelate database with this vision and MatterLink is another piece of the puzzle.

BEC Legal Systems announces the release of MatterLink™ 2.0, matter management software for Microsoft Office 2010.

MatterLink is the firm’s central location for matter contacts, clients, relationships, custom fields, attachments, documents and notes. It can be used as an independent matter management application or an integrated module with BEC Legal System’s existing legal software.

Users conveniently access matters and contacts from the Word and Outlook (2010) ribbon. MatterLink organizes information by practice group and provides end-users the ability to save, search and find contacts, save emails as matter notes, connect notes with related items, attach notes viewable by co-workers and staff, and organize matters and contacts with unique field IDs.

“MatterLink has closed the gap and completed the circle” says Laurie Danford, Director of Software Development for BEC Legal Systems, “it provides the critical link to our central store of case data in CoreRelate and allows each user to access everything directly from his or her Outlook Calendar.” “We are even more excited about the extensive tools when combined with LegalBar,” she adds. “Using MatterLink, our LegalBar users will be able to update case data directly from within Word and then merge that data into correspondence, pleadings, forms and other documents.”

MatterLink complements existing legal infrastructure. It includes a practical import and export utility and can be integrated with leading Time and Billing and Document Management solutions, respectively. The SQL server database also allows extensive auditing and tracking history.

MatterLink is legal matter management software powered by CoreRelate™, a SQL database. “We built the CoreRelate database with this vision”, says John Brookbank, Vice President of BEC, “and MatterLink is another piece of the puzzle. The capabilities of MatterLink and CoreRelate are very promising.”

Functioning as an integrated module, MatterLink furthers the capabilities of Docket Enterprise™ and LegalBar®. With Docket Enterprise, MatterLink can access shared Schedules, Templates, Court Rules, Court Data, Contacts, Custom Fields, Assignments, Recipients and Tasks. MatterLink pulls matter and contact data from the database to populate documents and templates through LegalBar’s document assembly tool, the Firm Clause Library.

BEC Legal Systems is a legal software company offering technology solutions, software, consultation and training services to national and international law firms. Focused on developing applications for Microsoft Office 2010; BEC Legal Systems has created Docket Enterprise™, a legal calendaring and docketing interface for Microsoft Outlook; LegalBar®, a macro package for Microsoft Word 2010; MatterLink™, a matter centric user application for Microsoft Word and Outlook; and MetaReveal™, metadata removal software for Microsoft Office applications. All are registered trademarks of BEC Legal Systems. Visit for more information.


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