HotDocs and LexisNexis to Offer Cloud Distribution of Legal Forms

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Attorneys will be able to access more than 2,000 NYSBA forms from anywhere, at any time.

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HotDocs, the market leader in document generation software, has joined with LexisNexis to provide online distribution, via the cloud, of four subscription based form compilations containing more than 2,000 legal forms resulting from a long-standing relationship between LexisNexis and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Previously accessible only through desktop-installed software, these forms (in practice areas, such as probate and administration, family law, guardianship and real estate) will soon be available to attorneys using their Windows and iOS® devices via HotDocs® Market—a new cloud-based, e-commerce marketplace. These forms are intended for use by attorneys and will be showcased at the HotDocs Market launch at LegalTech® New York in early February 2015.

Several thousand additional forms published by LexisNexis, such as California Judicial Council forms, Michigan State Court Admin Office (SCAO) forms, Connecticut Probate Court forms and Florida Probate forms will be added to HotDocs Market over the next several months.

“HotDocs Market is the first product of its kind to offer the U.S. legal community the ability to subscribe to a host of professionally crafted forms across multiple practice areas and jurisdictions in a cloud-based, e-commerce environment,” said Dave Lampert, president of the company’s North American division. Lampert added, “HotDocs Market effectively untethers attorneys from their desktops while offering forms publishers a new distribution channel; we’re delighted to welcome LexisNexis as an early HotDocs Market publisher.”

“This agreement with HotDocs demonstrates the LexisNexis commitment to continuous technological improvements for users. Given our longstanding relationship with HotDocs, HotDocs is the natural partner to bring these and other LexisNexis forms to the cloud,” said Susan Slisz, VP, Print & Digital Solutions for LexisNexis.

Gartner, Inc.—the technology research and advisory firm—recently named HotDocs “best of breed” technology for content generation, and a “cool vendor” for content management.

About HotDocs

HotDocs is the recognized market leader in document generation software. Having pioneered the document generation concept (sometimes referred to as “document assembly” or “document automation”) in the mid-1980s, HotDocs now serves more than 1 million users, including 60% of the legal market for document generation, 20+% of the Fortune 500, and enterprises of every type and size in 42 countries throughout the world. HotDocs Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HotDocs Ltd., which is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

About the New York State Bar Association

The approximately 75,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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