Bridgeway Rolls Out New Law Department Maturity Model -- Helps Legal Departments Identify How to Align Efforts with Business Goals

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ACC Annual Meeting 2012 BOOTH #925 -- Bridgeway Software, the most recommended provider of legal services management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of their new Law Department Maturity Model℠, a comprehensive measurement tool that enables legal departments to gauge how their department is contributing to their organization's over-arching business goals. To learn more visit the Company at the ACC Annual Meeting in booth number 925 on October 1-3 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL.

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To ensure that a highly functioning, proactive and efficient department can align with the business, the law department must be fully plugged into the company's direction and vision for the future. It must also be in constant communication with its business clients measuring and seeking feedback on performance, and actively and visibly committing to providing a level of support above and beyond responding to requests for assistance.

The Law Department Maturity Model is designed to identify ways to improve attorney productivity and promote value-add decision making. The model enables legal teams to perform simple diagnostics that help them gain an understanding of their current position on the maturity curve, and then identify tactics to establish a realistic action plan for achieving success.

"Every law department fits somewhere on the maturity curve, and each stage in the Maturity Model is reflective of an increasingly sophisticated understanding and utilization of three key levers of success; People, Process and Technology," said Bill Young, Product Line Executive/Law Department Operations of Bridgeway Software and creator of the Law Department Maturity Model. "By understanding where your legal department fits is the first step towards developing strategies that can improve transparency, productivity, and collaboration."

About Bridgeway

Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recommended by customers, Bridgeway enables leading corporations and government agencies to optimize productivity, reduce cost, and mitigate risk with an integrated technology approach for legal services management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about eCounsel®, LawManager®, Smart Invoice, Corridor™, Bridgeway Legal Hold and Secretariat® is available at or by calling 888-272-4699.

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