SALI Alliance™ Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry
Modern Legal Industry Standards
SALI is a not-for-profit organization comprised of legal industry professionals from legal operations, law firms and solution providers with the goal of developing open, practical industry standards for efficient and innovative legal services.
Standards to produce better outcomes
The legal industry is moving towards standardizing terminology to simplify and improve the delivery of legal services by providing greater transparency and increasing the effectiveness of budgeting and resourcing. Providing a common language for the industry serves as the catalyst for better outcomes and value.
SALI Alliance Announces LMSS 1.0 of Legal Matter Standard
Matter standard version 1 release provides a foundation for driving efficiency and enabling change for the legal industry - Read More
SALI Alliance Announces Addition of International Legal Technology Association as Founding Member
The Addition of Key Founding Member Represents a Milestone in Standards Industry Adoption and Endorsement - Read More
Microsoft Signs on as First User of ‘Standard’ Legal Language
The Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry Alliance announced Microsoft had begun a trial implementation of the new language - Read More
Rationale for legal industry standards
Industry standards have been around a very long time. Their purpose is to enable a more effective and efficient market for a product or service.
Standards come about when industry participants recognize that a there is no real competitive advantage to having custom and unique specifications. Industries standardize when they realize that the lack of a standard hinders the market, and limits innovation and creativity.
Standards have value for all participants in the market, from raw material companies, to manufacturers, to supply chains, and especially the ultimate consumers. The costs of consumer products would be dramatically higher absent multitudes of standards. A legal matter standard will help in the sourcing of legal services.
SALI Alliance Standards
SALI Alliance Standards are:
About the Legal Matter Specification Standard (LMSS)
The LMSS is a modern, common language that defines legal matters — a set of services for a specific legal need. LMSS specifies legal work in way that is:
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About the SALI AllianceThe Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) Alliance is an independent not-for-profit, member organization that was formally established on May 15, 2017 with the goal of producing standards for the legal industry to accelerate innovation, and improve efficiency. The SALI Alliance includes a wide range of stakeholders including law firms, companies, service providers and legal industry associations.