SALI promotes an inclusive industry neutral standard with leading buyers of legal services, major law firms, important industry groups, industry thought leaders, cutting-edge technology providers and associations
Founding sponsors: LMA, ALA
Extending invitations to the following companies as seeds: GSK, Microsoft, Adobe, Citi, GE, AIG, JP Morgan, Shell Oil
Firms as seeds: Perkins Coie, Baker Donelson, Greenberg (wants to pilot), Eversheds, BLG, Winston & Strawn, Hogan Lovells, Clifford Chance, Paul Weiss, Skadden, K&L Gates, Seyfarth, Fenwick
Providers as seeds: Prosperoware, Intapp, Aderant, Thomson Reuters, Lexis, Bloomberg, Mitratech, Wolter Kluwer
Thought leaders and consultants: HBR Consulting, LawVision, Fireman, Integreon, Novus Law, Riverview, Elevate, Consillio, Buying Legal, Adam Smith
What is In It for Me?
You have a voice in defining the legal services market for the coming years
There are a number of industry innovations coming including the acceleration of fixed fees, LPM, heightened service standards and every major industry player should want to be part of it
This provides a forum for not only shaping the standards but also establishing relationships among the service lifecycle participants (voice of the client and networking vehicle)
My Firm/Organization Likes to do Things Our Own Way.
The standard is designed to be extensible and flexible to meet the unique needs of any organization while providing a common industry framework for interoperability
The unique inherent qualities of the SALI standard will enable your organization to not only utilize your own innovations but allow you to migrate to a modern standard at your own pace
What Does It Cost to Participate/Use/License/Adopt?
To be determined, but will be affordable.
What are My Obligations if I join as a member?
There are no hard requirements but we are hopeful of creating a collaborative environment seeking contributions to producing these kinds of things:
SALI standard development, providing comment and feedback
Production of content like white papers
Industry support and communications
Endorsing and participating
Speaking on behalf of the standard
Standard adoption and promoting its use
Aren’t There Other Organizations Doing This like LEDES, ABA, CLOC? How is SALI Different?
To enhance the market by providing greater transparency and efficiency in the delivery of legal services
To provide an industry-wide neutral body to advance all causes and create a frictionless marketplace for legal services
Believe our approach is distinctive in its design for immediate use and suitability to firms, clients and providers
Our intent is to drive industry innovation and creativity
Provides an IP framework that protects the IP of participants and will preserve the IP of the standards developed
Who Owns the Standard?
SALI advances an industry open process for legal standards promulgation – the industry owns the standards
SALI was created to ensure all stakeholders in the industry have a voice to shape the most useful and relevant standards that will foster transparency
The standard is party-neutral and designed to be an open market for shaping the industry
How Can I be Assured That the Industry Will Adopt SALI?
While there can be no guarantees, the diverse cross-section of member participants, the neutral standard, and its readiness to be deployed in practice will serve as a springboard for more rapid adoption
Implementable standard – Designed to be Used
SALI standard is built with industry use as its primary purpose and is designed with its architecture and membership to enable that goal
Unlike paper-based standards, SALI is digital and is embodied in a self-documenting RESTful API for data exchange and interoperability
Software providers are specifically part of the process to incorporate in the legal digital sphere
How Do I Participate?
Become a member
Membership categories: board member, client, law firm, provider, supporter, government/academic