Today vlex and iManage,  are announcing a new partnership which will integrate and enhance their customer’s workflows and access to firm’s knowledge base. Subscribers to the two services will be able to simultaneously query their firm “know how” in their iManage DMS and the vLex public law library and generate an answer. In addition, the firm’s state and federal litigation filings will be identified in DocketAlarm,  and loaded into the correct client matter folder in iManage.

Here are more details on the two initial integration points:

Vincent AI Powered by iManage

Using the vLex Vincent AI application, users will be able to access curated organizational knowledge assets in iManage Work, thus combining responses from the firm’s prior work product and the vLex public law library, all within a secure environment. The integration will enable users to answer questions based on prior work product and the law itself. For example, if a fee earner were to ask a question about trade secret law with regard to an employee stealing customer data, this integration would generate a response combining the organization’s previous matters and know how, as well as from case materials in public legal sources.

Since most people experience their firm”s DMS as an untamed and uncurated mass of documents and document fragments, I asked Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer, vLex, how the quality of the documents and responses is assured. According to Walters, “For that exact reason, this integration pulls data from iManage Insight+, which is a curated collection of the firm’s “gold standard” documents. So Vincent AI creates drafts and answers questions securely using a combination of highly curated law firm knowledge and public law. I’m pretty sure this is a first for generative AI products.”

This integration will be available initially in the vLex platform, leveraging knowledge through iManage Insight+.

Automated Docket Ingestion with vLex Docket Alarm

The second integration focuses on litigation, enabling the automatic loading of state and federal litigation filings from vLex Docket Alarm into the correct client and matter folders in iManage. This will help lawyers to access and share court filings from within the matter file in iManage. Additionally the court filings will be fully searchable in iManage by judge names, courts, jurisdiction, and other relevant search criteria.

Availability The new integrations will be available this summer, at no additional cost, to organizations subscribed to the relevant services from iManage and vLex.

“We are proud to announce this collaboration, which will empower iManage customers by giving them trusted and specialist domain intelligence, at the point at which they need it – be that in iManage Work, Insight+ or Vincent AI,” said Neil Araujo, CEO, iManage. “This partnership enhances the value of both vLex and iManage, making them even more powerful for legal professionals.”

Vincent AI is a significant step forward for generative AI-powered legal analysis, because it is based on one of the world’s largest online law libraries. The tool already works in multiple languages and on the law of more than 10 different countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, and Singapore, with more nations added on an ongoing basis. The tool was recently named the 2024 New Product of the Year by the American Association of Law Libraries.

vLex’s Docket Alarm platform is one of the world’s most complete tools for tracking state and federal legislation, with comprehensive federal coverage, connections to the courts of 36 states, and additional coverage consistently being added. Docket Alarm includes more than 800 million docket sheets, briefs, pleadings, motions, orders, patents, and much more.

“The unique collective intelligence, experience, and best practice work product of law firms and corporate legal departments is contained in iManage Work,” said vLex CEO Lluís Faus. “Our goal with this partnership is to help firms leverage these unique knowledge assets, using secure AI tools, to differentiate themselves for clients. We are proud to work with iManage as leaders in the industry.”

iManage As the industry’s leading knowledge work platform, iManage provides 4,000+ customers with the highly reliable and performant platform they rely on to secure and manage their work product. vLex is trusted by more than two million lawyers, researchers, and government departments, offering comprehensive and intuitive access to the law in more than 200 jurisdictions through a versatile, AI-powered legal intelligence platform.