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Xerox and 1stlegal Enhance Digital Efficiencies for Document and Content Management

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--April 8, 2003-- A partnership announced today between Xerox Corporation and 1stlegal means companies facing government compliance regulations and court-ordered production schedules can now get critical hardcopy documents converted to digital images in less than 24 hours. 1stlegal, a software and technology solutions provider, and Xerox will mutually sell their services, providing advanced imaging and intelligent coding software to help organizations retain, search and locate millions of documents quickly and cost-effectively. Clients of 1stlegal can also take advantage of Xerox's Global Services' imaging facility in Hot Springs, Ark., where large volumes of documents can be converted, hosted and integrated into a digital repository by Xerox imaging specialists. "In some cases, statutory government deadlines for document retrieval are as short as 36 hours," said R. Edwin Pearce, chief executive officer, 1stlegal. "Xerox's experience and understanding of imaging and document management workflow, combined with the speed in which they process documents, is a requirement for our customers who rely on the instant need for documentation." "By working with 1stlegal, we are integrating technology and established production competency to deploy new levels of consultancy in response to regulatory and litigation requirements facing all industries," said Mack McCormick, vice president, Document, Content and Imaging, Xerox Global Services. "The end result allows organizations to digitize business critical documents and enhance the usability of the converted information." The partnership with 1stlegal, a Premier Xerox Business Partner, expands Xerox Global Services' Document, Content and Imaging capabilities, designed to help clients address the document management and retention issues they face daily. Xerox Global Services helps companies streamline and digitize their document-intensive business processes such as customer communications, billing, training or records management. Xerox Global Services' consultants work closely with clients to identify, quantify and realize hidden opportunities to save money, find new sources of value and simplify how work gets done. The Xerox Business Partner Program links best-in-class partners, from established market leaders to market innovators, with the resources of Xerox Corporation. 1stlegal is a technology and solutions services company offering document, information software applications, and information process outsourcing to the legal, insurance and banking industry since 1998. 1stlegal offers solutions to the problems and concerns facing corporations and law firms in the new millennium, helping them manage documents and electronic information.