News From North American divisions of LexisNexis and LEAP.

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, part of RELX and a leading global provider of information and analytics, and LEAP Legal Software, have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to support the growth and development of PCLaw® and Time Matters®, leading Law Firm Practice Management (LFPM) software solutions for small-to-medium sized law firms.

Under the agreement, PCLaw | Time Matters LLC will be jointly operated by LEAP and LexisNexis, and will provide law firm customers with product enhancements, improved customer support for LexisNexis’ leading on-premise solution, and a simple migration path to LEAP’s best-in-class cloud solution. PCLaw | Time Matters also provides LexisNexis Certified Industry Consultants with an invigorated product platform, enhanced customer support and a broader, highly successful product portfolio to grow their businesses and increase their revenue streams.

“LEAP is dedicated to providing excellent customer support and innovative software to both on-premise and cloud-based customers,” said Richard Hugo-Hamman, Executive Chairman of LEAP. “PCLaw | Time Matters will offer all the productivity and efficiency benefits of a modern technology solution to a broader range of customers. We’re excited to work with and provide support for our channel partners as we focus on helping law firms reach their full potential.”

“In LEAP, we have found a trusted partner with longevity in the legal market, providing cloud-based solutions and high levels of customer support,” said Scott Wallingford, Vice President and General Manager for law firm software solutions for LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “Through PCLaw | Time Matters, our customers can utilize all aspects of law firm practice management software however they want, whether on-premise or in the cloud, including time recording, billing, legal accounting, document production and more.”

LEAP is a well-established, global provider of cloud-based legal software solutions. For customers seeking a smooth transition to the cloud, LEAP provides proven data transition capabilities with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations or loss of customer data. For more information, see www.leaplegalsoftware.com and www.leap.us.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.