Xerox, 1stlegal Ally

Offer solutions to ease compliance with government regulations, court orders

New York — April 11, 2003 — Document company Xerox and technology provider 1stlegal have formed a partnership to offer solutions designed to help companies get critical hardcopy documents converted to digital images in less than 24 hours in the face of government compliance regulations or court-ordered production schedules.

1stlegal, which serves the legal, insurance and banking industries, and Xerox will mutually sell their services, providing imaging and coding software intended to help organizations retain, search and locate millions of documents quickly and cost-effectively.

Under the partnership, clients of 1stlegal also will be able to 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, CEO of 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 for document, content and imaging at Xerox Global Services. "The end result allows organizations to digitize business critical documents and enhance the usability of the converted information."

Xerox said the partnership with 1stlegal expands the document giant's document, content and imaging capabilities, designed to help clients address the document management and retention issues they face daily.