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Nicole Cote

CLOC Head of Marketing & Events

June SALI Update

By Nicole Cote

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Last month, we announced CLOC’s endorsement of the SALI standard and shared the history and progress of The SALI Alliance. This month, we provide updates on the SALI standard roadmap and the API project designed for data interoperability.

LEGAL MATTER SPECIFICATION STANDARD (LMSS) NEWS 

Below are LMSS development highlights to share: 

  • We are excited to announce the initial steps in the formation of the SALI UK working group, which shall address code and category modifications applicable to the UK practice. 
  • LMSS Roadmap. We released LMSS 2.0 draft categories in late 2020, prompting many positive responses and suggestions. For next month, be on the lookout for detailed information about our LMSS roadmap, along with key dates and ways you can participate. 

For more information or to provide input on LMSS 1.0 or 2.0, contact Jim Hannigan.  

API OVERVIEW AND UPDATE 

SALI and its members are solving a problem that has plagued the industry for many years: How can we communicate data among stakeholders in a uniform way? The best way to do that is to standardize the communication method through an application programming interface (API), which transmits SALI codes and fields programmatically while also automating the process with data consistency and uniformity. 

The SALI API project intends to provide benefits to requestors and responders through API data exchanges as described below: 

  • API requestors can build once. If the API requestor creates a SALI API-compliant query, the requestor will know that the query will work with any SALI API-compliant responder. 
  • API responders can build once. If the API responder creates a SALI API-compliant response, the responder will know that the response will work with any SALI compliant requestor. 

The visual below illustrates the relationships and their benefits to the parties: 

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For more information on the API project, contact Damien Riehl.  

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE? 

We welcome your input and your involvement! The most complete, practical standard can only be realized by continued contributions and adoption from organizations throughout the legal industry, particularly legal operations professionals and in-house counsel teams.  

A link to the standard, which anyone can use at no cost, can be found at SALI.org.  

In addition, there are a number of active and pending conversations to join, including:  

  • International working groups 
  • Area of law working groups 
  • Open forums for questions, feedback, and discussion among current and potential adopters 

For more information on the standard, adoption, or getting involved, please contact Kelly Harbour at kharbour@goulstonstorrs.com or Mark Medice at mmedice@lawvision.com.