Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The WAND Legal Taxonomy Redesign!

Laws are complicated. They are also necessary.  So are the lawyers, law firms, and corporate legal departments that interpret those laws and help guide their clients.  The work that they do generates documents - a lot of documents - and that's where the WAND Legal Taxonomy comes in.

With a lot of changes.

Our Legal Taxonomy has undergone a major rewrite.  We are always looking for feedback and what we heard was that the original legal taxonomy was too narrow in focus.  It consisted mainly of legal documents and case files, and didn't address many areas that those in the legal profession deal with every day.  There was a large gap.

We listened.  The former legal taxonomy has been retired.

The new WAND Legal Taxonomy incorporates the terms of the previous taxonomy and has been expanded to include more Contracts and Litigation.  We have added Transactional Law and terms used by Law Firms as well as Corporate Legal Departments.  There are also terms relating to 44 different Law Practice Areas.  We believe that the changes make it a much better fit for law firms and for internal corporate legal departments.

This taxonomy now has 3,189 terms and 1,529 synonyms.   

You'll not only find Transactional Law in this taxonomy, but criminal and civil law as well.  There are also terms related to the management of a law firm including Client Management, Law Firm Policies and Committees. 

You'll find terms within Litigation that covers the life of a case - from Pleadings to Verdicts.

The WAND Legal Taxonomy can be customized to include specific terms to meet the needs of any Lawyer, Law Firm, or Legal Department.

As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Legal Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.