We’re just wrapping up a project that puts legal web content at the fingertips of legal services lawyers.
A particular legal services program here uses an internet-based case management system. By good fortune and planning, the CMS is an XML-based application and the program’s client and advocate websites are also XML-based.
A few years back, at a national conference, I introduced the directors of the organizations who provided the CMS application and the website templates. After the introductions, we began a converation about the applications and websites, and I said offhandedly, “Wouldn’t it be great if the websites could talk to each other?” The two gentlemen turned to each other and said, “XML?” A mutual “yes” and the birth of our CMS integration project followed. The Legal Services Corporation funded the project. Probononet and PSTechnologies partnered.
Now, legal services case handlers can access web documents from their websites directly within the case management system. No more surfing.