SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2014) - Opus 2 International, a worldwide litigation services and software development company, today announced its Opus 2 Magnum™ service won the coveted top honor in the 'Innovative Solution Provider of the Year' category for the 5th Annual Distinguished Peer Awards sponsored by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). The ILTA judging panel evaluated the comprehensive applications for each of the 24 qualified nominees in this category and selected Opus 2 Magnum as one of three shortlist finalists in July. The 2014 winners in all categories were announced on August 19, 2014, during the ILTA Annual Awards Dinner at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.
Opus 2 Magnum was nominated for breaking new ground as the only collaborative litigation workspace built specifically for attorneys and equipped with optional features that complement the requirements of different jurisdictions. Opus 2 Magnum unites cross-border team members in a simple tablet-compatible workspace furnished with the latest documents, transcripts, exhibits, video, research and work product plus a portfolio of litigation-specific tools. No other single product delivers the same breadth of capabilities across all of these content types.
Opus 2 Magnum's ground-breaking, embedded purpose-built Designations tool is revolutionary and manages multi-party designations, objections, responses and commentary and enables geographically-dispersed team members to work on all aspects of trial designation preparation. Magnum automatically creates video clips of designations (individual or contiguous) and calculates the total elapsed time to ensure allotted limits are met.
"It is a great honor to be recognized in this way by such a prestigious association," said Graham Smith-Bernal, the company's founder and chief executive officer. "We believe that our services and particularly the Opus 2 Magnum technology can genuinely change the way global litigation and arbitration is practiced in bringing greater and more instantaneous collaboration which, in turn, will help make the processes more efficient for all concerned.
"Opus 2 Magnum is rare among software products in being built expressly for attorneys and to be subsequently widely adopted by lawyers; it is gratifying to watch our vision become reality and to witness its dramatic impact on litigation and arbitration practices in the UK, the US and abroad."
The Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in innovation, leadership and individual and team excellence within law firms and legal departments. Other categories in the 5th annual awards program include "Innovative Law Firm of the Year," "Litigation Support Professional of the Year" and "Innovative Project of the Year."
"On behalf of ILTA, I congratulate this year's Distinguished Peer Award winners," said Randi Mayes, executive director of ILTA. "We are proud to recognize exceptional technology projects and the champions of those projects, and I applaud and celebrate our winners for sharing their successes."
Opus 2 International has already won major awards for innovation, technology and services to the environment in the UK -- including the Green IT Project of the Year award at the Business Green Leaders Awards in London in 2013 and the 2013 Supplier of the Year award from Legal Week magazine.
ILTA's publications committee also presented Opus 2 International with a 2014 Innovative Content award in recognition of its video contribution to the association's June 2014 white paper on litigation and practice support. The award-winning video can be viewed from www.opus2.com/magnum. To learn more about Opus 2 Magnum, please call 1-888-960-3117 for a demonstration.
About Opus 2 International
Opus 2 International is the only worldwide legal services company that blends sophisticated cloud technology with court reporting excellence to modernize evidence management during high-stakes matters across the globe -- including litigation, arbitration hearings, depositions (US) and government inquiries. We are experts in capturing testimony and uniting it with key litigation content. Our collective team of seasoned consultants, case managers, software developers, technicians and independent court reporters are uniquely positioned to protect the integrity of both the record and the evidence and to deliver intuitive tools for their careful analysis. Opus 2 International is headquartered in London just 200 meters from The Royal Courts of Justice, The Rolls Building, and the International Dispute Resolution Centre, and offers regional offices in San Francisco, New York, Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. Visit opus2.com or call +1 888-960-3117 for more information.
Providing technology solutions to law firms and legal departments gets more complex every day. Connecting with your peers to exchange ideas with those who have "been there done that" has never been more valuable. For over three decades, ILTA has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience for those faced with challenges in their firms and legal departments. ILTA's international membership comprises firms of all sizes and all areas of practice, each sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession worldwide. With more than 1,400 entities and 19,000 individuals in membership, there's a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. For more information about ILTA, visit www.iltanet.org.