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New Agreement With Corel Permits 17,000 State Bar Members To Buy Wordperfect Office X6 At 50% Off

Montgomery, Alabama, September 28, 2012 – The Alabama State Bar (ASB) has signed on to Corel Corporation’s new Bar Association licensing program, allowing ASB members to purchase licenses of the award-winning WordPerfect® Office X6 at substantially reduced prices.

As part of Corel’s ongoing effort to equip the legal community with powerful office productivity tools specialized for small law firms and solo law practitioners, this agreement provides WordPerfect Office X6 to eligible state Bar member law offices at the special price of $124.99 US – a savings of up to 50% less than the suggested retail price (SRP) of Microsoft® Office 2010 Standard Full Version. These significant price reductions, combined with Corel’s training and support options, enables the small law firms making up the majority of the Alabama State Bar’s membership to adopt WordPerfect Office X6 at costs formerly available only to large law firms purchasing WordPerfect Office via volume licensing.

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State Bar President Phillip W. McCallum of Birmingham (McCallum Methvin & Terrell PC) said, “More than 66% of our members work in small law firms or as solo practitioners–yet these small firms are practically ignored by other office suite vendors.” Corel’s new bar association program lets ASB members adopt an office productivity solution that’s built specifically for small law offices at very competitive prices. It’s an excellent member benefit.”

The State Bar has, for some time, recognized that new legal technology offers both challenges and opportunities to solo practitioners and small firms. ASB’s Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP) supports smaller firms with technology-related issues. PMAP suggested providing services from Corel for practitioners whose individual investment in technological solutions is not economically feasible.

The Alabama State Bar joins several bar associations that have signed onto Corel’s new licensing program, including the Ohio State Bar Association, Oklahoma State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Ideal for law offices seeking best-of-breed productivity tools and the ability to interact with clients, colleagues and the courts in various file formats, WordPerfect Office X6 includes easy to use and feature-rich word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and address book applications.

WordPerfect Office X6 offers market-leading compatibility with popular file formats, including PDF, Microsoft Office, HTML and XML, and allows customers to share files created in WordPerfect Office with users of other office productivity tools. Its advanced legal-specific feature set, including its unique-to-WordPerfect Legal Mode, provides one-click access to features such as the Pleading Wizard, Document Review and Compare, Watermarks, Bates Numbering and Publish-to-EDGAR.

WordPerfect Office X6 also provides each licensed user with Home and Laptop privileges, giving employees licensed to use WordPerfect Office X6 at work the ability to use the same copy non-concurrently at home or on their laptop. Other options available include product maintenance, multilingual use and comprehensive support and training.

The 17,000-member Alabama State Bar is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility, competence and satisfaction of its members; improving the administration of justice and increasing public understanding and respect for the law.