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Board will provide a forum for knowledge exchange, feedback and recommendations relating to strategic product priorities and services impacting law firms

Toronto, Ontario and LegalTech, New York – February 3, 2004 – Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), the world-leading developer of enterprise information management systems (EIMS), today introduced the members of its inaugural Legal CIO Advisory Board. The 24-member Board consists of a diverse group of Chief Information Officers who represent a broad cross section of Hummingbird legal customers globally.

The Hummingbird Legal CIO Advisory Board will provide a forum to address product strategy, share product plans, and gain valuable insights to make informed decisions about product development priorities. Board membership takes into account the diversity of Hummingbird legal customers in terms of geography, size and Hummingbird products deployed. Particular attention was paid to the importance of creating a balance between large, global law firms and specialized, regional firms.

“Our Legal CIO Advisory Board includes broad representation of our legal customers worldwide,” said Andrew Pery, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Hummingbird Ltd. “We value and appreciate the participation of this esteemed group of CIOs who will bring their invaluable knowledge and insights to help us advance our products and services.”

The CIOs forming the Board include members from law firms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific:

North America
Brad Christmas -Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Sherry Lalonde – Cooley Godward LLP
Joan Barrow – Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP
Sandra Milloy – Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Brian Conlon – Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP
Sean Curry – Hughes & Luce LLP
Jamie Booth – Hunton & Williams
Dave Piling – Jenner & Block LLP
Thomas Oakes РMcCarthy T̩trault LLP
Howard Schweitzer – O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Scott Bravi – Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch LLP
Tony Cordeiro – Shearman & Sterling LLP
Venky Srinivasan – Stikeman Elliott LLP
Harris Tilevitz – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Andrew Jurczyk – Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Sean Scott – Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

David Burwell – Allen & Overy
Sue Hall – Baker & McKenzie
John Gould – Charles Russell
Tony Rowe – Clifford Chance
Francesc Mu̱oz РCuatrecasas
Chris Petrie – Stephenson Harwood
Nigel Blackwood – Wragge & Co.

Vic Wotherspoon – Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Australia)

The Board will hold its first annual meeting in plenary session immediately following the Hummingbird Annual Worldwide Summit Conference in Florida, February 2004. Ron Friedmann, an attorney and domain expert in the legal market with extensive experience in technology, software business and knowledge management, will work in partnership with the Board members to develop a comprehensive and meaningful agenda for the meeting and will moderate the plenary session at Summit.

Primary areas to be addressed by the Board at the first meeting will include key technology and business drivers that impact the legal market, such as:

  • Data Center Consolidation, Business Continuity
  • Scalability and Performance
  • Content Life Cycle Processes for Law Firms
  • Matter and Practice Centric Computing
  • Usability Issues such as Desktop Integration, E-Mail
  • Know-How Management, Expertise Location
  • Emerging Technologies such as IM and VOIP

The Board will meet four times annually including a plenary session at Summit every year and three quarterly conference calls and briefings. Hummingbird executives will work with the Board to develop an annual report that will summarize all key activities, resolutions and recommendations to share with the legal community at large.

“Our intention is to provide a forum for knowledge exchange between the members of the Board, other firms, third party experts, and technology partners,” added Pery. “We want to make this a ‘forum for innovation’ where we do not just simply discuss existing product plans and road maps, but look at the longer run and see how we can plan more effectively for the needs of our legal customers as their practice and application requirements evolve.”

For more information about the Legal CIO Advisory Board, visit the Hummingbird website at:

About Hummingbird Enterprise
Hummingbird Enterprise offers customers a 360° view of their knowledge assets by bringing together Hummingbird’s industry leading portal, connectivity, document management, records management, knowledge management, business intelligence, collaboration, and data integration solutions into an integrated enterprise information management system (EIMS). Hummingbird Enterprise offers everything organizations need to manage the entire lifecycle of their business content.

About Hummingbird
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Hummingbird Ltd. is a global enterprise software company employing over 1470 people in nearly 40 offices around the world. Hummingbird’s revolutionary Hummingbird Enterprise, an integrated information and knowledge management suite, manages the entire lifecycle of information and knowledge assets. Hummingbird Enterprise creates a 360-degree view of enterprise content with a portfolio of products that are both modular and interoperable. Today, five million users rely on Hummingbird to connect, manage, access, publish and search their enterprise content. For more information, please visit:

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