SALI Legal Matter Specification Standard (LMSS)


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# Name Description
Counsel  A container for the legal representative of a player. 
The name of the legal representative. May use a Name or a declared ID.
Firm Name?
The firms of the legal representative. May use a Name or a declared ID.
Representation Role?
The role that counsel is performing for the player.
Where used:
Player Counsel
Declaration  A declaration set 
A NameID to be used in place of a Name. These are supplied to ensure that we are referencing the same logical entity across the matter structure. NameIDs are must conform to the regular expression format ^\^[A-Za-z0-9_-]{1,39}$
The text associated with the declared ID
Where used:
Header Declaration
Description  One or more descriptions of a narrative. 
The text description of the narrative
The format of the description
The language of the description. If omitted, it is assumed to be the same as that of the matter.
Where used:
Narrative Description
Document  The document root 
The LMS document header
The Matter container
Where used:
Root container
Extension  The container for a code extension. 
Code Set
The code set that the code extends.
The extension code. Must be unique in the namespace.
The parent code. This code must be defined before this definition.
The short name of the extended code.
Where used:
Header Extension
Header  The document header. 
The LMSS document type.
LMSS Version
The version of the Legal Matter Specification.
Title of the document
The language as specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force recommendation in BCP 47.
The character set. Default is UTF-8.
Extension Link*
A link to an extension file. The link must be a URI.
One or more extension definitions.
Declarations for this document
Where used:
Document Header
Matter  A container for a matter. 
The title of the matter.
The location of the matter. This is based on ISO locations.
The process that describes the matter.
The description(s) of a matter.
Where used:
Document Matter
Monetary Value  The container for monetary value 
The currency unit
The numeric amount
Where used:
Process Object Monetary Value
Narrative  A container for a matter narrative 
The type of narrative
Descriptions of the intended audience or other usage of the narrative.
One or more descriptions of a narrative.
The source of the narrative
Where used:
Matter Narrative
10  Player  A container for a player 
The name of the player. This is usually a company name or individual name. May use a Name or a declared ID.
Player Role+
The role that the player has in the process. Roles may be restricted by the Process Type.
Legal Entity?
The type of legal entity of a player or process object.
The player's lawyers or representatives.
The industry that the player is in. This often provides context for how the process is executed.
Governmental Authority?
Only used if the type of player is a governmental entity
Where used:
Process Player
11  Process  A container for a process 
The title of the process.
An optional description of the process.
Process Type
The type of the process.
Area of Law+
The primary area of law for the process. Area of Law provides context for interpreting other elements of the process.
Players in a process. The players have different roles.
Process Object*
The object of a process.
Where used:
Matter Process
12  Process Object  A container for an object of a process 
The description of the object created by or acted on by the process.
The status of the process
Is the process cross-border?
Filing Date?
The filing date, if appropriate
Term Sheet Date?
The date of the term sheet
Effective Date?
The effective date of the process
Closing Date?
Closing date, if appropriate.
Announce Date?
The date process was announced, if appropriate
Asset Location*
Location of the transaction - esp. for real property,
Asset Description?
Description of the asset such as asset type, asset size, etc.
Monetary Value?
The monetary value of the transaction or dispute
Non-Monetary Value?
Non-monetary value of the transaction or dispute
Transaction: Consideration?
Description of the consideration for the deal - enumeration of assets? – Stock, Cash, Real Estate, etc
Transaction: Deal Type?
The deal type - Enumeration yet to be determined.
Transaction: Location*
Location of the transaction.
Transaction Legal Entity*
If a formation or dissolution, the kind of legal entity formed or destroyed.
Regulatory: Authority*
Regulator. A public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity.
Regulatory: Authority Other*
Regulatory authority not included in the enumeration values.
Dispute: Venue*
The venue of the dispute
Dispute: Venue Other*
Dispute venue not fully covered by the enumerated values.
Dispute: Trial Type?
Type of legal proceeding to resolve the dispute.
Dispute: Case Name?
Name of the case
Dispute: Resolution?
Enumeration TBD
Dispute: Resolution Date?
Date of the dispute resolution
Dispute: Duration (Months)?
Duration of the dispute in months.
Dispute: Multi-Jurisdictional?
Set if the dispute is multijurisdictional
Dispute: Number of Depositions?
Number of depositions
Dispute: Number of Experts?
Number of experts
Where used:
Process Process Object