Korbitec has been a leading technology and solutions provider to the legal industry for over 40 years.
Our roots date back to 1976 when our founders launched a company in Cape Town and launched a product that first merged data with forms to produce automated documents.
Korbitec developed the first word processor for lawyers – GhostWriter, which became the de facto standard for the legal profession in South Africa and elsewhere. Building on this success in legal profession technology solutions, we followed with new services such as legal applications for the real estate and mortgage markets. Korbitec also developed the gateways for banks and lawyers to transmit confidential mortgage instructions and documentation, thus offering a one-stop service for the real estate transaction. The real estate branch of Korbitec also continued to expand in South Africa with Windeed, an automated search and land registration business, similar to Toronto’s Teranet.
Further serving the needs of the legal profession with technology solutions, Korbitec launched GhostPractice – a practice management solution encompassing time management, accounting and correspondence.
In parallel endeavours, Korbitec continued to improve its document automation software under the GhostFill brand. GhostFill is known worldwide as a development tool to Fortune 500 companies and others including CIBC, MGM, Thomson West and the American Institute of Architects.
It was the GhostFill document assembly engine that brought Korbitec and Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) together. ACL was initially developed and marketed by Xenex Media, a local Ontario-based company. With over 400 litigators using ACL1, Xenex partnered with Korbitec to develop the next generation of ACL. As the story goes, Korbitec liked the software so much that in 2006, it bought the company and soon after, ACL2 was released.
Today, ACL3 is the flagship product serving for Korbitec Inc. which serves the North American legal market – largely in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and other jurisdictions to follow. With a team of over 300, a third in research and development, Korbitec is a privately-owned software development company that innovates and commercializes highly usable software solutions.
ACL3 automates the entire process of creating court documents and standard correspondence. It includes Rules of Civil Procedure Court Forms 4 through 78, all Estate forms, Federal Court Forms, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Forms, Construction Lien forms, Ontario Municipal Board forms, Tax Court forms, 17 Common Motions, Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) forms, Mandatory Mediation, Commercial List, Factums, Releases, Small Claims Court Forms (1A to 20R), E-Discovery Plan, Agreements, Orders, a pre and post-judgment interest calculator and over 120 standard letters.“Easier and faster than using merges and macros.”
– Robert Colson, Partner, Teplitsky Colson