Cobalt® Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

Dallas, March 31, 2020 – BAL, one of the world’s leading corporate immigration law firms and a legal tech groundbreaker, today announced that Cobalt® was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE™ Award finalist in the Best Legal Solution category. Finalists represent the best products, technologies, and services in software, information and business technology.

Cobalt is BAL’s proprietary, and second to none, immigration case management system, providing real-time visibility into clients’ immigration programs. Cobalt is a single platform that enables centralized program management to power companies’ business initiatives. With Cobalt, BAL offers features such as the industry’s first mobile app, allowing employees to monitor their cases anywhere, anytime. With advanced application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), employees can upload documents, check case status, view milestones, and send secure messages from their phones. As a leader in legal technology, BAL and Cobalt are ahead of the curve in enhancing client experience through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), OCR and Computer Vision (CV) technologies.

Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries. Cobalt was honored as one of 150 finalists across the 40 business technology categories.

BAL CIO Vince DiMascio stated, “It is our honor to be recognized as a 2020 CODiE Award finalist. BAL is proud to have the opportunity to represent great clients and support their efforts around the world through an exceptional group of people in both our Legal and Products teams. Working together we can take on bigger and more meaningful challenges as we push ourselves to innovate and accomplish amazing things. This award is a credit to the relationships we keep and the hard work our people do every single day.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized awards program. Business technology leaders including senior executives, analysts, media, consultants and investors evaluate assigned products during the first-round review. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists which account for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. Business Technology category winners will be announced May 18 during an online winner announcement ceremony.


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