Tom Burke, World Software Corp. Chairman and CEO, Wins Inaugural Law Technology News Lifetime Achievement Award


Ridgewood, NJ – January 5, 2010 – Law Technology News (LTN), the leading publication covering the legal technology industry, has chosen Tom Burke as a winner of the first-ever LTN Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Burke is Chairman and CEO of World Software Corp, which makes the popular WORLDOX® Document Management System ( software program for law firms and other organizations. He founded the company in 1988 with his wife, Kristina Szandtner Burke.

Mr. Burke was selected to win this prestigious award by Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News. He shares the award with two other leaders in the field: John Alber of law firm Bryan Cave and M. Thomas Collins, formerly of Juris. Burke will accept the award on February 1, 2010 at a reception for the LTN Award winners during LegalTech New York.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of all of the employees, resellers and customers of World Software,” said Burke. “For the past 21 years, we have developed innovative, useful technology at an affordable price, and have had fun doing it. I am extremely grateful to Monica Bay and Law Technology News for this acknowledgement, and will continue to pursue my strategic vision and dedication to excellence for the company.”

Throughout his career, Burke has been honored by many organizations for outstanding growth, success and entrepreneurial skill. Under his leadership, World Software was named to the Inc. 500 list twice and to Deloitte & Touche’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists twice. Burke was also a finalist for New Jersey’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Master Entrepreneur category. At the product level, WORLDOX won the Gold 2009 LTN Award for Document Management this year and has won many such awards in prior years.

In November 2009, Burke assumed the more strategic role of Chairman and CEO at World Software, having been its President since 1988. The company’s new President, Ray Zwiefelhofer, was promoted to the position having served as Executive Vice President. Mr. Zwiefelhofer noted, “I greatly admire Tom Burke and I am so glad that Monica Bay selected him to win the LTN Lifetime Achievement Award. He has given so much to our legal technology community and this accolade recognizes that significant contribution.”

Burke sees a bright future for World Software Corporation, which has remained profitable despite the economic environment. “World Software has the potential to become one of the most important companies in the world. I am extremely proud of having built its foundation and I believe there is no limit to what it is capable of achieving in the future.”

About World Software Corporation

World Software Corporation is an innovative leader in the Document Management Systems (DMS) category. World Software Corporation was founded in 1988 by Thomas W. and Kristina S. Burke and is based in Ridgewood, NJ. With a law firm install base of nearly 3500 firms, and installations in 37 countries, World Software’s flagship product WORLDOX is increasingly becoming the DMS of choice among law firms and legal departments. For more information about World Software Corporation and its products, please visit us at

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