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New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:57:56 PDT

A legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence to help legal researchers quickly find key language critical to a court’s reasoning has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as winner of its 2018 New Product Award. AALL cited Points of Law, a tool developed by Bloomberg Law, for its ability to provide […]

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Annual Am Law 100 Published Today Shows Boom Year for Biglaw

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:01:16 PDT

The American Lawyer today released its 31st annual ranking of the 100 highest-grossing U.S. law firms, and the results show that biglaw had its best year in nearly a decade, with key financial metrics showing their highest growth since 2010. The 2018 Am Law 100, which looks at numbers from 2017, reports that gross revenue […]

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Mitratech Acquires ThinkSmart to Create End-to-End Legal Operations Platform

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:36 PDT

At the Corporate Legal Operations Institute today in Law Vegas, Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, announced the acquisition of ThinkSmart LLC, developer of a workflow automation platform used by many corporations and corporate legal departments. The combination of the two, Mitratech says, will create an end-to-end platform that will transform legal operations into […]

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Blockchain Email Encryption and Version Control to be Unveiled Tomorrow

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:13:01 PDT

Two blockchain applications being unveiled tomorrow could be the first blockchain applications to gain widespread use in the legal industry, their developer says. One enables automatic, blockchain-based PGP email encryption using a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook. The other is blockchain-based global version control for Microsoft Word documents, also provided via a plugin. Both applications were […]

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I Have 25 Free Tickets to This Weekend’s Global Legal Hackathon Gala

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:11 PDT

Thanks to the generosity of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, I have 25 free-admission tickets to give away for this weekend’s final round gala of the Global Legal Hackathon. If purchased, a ticket would cost $300. The semi-formal gala is Saturday, April 21, at Pier Sixty in New York City, with a demo hall and […]

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AI-Powered Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $12 Million in New Funding

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:02:20 PDT

LawGeex, a company whose product uses artificial intelligence to help in-house legal teams automate the review and approval of everyday contracts, is today announcing the closing of a $12 million Series B funding round led by venture capital fund Aleph. This investment brings the total funding for LawGeex to $21.5 million. In March 2017, LawGeex raised $7 […]

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Justia Adds Lawyer Ratings and Reviews To Its Lawyer Lawyer Directory

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT

The legal research and information site Justia this week added peer-based lawyer ratings and reviews as part of the Justia Lawyer Directory. The new Justia Lawyer Rating and Reviews is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews and is intended to provide clients with valuable insights from peers and colleagues personally familiar with the lawyers’ work, Justia […]

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E-Discovery Company Catalyst Acquires TotalDiscovery for Legal Holds and Collections

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:03:04 PDT

The Denver-based e-discovery technology and services company Catalyst today announced that it has purchased a majority interest in TotalDiscovery, a company that provides a cloud-based legal hold and data collection platform. The two companies had long worked closely together as partners. The combination, Catalyst says, will allow it to offer an integrated platform that covers the core […]

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LexBlog Opens Its News Network to All Legal Bloggers

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:11:37 PDT

As I recently announced here, in January I joined LexBlog as its publisher and editor-in-chief. Later today, I am heading to New Orleans for the annual meeting of the Legal Marketing Association, where we will be making an announcement that I am excited about — and that you get to read here first. At LexBlog, […]

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ConPosium Conference Highlights Innovative Prototypes in Law and Business

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:24:42 PDT

A conference later this month at the University of Miami will highlight innovative prototypes to solving problems in law and business that have been developed over four months by teams of law students and mentors from around the world. At the April 21-22 ConPosium, the teams will showcase their innovations to a multidisciplinary panel of […]

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Friday Roundup: Ethics Chatbot, Fraud Analytics, Law School Innovation, and A Lawyer DNA Bank?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:00:06 PDT

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation. Analytics on health care fraud. Bloomberg Law introduced Health Care Fraud Analytics, a tool designed to help legal professionals understand trends in health care fraud enforcement, gain context and mitigate risk. Users can search and filter some 800 settlement agreements by court, […]

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With Two Legal Tech ‘World Tours’ Underway, What About Closer to Home?

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:46:30 PDT

You may be surprised to learn that there are two separate legal tech world tours — one underway and the other about to take off. For both, the goal is to meet with legal tech innovators on multiple continents. Sounds like fun. But in my column this week at Above the Law, I suggest that […]

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Non-Artificial Contracts Intelligence Joins Artificial Intelligence Contracts Company

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:00:50 PDT

In news that should bring solace to all lawyers who fear losing ground to AI robot overlords, an artificial intelligence contract-review company has announced the addition to its board of advisors of a distinctly non-artificial intelligence in the area of legal contracts. LegalSifter, whose product uses AI to review contracts and identify critical or missing […]

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Avvo Founder’s Email to Staff on His Leaving

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:49:11 PDT

Yesterday, I reported that Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, is leaving the company in the wake of its acquisition in January by Internet Brands. Following is the email he sent to Avvo staff informing them of this news. Dear Team: Many of you have been asking about what’s happening with Avvo now that […]

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Federal Judiciary Misused PACER Fees, Court Rules

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:35:08 PDT

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Saturday that the federal judiciary improperly spent some $200 million of the $920 million in PACER fees it collected from 2010 to 2016. In so ruling, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle rejected the principal arguments of both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case. The plaintiffs […]

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Following Avvo’s Acquisition, Founder Britton is Leaving the Company

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 06:15:59 PDT

Mark Britton Mark Britton, the 51-year-old lawyer and entrepreneur who founded the often-controversial legal marketplace and lawyer-rating site Avvo in 2007 and served as its CEO ever since, is leaving the company. In January, Avvo was acquired by Internet Brands, a web behemoth that already owned a portfolio of legal sites such as Nolo, Martindale-Hubbell, Ngage […]

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Friday Roundup: Evolve Law Evolves, Tech Competence, LawPRO’s Leader, Bar Data, and More

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:11:11 PDT

Here is a roundup of news this week from the world of legal technology and innovation. Mary Juetten A new era for Evolve Law. Three years ago, two legal industry entrepreneurs, Mary Juetten and Jules Miller, started the organization Evolve Law with the goal of promoting collaboration among innovative law firms and legal technology companies […]

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Hope to See You At These Events in April and May

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:20:27 PDT

I will be speaking at several events over the next two months. If you’ll be at any of them, please say hello. Lexpo 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 16-17. I am speaking April 16 on “The Innovation Gap: Why Law Practice has Failed to Keep Pace with Technology and What to Do About It.” American […]

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Created By A Lawyer, ReplyToSome Helps Prevent Email Oopsies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:23:54 PDT

It was every lawyer’s worst nightmare. The headline in The National Law Journal last September summed it up: “Wilmer ‘Inadvertently’ Leaks Pepsi Client Secrets to Wall Street Journal.” A lawyer at one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms inadvertently sent privileged and highly sensitive client documents to a Wall Street Journal reporter. How did […]

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Law Firm Innovation? We’re Not Seeing It, Says Survey of Corporate Counsel

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:42:40 PDT

A 2017 Altman Weil survey found that half of law firms say they are actively engaged in creating special projects and experiments to test innovative ideas and methods. But a newly released survey finds that the corporate clients of those law firms are seeing little or no actual change in how law firms deliver services. […]

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