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Consortium Formed to Drive Blockchain Adoption in Legal Industry

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:51:46 PDT

Bob Craig, chief information officer at Baker Hostetler, has a vision of a technology that will transform the business of law. That technology is blockchain. Craig and his firm are part of a group of law firms and technology companies that this week announced the formation of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium. The consortium will […]

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Patents for Legal Services Technology Rose 484% in 2016

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:20 PDT

Patents filed under ‘Legal services and handling legal documents’ I’ve written any number of times about the rapid growth in recent years in the number of legal technology startups. A new report out today from Thomson Reuters documents a related aspect of that — the rapid rise in the global number of patents relating to […]

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Breaking: $100 Million Investment Combines Litéra, Microsystems, XRef, and The Sackett Group #ILTACON

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:15:20 PDT

Just announced at ILTACON in Las Vegas is the combination of four leading legal document technologies – Litéra, Microsystems, XRef and The Sackett Group – into a single business they believe will better serve their more than 1,000 legal and corporate customers across the full document lifecycle. The new platform is majority backed by K1, […]

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Connections that Matter.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:20:19 PDT

We rely on technology integrations for more efficiency in our home lives every day.  Why are we slower to implement integrated technology into our law firms and our business workflows?

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ABA and Jones Day Launch Website to Connect Veterans to Legal Services

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:01 PDT

At its annual meeting in New York Saturday, the American Bar Association announced the launch of VetLex.org, a website, developed in partnership with the law firm Jones Day, that matches veterans in need of pro bono legal services with attorneys willing to provide such services. For now, the new site is only accepting registrations from […]

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Allegory Adds Suite of Transcript Tools to its Litigation Management Platform

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:05 PDT

The litigation management platform Allegory today announced a new suite of features designed to enable litigation teams to better manage transcripts and leverage deposition testimony. Allegory users can now navigate synced deposition video, customize and export designations, review testimony inline, and automatically link transcripts and exhibits across the case simply by dropping in court reporter […]

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Free Law Project Finds PACER Vulnerability that Could Have Allowed Others to Use Your Account

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:58:18 PDT

Free Law Project has discovered a major vulnerability in the federal courts’ PACER system that could allow third parties to use a registered PACER account to purchase and download content such as docket reports and case filings. The vulnerability possibly could also be used by a malicious website to make unauthorized uploads to the ECF […]

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Bloomberg Law Adds Practice Center Devoted to E-Discovery

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:25:40 PDT

Bloomberg Law today is officially announcing the addition to its research platform of the E-Discovery Practice Center, a curated collection of a range of court opinions, tools, sample forms, news and expert guidance related to both federal and state e-discovery practice. The practice center is available to all Bloomberg Law subscribers at no additional cost. […]

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Just Days Before Its Annual Conference, ILTA Reshuffles Its Management

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:51:00 PDT

The timing couldn’t be worse. With its annual conference set to start Sunday, the International Legal Technology Association has reshuffled its top management, including replacing long-time executive Peggy Wechsler, who as director of programs and strategic relationships was the primary organizer of the annual conference and other ILTA events since 1998. Peggy Wechsler In addition […]

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Legal Services Provider Axiom Unveils AI Offering and Discusses AI Roadmap

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:11:07 PDT

Axiom, an alternative provider of legal services to large corporations, has seen steady growth since its launch 17 years ago, to where it now has 1,500 lawyers serving half the Fortune 100. Known for innovation in its delivery model, it describes itself as a provider of “tech-enabled” legal services. Now, Axiom is bringing artificial intelligence […]

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Aderant Acquires Handshake Software, Expanding into Knowledge Management.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:50:24 PDT

Aderant, a provider of business management software for law firms, has acquired Handshake Software, a company that sells SharePoint-based software to law firms for portals, knowledge management, enterprise search and mobility. Law firms use Handshake’s products to create intranet and extranet portals built using Microsoft SharePoint. It offers pre-defined integrations for many enterprise-level applications commonly […]

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With New Website, SCOTUS Readies to Make All Filings Available Online

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:17 PDT

The Supreme Court launched a new website last week, providing various usability enhancements and, more significantly, laying the groundwork for an electronic filing system that will begin operation on Nov. 13. Once the new e-filing system is in place, virtually all new filings will be accessible through the site without cost to the public and […]

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On Lawyer2Lawyer: Trump’s Ban and the Legal Rights of Transgenders in the Military

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:02:22 PDT

In a series of tweets on July 26, President Trump announced that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Transgender service members have officially been allowed to openly serve since […]

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Elsevier Acquires bepress, Open-Access Repository of Law Reviews, Other Scholarly Articles

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:03 PDT

Just two days ago, I wrote here about the launch of LawArXiv, a website devoted to preserving open access to legal scholarship. The launch was prompted by concern among academics and librarians over the acquisition last year by academic journal publisher Elsevier, a sibling company of LexisNexis, of the Social Science Research Network, or SSRN, […]

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The 10 Technologies That Most Drive Law Firm Effectiveness, According to New Survey

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:54:26 PDT

A survey released yesterday on the business of law and legal technology finds that competition for legal services remains high, demand remains relatively flat, and law firms are feeling pressure to lower prices and enhance operational efficiency. But what caught my eye in the survey was the question, “Which technologies provide law firms with the […]

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LawArXiv Aims to Ensure Open Access to Legal Scholarship

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:37:56 PDT

Chances are you’ve downloaded a preprint of a law review article or some other scholarly article from SSRN, the Social Science Research Network. It has become the leading U.S. repository for scholarly research papers across a broad range of disciplines, including law. But when SSRN was acquired last year by academic journal publisher Elsevier, a […]

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LawBot Rebrands As Elexirr; Launches Bot that Predicts Case Outcomes; Will Soon Add Referral Service and Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:19:40 PDT

Last year, as I wrote here in December, a group of undergraduate law students at the University of Cambridge in the UK launched what they called the world’s most advanced legal chatbot, LawBot, designed to help crime victims by providing a preliminary assessment of their situation and of the actions available for them to pursue. Since then, LawBot’s […]

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ExhibitView’s PDF+ Offers Core PDF Features Lawyers Want At A Low Price

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:07:07 PDT

PDF software is a must-have for most law offices. For many lawyers, and especially for litigators, just any PDF software won’t do. They need features such as Bates numbering and redactions that are typically available only in the “pro” versions of higher-end PDF programs, such as Adobe Pro DC, which starts at $179.88 a year, […]

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Two Competing IP Management Platforms, Anaqua and Lecorpio, Announce Merger

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:42:53 PDT

Two competing providers of platforms for managing intellectual property today announced their merger and their plans to create a next-generation IP software and services company. Boston-based Anaqua, Inc., which has products for both corporations and law firms, and Fremont, Calif.-based Lecorpio, which focuses on corporations, say their newly combined company will focus on powering corporations and […]

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Turns Out Legal Research Services Vary Widely in Results

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:52 PDT

Call me naive, but I would have thought that entering the identical search query on, say, both Westlaw and Lexis Advance would return fairly similar results, at least among the cases ranked highest for relevance. After all, shouldn’t the cases that are most relevant to the query be largely the same, regardless of the research […]

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