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A Perfect Storm of Lawyers’ Tech Mess-Ups

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:36 PDT

Recent weeks have brought a rash of news stories highlighting major technology blunders by lawyers that have resulted in severe consequences. Among them: A lawyer at a major law firm accidentally copied a Wall Street Journal reporter on an email transmitting privileged client information. The Department of Justice improperly redacted a court filing, exposing the […]

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One Hack Can Destroy Your Reputation and Your Business – Is Your Law Firm Secure?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:36:05 PDT

The Department of Homeland Security has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Their goal: to emphasize the critical importance of cyber security while providing resources to stay safe online, and recover faster from an attack

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CosmoLex Releases Version Designed for Canadian Law Firms and Hosted in Canada

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:46 PDT

Canadian lawyers can enable settings specific to their province. Because Canadian lawyers are subject to strict and unique accounting, taxation and reporting requirements, cloud-based practice management systems designed for U.S. lawyers often are not good fits for them. For this reason, the majority of Canadian firms that have practice management software use on-premises systems, with […]

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‘Corpman’ Comes Out of Stealth Mode to Launch First Phase of Global Compliance Platform

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:30:43 PDT

Company details page in the Corpman software. Jeroen Plink is a name familiar to many in the legal information and technology fields. The CEO of Practical Law US until its acquisition by Thomson Reuters, he now works as an advisor to and sits on the boards of a number of law-related companies, including Casetext, Kira  MeWe, […]

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AI Legal Research Platform ROSS Gets $8.7M Series A Funding

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:05:59 PDT

ROSS founders Pargles Dall’Oglio, Andrew Arruda and Jimoh Ovbiagele. The artificial-intelligence-driven legal research service ROSS Intelligence today announced an $8.7 million Series A funding round, adding to its earlier $4.3 million seed round. The two-year-old company will use the funding to accelerate its growth, expand its product lines, increase its capacity, and attract world-class talent […]

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Courtroom Insight Relaunches As Private Law Firm Platform for KM and Analytics about Experts and Others

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:43:18 PDT

When Courtroom Insight launched in 2010, its focus was on being a kind-of Yelp for rating and reviewing expert witnesses and arbitrators. The idea, as I explained at the time, was for lawyers to provide reviews of experts and others, offering “honest feedback, including constructive criticism when warranted.” In the years since, Courtroom Insight has […]

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A New Conference Coming in November: Jump-Start Your Law Practice

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:25:41 PDT

Steven R. Adams is a lawyer who built a successful Ohio criminal defense practice but who felt that the legal conferences he’s attended weren’t teaching solo and small firm lawyers the skills they need to start and grow their practices. So he took matters into his own hands and decided to put on his own […]

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Fastcase Adds Blog Commentary from the LexBlog Network

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:00:04 PDT

Needless to say, the legal research market has long been dominated by Westlaw and LexisNexis. Even as any number of other legal research platforms have come along, what has continued to distinguish the big two are their libraries of secondary legal materials. While it is relatively easy for a smaller legal research company to provide […]

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Survey: Corporate Counsel Largely Uninterested or Uninformed about AI Technology

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:36:50 PDT

Current and planned use of AI Corporate counsel generally consider themselves to be open to using new technologies in their legal departments, except when it comes to artificial intelligence technology. When it comes to AI, corporate counsel are largely uninterested or uninformed. These are among the findings of a just-published survey conducted by Thomson Reuters, […]

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Attention Startups: Enter the 2nd Annual ABA TECHSHOW ‘Startup Alley’ Competition

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:30:50 PDT

Here is a great opportunity for innovative legal technology startups to gain exposure. For the second year, ABA TECHSHOW is hosting a special Startup Alley in its exhibition hall and an opening night startup pitch competition judged by conference attendees. And we’ve just kicked off the competition to win one of the 15 Startup Alley […]

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Bot Challenges Lawyers To Beat It At Predicting Case Outcomes

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:30:39 PDT

The UK company Elexirr (which rebranded in July from LawBot) has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging lawyers to a competition to determine whether its bot can better predict case outcomes than can they. They are calling it the Elexirr Lawyer Challenge and they describe it as the first event in history to directly pit machines […]

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A Study of More Than 350 Law Firms Reveals How to Increase Billings an Average of 13%

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:21:20 PDT

An attorney charging $250 an hour will bill nearly $47,000 more this year, on average, by using an integrated technology solution across all functions – from practice management to research to billing – than if they use standalone platforms for each.

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New From Fastcase: Instantly Add Public Hyperlinks to Case Citations in Legal Documents

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:30:21 PDT

A brief before and after using Cloud Linking. The legal research company Fastcase is introducing a new feature today, Cloud Linking, that automatically converts case citations in legal documents into hyperlinks to the full-text cases. Cloud Linking is notable because the links it creates are public and free — anyone can follow them regardless of […]

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Podcast: How Axiom is Using AI to Modernize Legal Services

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:24:48 PDT

Recently, the tech-enabled legal services company Axiom announced its first AI offering, AxiomAI. Paul Carr, president of global strategic projects at Axiom, believes this technology and AI in general could be transformative for the legal industry. In the latest episode of Law Technology Now, I have a conversation with Carr about how Axiom will be using AI […]

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Judicata Readies Release of Powerful Tool to Analyze Briefs, Like Moneyball for Motions

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The legal research platform Judicata will soon roll out a powerful tool that uses statistical insights to provide detailed analysis and grading of the strengths, weaknesses, thoroughness and drafting of briefs. Judicata founder Itai Gurari describes the new tool, called Clerk, as moneyball for motions. “Just as different batters have different on-base percentages, different motions […]

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Pondering the Clio Cloud Conference: What Makes a Legal Tech Conference Great?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:15:11 PDT

Led by CEO Jack Newton, Clio staff celebrate the wrap of the fifth Clio Cloud Conference. What makes a legal technology conference great? I’ve been thinking a lot about this since leaving the fifth Clio Cloud Conference earlier this week. I’ve attended all five and uniformly praised each one. After the 2014 conference, I called it one […]

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My Podcast Interview with CEO Jack Newton on Clio’s Future Course

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:58:49 PDT

At the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans on Monday, I sat down with Clio cofounder and CEO Jack Newton to discuss the announcements he made during his opening keynote. We talk about Clio’s ground-up reengineering and redesign of its practice management platform, Clio’s new goals and directions as it starts its second decade, the […]

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Bloomberg Law Launches AI Research Tool to Find Key Points of Law

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:18:49 PDT

Bloomberg Law today rolled out to its subscribers new tool, Points of Law, that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help legal researchers quickly find language critical to a court’s reasoning and to support their legal arguments. As a researcher scrolls through a court opinion, Points of Law highlights the essential language in the […]

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New Judicial Analytics Platform Focuses on Los Angeles But Plans to Expand Nationally

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:05:07 PDT

Two years ago, I wrote a post titled, In Litigation and Legal Research, Judge Analytics is the New Black, in which I discussed three products — Lex Machina, Ravel Law and ALM Judicial Perspectives — that were extracting data from court dockets and applying analytics to reveal insights about judges, such as how they might […]

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At Its Annual Conference, Clio Unveils New Design, New Direction

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:09:53 PDT

Nine years after it launched as the first commercial, cloud-based practice management platform, Clio has been teasing the legal community with promises of major news, symbolized by the hashtag #newclio. Earlier this month, I was given a preview of the news during a media day visit to Clio’s headquarters in Vancouver, B.C. But, as I […]

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