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CMS Hasche Sigle: R&D team facilitates in-house labour law tech solution

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CMS Hasche Sigle has won an award for an in-house technology solution developed by its own R&D team to solve a labour law issue common among its German clients.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Sep 2016 at 6:19 am No comments

AI: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook and IBM partner to consider policy and ethics

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Microsoft announced today (29 September) that it has formed the Microsoft AI and Research Group led by tech visionary Harry Shum, a day after Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft announced that they have created a non-profit partnership to formulate best practices in response to the challenges and opportunities around the growing field.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Sep 2016 at 5:49 pm No comments

Clifford Chance partners with Thomson Reuters to rise to global derivatives challenge

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A novel partnership between Clifford Chance and Thomson Reuters was unveiled earlier this week as legal service providers look for innovative ways to help their financial institution clients adapt to onerous new OTC derivatives regulation.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Sep 2016 at 10:12 am No comments

DAC Beachcroft selects OnePlace

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DAC Beachcroft will in November roll out Salesforce-based client relationship management system OnePlace to 200 users as part of a pilot that looks likely to be implemented across the 2,200-staff firm next year.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Sep 2016 at 6:00 am No comments

RAVN ACE: Robot for legal professional privilege could be a game changer


In a launch that will be welcomed by the legal industry with as much caution as excitement, RAVN Systems yesterday (27 September) launched a tool to automate the review of potentially legally privileged material, powered by its AI tool RAVN ACE (Applied Cognitive Engine).

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Sep 2016 at 11:03 am No comments

Dentons trials NetDocuments & pessimistic security model

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Dentons is set to launch a proof of concept of NetDocuments’ cloud-based document management system, as the 7,300-lawyer firm also moves closer to locking down its files to all but those immediately involved in its matters.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Sep 2016 at 6:30 am No comments

The September issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

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Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – September 2016 #296 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Goodbye iManage? Now Dentons prepares a proof of concept for running NetDocuments cloud-based DMS for 7300 lawyers. Global CIO Marcel Henri adds that the firm is moving to a “pessimistic security model” to lock down data for cybersecurity purposes, including “phishing attacks,” rather than stay with legal industry standard of “optimistic” security. + Norton Rose Fulbright to spend £75 million of SAP – Bold or Bat Crazy? Discuss.

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Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Sep 2016 at 5:01 pm No comments

Baker Donelson appoints William Painter as first chief innovation officer

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Baker Donelson has named William Painter as its first-ever chief innovation officer.
Painter, who previously served as the 650+ lawyer U.S. firm’s chief strategic planning officer, will oversee key drivers of innovation for the firm such as legal project management, knowledge management, IT, pricing, eDiscovery/practice support, research and non-traditional services including the firm’s consulting subsidiary LegalShift

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Sep 2016 at 12:29 pm No comments

Vantage: Mason Hayes signs up to 3E as 3E 2.8 unveiled

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With its Vantage London user conference well under way, Thomson Reuters Elite will announce later today (27 September) that leading Irish law firm Mason, Hayes & Curran will be making the transition from its existing Enterprise practice management system to 3E, after TRE yesterday unveiled 3E 2.8 in preparation for its move into the cloud.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Sep 2016 at 5:54 am No comments

Freshfields partners with Kira Systems


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has become the latest law firm to sign up with Kira Systems to implement a global artificial intelligence tool for document review in the M&A due diligence process.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Sep 2016 at 12:24 pm No comments

Guest post: Rolling out e-signatures at Linklaters – the inside view


E-signing for me started on typically crazy day with the arrival of a tenancy agreement that I needed to sign in my inbox. I sadly accepted that I was going to spend the next 30 minutes printing, signing and scanning; most likely cursing the printer as it jammed, the scanner as it sent the document to the “other” Mark Nuttall and why it wasn’t possible to find a pen that worked in an office full of pens.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Sep 2016 at 12:15 pm No comments

Compliance takes centre stage as FTSE 100 sets aside £31.3bn to meet legal claims


Corporate compliance functions can be expected to receive yet further investment with the news that FTSE100 companies have set aside an incredible £31.3bn to meet legal claims in the last 12 months – a 22% increase from the £25.6bn set aside in the previous year.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Sep 2016 at 5:40 am No comments

Bar Council signs up SproutIT as exclusive legal IT service partner


Reminiscent of the Law Society of England and Wales’ unpopular endorsed IT supplier scheme, The Bar Council has entered into a commercial partnership with SproutIT – the first known legal technology company to enter the Bar Council’s portfolio of approved service partners.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Sep 2016 at 8:37 am No comments

Encompass Corporation: £3.6m investment will accelerate expansion into legal


Following a year of aggressive UK growth, Australian-headquartered data aggregator Encompass Corporation has been awarded investments totalling £3.6 million, which it will use to accelerate its expansion into the legal market.

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Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Sep 2016 at 10:23 am No comments

Comment: Adopting e-signatures in light of new regulation

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Adopting e-signatures can bring huge benefits to organizations, however they need to ensure they are mindful of new Electronic Identification and Signature (eIDAS) legislation, writes Stefan Ropers, managing director, Central Europe, Adobe

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