If you’re looking for a last minute excuse to avoid Christmas shopping, TechCrunch’s Disrupt London Hackathon is taking place this weekend (3-4 December), bringing together developers and engineers from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test.
A Peppermint user since 2013, Brethertons approached katchr for help in delivering the comprehensive firm-wide management information portal they needed in order to support the implementation of their new operating processes and organisational structure.
Corporate boutique firm Buckworths this month launches in Manchester to target high growth technology businesses, in particular the burgeoning FinTech sector.
An increased appetite for online services, smarter use of technology, and the entrenchment of digital research, are just some of the continuing shifts among the attorneys’ profession in South Africa. This is according to a new survey of close to 750 South African attorney firms, conducted by LexisNexis South Africa content and technology solutions provider in partnership with Law Society of South Africa.
National Australian firm Moray & Agnew has become one of the early adopters of Aderant’s Expert Case Management solution, which was formally released in November, having been introduced at the Momentum conference in Melbourne earlier this year.
Eclipse Legal Systems has added mediation to its portfolio of case and matter management workflows, with the new system designed to simplify the complex rates and structures associated with mediation and cater for stages such as Mediation, Information & Assessment Meetings (MAIMs), and financial or childcare agreements.
Osborne Clarke has just begun to automate high-use legal documents for the first time as it also raises cross-firm awareness of its new “material” R&D budget that will facilitate the adoption of new technology by the firm and its clients.
In this compelling guest post for Legal IT Insider, John Alber, respected former strategic innovation partner at Bryan Cave and now ILTA futurist, asks, why should BigLaw be immune from the granular, regular feedback we’ve come to expect from modern businesses in other service sectors?
RAVN Systems has entered into partnership with leading legal IT consultant Neil Cameron, who will help law firms to identify AI opportunities in their business and also leverage AI to increase the accuracy of client estimates.
In his first column for Legal IT Insider, critically acclaimed author and Canadian legal innovation columnist Mitch Kowalski gives a personal account of his first meeting with Noah Waisberg, CEO and co-founder of Kira Systems, when Kira’s technology was still as yet unknown. Kira’s ‘overnight’ success is, Kowalski says, counter-intuitive, and the appearance of ‘innovation’ in law is very different to the reality.
Olswang’s global IT director Stuart Walters will leave the firm in the New Year to take on the newly-created role of chief information officer at accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, the UK member firm of the BDO International network.
Legal IT News: BigHand, IT Lab, Law Society of Scotland, Ashurst, LexisOne, NetDocuments, DocsCorp & Aderant
The past week has seen recognition for BigHand and IT Lab in the Megabuyte50 Awards, while the Law Society of Scotland has been given a cyber award for its Smartcard digital ID initiative. Ashurst has appointed a new CFO, while in tech news from the UK, My Home Move has gone live on LexisOne, in Canada, NetDocuments has been selected by McLennan Ross, while Australian-headquartered DocsCorp has announced a new integration with HighQ. And out of the US, we flag Aderant’s worthy-of-a-mention CSR initiative over the past year, which has seen employees worldwide take a day out of work to help a charity or worthy project.
The Danger Within: How to Protect Your Company from Your Own Employees, Using Nothing but Data Trends
Today, right under your nose, legal and compliance risks to your company could be brewing—potentially damaging your reputation and brand, and resulting in financial penalties.
Privacy is the new black but with the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, businesses need to understand the high level requirements and not leave it to the legal department to ensure compliance. There’s too much at stake.
Technology was a recurring theme in today’s (23 November) Autumn Statement, as Chancellor Philip Hammond, unveiled a raft of funding increases to help encourage long term investment in UK tech, innovation, infrastructure and skills, set against a back drop of concerns over low productivity and the long shadow cast by Brexit.