More detail has come in on the Aderant-Brown Rudnick deal we flagged in brief earlier this month, with the Am Law 200 law firm signing up to Aderant Expert. Brown Rudnick will contract Aderant to handle everything from global financial management, billing and workflow, to business analytics and intelligent matter budgeting.
Next generation document analysis startup TagDox officially steps out of beta today (16 January) after a whirlwind three months that has seen Tony Angel, former Linklaters managing partner and senior partner and global chairman of DLA Piper join its advisory board.
London law firm Quastel Midgen LLP has signed with Linetime’s Liberate practice and case management solution, Linetime will announce today (16 January) following a week that has seen wins in the UK for Eclipse Legal Systems and an extension of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 accreditation and services for Quiss Technology. In the US, there are new senior appointments for Nuix and Epiq, a major win for eDiscovery provider Logikcull, and new releases for IP analytics provider Relecura and OCR and text scanning supplier ABBYY.
Less than six months after RAVN Systems hired former Tikit CEO David Lumsden as chief strategy officer, Lumsden has taken over the role of CEO from RAVN co-founder Peter Wallqvist.
With the in-house community commonly claiming that they find it difficult to keep up with technology, Evolve Law, a community of U.S. legal entrepreneurs and innovators, has launched the Evolve Law Tech Fellowship, a four-month educational program for in-house counsel and legal operations professionals focused on facilitating the implementation of new technologies.
Eurotunnel is part of Groupe Eurotunnel and operates the Channel Tunnel, which is a vital connection between the UK and Europe for industry, tourism and culture and generates over £90 billion of trade every year. This case study shows how Ascertus, working with Eurotunnel’s legal department, overcame the technical challenges to deliver a successful iManage implementation.
December is a month when major news can be missed under end-of-year to do piles and old fashioned hangovers but there are two US data security cases involving law firms that broke in December and that every law firm in the world ought to pay attention to. The U.S. federal charges against three Chinese nationals for making over $4m out of insider trading after hacking two New York law firms, and the claim against Chicago law firm Johnson & Bell alleging inadequate data security. Here are the facts you need to know.
DW Reporting, providers of software agnostic legal finance BI and data solutions, has today (11 January) announced that Richard Hill, formerly of Thomson Reuters Elite, Tikit and Intapp has joined the firm in a newly-created role of regional account manager, EMEA as the company reaches a “tipping point” in its growth.
Chris Giglio is retiring as chief executive officer of Aderant, replaced by chief operating officer Deane Price, who becomes the first woman to head the Atlanta-headquartered software company.
Price will take on the title of president, which is reflective of the fact that Aderant was acquired by Roper Technologies in October 2015.
NetDocuments has won King & Spalding as a client, with the global top 40 firm set to replace its on-premises iManage document management system (DMS) with a cloud-based DMS and email management system.
Document automation software provider HotDocs has today (9 January) announced the appointment of Steve Spratt as chief operating officer, in a newly-appointed role designed to help boost HotDocs presence in North America after a year of significant international growth.
While case studies are, by their nature, self-promotional, this one from BigHand, which will be published tomorrow (10 January), has some interesting detail as to how Browne Jacobson is implementing task delegation tool BigHand Now and task management module BigHand Capacity Manager, to remove paper-based processes and improve work allocation across its teams.
Legal IT News: LegalBoard, AdvoLogix & Accounting Seed, DH2i, McCarthy Tétrault & Wortzmans, Encompass
Led by the US the legal IT market came back to work with a bang last week, with Pro-Boards LLC causing some excitement with its new LegalBoard keyboard. In other news out of the US, Advologix has integrated with Accounting Seed and DH2i Company saw expansion in Asia Pacific, to say nothing of significant new client wins for Thomson Reuters Elite and Aderant. In Toronto, innovative Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault acquired Wortzmans, while in the UK, Encompass has partnered with 192.com. And if you still have the New Year blues, we have a couple of new entries on our jobs board. Just saying.
After just over a year, Terry Coyne has left Landscape Group, the HP managed print provider and is going back to IT solutions which he has specialised in for the past 30 years, latterly at Sword Group. Coyne in December joined Stibo Systems, a global leader in master data management (MDM) software as senior business development executive covering UK, Benelux and Nordics.
Legal innovation author and adviser Mitchell Kowalski reflects back on some of the legal technology highlights of 2016 and asks – what to do with it all? Despite the hype, there are some serious challenges for legal tech in 2017 and beyond: who will get it right?