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Marie Bernard, CEO of Nextlaw Labs talks ‘innovation as a service’

In December 2017, Marie Bernard was named as the new CEO of Nextlaw Labs, to coincide with a change of focus and strategy for Dentons accelerator of early stage technology. Caroline Hill talked to her about innovation as a service and how true collaboration with tech partners and competitors alike is needed to achieve meaningful progress and disruption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jul 2018 at 7:17 am 1 comment

Blockchain and the justice system: CaseLines applies for patent

In the wake of a report last year in which the CGI and the influential Police Foundation indicated that technology such as blockchain could be the solution for creating greater levels of efficiency within the justice system, digital evidence management provider CaseLines has applied for a patent to use blockchain within its platform, which has already been rolled out in courts across the UK and UAE.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2018 at 4:05 pm No comments

Josh Baxter takes over as CEO of NetDocuments in further management shake up

There’s a further shake up of leadership in former largely family founded and run document management system provider NetDocuments, as COO Josh Baxter takes over the top CEO role from Matt Duncan, who will become executive chairman. Long term sales leader Marc Duncan becomes vice president of strategic sales in the Clearlake Capital-backed company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2018 at 2:55 pm No comments

AI will create more jobs than it displaces in the professional sector, says wide ranging PwC report

In a wide-ranging report out today (17 July), PwC has published analysis that it says demonstrates that artificial intelligence and related technologies will create as many jobs as they displace in the UK over the next 20 years, with the ‘professional, scientific and technical’ sector forecast to be one of the biggest winners.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jul 2018 at 10:00 am No comments

The inaugural Changing Lawyer Awards – deadline for applications is 27 July

Nominations for the inaugural Changing Lawyer Awards close on 27 July so make sure you get your application in this week. The awards, which have been launched by Litera Microsystems, recognise individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their role in embracing and driving change, whether through new technology, service models, or behaviour. Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill is among the judges.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jul 2018 at 11:17 am No comments

More on Weightmans’ litigation decision engine

Weightmans in June announced that it has entered a partnership with the University of Liverpool and Kira Systems to develop an AI-backed decision engine to help identify arguments for settling cases – interesting in itself, there is more to the partnership than that.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jul 2018 at 7:09 am No comments

Legal tech departure: Chris White says au revoir to Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co’s global CIO Chris White has formally confirmed his departure from the global firm, after over five years at the helm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2018 at 5:38 pm No comments

Have a say: Invitation to submit evidence on the use of algorithms in the UK justice system

Algorithms in the justice system. Do you have strong views on the pros and cons? How is technology currently being used in our justice system? What does success look like for those in law enforcement who are trying to do their best? These and many questions will be explored as part of The Law Society of England and Wales Public Policy Commission into the use of technology in the justice system, and they want to hear from you.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2018 at 1:51 pm No comments

Major Thomson Reuters Launch: Westlaw Edge, West Search Plus, Analytics, Enhanced Citator and More

I think we all suspected that Thomson Reuters had “something big”  in the works … after all, it has been eight years since their last major launch: WestlawNext, says Jean O’Grady. Over the past decade there has been  no shortage of either legal tech start-ups or AI hyperbole to fill the void while TR maintained a stony silence regarding AI and analytics. But at a press conference to announce the launch of Westlaw Edge, they did not disappoint.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Jul 2018 at 11:04 am No comments

Staying Strategic in a Sea of IT Distractions

Whether firms like it or not, technology has become inextricably integrated into the practice of law. In a time when there seem to be new applications and software released every day, the question is not whether to adopt technology, it’s how to stay on top of the ever-changing technology landscape and implement solutions that make your firm more efficient and profitable.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 13th Jul 2018 at 6:26 am No comments

Seal Software expands with acquisition of contract analytics partner Apogee Legal

As observed by one industry commentator, not so long ago Seal Software was the new kid on the block but today (12 July) the contract discovery vendor announced that it has acquired its North Carolina-headquartered contract analytics partner Apogee Legal, in a move that will bolster Seal’s intelligent content analytics (ICA) AI solutions and its global management team.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jul 2018 at 2:53 pm No comments

Legal tech win: AmLaw 200 firm Benesch selects Aderant Expert

Am Law 200 law firm Benesch has selected Aderant Expert as its practice management system, we can reveal. We’ve yet to get hold of the firm for clarification on precisely what swung it for Aderant but we’re told that Benesch included both the front and back office in the team that spent six to nine months evaluating solutions.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 12th Jul 2018 at 11:27 am No comments

Cybersecurity: Tikit announce partnership with Red Sift to complement Mimecast offering

Tikit, part of the BT Group, just announced a partnership with award winning cybersecurity provider Red Sift. Red Sift are the creators of OnDMARC, a cloud‐based email security product that helps organisations to protect their domains against email impersonation.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 12th Jul 2018 at 10:32 am No comments

Legal tech win exclusive: Good news for slicedbread as Freeths signs up to sharedo

In a welcome UK win for slicedbread, top national law firm Freeths has opted to replace its bespoke Lexis Axxia-based case management system with sharedo, which will run alongside Linetime Liberate.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2018 at 2:27 pm No comments

Facebook fine of £500k “could cost $100s of millions within the GDPR regime”

The Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine Facebook £500,000 – the maximum penalty allowed – for failing to safeguard users’ data, but that fine would be significantly larger within the new GDPR regime.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2018 at 11:08 am No comments
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