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GDPR Readiness Survey

With GDPR just around the corner we’ve launched an anonymous survey to gauge how ready the legal industry will be when the regulation comes into force on 25 May.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th May 2018 at 8:51 am No comments

Wilson Legal Solutions to merge with Stanton Allen

Pennsylvania-headquartered software and services business Wilson Legal Solutions is to merge with UK London-headquartered CRM and business development consultancy Stanton Allen in a bid to help their professional services clients better meet growing data-driven demands around BD. The move follows the growth of Wilson’s London office with the recent hire of former Fieldfisher LexisOne lead Lindsay Barthram. The post-merger London office will employ 20 people.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2018 at 12:00 pm No comments

Workshare partners with New Zealand-based legal ops platform LawVu

Workshare has entered into a new partnership with New Zealand-based legal tech company, LawVu, which will embed Workshare Compare within its SaaS legal operations platform for in-house legal teams.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2018 at 6:55 am No comments

NetDocuments launches cloud OCR service backed by DocsCorp contentCrawler integration

NetDocuments today (16 May) announced an exclusive integration with DocsCorp on the launch of NetDocuments Optical Character Recognition (OCR) – an OCR and image compression technology delivered as a secured cloud-to-cloud service without requiring on-premises software to be installed. NetDocuments OCR is powered by DocsCorp contentCrawler, its cloud-based content analysis technology.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2018 at 12:52 pm No comments

“Innovation doesn’t magically happen”: Why Reed Smith’s innovation hours programme should be applauded

Legal IT Insider speaks to innovation hub manager Alex Smith and London managing partner Andrew Jenkinson about Reed Smith’s innovation hours programme, which recognises up to 50 innovation hours towards billable-hour targets for fee earners.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2018 at 10:02 am No comments

Legal IT Insider ranked at #3 of Top 30 Legal Tech Blogs globally

Whoop whoop! Legal IT Insider has been listed at number three in the Top 30 Best Legal Tech Blogs by Feedspot, topping the list based on search and social metrics. We were beaten by Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites at number one and the ABA’s Law Technology Today blog at number two. Congrats to both!

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2018 at 12:16 pm No comments

Email no longer secure? Mimecast among those not affected by EFAIL

Worried that ‘email is no longer a secure means of communication’ in light of the past 24 hours of hyperbolic headlines? Well, a) dare we say email itself was never secure; b) you may have cause for concern if your provider uses legacy PGP or S/MIME for email encryption; and c) Mimecast – used by the vast majority of UK Top 200 clients – is not affected by EFAIL, for one.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th May 2018 at 8:40 am No comments

LawGeex’ In-house Counsel Legal Tech 2018 Buyer’s Guide: Just read it

In-house legal teams have never faced so many opportunities or possibly so many challenges in the face of advancing technology. While the rise of the legal ops role is going a long way towards helping corporate counsel to create and build both ownership and understanding of process and technology, LawGeex’ In-house Counsel’s Legal Tech 2018 Buyer’s Guide, out today (14 May) is an essential guide for the entire market, featuring 16 different categories of legal tech from contract drafting to eDiscovery and digital signature, to prediction and litigation analytics software.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th May 2018 at 2:04 pm No comments

Al Tamimi becomes one of the first adopters of Tiger Eye’s KM tool Blueprint

Tiger Eye will shortly announce that leading Middle East law firm Al Tamimi & Company has become one of the first firms to adopt Blueprint – Tiger Eye’s knowledge management add-on tool for iManage that has been in development since 2016.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th May 2018 at 6:12 am No comments

Slater and Gordon to invest over £30m on “new technology and broadening services” over next three years

In the sort of headline now loved by the mainstream legal press, Slater and Gordon has announced that it plans to invest over £30m on new technology and broadening services over the next three years to transform the way people access legal expertise in the UK.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th May 2018 at 2:00 pm No comments

Litigation analytics: Vizlegal grows UK caselaw repository

Good to hear that Vizlegal is making progress in its ambitious bid to create a global repository of indexed and structured legal judgments and filings, with UK Upper Tribunal (Tax & Chancery) decisions now converted from PDFs to searchable and easy-to-read HTML.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th May 2018 at 10:30 am No comments

Doc workflow platform Athennian secures $550k in funding & PwC Law as first global client

Document workflow platform Athennian has closed a $550,000 funding round from leading investors and has secured PwC Law – the Canadian tax and immigration law arm of PwC – as its first global customer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th May 2018 at 10:20 am No comments

Tech Comment: The Case for SD-WANs

Atchison Fraser from Talari looks at how a new generation of software-defined wide area networking technology  (SD-WANs) is changing the way law firms communicate

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th May 2018 at 10:12 am No comments

More on Travers Smith’s selection of Aderant Expert

Legal IT Insider catches up with Matt Chandler, head of accounts at Travers Smith, to find out more about the firm’s Aderant Expert selection.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th May 2018 at 7:31 am No comments

NetDocuments fills three senior key roles internally

NetDocuments will announce today that Leonard Johnson will lead NetDocuments global partner community and strategic technology partnerships, Dan Hauck will assume the role of VP of product and user experience, and Ian Kujawa will be taking on the role of director of corporate strategic sales.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th May 2018 at 11:00 am No comments
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