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Thomson Reuters Elite officially launches 3E in the cloud for large and mid-sized firms

In a significant announcement for Thomson Reuters Elite, 3E is now widely available in the cloud for large and mid-sized law firms. Here is the announcement in full

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jan 2019 at 8:27 pm No comments

Casey Flaherty joins Bakers as director of legal project management

Casey Flaherty, founder of Procertus and the Legal Techolology Assessment, has joined Baker McKenzie as Director of Legal Project Management, responsible for accelerating the growth of the firm’s LPM capability. He joins alongside Jae Um, a former director of legal strategy at Seyfarth Shaw, who is the newly-appointed Director of Pricing Strategy.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 22nd Jan 2019 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

Foundation Software signs up 21st top US law firm

Launched less than five years ago, the knowledge management platform has secured a who’s who of heavyweight clients Foundation Software Group, a developer of next-generation software for large law firms, is now working with 21 […]

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Opportunity for not-for-profits: Students to develop client solutions using legal tech – sponsored by Herbert Smith Freeholds & Neota Logic

Applications are now open for not-for-profit legal service providers interested in developing web-based applications which improve the community’s access to justice. Successful applicants will collaborate with students at no cost as part of Melbourne Law School’s subject Law Apps, run in conjunction with global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, and Neota Logic, creators of the world’s leading platform to capture and automate expertise.

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New HFW CIO restructures team to “modernise” IT at the firm

Chris White, who joined HFW as CIO from Clyde & Co in September last year, is in the process of restructuring his 45-strong team in order to “help modernise IT”. He speaks to Amy Carroll about his plans and recent hires.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jan 2019 at 5:55 am No comments

LoopUp signs £2.34m minimum spend contract with Clifford Chance

In a development that has received the attention of the financial media, remote meetings technology company LoopUp Group has signed a “material contract renewal” with Clifford Chance. The minimum total contract value is £2.34m over a three-year term.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 at 1:51 pm No comments

Now Elevate acquires eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions

In by far the biggest of its recent acquisitions, Elevate today announced it has acquired eDiscovery and managed services provider Yerra Solutions. Elevate and Yerra will fully integrate their respective service offerings, which are said to closely parallel each other in consulting, technology and tech-enabled managed services for law departments and law firms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 at 1:34 pm No comments

It’s all about the one-stop-shop desktop: LegalRM integrates with NetDocuments

LegalRM’s new records management solution iCompli now integrates with NetDocuments to allow users to see their records without having to leave the document management system, through the NetDocuments tab workspace view introduced in version 18.3.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 at 12:00 pm No comments

UK Top 50 Law Firm Profile: Gateley’s vital statistics, strategy and structure

Gateley’s IT director Nick Capell speaks to Legal IT Insider about the listed firm’s IT structure, its core systems, strategic priorities and approach to innovation. This interview was conducted pre the news that LexisOne is being sold to SAGlobal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 at 10:30 am No comments

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the January issue of the Insider is this Wednesday – 23 January

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (January) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Wednesday – 23 January – on news@legaltechnology.com 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jan 2019 at 10:19 am No comments

CLOC appoints Mary O’Carroll as president

In a fairly predictable announcement following the unexpected departure of Connie Brenton, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) board of directors has unanimously elected longserving CLOC board member Mary Shen O’Carroll to step into the role of CLOC president, and has appointed European institute head Aine Lyons to the board of directors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jan 2019 at 8:43 pm 2 comments

Meanwhile in the world of Elite Envision swap outs… PracticeEvolve win two more Envision sites

PracticeEvolve are pleased to announce that Silk Family Law in Newcastle and Wilson McKendrick in Glasgow, have joined our growing UK family. Both firms currently run the end-of-lifed Elite Envision (aka Pilgrim LawSoft) practice management system.

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Updated: Criminal Justice email failure leaves lawyers in the lurch mid-trial

The Criminal Justice Secure email system has gone down leaving users – many of which are barristers or prosecutors in the middle of a trial – with no access to emails and documents for up to two weeks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 2:57 pm No comments

Brexit, data protection and law firm IT systems – what now?

With all the talk surrounding Brexit and the various scenarios that could happen, it is essential to look at the potential effect on data transfer and what that might mean for law firms and their IT systems. Tim Hyman of 2twenty4 Consulting set outs the options.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 2:49 pm 1 comment

Oracle’s global PMS launch: Functionality, first impressions, and a few key questions

On 16 January we got to see a first glimpse of the legal system that Oracle has been working on when they launched their Global PMS, in association with PwC, on the Sunborn Yacht at Oracle OpenWorld Europe. Neil Cameron brings you all the details we know and poses a few important questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2019 at 1:00 pm 4 comments