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The Equifax Chatbot – Get a grip

Good to see amid the prevailing chatbot hysteria that TechCrunch has put the boot in on claims that Joshua Browder’s chatbot can automatically sue Equifax for up to $25,000, with the US news site pointing out the various procedural and legal impediments to the claim.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Sep 2017 1 comment

Artificial Intelligence: The client perspective

For law firms, investing in AI technologies seems an obvious strategy, says this report from Herbert Smith Freehills. But the technology is a means to an end. Clients won’t pay for AI investments but they do want their legal providers to take a lead in offering progressive services and solutions to recast the value gleaned from their relationships.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Sep 2017 No comments

Guest post: Where are all the Legal Tech Incubators?

If Charles Caleb Colton is correct and “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” then flattery has been very slow in coming to the legal technology space, says our regular contributor Mitchell Kowalski. Despite claims by some commentators that 2016 – and then 2017 – are break-out years for legal tech, there has not been a similar break-out of platforms to grow such technologies. With all the hype around legal technology, why aren’t we awash in early stage legal tech innovation assistance?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Sep 2017 2 comments

Guest post: Legislating for Black Swans – legal considerations for business crisis management

Steve Whiter of Appurity looks at the communications technologies that are being deployed to help law firms and their clients mitigate the impact of crises.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Sep 2017 No comments

Comment: Greg Bufithis on how to run a Legal IT conference – the lessons for ILTACON & LegalTech

The message is not whether or not ILTACON and LegalTech are dead but that the world has moved on and both of these tech conferences need to get out into the wider world. But more importantly: law firms and in-house counsel … and legal technology vendors … need to break away from their safe, cloistered view of the market.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Aug 2017 3 comments

The #ILTACON Meltdown: ILTA/VSLUG veteran Rick Hellers sends an open letter to the ILTA leadership

Vendors and service providers who used to be treated as peers — as they should be considering how much they add to the conversation — are now ghettoized and treated as cash cows. An organization whose mission is to encourage partnership, education and support now seems to focus more on pushing attendance at ILTACON and bringing in sponsorship dollars.

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Aug 2017 No comments

Australia to see first “Cyborg Rights” lawsuit?

No, this is real news, not a fake news story to promote the upcoming Blade Runner movie… The good people at Sydney Criminal Lawyers report that Australia may soon get its first “Cyborg Rights” lawsuit after a “biohacker” implanted the chip from a public transport travel card under his skin.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jul 2017 No comments

The July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

In our biggest issue ever, we speak to senior management at law firms including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons, Macfarlanes and Mishcon de Reya, all of who are winning business as a result of their new delivery models. What really jumps out is the number of law firms that over the past year have developed internally built, tech-based tools that are in some cases forming the basis of new business lines.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jul 2017 No comments

Guest post: Cyber attacks and cloud computing

Derek Fitzpatrick, EMEA general manager at Clio argues that in light of the recent nation state cyber attack that embroiled DLA Piper in its wake, firms should seriously consider moving to the cloud for the extra security and data protection it provides.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jul 2017 No comments

Guest post: Ransomware exposes a flawed desktop computing model – and why iOS is better

Over the last two months, the concept of ransomware has blasted into the public conscious with massive and disruptive cyberattacks. Both ransomware attacks were accompanied by a heavy dose of intrigue, and, for those willing to listen, a stern warning of what is to come. Seth Hallem, co-founder and CEO of Mobile Helix, looks at recent ransomware attacks, which point to fundamental issues that are inherent to the design of the Windows operating system, corporate intranets, and the Internet. Through this lens, mobile operating systems and, in particular, iOS are a seismic upgrade in protecting devices and networks from this type of attack, Seth says.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Jul 2017 1 comment

“My hope was to raise enthusiasm”: The online courts hackathon wins hearts and minds

When Professor Richard Susskind first conceived of the idea of conducting a hackathon to help develop the new online courts system, his primary ambition was to raise awareness and enthusiasm among the legal technology community – and that has certainly been achieved.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Jul 2017 3 comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, deals and products launches

Catch up on all the news and commentary of the past seven days including analysis of the global cyber attack that has seen DLA Piper go off the grid and iManage’s significant win of Allen & Overy as an iManage Work client.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jul 2017 No comments

The June issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Allen & Overy signs up with iManage + HighQ hires, losses, lessons learned + Data security: Lessons from Foley’s insider trading case + Saturated with AI news? So are we, but we bring you two must-read reports from Slaughter and May and McKinsey.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jun 2017 No comments

Guest post: Is the era of ERP for law firms finally here?

Is the era of ERP for law firms finally here? Absolutely, says Martin Telfer, EMEA chief of Fulcrum Global Technologies, as he sets out the trends in the legal industry and corporate world that drive that conclusion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Jun 2017 1 comment

kCura: UK war with hosting partners?

kCura’s recent decision to bring the UK launch of its SaaS eDiscovery platform RelativityOne forward to the summer of 2017 is not intended to create a war with its local hosting partners but, according to at least one senior figure in the industry, that is precisely the effect it will have.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jun 2017 No comments
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