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McLeod Law selects NetDocuments for DMS and email management

Alberta-based 50 lawyer firm, McLeod Law has selected NetDocuments to be its document and email management platform. To address stringent document location requirements, the firm will use the NetDocuments ndFlexStore to physically store documents and emails in the cloud, in Microsoft Azure datacenters, in local on-premises stores, or in any combination while simultaneously leveraging NetDocuments’ global cloud platform.

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Phoenix appoints Mitratech’s EMEA MD Jason Heyman as global sales director

Phoenix Business Solutions, which in April was acquired by Morae Global Corporation, has appointed Mitratech’s EMEA managing director Jason Heyman as global sales director. Heyman will initially be responsible for sales activity and reporting across EMEA and APAC, with further plans to increase this reach to the US region in the coming months. 

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 25th Jun 2019 No comments

Bech-Bruun launches subscription service for DIY documents

Leading Danish law firm Bech-Bruun says that it has taken up the digital challenge with its introduction of a new subscription service that allows clients to draft their own legal documents using “BB SmartDraft”.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 25th Jun 2019 No comments

iManage appoints former A&O senior associate as global legal practice director for RAVN

Stephanie Vaughan is joining iManage as global legal practice director for iManage RAVN, a role which iManage says will see her engage with customers to help them understand and adopt artificial intelligence technology, leveraging her hybrid background as lawyer in Allen & Overy’s market innovations group (MIG).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Jun 2019 No comments

Martyn Wells gears up for 245 mile Cape Wrath challenge after major setback

Wright Hassall’s IT director Martyn Wells is gearing up to take on Britain’s toughest walking trail despite a major setback. Wells, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in March 2017, has been raising funds to support the work of Macmillan nurses over the last 18 months and will push himself further than ever before by taking on the 245 mile Cape Wrath Trail in 10 days starting on August 31.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Jun 2019 1 comment

Nextlaw In-House Solutions recruits Ben Weinberger as legal ops director

Ben Weinberger has joined Dentons’ growing in-house consultancy arm Nextlaw In-House Solutions as legal operations director.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 21st Jun 2019 No comments

Legaltech in May

We bring you all the top news and analysis from the past month with extra commentary from leading players.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 21st Jun 2019 No comments

Lexigogo upgrades mobile app to video record agreements

Belgian legal tech company Lexigogo BVBA today (20 June) announces the release of a major update of its mobile video contracting app Lexigogo, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Lexigogo is the world’s first mobile app that allows people and businesses to video-record simple agreements they make with each other in a legally binding way and without the need for written contracts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jun 2019 No comments

Kennedys ditches annual appraisals for continuous feedback with Clear Review

Global law firm Kennedys has chosen performance management company Clear Review to support its transition from traditional annual appraisals to a culture of continuous performance development.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 20th Jun 2019 No comments

Dispatches from CLOC

By all measures, this past CLOC conference in Las Vegas was its largest and most ambitious yet, boasting dozens of education-rich panels.  It also showcased a vendor floor of technology and service vendors (including law firms) and made meeting rooms available so that delegates could speak to, learn from and potentially engage these vendors.  Part education conference, part trade show, CLOC has become a fixture on the calendar for those interested in technology that impacts legal services delivery.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 19th Jun 2019 No comments

Elevate raises $25m: One more acquisition on the cards ahead of 2021 IPO

Elevate has secured a $25m minority investment from Los Angeles-based private equity firm Kayne Partners, in order to scale operations and enhance its Cael enterprise legal management software.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 19th Jun 2019 No comments

Mobile apps: a new age of “self-service” law?

Eversheds’ Andrew McManus shares the highs and lows of the firm’s mobile app journey. When Andrew McManus joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2014, the firm’s IT strategy was focused purely on the delivery of major applications.  “It was all about the classic IT projects that took for ever to come to fruition,” he said, speaking at Fliplet’s Apps & Law event earlier this month.  “There was no agility and no flexibility.  We were in the same position that most law firms were in five years ago but there was a clear sense that there had to be a better way.”

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 19th Jun 2019 No comments

Caroline Hill talks corporate spend stats with Silvia Hodges Silverstein

Three-minute watch: Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill catches up with Silvia Hodges Silverstein, CEO of The Buying Legal Council. We discuss recent research from BLC that found a 24% uptick in spend on alternative legal service providers among the largest corporates but a similar uptick in spend on law firms.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 18th Jun 2019 No comments

Caroline Hill chats to GC Chris Bird about the start of Wellcome’s legal tech journey

Two-minute watch: Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill chats to Chris Bird, general counsel of Wellcome. Wellcome is at the very start of a legal technology journey: at the Buying Legal Council London conference, we discuss Chris’s recent revelations regarding his company’s data needs.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 18th Jun 2019 No comments

Legal pricing: Mullins selects BigHand Quantum and Evaluate

Legal pricing continues to dominate the headlines as Brisbane-based law firm Mullins, a longstanding client of BigHand, makes the decision to extend its relationship with the adoption of financial business intelligence tools BigHand Quantum and BigHand Evaluate, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jun 2019 No comments