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Dropbox launches five new iOS features to help lawyers work on the go, including esignatures

Today Dropbox released a new iOS app – and it has five new mobile productivity features that make working on your iPhone or iPad faster and easier. Here’s what’s new:

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Oct 2016 No comments

LexisNexis Bellwether report on value: The client-lawyer disconnect and fixed fees

There is still a significant disconnect between lawyers and their clients when it comes to their perception of value, a survey out today (10 October) reveals, with only a minority of law firms also having shifted away from the billable hour despite seeing great opportunity in fixed fees.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2016 1 comment

Comment – Rolling In The Deep – What’s next after email?

A number of comments and pieces on Legal Technology Insider have recently referenced the question “What’s after email” … quite often in a way that says “we are/our product is”. But, I hear you ask, what has that got to do with “Rolling In The Deep”? Well, if you remember the chorus from Adele’s lyrics, then you may know … and I’ll come back to that.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2016 No comments

FT Innovative Lawyers Award: Riverview wins innovation in technology and data analytics

In a night that was otherwise a celebration of the dramatic progress and technological innovation within BigLaw, Riverview Law last night (5 October) won the FT Innovative Lawyers award for innovation in technology and data analytics.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Oct 2016 No comments

Cybersecurity for Law firms: Like the REM classic, it’s the end of the password as we know it

You’ve got the ISO 27001 accreditation, you’ve completed Cyber Essentials and you’ve pledged assurance to your clients that you are committed to protecting their data. You might have even won business as a result your new found status. The top firms are on the wagon and why shouldn’t you be.

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Oct 2016 No comments

Barclays on innovation, collaboration, and plain old conversation

When Barclays announced its new panel arrangements in June one thing that leaped out was how little hung on a law firm’s ability to give excellent legal advice.

Quite the opposite of it not being important, legal excellence is treated by the multinational financial institution as a given. Lawyers no longer get a sticky star for knowing the law, sorry.

Instead, as part of the panel negotiations, Barclays sat down with tendering firms and gave them an opportunity to articulate their version of collaboration and innovation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2016 No comments

Barclays launches performance survey tool

Barclays will in October launch an internal survey tool to assess its external lawyers’ performance.
The survey will be completed by in-house counsel at the bank and will contribute towards a visual value chart used by Barclays as the basis of regular reviews with external counsel and in the bank’s decision on which law firms to instruct. The value chart shows in the clearest relief where a law firm sits in comparison to its peers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2016 No comments

Legal IT News: Kim Technologies, Holman Fenwick, Encompass, Tiger Eye, Iphelion, Kroll, PwC and more

This week has brought news of a new CEO for Kim Technologies (which powers Riverview Law virtual assistants), as well as a new COO for UK top 30 firm Holman Fenwick Willan. Encompass Corporation has partnered with Equifax, iManage partner Tiger Eye Consulting has launched new knowledge management solution Blueprint, Iphelion has released the latest version of its template management and document assembly tool Outline and Kroll Ontrack has launched a new corporate legal projects offering, while in wider industry news, PwC Legal has become integrated in the wider UK business. There’s also news of a win for Eclipse Legal Systems and certifications for Everlaw and Netmaster Solutions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2016 No comments

Something for the legal IT weekend: Join us at Byte Night

Looking forward to your warm bed tonight? No more so than the 1,400 people from across the tech industry who, a week tonight on 7 October, will give up their beds across the UK to raise money for Action for Children.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Sep 2016 No comments

The September issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – September 2016 #296 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Goodbye iManage? Now Dentons prepares a proof of concept for running NetDocuments cloud-based DMS for 7300 lawyers. Global CIO Marcel Henri adds that the firm is moving to a “pessimistic security model” to lock down data for cybersecurity purposes, including “phishing attacks,” rather than stay with legal industry standard of “optimistic” security. + Norton Rose Fulbright to spend £75 million of SAP – Bold or Bat Crazy? Discuss.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Sep 2016 No comments

Compliance takes centre stage as FTSE 100 sets aside £31.3bn to meet legal claims

Corporate compliance functions can be expected to receive yet further investment with the news that FTSE100 companies have set aside an incredible £31.3bn to meet legal claims in the last 12 months – a 22% increase from the £25.6bn set aside in the previous year.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Sep 2016 No comments

Legal IT News: Wilson Legal, Linex, Thomson Reuters, Morae Legal, Herbert Smith Freehills + more

The past week has seen Wilson Legal Solutions announce that it is bolstering its fledgling London office with three hires as Linex Systems rebrands as Vable; Eclipse Legal Systems announces UCL Consultants as a new case management client and Thomson Reuters Legal publishes its ninth annual research survey among finance directors.
In the US, Jonathan Sachs, formerly with Kroll Ontrack, has joined Catalyst Repository Systems; Morae Legal has launched a new eDiscovery offering; and John F. Kennedy University has selected TutorPro’s student technology portal.
Not to be forgotten, in Australia Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new Alternative Legal Services centre in Melbourne.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Sep 2016 No comments

Legal IT News: Eclipse, Rocket Lawyer, Mayer Brown, RBRO, RAVN and more

The past week has seen Eclipse Legal Systems announce an in-house win from the new legal team at Network Homes as Rocket Lawyer launches in Europe via a joint venture with European legal publishing house Editions Lefebvre Sarrut and RBRO Solutions restructures its senior management team for the first time since it was founded in 2003.
In other news, Mayer Brown has launched a Brexit Impact Assessment Tool; and Cordery will now use LexisInteraction for the benefit of its compliance clients. In the United States, Scroll has launched a social media and blogging platform for lawyers and we highlight some of the vendors recognised for exceptional customer service in the ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey.
And in a new legal IT publication, RAVN has published a white paper looking at the application of artificial intelligence in the legal world.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Sep 2016 No comments

New Comic: A Penny Saved, is a Penny Earned – by BusyLamp

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Sep 2016 No comments

Legal IT News: TRE, Prosperoware, Legastat, iManage, Intapp, Kira, Exigent and more

Back to school with a bang, and we bring you a truly global post-ILTA legal IT news roundup, stripped of the waffle that you don’t have time to read.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Sep 2016 No comments