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Legaltech19: New global matter standard to provide “common language” for law firms and corporate counsel

In one of the most significant announcements at Legaltech19, a high-level matter category standards alliance on 29 January announced the first version of its cross-industry standard, which is the culmination of a three-year effort to provide a common language for law firms and in-house counsel.

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eDiscovery consolidation: OpenText acquires Catalyst for $75m

Yes, there’s further consolidation in the eDiscovery space and this time it’s a $75m acquisition by OpenText of Catalyst Repository Systems.

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Legal tech CRM win: Birketts selects OnePlace

East Anglian law firm Birketts has selected OnePlace as its client relationship management system. Here is that news, which you’ll find exclusively on Legal IT Insider today:

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Legaltech win: Nauta selects Aderant Expert

After what is described as “a solid and detailed process”, Benelux-based international law firm NautaDutilh has swapped out its in-house AS/400 PMS with Aderant Expert.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Jan 2019 No comments

It’s a new year and the first Legal IT Insider newsletter of 2019 is out with a ton of news and content!

Eversheds Sutherland & CC restructure tech teams: Both Eversheds Sutherland and Clifford Chance have recently restructured their legal technology teams, separating client-facing innovation from back office IT. We bring you the details.

Fulcrum solves eBilling crisis at Bradford & Barthel: Fulcrum Global Technologies has built West Coast employment firm Bradford & Barthel a customised eBilling solution in place of Thomson Reuters’ eBillingHub, after the firm says it was left with no developers following Thomson Reuters’ (TR’s) closure of eBillingHub’s headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of its widescale restructuring programme.

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An Unconference to Inspire Legal

Ari Kaplan speaks with Christian Lang, a former attorney with Davis Polk and Wardwell, who is the new head of strategy at Reynen Court and the founder of the New York Legal Tech Meetup. He is producing the legal technology conference, Inspire.Legal, on February 1, 2019.

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Kaye Sycamore takes over as head of software for global large law at TR

A little over 10 years after we revealed that Kaye Sycamore had left Thomson Reuters she is back in the TR fold, in the rather enlarged role of head of software and solutions, global large law.

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Lexis launches new foundation to advance the rule of law

In an announcement that is worth paying attention to amid the noise of Legaltech 19, LexisNexis has announced the launch of the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation, a not-for-profit entity established to advance the rule of law around the world, which will include giving access to its huge global data respository to those helping to achieve that goal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jan 2019 No comments

ALSP now “more than a $10bn market” according to TR study

We’re here at Legaltech 19 and this just in this morning (29 January) from Thomson Reuters.

Use of alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) is growing faster than projected and is now more than a $10 billion market as ALSPs rapidly expand their footprint.

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Exclusive: Seward & Kissel selects SAP with Fulcrum GT

Respected Wall Street law firm Seward & Kissel has selected SAP with Fulcrum Global Technologies, we can reveal, swapping out sunsetted incumbent Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise for Fulcrum’s intake, conflicts, time, billing, finance, collection and expense modules.

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Planning Your Next Legal IT Strategy Discussion (Part II): Invest With Purpose

This 3-part series offers a framework for law firm leaders to discuss and plan a sustainable IT strategy that enables internal and external digital clients of today and tomorrow.

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Hello Hong Kong! Elevate Acquires Cognatio Law

How on earth is Elevate going to integrate all these companies that it has bought over the past few months? We’ll find out soon but in the mean time, here’s another one! The announcement came in today (25 January):

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The GLH2019 + GROWL: The whats and whys of the hackathon, plus why women should get involved

Registration opened this week for the Global Legal Hackathon 2019, taking place worldwide from Feb. 22-24. #GLH2019 will feature the launch of the GROWL initiative – Global Rise of Women in LegalTech. We spoke to GROWL chair Nita Sanger, chief strategy officer at Integra Ledger, about the GLH and GROWL.

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Pushed for time? Here’s what you need to know in brief

A catch up on all our biggest stories from yesterday (24 January).

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And yet more legal tech investment: DISCO raises $83m

As we try to go to press on the Orange Rag out next week yet ANOTHER interesting announcement comes out today (24 January) that we know you’ll want to hear about, as eDiscovery vendor DISCO raises $83m, bringing the total it has raised to $135m. Legal tech is now firmly on the investment fund radar – we published just today that Silicon Valley investor Accel-KKR has alongside Scottish Equity Partners invested $10m in Peppermint Technology and one of the reasons for that is that the legal tech sector is perceived by investors as a hot and still untapped opportunity. Here is the announcement.

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