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Obelisk launches mobile time recording app

Flexible legal resource provider Obelisk Legal Support Solutions has built and launched a cloud-based time recording app for its employees to record their time on the go. The app, which is for both iOS and Android, means that time is being recorded much quicker and provides Obelisk’s management with better visibility over how time is being spent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Nov 2018 No comments

“A boost for AI”: Harvard Law School puts 6.5m cases online

Litigation analytics just got even more interesting in the US, after the Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School Library last week officially launched its Caselaw Access Project API, which puts the full corpus of published US case law online in order to help developers build tools to analyse the findings. Amy Carroll speaks to lecturer and senior developer Jack Cushman.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Nov 2018 No comments

Legal IT Latest: Wins, deals, listings, launches, hires and new products

In a big win for Litera Microsystems, Allen & Overy has chosen to implement Change-Pro Premier and Metadact for its firm-wide document comparison and metadata management. We bring you all the latest wins, deals, hires and launches in brief.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Nov 2018 No comments

Mirroring clients: Why Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a legal operations function

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a global legal operations function, bringing together the firm’s legal project management, pricing, legal process improvement, innovation and automation teams in a single division. The new unit will work to better deploy technology and innovation to provide more effective and efficient services to clients. Amy Carroll speaks to the head of the team, Ian Gilbert.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Nov 2018 1 comment

Legal Upheaval: A conversation with law professor and author Michele DeStefano

Industry analyst Ari Kaplan spoke with Michele DeStefano, a professor of law at the University of Miami School of law, the founder and executive director of innovation think tank LawWithoutWalls, and author of Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Nov 2018 No comments

Elevate expands consulting capabilities in Asia-Pacific with hire of Steven Walker

Elevate  continues to build its international consulting capability with the appointment of Steven Walker as managing director of law department and contracts consulting for Asia Pacific.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Nov 2018 No comments

“It will allow us to maintain our competitive edge”: Ince Gordon Dadds becomes UK’s largest listed legal entity

London Stock Exchange-listed law firm Gordon Dadds on Monday (29 October) confirmed the acquisition of Ince & Co in a £43m deal that will create the first top 50 legal firm on the public markets and facilitate investment in better technology and working practices. We speak to Ince chairman Peter Rogan about the listing.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Oct 2018 No comments

Start spreading the news: Tessian opens in New York

Spurred on by a year that has seen it raise $13m in Series A funding and revenue grow by over 500%, Tessian (formerly CheckRecipient) has opened its first outside of the UK in New York. The Park Avenue South office is headed by Ben Freeman, who has relocated from Tessian’s London office.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Oct 2018 No comments

Trending… Legal tech circa 2018 and what you can expect from Legal IT Insider

One innovation head tells us they had the popcorn out all last week during a war of words on Twitter, which erupted after Kira Systems’ founder Noah Waisberg at Legal Geek called for the legal tech press at large to become more discerning in its coverage of ‘AI’ and emerging technology and try to help avoid some of the hype. A valid call, I thought it would be worth reminding you of a few things you can expect from Legal IT Insider, given that some of the frustration in that war of words surrounded paid for product endorsements and the like.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Oct 2018 2 comments

Legal IT Insider Accountancy Tech Report: Download it here!

With quotations from BDO, EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Moore Stephens, as well as Hogan Lovells, Tikit, Litera Microsystems, Enable Business Solutions, DocsCorp, HighQ and more, here is our brand new accountancy tech report. It details the similarities – but mostly the differences – between law and accountancy when it comes to attitude to tech and capability. You can download the full report for free here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Oct 2018 No comments

Elite to split as part of TR restructure

Thomson Reuters Elite is in the process of splitting along company-wide customer segments as opposed to product lines and cutting its headcount in line with the wider Thomson Reuters restructuring in a move that while welcomed by many, is creating significant internal tension as staff find out if they still have a role.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Oct 2018 No comments

The October issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – includes new Accountancy Tech Report

In this packed issue of the Legal IT Insider, we not only bring you latest breaking news and hottest stories but also our brand new Accountancy Tech Report.

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Oct 2018 No comments

DLA restructures back office admin and support across North America with BigHand Now

DLA Piper has successfully completed an entire US back office administration and support restructure using task delegation and workflow tool BigHand Now, which has been rolled out to over 2,000 users across all 28 of DLA’s North American offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Oct 2018 1 comment

British Legal Awards 2018 judgment day

It was a pleasure to judge the British Legal Awards yesterday (22 October) with some of the greats of the legal industry led by Ashurst disputes partner and chair of the City of London Law Society Edward Sparrow. The list of finalists and judges is here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Oct 2018 No comments

Eversheds Sutherland brings in former Barclays lawtech strategist

Eversheds Sutherland has hired ex Barclays lawtech strategy adviser and head of legal automation Darren Jones into its company commercial practice group, in a bid to ensure that technology is an integrated part of its client service.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 22nd Oct 2018 No comments