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Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 3 comments

Slater and Gordon in world Microsoft first

Slater and Gordon has become the first company in the world to deploy Microsoft Managed Desktop, as the hedge fund-owned UK firm also ousts dedicated legal technology in favour of the Microsoft stack, we can reveal.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 1st May 2019 4 comments

The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2019 No comments

Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2019 2 comments

Top 50 Law Firm Profiles: Eversheds Sutherland

As part of a huge project to profile all of the top 200 legal IT teams/law firm IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Andrew Mcmanus IT Director at Eversheds Sutherland about their strategy and structure and what their take is on shadow IT.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 30th Apr 2019 No comments

LOD buys lexvoco for “leg up” in legaltech, says CEO Tom Hartley

LOD, or “Lawyers on Demand”, has acquired Australasian legal services business lexvoco. Launched in 2014, lexvoco supports in-house counsel through the delivery of innovative legal operations and legaltech solutions as well as providing law firm services.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 30th Apr 2019 No comments

Slaughter and May announces Collaborate cohort

Slaughter and May today (29 April) announces the first cohort of legal tech developers for Slaughter and May Collaborate, its new legal tech programme.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 29th Apr 2019 No comments

#Glenlegal19 survey sees dramatic spike in SaaS migration

A survey conducted by Macfarlanes CIO Andrew Powell ahead of #GlenLegal19 has revealed a dramatic increase in cloud adoption rates, with well over three quarters of law firms saying their HR and payroll systems will be in the cloud next year and just under three quarters saying it will be SaaS.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 29th Apr 2019 No comments

BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 No comments

No surprise as Microsoft Office 365 commercial revenue jumps by 30%

Microsoft’s stock market value yesterday (25 April) briefly topped $1trillion driven by higher than expected cloud revenue growth. Office 365 commercial revenue was up by 30% as the Washington-headquartered tech giant continues to drive users towards cloud adoption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 No comments

Deloitte Legal collaborates with UiPath as Bucharest touted to become low cost legal tech hub

Deloitte Legal has begun to collaborate with New York-headquartered robotic process automation provider UiPath out of its Bucharest-based Center of Excellence (CoE), which looks set to become a hub for Deloitte’s legal technology activity.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2019 No comments

Glenlegal 2019: The advent of legaltech platforms and overhyped AI

Legaltech vendors have proliferated at a remarkable rate in recent years. Dan Katz, scientist, technologist and law professor at the Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law, likens the multitude of start-ups to “more than a thousand flowers blooming”.  But he says: “If I could collectively short these companies, then I would.”

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

UnitedLex appoints unicorn boss Rodney Rogers as chairman

In a shot across the bows of its competitors, UnitedLex has appointed serial ‘unicorn’ entrepreneur Rodney Rogers as chairman of its board of directors. Rogers most recently led Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company he co-founded in 2009 that was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2015 for $1.2 billion.

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

Glenlegal 2019: Innovation and legal technology – better together?

Legal innovation teams have three primary objectives, Addleshaw Goddard’s head of innovation and legal technology Kerry Westland, who has recently made partner, told delegates at the 2019 Legal Leaders IT Forum. As set out by Michele DeStefano at the University of Miami in her paper on chief innovation officers, the first is to differentiate the firm, the second is to develop a culture of innovation and the third is to delight clients: Westland told delegates at the 2019 Legal Leaders IT Forum how her team deliver on those goals.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 24th Apr 2019 No comments

Contract management: Conga launches AI Analyze

Having announced towards the end of 2018 that it will turn to a wide combination of AI technology to make document and contract automation more efficient, Conga today (23 April) announced the release of Conga AI Analyze to unlock business insights from digital documents and contracts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2019 No comments