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Chrissie Lightfoot unleashes Robot Lawyer Lisa to create NDAs

Today sees the official launch of a free legal tool that allows users to create legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in less than 7 minutes at absolutely no cost. By asking questions about the users’ needs, LISA intelligently drafts the document while helping them understand the legal and commercial principles on which it is based. LISA is also the first law robot to provide unbiased and objective assistance to both parties, allowing users to avoid having to engage traditional human lawyers on either side.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Apr 2017 at 12:01 am No comments

Do you want AI with that – Andrew Haslam’s annual review of the New York LegalTech show

Each year I try to identify a theme for the article to bind the different strands together. This year is reflected in the slightly tongue in cheek headline “Do you want AI with that?” as in the fast food industry where “do you want fries with that?” became a standard upsell to any order, so AI seems to be tacked on to every presentation (and a lot of demonstrations) at the event. As you will see, the theme throughout the show, was the use of AI within the legal industry. The overwhelming conference preoccupation with AI meant that there was a bit of a disconnect between the makeup of the exhibition (which was, as ever, dominated by eDiscovery suppliers), and the key notes, briefing sessions, conversations and side events going on during the three days.

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Apr 2017 at 5:15 pm No comments

UK law firm Moore Blatch launch simple, intuitive app for Apple and Android devices.

Covering a range of legal business areas the app provides easy to understand and essential information on tax, budget and legal news relevant to both businesses and individuals. In addition there is comprehensive information and tables relating to a whole range of tax issues from standard individual and corporate taxation through to pensions, savings and even home buying.

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Apr 2017 at 10:42 am No comments

MS Office 365 releases Threat Intelligence and Advanced Data Governance

Microsoft Office 365 has formally released cyber defence tool Threat Intelligence, which promises real time and customisable threat alert notification. The launch comes as MS also releases Office 365 Advanced Data Governance and a new interface for Advance Threat Protection (ATP).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Apr 2017 at 8:11 am No comments

BigHand adds Mattersphere to its list of workflow integration deals

BigHand are delighted to announce their latest integration between BigHand SmartNote and Thomson Reuters Mattersphere, saving law firms both time and effort in creating routine documents. In line with English SRA regulations, law firms are required to record all file and attendance notes, which are often low-value documents, yet time consuming and costly to create, and are often never referred to again. BigHand SmartNote lifts the burden of manually creating these notes, by fully automating the process from start to finish.

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Apr 2017 at 5:46 pm No comments

Intelligent Contracts: Seal Software Announces Partnership with MultiChain Blockchain Platform

Seal Software, a provider of contract discovery and analytics software, is pleased to announce its partnership with Coin Sciences, the open source blockchain company and the use of its MultiChain private blockchain as a key component of the award-winning Seal Contract Discovery and Analytics platform. Seal is using the advanced streams functionality of MultiChain as a basis for the peer-to-peer management of its intelligent contracts.

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Apr 2017 at 11:03 am No comments

Barclays rolls out TeamConnect and internal timesheets

Barclays this January rolled out Mitratech’s TeamConnect matter management and eBilling platform to its 140 panel law firms, as the banking giant moves towards better KPIs, having rolled out timesheets for its own in-house lawyers just over a year ago.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2017 at 7:42 am No comments

RAVN Launches AI Powered Time Narrative Classification Application inc UTBMS

RAVN Systems, a leading vendor in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Search and Knowledge Management solutions, just announced the launch of an AI Powered Time Narrative classification tool to help accurately analyse time taken to complete a matter or project. With increased regulation regarding matter breakdown in the legal industry (including UTBMS in the US and Precedent H in the UK), missing or incorrect classification of time records no longer has purely a financial impact; it is also a compliance issue.

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Apr 2017 at 6:08 pm No comments

Wow! We’ve really upset the President!

Please note the date! (OK, we know some humour-deficient people will not realise this is a joke.) And thank you Janders Dean for the Internet meme.

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Apr 2017 at 9:00 am No comments

Allen & Overy’s tech space Fuse: “Equity isn’t the price of coming”

Allen & Overy’s announcement on 28 March that it is to launch a technology innovation space within its City office is one of the most extensive commitments to new and emerging tech that the market has seen from a law firm to date. We catch up with A&O partner and Fuse chairman Jonathan Brayne to find out more about the business model behind it.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Apr 2017 at 6:00 am No comments

Saturday News Special: Aaron & Partners unveils AaronBot – the artificial intelligence partner for law firms

UK law firm Aaron & Partners LLP today announces the launch of AaronBot – an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) robot designed to replace underperforming law firm partners. Following on from the success of its ‘Expel Your Partner’ app – launched exactly two years ago today – AaronBot’s complex AI algorithm allows it to quickly recognise and replicate standard partner behaviours, such as shouting at trainees, never making tea or coffee in the office and taking credit for other people’s work.

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Apr 2017 at 9:00 am No comments

Another Nordic law firm now piloting Luminance AI

Nordic law firm Roschier is using Luminance’s artificial intelligence technology to improve the efficiency of its due diligence in M&A transactions. Roschier is currently piloting Luminance in an M&A project involving a team that spans the firm’s Helsinki and Stockholm offices.

Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Mar 2017 at 10:48 am No comments

LexisNexis selects first Silicon Valley accelerator startups

LexisNexis has selected the first five participants in its new Silicon Valley legal tech accelerator program, which was created to give startups a leg up in the rapidly expanding legal tech industry. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Mar 2017 at 5:41 am No comments

Freshfields launches Global Associate Innovation Group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has created a 14-strong Global Associate Innovation Group (AIG) to help generate, champion and test new technology, working with the Legal Services Innovation team led by director Isabel Parker.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Mar 2017 at 2:46 pm No comments

InfoTrack client completes first electronic contract pack

InfoTrack has facilitated the completion of what it says is the first-ever entirely electronic conveyancing contract pack (eCOS) in the UK for London based law firm, The Partnership.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Mar 2017 at 1:01 pm No comments
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