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Legal Software Suppliers Association welcomes three new member companies

Three legal technology companies have recently joined the LSSA. They are BaseNet, Coyote Analytics and inCase.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 26th Jun 2018 at 10:11 am No comments

Thomson Reuters Legal Ops Index: Use of tech and volume of work rises as budgets stay flat

The third edition of the Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker Legal Department Operations (LDO) Index was published yesterday (25 June), revealing a continuing ‘more for less’ agenda among US corporate legal departments, with document management and contract lifecycle management on top of the list of solutions they are seeking to buy and diversity barely registering in the outside counsel selection process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Jun 2018 at 7:35 am No comments

Ashley Bolender appointed as director of legal operations at GE

Congratulations to Ashley Bolender, who has taken on the role of director of legal operations at GE, responsible for overseeing outside counsel management, technology strategy development, contract and knowledge management, and operational support for the broader legal function.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Jun 2018 at 11:39 am No comments

LITI launches CyLok – the Legal Cybersecurity Readiness Index

Legal IT Insider has been working with industry security experts including Accenture as well as a number of CIOs in order to develop and now soft launch CyLok, an interactive tool that allows contributing firms from across all segments of the market to compare their security setup against industry benchmarks and understand their CyLok cyber-security rating. Our research is on-going and we plan to release a regular report on the benchmark and LITI CyLok Index, with comments from key experts. Here’s how you can get involved.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Jun 2018 at 6:24 am No comments

Strategic Technology Forum: Barclays to review tech capability as part of last panel review

Barclays will be scoring its law firms on their innovation and technology offering as part of its last ever panel review next month, with group general counsel Bob Hoyt actively involved in driving the bank’s strategy on legal technology.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Jun 2018 at 11:44 am No comments

Seal Software raises $30m in growth capital and unveils global DocuSign partnership

In a huge vote of confidence in Seal Software’s technology, existing investor Toba Capital has extended its investment in the contract discovery provider by a further $30m as Seal unveils a global partnership with DocuSign in which Seal’s software will underpin a cradle-to-grave automated platform for agreements to be prepared, signed, enacted and managed.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Jun 2018 at 10:33 am No comments

Barclays Eagle Lab legal tech incubator launches: here’s why you should embrace it

Barclays last night (19 June) formally launched its Eagle Lab legal tech incubator in partnership with The Law Society, which at its core is an attempt to help the legal sector catch up with its fintech peers and “turbo-charge London’s law-tech ecosystem.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Jun 2018 at 11:11 am No comments

Doxly completes NetDocuments integration

Doxly, the legal transaction management that works with Dentons among others, today (19 June) announced its integration with NetDocuments in a move that will simplify deal workflow for customers of the cloud document management system provider. The new integration creates a direct connection between documents drafted and stored in NetDocuments to the deals they are associated with in Doxly.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jun 2018 at 1:58 pm No comments

Accenture Cyber Roundtable: How much is enough?

The days of law firms needing to be reminded of the importance of investing in appropriate cybersecurity solutions or how much of a target they are have long gone, but how much is ‘enough’ when the risks are sky high, but the budget is finite? Legal IT Insider hosted a roundtable with Accenture – including global head of security Kelly Bissell – to look at best practice and start the ball rolling on our industry cyber benchmark.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Jun 2018 at 11:20 am No comments

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the June issue of the Insider is this Friday – 22 June

The deadline for the next (June) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 22nd June – 12 noon UK time.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Jun 2018 at 9:10 am No comments

Epiq bolsters settlement and bankruptcy capability with Garden City Group acquisition

Epiq has bolstered its settlement and bankruptcy capability with the acquisition of Garden City Group (GCG) from claims management solutions provider Crawford & Company. GCG provides legal administration services for class action, bankruptcy, mass tort, regulatory matters, and legal notice programs.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jun 2018 at 3:23 pm No comments

And it’s a win for Apperio as Monzo signs up to legal spend platform

Mobile-only bank, Monzo, has selected Apperio’s legal spend management and analytics SaaS platform to help it track and analyse legal spend across all law firms, in real-time, in one place.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jun 2018 at 12:28 pm No comments

Tessian raises $13m in Series A funding

Tessian (formerly CheckRecipient) is going from strength to strength and today (18 June)  announces that it has raised $13 million (£9 million) in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital and existing investors, Accel. Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures and Walking Ventures also participated in the round.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jun 2018 at 12:17 pm No comments

All the latest legal tech wins and deals

It’s been a busy week in legal tech almost certainly capped by the news on Friday (15 June) that DWF may shortly become the largest law firm to float on the London Stock Market to help increase its investment in technology and connected services. There’s was news of a litigation decision engine launched out of a partnership between Weightmans, Kira Systems and the University of Liverpool; an enormous £13m cash injection from Goldman Sachs and Temasek for Eigen Technologies; and U.S. law firm Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan became the first to go live on 3E in the Cloud, to name but a few of the latest wins and deals rounded up here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jun 2018 at 6:44 am No comments

DWF eyes IPO to help increase investment in technology and connected services

In line with its strategy of ‘doing things differently’ and in order to help increase its investment in technology and connected services, DWF may shortly become the largest law firm to float on the London Stock Market with a valuation of up to £1bn, The Times reports today (15 June) and the UK top 25 law firm has confirmed in a statement.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Jun 2018 at 11:14 am No comments