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Case study: Bridging law firms and legal departments through innovation

NetApp’s Connie Brenton, chief of staff/director of legal operations, has had a front row seat to the technology evolution taking place in the legal ecosystem. As a legal innovator, Brenton found that both in-house and outside law firms can make tremendous efficiency gains by implementing workflow automation (WFA). However, there have been few technologies dynamic enough to mediate and bridge the gap between law firms and legal departments. This case study shows how NetApp has been able to overcome this obstacle by implementing the ThinkSmart Automation Platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Mar 2018 at 12:00 pm No comments

Addleshaw Goddard announces FinTechs selected for AG Elevate 2018

Addleshaw Goddard has today announced the six FinTechs that have been selected for its 2018 ‘AG Elevate’ mentoring programme. The chosen businesses were selected from what AG say was a very high calibre of pan-European and pan-UK applicants, all of which have a developed product and significant funding in place.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Mar 2018 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Startups & Hackathons: Applications open for TechLaw Fest hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Mar 2018 at 9:13 am No comments

Trending: Let’s talk about mental health

Since leaving Gleneagles Hotel at the end of February I’ve had barely any time to write about our GlenLegal conference because I’ve been immersed helping a close friend who has had a psychotic breakdown. Why am I sharing that with you here? Let me explain.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Mar 2018 at 10:33 am 7 comments

Ascertus brings in Ben Salisbury from Phoenix as technical consultant

Ascertus continues to grow and strengthen its support team with the appointment of former Phoenix Business Solutions support consultant Ben Salisbury as technical consultant. Distinctive about this appointment is the hybrid role that Salisbury takes on to provide consulting services to customers, in addition to technical account management and solution implementation support.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Mar 2018 at 11:10 am No comments

International Women’s Day: Tips, campaigns, interviews and more

Today (8 March) sees the world celebrate International Women’s Day. We are launching a women & legal IT group so get in touch if you want to be part of the dialogue on how to address and improve the very obvious diversity issues in the sector. Men too please. Today we will be promoting the efforts of organisations who are celebrating their female employees and addressing those issues head on. Send us your news and we will add you to what will hopefully end up being a long list.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Mar 2018 at 11:00 am No comments

Polsinelli to transition from Enterprise to 3E

800+ lawyer US law firm Polsinelli is the latest firm to select 3E, we can reveal, and will be transitioning from its existing Enterprise platform, which it has been using since 1993.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 9:48 pm No comments

Trending: It’s au revoir from Daniel Pollick, CIO at DLA Piper

This just in from Daniel Pollick, CIO and director of transformation at DLA Piper..

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 12:29 pm 10 comments

Cybersecurity Comment: Boyd Legal warn that people need to plan their digital estates before they die

Scots are leaving their loved ones open to distress and hassle by overlooking their online lives in their will – according to both legal and cyber security experts. The warning comes despite an Edinburgh headquartered law firm recording a significant upsurge in the number of clients asking for advice on how to include their digital estate, such as online financial accounts, passwords and even access to social media pages.

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Mar 2018 at 11:30 am No comments

Legal tech hire: New CEO for CaseLines vendor Netmaster Solutions

Netmaster Solutions, the company behind digital court platform CaseLines, has hired Jon McNerney, former senior vice president of sales for Europe at Forrester Research, as its chief executive officer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 10:27 am No comments

Saving money and improving lives: BLM’s head of analytics discusses the new LSE partnership

BLM in mid-February signed a two-year research and development partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in which the UK top 40 law firm’s in-house data analytics team will work with three LSE professors to develop new litigation risk management offerings for BLM customers. Legal IT Insider caught up with BLM’s head of analytics, Andrew Dunkley, to find out more about the new arrangement.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Mar 2018 at 10:07 am No comments

Comment: Identifying the cybersecurity problems and solutions for law firms

As cyber attacks on all sides continue to increase, law firms must take positive action to contain the onslaught. Humans will always push boundaries, but boundaries need not be broken using a combination of knowledge, education, training and state-of-the-art technology. If these methods are avoided and cyber security isn’t prioritised at board level, then attacks on law firms will only continue to increase.

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Mar 2018 at 9:43 am No comments

Martyn Wells: 211 miles, 10 days, 1 stage 3 cancer patient

A skin cancer patient who has had six operations over the last 12 months is preparing to take on a 211-mile walking challenge later this year. Martyn Wells, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in March last year, has committed himself to walking the length of the Severn Way path in just 10 days, starting September 1, 2018.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 7th Mar 2018 at 9:30 am No comments

Highlights from the Legal IT Insider’s Legal Leaders IT Forum – GlenLegal

Well someone was paying attention! If you missed GlenLegal Leaders Leaders IT Forum in Gleneagles, or if you were there and want to refer to a really helpful recap, Sarah Barrett-Vane, a freelance legal operations consultant and former director of legal ops at Royal Mail brings you the impressively detailed highlights, including a summary of the key findings of many of the panel sessions.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 6th Mar 2018 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

Proposed new disclosure regime for England & Wales: Feedback by Jonathan Maas

Litigators in England & Wales will know that we have just passed the end of the consultation period for landmark changes to the way in which we conduct disclosure. Here, recognised disclosure expert Jonathan Maas shares with Legal IT Insider his feedback – positive and negative – to the Disclosure Working Group formed in 2016 in response to widespread concerns around the perceived excessive costs, scale and complexity of disclosure.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Mar 2018 at 7:26 am No comments
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