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Am Law 100 firm Sheppard Mullin swaps out iManage for NetDocuments

In a major Am Law 100 iManage swapout for NetDocuments, 750+  attorney law firm Sheppard Mullin will replace its incumbent DMS for NetDocuments’ cloud platform across its 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, NetDocuments will announce today.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2017 at 12:30 pm No comments

Herbies appoints LPM head for EMEA

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed a legal project management (LPM) lead for Europe and the Middle East, with Mark Collins joining the firm to help drive the adoption of LPM on the Continent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2017 at 7:35 am No comments

Startup Corner: LawBid in Focus

Launched in August 2016, LawBid is an online legal matchmaking system that makes it quicker and easier for clients to find the right solicitor and enables solicitors to bid for more work. Here is what you need to know.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Oct 2017 at 7:00 am No comments

Kira completes SOC2 certification

Kira Systems will announce today (5 October) that that the company has completed its SOC2, Type 1 reporting certification, providing customers with assurance about the security, availability, and confidentiality of the systems used at Kira to process their data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Oct 2017 at 9:20 am No comments

BT launches industry first regulatory tool

As we first revealed in the September Orange Rag, BT Global Services (BTGS) has launched an automated regulatory and obligations risk assessment tool that it estimates will derive up to 2000% ROI in year one and is understood to be a first among its competitors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Oct 2017 at 9:14 am No comments

Thomson Reuters corporate counsel report: “Confident and ready” to use AI?

Two-thirds of in-house attorneys are “confident and ready to try new technology”, according to a new Thomson Reuters report, Ready or Not: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Departments – although we’d argue the findings suggest that is wishful thinking.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2017 at 6:00 am No comments

Tikit formally announces integration between NetDocuments and P4W

We first revealed this in a teaser at ILTA but Tikit will today (4 October) formally announce enhanced integration between NetDocuments’ cloud-based DMS platform and Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W), its flagship practice and case management application. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Oct 2017 at 1:37 am No comments

TrademarkNow receives €3m in investment

We’re on the verge of becoming a bit blase about the big numbers being bandied around in legal technology but TrademarkNow – an intelligent web-based trademark management platform for instant trademark clearance – has just received a cool €3 million investment from Karma Ventures, Balderton Capital and Montiko GmbH and and additional €2 million loan from Finnvera.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2017 at 11:19 am No comments

ContractPod launches AI-backed contract analyst – the details

As we first revealed in the September Orange Rag, after six months of intensive R&D, ContractPod has launched an artificially intelligent contract analyst which will work “out of the box” and is fully integrated with its end-to-end contract management platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2017 at 10:30 am No comments

Borenius swaps out Adobe PDF products for DocsCorp

In a significant win on the Continent for DocsCorp, leading Finnish firm Borenius has deployed pdfDocs across all of its offices. The firm had been using a combination of pdfDocs, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat but chose to retain only pdfDocs to provide better PDF editing options for all of its employees.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Oct 2017 at 6:39 am No comments

Legal IT Update: All the latest wins, news and views

Here’s pretty much everything you need to be aware of in the legal IT cosmos from the past seven days including a recap of the Wilmer Cutler Pepsico SEC email leak; Bird & Bird’s move to pessimistic security; Libryo’s $1m seed funding round; LexisNexis’ latest accelerator participants; wins for LexisNexis, iTrain Direct, SOS Connect and Eclipse Proclaim; and product launches from Brainspace, Wolters Kluwer, Sandline Discovery and Aderant; our exclusive tech media partnership with Legal Week, and Sage’s recognition of Orange Rag founder Charles Christian as a UK Top 100 Business Influencer.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Oct 2017 at 7:11 am No comments

Insider founder Charles Christian named as “Top 100 Business Influencer”

Insider founder Charles Christian was this week named by Sage UK as one of the UK’s Top 100 Business Influencers in his capacity as an individual “whose commentary and social influence help to drive ideas and change within the small business sector”.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Sep 2017 at 3:05 pm No comments

Lexis announces second round of accelerator participants

LexisNexis has announced the second round of participants in its Silicon Valley Legal Tech Accelerator program, which launched with five participants in April 2017.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Sep 2017 at 9:17 am 1 comment

Bird & Bird says ‘yes’ to pessimistic security

Last year many UK CIOs told us that ‘need to know’ document access would never take off in law firms, but we can reveal that Bird & Bird has just got sign off to become one of the early adopters of the restrictive security model as the trend towards locking down data gains pace.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Sep 2017 at 7:28 am No comments

September issue of the Legal IT Insider out now

Everyone loves the Legal IT Insider… the Insider and Legal Week have entered into an exclusive technology media partnership! The partnership will see LITI editor Caroline Hill speak at the Legal Week Connect conference and advise on the programme. Legal IT Insider will be promoting and raising awareness of the event. “We look forward to working with Legal IT Insider on this ambitious project and welcoming Caroline as a regular columnist for Legal Week,” said John Malpas, publisher of Legal Week. “Her deep knowledge of the UK legal technology market will enrich our coverage of a fast-evolving market.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Sep 2017 at 11:49 am No comments
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