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Breaking news: BigHand acquires UK Template Management leader Iphelion

BigHand will today (7 August) announce the acquisition of Iphelion, to further bolster its document creation capability.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Aug 2019 at 3:00 pm No comments

“Our lawyers will gain back time”: Clark Wilson selects Zero for email management

Vancouver-based law firm Clark Wilson has selected email management solution Zero in what we understand is one of a number of significant wins that will be announced by the 2014-founded California-headquartered company in the run up to ILTA 2019.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 7th Aug 2019 at 10:07 am No comments

Litera Microsystems announces Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 finalists

As the countdown to ILTA begins in earnest, Litera Microsystems has announced 15 legal professionals and organisations as finalists for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, which recognise individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their willingness to embrace and drive change.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Aug 2019 at 10:33 am No comments

Law firm IT profiles: Clyde & Co

In one of our largest law firm profiles to date, here Clyde & Co’s global CIO DiAnna Thimjon tells us how the firm’s IT team is structured, what its strategy is, what the biggest challenges are, and what changes are being made to the core tech stack.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Aug 2019 at 6:00 am No comments

Something for the legal IT weekend: “Hey client, if I were bad at my job you’d have spent more”

As we slide into the weekend, here’s a quote to provide food for thought about using technology to win business in eDiscovery!

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Aug 2019 at 5:03 pm No comments

Updated – Envision swap out: Howes Percival selects Aderant Expert

UK top 200 law firm Howes Percival has selected Aderant Expert – according to our Top 200, the firm was previously a Thomson Reuters Elite Envision client.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Aug 2019 at 4:36 pm No comments

TORONTO PART ONE: The Incubator Scene

Toronto has one of the most vibrant technology scenes in the world and in legal technology has given birth to the likes of Clio, Kira Systems and Diligen as well as one of the first, if not the first, global master of laws in innovation, law and technology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Laws. Caroline Hill talks to some key people about the thriving government-funded incubator scene including the pros and the dangers of government funding.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd Aug 2019 at 1:09 pm 2 comments

Beau Mersereau to lead new legal technology solutions group at Fish

Congratulations to Beau Mersereau, who has been promoted from director of applications, development, and support at Fish & Richardson, to director of legal technology solutions. He will lead the firm’s newly formed Legal Technology Solutions Group.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Aug 2019 at 5:01 pm 1 comment

ICYMI: CLOC announces launch of law firm community

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) has announced the launch of a new community for legal operations professionals at law firms. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Aug 2019 at 1:43 pm No comments

Updated: Leverton “consolidates operations from two European locations into one” followed by MRI Software acquisition

Leverton has been acquired by MRI Software two months after cutting its circa 50 employee Berlin workforce in what CEO Abe Somani tells us was a strategic decision that allowed the former German-headquartered company to pursue its growth initiatives.

Added by Jeremy Hill on the 1st Aug 2019 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

“Stem the bleed”: Juro launches contract reader to digitise legacy contracts

In a major new release for Juro, its contract collaboration platform can now read uploaded PDF contracts in order to extract and store key data within the platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Jul 2019 at 12:00 pm No comments

The July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now!

The July/August issue of the Orange Rag is out now and should provide you with plenty of food for thought over the summer! The Orange Rag is back at the end of September. Keep your eyes on the website for continued daily news and updates. Editor Caroline Hill will be at ILTA in August – please drop her a line if you want to meet up.

Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Jul 2019 at 10:53 am No comments

Greenberg’s Recurve-ball

June saw the launch of US law firm Greenberg Traurig shared services subsidiary Recurve, which will be a launchpad for its innovations in technology, project management, alternative staffing and solutions for lawyers and clients that don’t involve the practice of law.

Added by Jeremy Hill on the 30th Jul 2019 at 1:00 pm No comments

NYC alternative provider QuisLex appoints new London-based CMO

This is a big London hire for New York-headquartered ALSP QuisLex

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 30th Jul 2019 at 11:39 am No comments

Diligen launches ML-based self-training system

Diligen today (29 July) announces the availability of Diligen Prodigy, a new self-training system that will enable law firms and legal departments to more rapidly train Diligen to recognise new clause types in contracts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jul 2019 at 12:00 pm No comments