The Law Society of England & Wales, caught out by the recent resignation of CEO Catherine Dixon amid accusations that it is not prepared to change, has today (25 January) published a 116-page report called Capturing Technological Change in Legal Services.
The 116-page report, written by Law Society researcher Tara Chittenden, details areas of innovation – products, processes and strategies – where it says technology and new ways of thinking and working are “making big changes” across the profession.
Given the rapid rise in legal operations professionals manning the gateway to the in-house legal world, any insight into their key priorities can be said to be useful and a new report from LexisNexis CounselLink examines just that.
The German arm of CMS, CMS Hasche Sigle has signed up with Kira Systems to use its machine learning software.
In a significant in-house win for Peppermint Technology, Invicta Law, the legal services company set up in 2016 by Kent County Council, has selected Peppermint Technology to provide the technology platform to underpin its client-centric approach.
iManage will today (24 January) at last announce the release of iManage Work 10 and an upgrade to iManage Cloud services, in what is quite fairly being described as the most significant update to its document and email management application in over 10 years.
The release coincides with the announcement that new cybersecurity and governance tools Threat Manager and Security Policy Manager will be available to iManage customers in the first half of 2017.
Four of the world’s leading insurance law firms have joined forces to deliver legal services for insurers and their global clients. Legalign Global – which is said to be a close-knit, integrated alliance rather than loose affiliation – comprises founding member firms BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr (Germany), DAC Beachcroft (UK), Wilson Elser (US) and Wotton + Kearney (Australia) and has 2,000 lawyers in 58 offices throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.
MyFirmsApp – a UK app and mobile technology provider that has traditionally focused on the accounting sector – says it has been given the go-ahead to use the technology behind Amazon Alexa to deliver a more conversational experience for its app users.
Sarah Burnett, vice president of research at Everest Group and one of Computer Weekly’s top 50 influential women in IT, says artificial intelligence is working its way into the legal services market at an increasing pace. As robots decide what paragraphs to include in legal contracts and traditional lawyers struggle to maintain the old order, what are the implications for the industry? Few firms really understand what is about to hit them, she says.
UK top 100 law firm Winckworth Sherwood has become the latest to replace its customised on-premises Microsoft SharePoint document management system (DMS), selecting NetDocuments’ cloud-based service after a thorough review.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular articles from the December Legal IT Insider, here Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global innovation architect Milos Kresojevic talks to LITI about what innovation meant in 2016 and the magic circle giant’s own approach to new tech.
Mishcon de Reya has today (18 January) launched a technology incubator programme – MDR LAB – for tech startups, that will see the UK top 35 law firm welcome a number of startups into the business for a ten week period in summer 2017.
Combining machine learning with “smart human resources”, legal process outsourcing provider Exigent has teamed up with LexPredict to offer corporates a deep search of unstructured data rolled in to its existing contract management solution.
London-based legal tech startup Juro has raised $750k (£615k) in seed funding for its AI-enabled workflow tool for legal contracts. The round included contributions from Berlin-based Point Nine Capital and London-based Seedcamp.
More detail has come in on the Aderant-Brown Rudnick deal we flagged in brief earlier this month, with the Am Law 200 law firm signing up to Aderant Expert. Brown Rudnick will contract Aderant to handle everything from global financial management, billing and workflow, to business analytics and intelligent matter budgeting.
DocsCorp has relocated its U.S. headquarters to Pittsburgh with the opening of a new, larger office, ten years after establishing itself in North America, in Oregon. The U.S. office move shortly follows DocsCorp’s relocation to bigger premises in London, as it expands and looks to new markets.