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Sherrards selects Phoenix to roll out iManage Cloud

News in from Phoenix Business Solutions that they’ve been selected by Sherrards Solicitors to roll out iManage Cloud as part of an efficiency drive to improve the St Albans and London-based firm’s document management process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Sep 2017 at 7:27 am No comments

Guest post: Where are all the Legal Tech Incubators?

If Charles Caleb Colton is correct and “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” then flattery has been very slow in coming to the legal technology space, says our regular contributor Mitchell Kowalski. Despite claims by some commentators that 2016 – and then 2017 – are break-out years for legal tech, there has not been a similar break-out of platforms to grow such technologies. With all the hype around legal technology, why aren’t we awash in early stage legal tech innovation assistance?

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Sep 2017 at 9:39 am 2 comments

DocsCorp announces Osborne Clarke Workshare swapout

DocsCorp has today (6 September) announced that UK top 50 law firm Osborne Clarke has replaced Workshare metadata management and document comparison software in all its offices globally with cleanDocs and compareDocs, in a win that happened two years ago.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 6th Sep 2017 at 9:50 am No comments

Lonely Planet legal adopts LawAdvisor Corporate for managing outside counsel

Lonely Planet has helped to develop and now adopted an outside counsel procurement and management platform from Melbourne-founded legal tech startup LawAdvisor, which is backed by Janders Dean and launched in the UK this year.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Sep 2017 at 7:24 am No comments

Exclusive: Norm Mullock leaves Intapp for Wilson Legal

Intapp’s highly-regarded VP of market development, Norm Mullock, has left the Palo Alto-headquartered company to become VP of strategy at Wilson Legal Solutions, as it looks to drive law firm adoption of BI and analytics and further build out its Ideate software range. The move by Mullock comes as Intapp’s VP of marketing Dan Bressler also departs the company, with his destination yet to be confirmed.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Sep 2017 at 8:27 am No comments

Updated: DAC Beachcroft upgrades to Workshare 9.5 + Workshare expands integration into P4W

Global law firm DAC Beachcroft has signed up with Workshare for secure file sync and sharing across employees’ mobile devices, having upgraded to the recently released version of Workshare 9.5.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Sep 2017 at 5:53 am No comments

All the latest legal IT wins, deals, people moves and launches

Despite the August lull or perhaps because of it we have plenty of legal IT news to catch up on, including a brand new win for DW Reporting, wins for Luminance and Epona as well as a new integration for Peppermint Technology/iManage and partnership for Wilson Legal Solutions and American LegalNet. Plus all the latest people moves, accelerator announcements, innovation award wins and ILTA commentary.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 am No comments

The ILTA Sessions: Advologix; BigHand; Levit & James; American LegalNet and Keesal, Young & Logan talk growth, wins and new ventures

In our penultimate set of ILTA briefings, we speak to the senior execs at Advologix (cloud matter management), BigHand (digital dictation), Levit & James (supplier of Best Authority to automatically format a Table of Authorities); American LegalNet (provider of ‘desktop to courthouse’ solutions); and the CIO of defence ligation firm Keesal, Young & Logan about growth (a notably recurring theme); client wins and product launches. Yes, we did A LOT of running so you don’t have to.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Sep 2017 at 2:27 pm No comments

Guest post: Legislating for Black Swans – legal considerations for business crisis management

Steve Whiter of Appurity looks at the communications technologies that are being deployed to help law firms and their clients mitigate the impact of crises.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Sep 2017 at 8:45 am No comments

Insider Most Commented: Wechsler out as part of wholesale leadership shake-up

As part of an extraordinarily ill-timed leadership shake-up, ILTA, led by newly-appointed CEO Dan Liutikas has exited long term programme director Peggy Wechsler with now just a week to go before the organisation’s flagship annual conference, leaving many vendors and ILTA aficionados seething.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Aug 2017 at 1:16 pm 27 comments

Up Close at ILTACON 2017

This post on LinkedIn from Ben Weinberger at Prosperoware is worth a read. His feedback is that everything was no longer about cloud but the latest buzzword, AI – albeit that much of what’s being touted as AI isn’t, well, that. Other topics of interest included BI and analytics, while DMS remains hot and the competition between NetDocuments and iManage hotter. Firms are – and we would agree with this but only to a certain extent – paying better attention to what they do with technology, not just what they buy.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Aug 2017 at 12:47 pm No comments

LexisNexis and Janders Dean announce Legal Innovation Index 2017 winners

LexisNexis and Janders Dean have just announced the winners of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index, where data literacy was a common trend among winners that once again include Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin, resulting in greater capacities for automation in knowledge sharing and access to legal resources.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Aug 2017 at 7:01 am No comments

The ILTA Sessions: DocsCorp sees 30% revenue growth and talks product expansion

We continue our ILTA briefings with a quick-fire conversation with DocsCorp’s president and co-founder Dean Sappey. DocsCorp has 100 staff in offices across Sydney, London, Pittsburgh, Portland and Oregon. It has seen year-on-year revenue growth of 30% in the last five years (its year end is in June) and the focus this year is on building out the features in its existing products.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Aug 2017 at 11:44 am No comments

Startup Corner: INTELLLEX in focus

Applying machine learning to solve some of the problems of knowledge management, Singapore founded startup Intelllex is an online workspace for lawyers to conduct legal research, with its intelligent search engine handling unstructured and semi-structured data and giving lawyers the ability to curate, amalgamate and index legal data from disparate sources. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Aug 2017 at 9:02 am No comments

Bye bye kCura hello Relativity: kCura rebrands under flagship eDiscovery platform

kCura is to rebrand as Relativity, dropping the name it has traded under since being founded in 2001 for the better-known name of its flagship global eDiscovery platform.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Aug 2017 at 1:30 pm No comments
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