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Casetext to challenge the legal research establishment with major upgrade

Casetext has unveiled what it describes as the legal research platform of the future: a new user experience that integrates traditional keyword search with the company’s CARA A.I.-powered research technology.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2018 at 2:41 pm No comments

Former Autonomy CFO & Darktrace director Sushovan Hussain convicted of fraud

In a massive fall from grace for a man once crowned finance director of the year, Autonomy’s former chief financial officer and ex-Darktrace director Sushovan Hussain has been found guilty of fraud by a San Francisco court.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2018 at 1:36 pm 3 comments

National Grid adopts SharePoint matter platform ES/Unity

In a massive boost for Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint-based matter and document management solution ES/Unity, National Grid has agreed to be named as one of its first and largest clients, we revealed in the April Orange Rag. ES/Unity, which launched in March 2017, combines Eversheds Sutherland’s legal experience with Repstor’s case, document and email manager, called Repstor Custodian.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2018 at 8:47 am No comments

UK legal tech wins: Reynolds Parry signs up to SOS Connect after LawNet poll

High Wycombe law firm Reynolds Parry Jones LLP Solicitors has signed up to integrated practice and matter management system SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software after canvassing the views of fellow members of national legal network LawNet.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Apr 2018 at 2:41 pm No comments

Competing for the in-house legal coin: ABBYY launches text analytics for contracts

The corporate world gained another machine learning-backed contract analytics provider last week as OCR and text scanning software company ABBYY launched ABBYY Text Analytics for Contracts, a managed service to discover insights from contracts and leases.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Apr 2018 at 8:55 am No comments

David Lumsden leaves RAVN/iManage in pursuit of larger role

Many will say that the only surprise is that he was there this long, but David Lumsden is leaving RAVN Systems following its acquisition by iManage in May 2017, as he looks for a more influential role in an entrepreneurial company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Apr 2018 at 7:33 am No comments

From Fear, through Hype to Substantive Benefit: Legal tech shines at CLOC

David Gingell, chief marketing officer at Seal Software brings you his insights into CLOC’s Las Vegas institute: one of the hottest events of the 2018 legal tech calendar.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2018 at 12:12 pm No comments

Exclusive: DACB begins iManage Cloud roll out in South America

DAC Beachcroft is moving to the iManage Cloud in its South American offices, we can reveal, in a staggered approach that will also see the UK Top 20 law firm deploy iManage Work in the cloud as new offices open, as the firm executes on its cloud-first strategy put in place by IT director David Aird two years ago.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2018 at 8:38 am No comments

April Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Apr 2018 at 12:39 pm No comments

Neota and Kira among A&O Fuse’s latest cohort

Allen & Overy has confirmed the second cohort of companies selected for tech innovation space Fuse, which includes established vendors Neota Logic and Kira Systems and has a strong emphasis on AI. From May, five new companies will move into the space to join three companies from the first cohort – Avvoka, Legatics and Nivaura – who are staying on.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2018 at 11:44 am No comments

Reed Smith launches legal tech subsidiary GravityStack

And it’s more big news for Reed Smith, which has announced the launch of GravityStack, a US subsidiary to house the solutions and products it already licenses out as well as provide legal technology and systems “counselling” and managed solutions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2018 at 9:32 am No comments

Ediscovery consolidation: HaystackID makes it a double acquisition

HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm, today announced it has acquired Inspired Review, a managed review services company AND Envision Discovery, a leading eDiscovery and managed services company. The company also announced the formation of Haystack Holdings, a private-equity backed holding company, via a significant investment from management, Knox Capital, ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, and Maranon Capital LP.

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Apr 2018 at 4:03 pm No comments

UK law colleges listen up: Reed Smith launches legal tech summer placement programme

With the majority of law colleges in the UK still visibly failing to provide meaningful legal technology training, Reed Smith may just have an answer, launching a Legal Technology Summer Associate Programme across its Chicago, London and Pittsburgh offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Apr 2018 at 2:32 pm No comments

Consilio and Advanced Discovery merger: the analysis

We caught up with Consilio’s CEO Andy Macdonald and managing director Drew Macaulay to get the low down on its combination with Advanced Discovery, as lead ED commentator Andrew Haslam says this is a merger with much to recommend it and little obvious overlap.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Apr 2018 at 10:17 am No comments

Legal tech acquisition: Mitratech buys ThinkSmart

Mitratech has acquired ThinkSmart LLC, creating an end-to-end platform designed to transform legal operations into a center of innovation and excellence. With the addition of ThinkSmart and the ThinkSmart Automation Platform (TAP), Mitratech’s TeamConnect platform can now bring people, processes, and information together, by leveraging TAP’s easy-to-use workflow automation engine to extend TeamConnect’s reach across the entire enterprise.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2018 at 4:15 pm No comments
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