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UK and US Wins & Deals round up: Aderant, Elite, OpenText, SOS, HighQ and more

Here are the recent wins and deals you need to know about including the Howard Kennedy PMS debacle and we also bring you details of the first residents of Barclays Lawtech Eagle Lab and a partnership between Dentons NextLaw Lab and pro bono platform Paladin.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Aug 2018 at 12:29 pm No comments

ILTACON 2018 Awards: iManage and Freshfields innovation consultant Shawn Curran among the winners

ILTA last night unveiled the winners of its 2018 ILTA Distinguished Peer Awards and for the second year running named iManage as its most innovative solutions provider of the year. Here are the winners and the criteria for their selection.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Aug 2018 at 2:29 pm No comments

Legal tech win: Zero goes live with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley

You’ll recall that we recently gave a glowing review to new machine learning backed email management company Zero, which we can now reveal has won California law firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley PC as a client.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 8:43 pm No comments

HighQ partners with Kira on official launch of its AI Hub

We first flagged in February that this was likely to happen, and today (21 August) HighQ formally announced that it has partnered with Kira on the launch of its AI Hub, which aims to be the platform and natural interface for multiple machine learning engines.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 5:01 pm No comments

Litera Microsystems Changing Lawyer Awards – the winners

The winners of the inaugural Litera Microsystems Changing Lawyer Awards were announced this morning (21 August) and here they are together with Litera’s summary as to why they won.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 3:52 pm No comments

Electronic signatures are valid says UK Government’s legal experts

Despite getting the green light from the Law Society in 2016, nervousness has remained around the use of eSignatures but today (21 August) the Law Commission confirmed that eSignatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts under English Law in a move that may speed up adoption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2018 at 3:09 pm No comments

Exclusive: Polaris makes significant strategic investment in Iridium Technology

Iridium Technology has today (20 August) signed a significant funding deal with Boston-based investment fund Polaris Growth Fund, an affiliate fund of Polaris Partners, as Iridium’s founders look to scale the fast-growing legal BI business to the next level.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Aug 2018 at 6:08 pm No comments

Big funding numbers continue as Legaler raises $1.5 million for blockchain platform

Sydney-headquartered legal technology company Legaler has raised $1.5m in a round led by MasterNode Ventures, joined by Pacific Blue Capital and a number of prominent legal industry figures as it furthers its bid to use Blockchain to open up access to justice.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Aug 2018 at 12:50 pm No comments

Trending… ILTA: Resignation, drama, fears over member tracking, and now, a real chance for change

It wouldn’t have been the same if the run up to ILTACON had focussed on the content of the conference rather than the drama surrounding the organisation, and this year has certainly not disappointed. Caroline Hill looks at the accusations, ripostes, and need – once we’ve all engaged fully in this, the biggest week in the legal calendar – to heal and fix ILTA through transparency, ownership and inclusion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Aug 2018 at 7:19 pm 7 comments

Friday thought on Bitcoin

Should I buy bitcoin? No, go do something useful.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Aug 2018 at 1:41 pm No comments

Acquisitions ahoy! as Aderant expands into ebilling with acquisition of BillBlast

Aderant announced today the acquisition of BillBlast, a distinguished e-billing platform that has been emerging in the legal technology space in recent years. The acquisition further expands the Aderant suite of products.

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Meet Zero: Embedded AI for email management across mobile and desktop with Ryan Steadman as CRO

Of all the demos I’ve seen, quite honestly very few of them result in a genuine if a little cheesy sounding “wow”, but Zero, which embeds machine learning into mobile devices and Outlook to file and manage emails, is one.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2018 at 1:01 pm 1 comment

Sycamore goes solo

Leading legal tech sales and marketing head Kaye Sycamore has once again set up her own consultancy – Kaye Sycamore Limited – we can reveal, and will be helping vendors and law firms with their go to market strategies and transformation plans.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2018 at 9:46 am No comments

NetDocuments news: Workshare cloud-to-cloud comparison; ISO 27017 certification; & growth stats

It’s been a big August for NetDocuments: we bring you the latest announcements.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2018 at 4:30 pm No comments

Legal IT Insider Top 200 – download here

Downloads of the Legal IT Insider Top 200 have gone through the roof since we launched the new and updated – and yes, free – version at the end of July. The most comprehensive list of who uses what in the business has been updated after a lengthy process of engagement with both vendors and IT directors. Speak up now if you would like to see further changes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2018 at 1:39 pm No comments