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ICYMI. A new regular column from industry veteran Jonathan Maas

A digest of the more important eDisclosure / eDiscovery news from his BONG! email updates over the past month.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Oct 2018 at 11:18 am No comments

Updated – New security tech alert: WindTalker to launch content security platform

WindTalker, Inc. will shortly officially launch its new content security platform, which offers law firms control of sensitive information throughout its lifecycle by providing granular protection of the content versus the file.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Oct 2018 at 6:04 pm No comments

Legal tech win: Royds Withy King selects Zylpha for bundling & eSignatures

UK top 100 firm Royds Withy King has chosen Zylpha’s digital document bundling for Visualfiles across its practice, including: family law, personal injury and other litigation teams. Also included is Adobe Sign, the widely acclaimed electronic signature solution and a renewed licence for Zylpha’s MoJ (Ministry of Justice) EL/PL and RTA Portal Integration. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Oct 2018 at 10:21 am No comments

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the October issue of the Insider is this Friday – 19 October

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (October) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 19 October – 12 noon UK time on news@legaltechnology.com  Please flag all exclusives so we can give them the appropriate priority treatment.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Oct 2018 at 6:35 am No comments

Neota appoints London-based global marketing manager

Neota Logic has relocated its head of marketing role to London and appointed Rebecca Tear (formerly Hawkes) from Apperio as global marketing manager in the latest senior hire for the growing New York-headquartered company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Oct 2018 at 3:22 pm No comments

Trending – “Our members weren’t consulted”: LSSA angered by Law Society’s Clio endorsement

The Legal Software Suppliers Association has reacted angrily to the news last week that The Law Society of England and Wales has endorsed Clio as its first cloud case management system, with the body under fire for not conducting a formal selection process.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Oct 2018 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Countdown to Legal Geek – last day to buy tickets

Legal Geek is counting down the days to its third conference on the 17th October, at the Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR. Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill will be speaking on the second stage, come and watch if you can. Here is a link to buy tickets – last day today (15 October).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Oct 2018 at 10:23 am No comments

How LawWithoutWalls Can Help You Unlock Client Solutions

We asked Leah Cooper (pictured), founder and CEO of Leah Cooper Consulting and a LWOW sponsor this year, to tell you all about it.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Oct 2018 at 3:43 pm No comments

A&O licenses Avvoka’s contract lifecycle technology

Allen & Overy (A&O) has agreed to fully license and roll out Avvoka’s contract lifecycle platform across its global network, in a massive win for the 2016-founded startup – a win that is being credited in large part to Avvoka’s involvement in A&O’s tech innovation space Fuse.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Oct 2018 at 11:16 am No comments

Deloitte RPA report admits surprise at lack of vision and IT readiness

Deloitte’s Fourth Global Robotics Survey is out this week with stats that demonstrate a significant uptake in support for the use of Robotic Process Automation in the workplace and a maturing of expectations from the technology but the report also expresses surprise at the lack of vision and ambition for automation and a ‘lack of IT readiness’.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2018 at 2:48 pm No comments

Converge TS to provide hosted platform for newly-launched legal data strategists

Newly formed legal tech data strategist firm Focis has selected Converge TS to provide a fully managed infrastructure as a service platform to host their clients’ data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2018 at 11:37 am No comments

ServiceNow to acquire natural language query tech of FriendlyData

Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow, which counts US global law firm Latham & Watkins among its clients, has agreed to acquire the natural language query technology of two-year old San Francisco startup FriendlyData, which will make it easier for non-technical users of the Now Platform to ask questions in plain English.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Oct 2018 at 7:21 am No comments

Top banks and law firms sign up to Mindful Business Charter on World Mental Health Day

Three of the UK’s biggest banks and nine top law firms have joined together in an unprecedented alliance to change avoidable working practices that can cause mental health and wellbeing issues for employees. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 at 2:11 pm No comments

A&O welcomes the FCA, Bank of England and cohort of major banks to Fuse as part of regtech pilot

There’s nothing like keeping your clients close and Allen & Overy’s tech accelerator Fuse has again given it the opportunity to do just that, as it welcomes the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England and a cohort of leading banks into its City premises as part of a regtech pilot.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 at 11:31 am No comments

BT appoints head of legal governance systems and change to drive internal tech strategy

David Griffin has joined BT as head of legal governance systems and change, reporting to Chris Fowler, who in July this year took up the role of BT’s general counsel for technology and transformation, as BT legal looks set to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering its services.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Oct 2018 at 7:18 am No comments