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Dan Katz talks Legalweek 18, open-source, and why the DMS should be software agnostic

Professor Daniel Katz (pictured) is a co-founder and chief strategy officer at legal tech analytics company LexPredict, prolific speaker and author, on the board of Dentons’ innovation investment arm NextLaw Labs, and a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. We caught up with him for a few minutes at Legalweek 2018 to discuss what’s new at the show, and how the legal industry needs to catch up with the thinking and approach to tech being adopted by Silicon Valley.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Feb 2018 at 4:29 pm No comments

Bird & Bird take off with Luminance AI

Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Feb 2018 at 9:53 am No comments

Updated: Legalweek New York 2018: What’s hot and what’s not

So day two of Legalweek New York has arrived and it remains the only conference I’ve attended, perhaps with the exception of ILTA, where people greet you with their new and improved strategy for survival, while already looking a bit haggard and frayed at the edges. Here is what is hot so far.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st Jan 2018 at 3:36 pm No comments

Workshare to unveil trio of hires including ex Chadbourne CIO Curt Meltzer

Workshare will today (30 January) unveil three major hires to its leadership team, as it expands its global operations in the legal industry.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th Jan 2018 at 1:07 pm No comments

Cybersecurity Comment: A new tax season but the same W-2 Spear Phishing scam

With a new tax season approaching, companies should be vigilant in guarding against criminals attempting to obtain sensitive information through a variety of scams. Last month, the IRS issued an alert warning consumers of an email scam targeting Hotmail users that purported to be a request from the IRS for sensitive information. Although this scam targeted consumers individually, the bigger prize comes from targeting organizations.

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Jan 2018 at 9:04 am No comments

NetDocuments Announces AI Marketplace with Kira Systems Participation

As Legalweek New York 2018 kicks off and the announcements begin, NetDocuments has unveiled a new AI Marketplace, which it says is designed to streamline access to specific machine learning models from approved NetDocuments partners – and the first participant is Kira Systems.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jan 2018 at 7:06 pm No comments

Thomson Reuters introduces Watson-backed Data Privacy Advisor

Thomson Reuters is today (29 January) introducing a groundbreaking data privacy research solution that draws together privacy guidance from Practical Law editors, curated news, and a question-answering feature built by AI and technology professionals from Thomson Reuters and IBM Watson.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jan 2018 at 12:45 pm No comments

What’s Hot – and What’s Not at Legaltech New York – clearly cybersecurity is not on the agenda

Our thanks to our friends at Inside Legal for sending us their annual “word cloud” of all the hot topics on the agenda for this week’s Legal Tech event in New York. Odd that such an important topic as cybersecurity doesn’t rate a mention! We also have the word cloud for 2011 so you can compare and contrast the trends…

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Jan 2018 at 10:40 am No comments

Legal IT News: All the latest wins, launches and moves

Legalweek New York kicks off this week and we’ll be there, keeping you up to date with announcements as they break. Here’s what you need to know globally from the past legal tech week.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jan 2018 at 7:26 am No comments

Burness Paull selects iManage Cloud

Another story we broke in the January Orange Rag and here with its very own URL so you can share it more easily: Burness Paull has selected iManage Cloud for its 500 users, with the leading Scottish independent firm also adding iManage Security Policy Manager and Threat Manager to protect its data.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Jan 2018 at 2:34 pm No comments

Travers selects NetDocuments in first UK top 40 win

We broke the news on 24 January that in its biggest UK win to date and the first within the UK top 40, Travers Smith LLP has selected NetDocuments to replace its legacy OpenText document management system, with IT director Ann Cant citing security as a key factor behind the decision.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Jan 2018 at 7:13 am No comments

Rest in peace Matthew Cleverdon from Tiger Eye

We’re sad to report the death of Tiger Eye’s strategy and innovation director Matthew Cleverdon, who many of you will have worked with during his 25 years in legal tech, including roles at Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG) and Wright Hassall, as well as HP Autonomy. Here is the statement from Tiger Eye.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Jan 2018 at 10:16 am 6 comments

K&L Gates to stay with Elite after SAP U-turn

From a bullish start that saw then chief information officer Scott Angelo claim that K&L Gates’ successful rollout of SAP would be a turning point for the legal industry, a year and a half and a change of management later, the top US firm has shelved the project and decided to stick with Thomson Reuters Elite.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Jan 2018 at 8:41 am 1 comment

The first 2018 issue of the Insider is here now – and free to read

In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2018 at 11:34 am No comments

Q&A with Pracctice Ltd’s founder, John Taylor

As legal software provider Pracctice Ltd enters its fourth decade in business, CEO Craig Matthews asks founder and managing director, John Taylor, how it all started – and what the future holds for the independent tech business

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Jan 2018 at 10:38 am 1 comment
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