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Legal tech win: Hogan Lovells selects FileTrail for records management

FileTrail just announced Am Law top 10 and leading global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected FileTrail to replace its legacy records management system. The firm also has chosen FileTrail GPS, Governance Policy Suite, to advance its commitment to information governance.

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Evisort Announces $4.5 Million in Seed Funding

This just in from Evisort; 2018 was a year of firsts for Evisort. Its founders, Jerry Ting (CEO) and Jake Sussman (COO) from Harvard Law and Amine Anoun (CTO) from MIT, graduated and then expanded Evisort’s operations from the Harvard Innovation Labs to offices in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 12th Feb 2019 at 5:30 pm No comments

Legaltech19 Product Innovation Competition Winners

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, executive director at Buying Legal Council gives us her insights arising from ALM’s new Product Innovation Competition at this year’s Legalweek Conference in New York, in which she was a judge. “Our industry clearly is in transition from a labor-intensive delivery model to a more technology and process-enabled model,” she says.

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Fundraising breakfast: Can legal tech really help with access to justice?

The question of whether legal technology can really improve access to justice for those who might otherwise struggle to obtain legal representation is a compelling one for this industry right now. Can automation of documents or […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Feb 2019 at 9:59 am No comments

Allen & Overy launches collaborative due diligence platform ReportRoom: Updated

Allen & Overy has launched ReportRoom, a collaborative due diligence platform created by Wizdocs, a California-based legal software company, in collaboration with the firm’s own M&A lawyers and legaltech group. A&O is the first firm to globally implement this technology.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 11th Feb 2019 at 3:58 pm No comments

UK Top 50 IT Team Profiles: Clifford Chance

As part of our huge project to profile the UK top 200 law firms’ IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Clifford Chance’s CIO Paul Greenwood about the structure and strategy of the magic circle firm’s IT team; why the innovation and operations teams have been split; and what the strategic priorities are for 2019.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Feb 2019 at 8:38 am No comments

#GlenLegal19 – The agenda and speakers!

We’re excited to publish the agenda for #Glenlegal 2019, which includes speakers who are flying in from around the world for the occasion. The event, which is pretty much at capacity (we will start a waiting list next week), is free to attend for CIOs and legal IT leaders. Vendors, who will be officially announced and thanked shortly, should contact if you are not already sponsoring the event and would like further information. Well done to our conference director Mel Firth on putting together what I hope you will agree is a fantastic line up.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Feb 2019 at 3:21 pm No comments

Slip into the Weekend

Cartoon courtesy of BusyLamp.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Feb 2019 at 11:45 am No comments

Vendors “contribute technology and tools” to Global Legal Hackathon

Vendors including Neota Logic, Kira Systems and Diligen are giving access to their software and tools for the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) as part of a tech hub available to help thousands of hackers build their projects and minimum viable products.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Feb 2019 at 10:55 am No comments

DWF confirms £75m float on the London Stock Exchange

DWF has confirmed that it is to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and expects to raise around £75m, which it will “invest in operations and infrastructure including in additional IT systems and certain strategic initiative change programmes in support of its managed services work.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Feb 2019 at 10:25 am No comments

Sponsor six stalwarts of the UK Legal IT community to cycle 100km round a lake (ok, loch)

Representing the crème de la crème of UK legal and cycling under the LITIG team banner, IT leaders David Aird, John Craske, Keith Feeny, Andy Taylor, Stuart Whittle and David Wood will be taking on the gruelling 100km (66 miles) of the Etape Loch Ness, inappropriately clad head to toe in “figure-accentuating” Lycra™.  This all after spending a day trekking to the start line in Inverness. Here’s how you can help.

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Luminance completes funding round at $100m valuation

“Still scratching the surface”: Luminance CEO Emily Foges reveals plans for growth following latest $10m round of funding Legal AI platform Luminance has raised a $10m second round of funding from existing investors including Invoke […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Feb 2019 at 1:43 pm No comments

Eversheds Sutherland and Clifford Chance split innovation and back office tech teams

Two top 20 law firms restructure technology capabilities to reflect changing demands Both Eversheds Sutherland and Clifford Chance have recently restructured their legal technology teams, separating client-facing innovation from back office IT. Eversheds Sutherland IT […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Feb 2019 at 11:01 am No comments

DWF hires Freshfield’s Jamie Whalebone as IPO becomes official

DWF is continuing to expand its legal technology capabilities, with the recruitment of Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s Jamie Whalebone. Whalebone ran Freshfield’s legal technology operations team, out of its Manchester office. The unit was created at […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Feb 2019 at 4:49 pm No comments

Pinsent Masons partners with CoVentured on search engine challenge

Pinsent Masons is working with CoVentured, a platform designed to promote collaboration by connecting corporates with start-ups around the globe, Legal IT Insider has learnt. The firm is currently seeking applications from start-ups to help solve what it describes as “an international search engine challenge.”

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