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In brief: Fasken adopts Kira

Top Canadian firm Fasken has adopted Kira Systems’ software to assist on a variety of projects including due diligence and analysis of clients’ contractual obligations.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2018 at 1:59 pm No comments

Allen & Overy opens remote working hub in Vauxhall

Legal Week has the story on Allen & Overy’s new remote working hub in Vauxhall.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2018 at 1:18 pm No comments

The legal research battleground: O’Melveny signs up with Casetext

Freemium US legal research platform Casetext has announced a new partnership with AmLaw 100 firm O’Melveny & Myers (OMM), which joins a growing roster of firms including Quinn Emanuel, Fenwick & West, DLA Piper, Baker Donelson and Ogletree Deakins to have adopted Casetext’s AI-backed legal research tool CARA AI. We caught up in March with Casetext’s founder and CEO Jake Heller, who says the 2013-founded company will shortly unveil a major product upgrade that will put it on a par with incumbent legal research leaders LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters Westlaw, as it pushes hard to develop its paid-for technology offering.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2018 at 11:47 am No comments

Exclusive: CC signs up to Prosperoware Umbria

Clifford Chance has become the first English firm to sign up to Prosperoware’s client value management solution Umbria, which enables firms to create matter plans, budgets, and pricing, and provides partners with a platform to monitor delivery via interactive web-based dashboards and email alerts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 4th Apr 2018 at 8:49 am No comments

Ian Storer leaves A&O for UBS

Allen & Overy’s chief technology officer Ian Storer is leaving the magic circle firm for Swiss global financial services giant UBS, we can reveal, as the in-house legal team undertakes a significant transformation exercise.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Apr 2018 at 10:37 am No comments

Exclusive: Calling lawyers – your chance to fly to Mars with Elon Musk and SpaceX

Legal IT Insider has just discovered the SpaceX commercial space flight business, headed by American serial tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is recruiting for a lawyer to be part of the first crew to fly to Mars, as part of the company’s ambitious plans to establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet.

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Apr 2018 at 11:18 am 2 comments

March Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Mar 2018 at 11:17 am No comments

Case management in the spotlight

Twenty years ago, CMS was what one longstanding CIO describes as “all the rage”, but it has suffered from a serious branding crisis thanks in part to difficulties in the implementation of early-to-market legal products and lack of real innovation or (in newer entrants case) productisation, leading to firms attempting to build their own systems, sometimes getting their fingers badly burned in the process. CMS also has the unfortunate connotation of turkeys voting for Christmas – a truly successful system is a tough sell, encroaching as it does on work that lawyers typically regard as too specialist to automate.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Mar 2018 at 8:57 am No comments

Ashurst the latest law firm to join the Accord Project for smart legal contracts

Ashurst is the latest law firm to join the Accord Project, the industry standard organisation developing open source smart legal contract standards.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Mar 2018 at 11:55 am No comments

Mid-sized law firms failing to measure tech ROI, report from LexisNexis shows

LexisNexis has hit the nail on the head in a survey out this week called ‘Is your Tech Smart’, which reveals that the majority of UK mid-sized law firms managers do not and/or monitor the ROI for investments in technology.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Mar 2018 at 11:29 am 2 comments

LEVERTON appoints Catherine Ostheimer as VP of Marketing

When you have Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer practically on speed dial you’re almost certainly at the stage where you need a vice president of marketing, and so it is that 2012-founded AI-powered data extraction and document management company LEVERTON has hired Catherine Ostheimer, a veteran B2B marketing executive, who will lead marketing globally at LEVERTON and be based in the company’s North American headquarters in New York City.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 28th Mar 2018 at 7:45 am No comments

Eversheds Sutherland launches BreachLawWATCH mobile app

Eversheds Sutherland has released a mobile app that provides easy access to data breach statutes across a growing number of jurisdictions including Europe, Asia and the United States.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 27th Mar 2018 at 2:30 pm No comments

In brief: HighQ opens new US headquarters

This was posted on our Legal IT Newswire but deserves a mention in the main Legal IT Insider news: HighQ officially opened its new US headquarters on Monday, March 26, cementing its commitment to growth in the North American market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 27th Mar 2018 at 8:41 am No comments

Macfarlanes takes Kira relationship to next level

Macfarlanes has taken its relationship with Kira Systems to the next stage, agreeing a longer-term commitment for the use of its contract analysis software, which the City firm has been using for around 18 months across its real estate, commercial, corporate and finance practices, in particular developing its capability within banking and derivatives.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Mar 2018 at 8:00 am 3 comments

A&O launches legaltech and project management graduate scheme

In yet another significant legal tech initiative from Allen & Overy, the magic circle giant has launched a new graduate scheme in London focused on legal technology and project management, with graduates “receiving exactly the same level of training and access” as trainee lawyers as the firm says “the future isn’t just about the lawyers.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Mar 2018 at 12:26 pm No comments
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