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Foot Anstey med neg spin off selects Elite 3E

Enable Law, a standalone medical negligence practice from Top UK 100 law firm Foot Anstey LLP, has gone live on Thomson Reuters Elite 3E in another recent example of the practice management system scaling down from its typically large law firm client base.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 31st May 2017 at 6:26 am No comments

Coca-Cola HBC selects Lexis Bespoke

LexisNexis’ contract automation service Lexis Bespoke has won as a client Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC), one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola, which has selected Lexis Bespoke to help dramatically speed up drafting contracts and reduce the time spent on review.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th May 2017 at 4:12 pm No comments

Guest post: Law Firm Resource Management

Having applied technology and modern working practices to most areas of legal practice over the last 30 years, there are two remaining areas of law firm activity that have received little or no management attention. One of these is the actual process of ‘coal-face’ legal service delivery (which through Continuous Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma is finally taking off); the other is the proper management of law firm fee-earner resources.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 30th May 2017 at 10:08 am No comments

iManage’s RAVN acquisition: The devil will be in the delivery

iManage’s acquisition of RAVN Systems has been greeted with enthusiasm from the market, albeit I speak for many when I say the wider success of the deal will rise or fall on whether RAVN is left to stick to its own knitting.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th May 2017 at 11:42 am 1 comment

Workshare’s comparison tech to be integrated with iManage 10

Workshare has extended its partnership with iManage, with the document production applications provider’s comparison technology Compare Everywhere to be integrated with iManage Work 10.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th May 2017 at 7:11 pm 2 comments

CMS rolls out Enterprise after threeway merger

CMS in May rolled out Thomson Reuters Elite’s sunsetted practice management system Elite Enterprise across the firm, following a three-way merger with Nabarro and Olswang, which are both Elite 3E clients.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th May 2017 at 2:55 pm No comments

Litera: Patent claims against DocsCorp dismissed

Litera Technologies’ legal action against DocsCorp for alleged patent infringement has ended with all claims being dismissed ‘with prejudice’, meaning that Litera cannot pursue any further claim over the patents in dispute.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th May 2017 at 8:58 am No comments

iManage acquires RAVN Systems

Breaking news just in: iManage, the leading provider of Work Product Management solutions, today announced that it will revolutionize the way companies find, extract and act on key information from documents and emails through its acquisition of RAVN Systems, UK-based leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th May 2017 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

The May issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

Top stories include: CMS say no thanks to Elite 3E and consolidate on older Enterprise + Vendor litigation: Litera patent claims against DocsCorp dismissed “with prejudice” + Ediscovery: has the kCura launch of its UK Relativity SaaS platform pitched into a hosting war with its partners? + New ITS + CSN partnership say they can rollout Elite 3E fast and 40% cheaper + We also keep score on the Elite versus Aderant competition & the latest happenings on Planet iManage

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th May 2017 at 12:10 pm No comments

Lexis launches video practice guide with James Wagstaffe

In the consumer world there’s little you can’t find the answer to on YouTube and that trend is creeping into legal practice, with the launch by LexisNexis Legal & Professional in the US today (23 May) of a first-of-its-kind practice guide in partnership with James M. Wagstaffe, who for over 30 years co-authored The Rutter Group Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th May 2017 at 10:30 am No comments

JD Horizons London ’17: Beware shiny things

The Janders Dean London Horizons 2017 conference on 10 May brought together a veritable smorgasbord of speakers which while eclectic, if last year is anything to go by will go on to create a number of eureka moments when delegates least expect it.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd May 2017 at 4:42 pm No comments

Startup corner: CrowdJustice in Focus

CrowdJustice helps provide much needed access to justice by raising funds and awareness for legal cases, enabling communities to back legal action that matters to them and lawyers to take on cases that they may not otherwise take. UK founded, CrowdJustice has launched in the US and received huge national coverage in both jurisdictions. We say it’s an example of modern technology at its best. Here is founder Julia Salasky with more.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd May 2017 at 6:39 am No comments

Updated: eDiscovery consolidation continues apace as Altep acquired by Advanced Discovery

Independent eDiscovery provider and Relativity best in service Orange hosting partner Altep has been acquired by Advanced Discovery, an international eDiscovery and litigation support provider that in January acquired Millnet to help meet clients’ increasingly global needs.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 2:14 pm 2 comments

IBM selects Anaqua to manage global patent portfolio

Boston-headquartered intellectual property management and analytics software and services vendor Anaqua has been selected by IBM to manage its global patent and trademark portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 12:28 pm No comments

Handshake announces raft of new wins including nine Am Law 100 firms

Handshake Software will today (22 May) announce a raft of law firm wins including nine of the Am Law 100, with firms such as Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Husch Blackwell; Baker & Hostetler; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC and Bryan Cave signing up for recent licenses of Handshake’s Portal, Handshake Universal Search and Expertise Locator products.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 8:53 am No comments
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