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Comment: Video killed the radio star!

The enforced and swift move from gatherings around meeting room tables to a variety of video-conferencing platforms (notably, but not exclusively, Teams and Zoom) brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, means that video has featured prominently and could well become one of the more important medias in terms of evidence in the months that lie ahead. Vince Neicho and Martin Bonney say we need to be careful about the consequences of leaping from the board room table.


UKLTA launches innovation sounding board

The UK LegalTech Association has launched a sounding board for innovation leaders within UKLTA member law firms. The brainchild of Weightmans partner and innovation manager Catriona Wolfenden and legal engineer Beth Wells, the group is intended to be a form of innovation self-help group where members can share ideas, challenges and solutions under Chatham House Rules.



DocsCorp acquires document assembly platform verowave

DocsCorp has acquired UK-based document assembly vendor verowave technologies, with the verowave platform (verodocs, verosheets, and veroslides) to be integrated into the DocsCorp document productivity suite and re-branded as veroDocs.


Law firms pledge to recruit and retain BAME talent – but that means lawyers

Many of London’s leading law firms have signed up a Race Fairness Commitment (RFC) to help recruit, retain and develop BAME talent – albeit the commitment appears to extend to lawyers rather than talent across the firm as a whole.


Schiff Hardin automates court notice workflow with ECFX

US national firm Schiff Hardin has gone live on ECFX Notice, which automates the electronic court notice workflow. The 250-lawyer firm, which practices across many federal and state jurisdictions, says it was looking to ECFX to help manage the challenges arising from the differences between court systems, as well as to create efficiencies more generally.


Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2020

Congratulations to the women in law who made Computer Weekly’s 2020 longlist for the most influential women in tech!



Webinar: Scan to Sign – keeping your digital documents flowing with Adobe

We will be looking to the accounting sector for some of the best examples of Adobe’s platform being used to create the most efficient processes, from document generation to signature.


Rajah & Tann launches white label client contracts platform ReadyDocs

Rajah & Tann Asia, a leading full-service legal network in Southeast Asia, announced today the beta launch of ReadyDocs, a platform that enables clients to remotely create, edit, digitally sign and manage contracts from any device at any time.


CPA Global’s 3,300 staff to transition to remote working post-COVID-19

IP technology leader CPA Global has issued a statement announcing its intention to move to an entirely remote working model post COVID-19.


Wilson Allen promotes Shishir Shetty to COO

Wilson Allen has promoted Shishir Shetty from VP of technology services to a newly created role of chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2020.



Litera unveils new summer lineup for Litera TV

Litera announced today (1 July) the new summer lineup of hosts for its popular livestreaming service, Litera TV, as it celebrates its 300th episode this week. The new lineup includes several of the legal technology community’s most influential names, and Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill is honoured to be among them.


Morae Global ramps up UK advisory capability with acquisition of Janders Dean

Morae Global Corporation has acquired respected legal management consultancy Janders Dean in a deal designed to give Morae a UK-based legal advisory practice group with a particular eye on the large law private practice and corporate legal market.


Legal IT Win: Clyde & Co selects DISCO for eDiscovery

Global law firm Clyde & Co has entered into a global arrangement with legal technology leader DISCO to assist its lawyers in the eDiscovery process.


Ryerson launches free online legaltech startup incubator

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has launched its latest legal tech startup programme, which starts online in September. Sprint Studio is a free, 12-week intensive program to help early-stage startups around the world to develop innovative legal tech products, in particular to develop their proof of concept into a market-ready product.



Why DLP has failed and what the future looks like

If you haven’t yet read Tessian’s report on the State of DLP in 2020 it’s worth a read. Avoiding many of the oft churned out stats regarding the number of and increase in data loss incidents, Tessian says that its research shows that while IT leaders count security awareness training as the most effective way to prevent data loss, organisations that provide the most training experience the most misdirected emails.


Legal tech week: Ask me anything!

At 3pm ET /8pm BST today (26 June) we will go live for this week’s legaltech journalists’ roundtable where we’re going to do something different — an ‘ask me anything’ session. Sign up link here – registration is required.


\\\Collabora8.IT-Reimagining legal services post-COVID-19: Join our webinar with Mitchell Kowalski

\\\Collabor8.IT – Business continuity webinar: We talk leadership priorities with Litera’s CEO Avaneesh Marwaha

Collabor8.IT – TalkingTech

\\\Collabor8.IT – Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill spoke with Michele DeStefano, professor of law at the University of Miami and founder of LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) on the topic of ‘What now for innovation post COVID-19.’

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