Legal IT News: Legaltech New York round up

With the usual raft of announcements at Legaltech New York it’s easy to miss out on key news stories. Here are the bite-sized highlights of the past legal IT week, including eDiscovery updates and a new platform alert. We’ll be bringing you insights into a number of the closed streams over the next week.

LexisNexis announced the integration of its Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version of the tool that is accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device directly within Microsoft Word Online. The company made the announcement at a special event held at the Microsoft flagship store in New York City. Here is what we wrote at the time:

LexisNexis has also integrated direct access to the Lex Machina Legal Analytics platform into its online legal information and research solution Lexis Advance. With this integration, judge summaries from Lex Machina are now accessible directly within full-text case law for all Lexis Advance users. By selecting active links on judge names, users can access Lex Machina summary charts, graphs and information, as well as judicial tendencies in patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and securities cases.

Tikit has announced the availability of Carpe Diem, its flagship timekeeping application, as a cloud computing model. Effective immediately, existing Carpe Diem customers as well as prospective professional services organizations, can choose from traditional time recording on timesheets at the desktop; an easy to use interface for mobile devices/increased lawyer mobility; and now a cloud delivery option providing additional flexibility, cost control and security measures. Read more here:

iManage announced that Baker Botts – a leading international law firm of 725 lawyers that has been in operation for more than 176 years – has made the decision to move approximately 1,500 users from its iManage Work on-premises Work Product Management system to iManage Cloud.The move is being led by CIO Rick Boulin, who said: “To be more agile as an organisation, and to deliver innovation to our stakeholders more rapidly, we want to take advantage of the cloud as much as possible.”

Neota Logic has announced a global collaboration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – see our write up here: 

Neota Logic also announced they have been selected by law firm Baker Donelson, to develop an automated solution that will match entrepreneurs with the right investor within minutes. See more:

ThreadKM, the ILTA 2016 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year Winner and legal industry’s first team chat and collaboration hub, announced its partnership and integration with NetDocuments. The integration synchronizes workspaces between ThreadKM and NetDocuments, bringing files in NetDocuments directly into live, threaded conversations within the matter. See their release:

NetDocuments also announced that it has achieved SOC 2+ certification, enhanced end-to-end application layer search index encryption, and next generation erasure coding data storage. Read more here:


Casepoint has announced the launch of CaseAssist, claimed to be the first artificial intelligence ediscovery case evaluation system available for all clients on all matters hosted in Casepoint, at no additional cost. See our full article here:

Fronteo has been named as one of the first RelativityOne Certified Partners by kCura. RelativityOne is the cloud version of Relativity and the partner program recognises partners who have made a significant commitment to offering solutions using RelativityOne. Read more here:

Ricoh has unveiled an enhanced eDiscovery on Demand solution – users now have access to new analysis and review functions that help them interact with and filter ESI before review or production.

Zapproved Inc announced the five winners for ediscovery excellence and honored Michael Arkfeld for lifetime achievement at the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards Celebration, presented by Zapproved at the New World Stages in New York. See the winners here:

And Catalyst, provider of uber scalable document repositories for discovery and regulatory compliance, announced the launch of an enhanced native document viewer for Catalyst Insight. For the first time, reviewers can handle a variety of document types through a single, unified viewer.: 

Catalyst also announced that Daniel Au Yeung, a veteran business leader with more than 20 years in the e-discovery and litigation support industry, is now head of product management, where he will oversee the planning, direction, definition, and communication of all software products.

News released immediately before LTNY included an announcement from Compliance Discovery Solutions, an integrated eDiscovery services and managed review provider, that it has once again earned kCura’s Relativity Best in Service designation, which recognizes Relativity authorized partners who provide an exceptional Relativity experience for end users. This is the third consecutive year Compliance has been named to this group of Relativity partners.

And Amy Hinzmann joined Consilio in a newly created role as managing director of Client Experience. Hinzmann will report directly to Consilio’s Chief Revenue Officer, Jon Resnick, and will work closely with him to identify ways to continue providing excellent and consistent service for existing, as well as new clients. Read more here:

Altep Inc. announced that they have adopted Brainspace, a leading concept analytics platform, to assist in eDiscovery matters. Using a patented machine learning platform, Brainspace offers concept searching, clustering, document classification, and interactive data visualization features which allow users to quickly organize and assess large data sets, streamlining the eDiscovery process. Read more here:

New platform alert

New cloud-based legal tech platform was demoed for the first time after receiving $5m of fresh investment. allows fee-earners to work on collaborative litigation, exchange information, manage their time and billing, create invoices and monitor ongoing tasks in one platform.


To read our summary of the Legaltech New York keynote by Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and author of The Second Machine Age, click here

If your announcement is missing send us a link and we’ll tweet an updated version mid-week.