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LawTechUK sandbox will “accelerate and embed” innovation

The legal sector has widely welcomed a new initiative between Tech Nation, the Lawtech Delivery Panel and the Ministry of Justice, to support digital transformation, including the launch of a LawTech Sandbox. We bring you industry reaction.

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Over half of legal sector workers say they need more help to work productively from home

A survey of British working habits since the coronavirus lockdown began has found that more than three quarters (77%) of workers in the legal profession believe the lockdown has proven they can work effectively from home but over half say their company ought to be doing more to help.

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Webinar with Wilson Allen: Billing post-COVID-19 and the roadmap to becoming paperless

On 28 May at 4pm BST we will speak to Shishir Shetty, vice president of technology services at Wilson Allen, and Nick Hodgson, finance director at Bevan Brittan – a client of Wilson Allen’s Proforma Tracker – about the challenges that law firms are facing; managing year end; and what firms can do now, given that the recovery from COVID-19 is expected to be a long and bumpy road. Sign up here.

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Comment: Strategic alignment – are you all on the same page?

As the legal industry grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it may seem premature for law firms, law companies and legal tech vendors to consider how best to compete once life returns to whatever ‘normal’ the future may hold. Yet life will go on – and all legal services businesses will need to equip themselves to survive (and thrive) in the post-pandemic environment.

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Is it a Reynen Court? Is it a Teams? Is it a HighQ? No, it’s a Lupl

The biggest story of the week is the launch of Lupl, which describes itself as the world’s first open industry platform for legal matters – leaving many in the industry (including us if we’re completely honest) somewhat confused and wondering if it’s a new Reynen Court, or Microsoft Teams or Thomson Reuters HighQ (because clearly we need a box to put stuff in). Turns out, it’s none of them.

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PH Balance: A look at the Paul Hastings hardship fund

Am Law top 50 law firm Paul Hastings has received public praise for its COVID-19 relief fund for employees. We asked managing director for innovation and knowledge, Nicola Shaver, to tell us how the fund arose and how it works.

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\\\Collabor8.Live – With CIOs of Winston & Strawn & Baker McKenzie Live

In a brand-new series of on-camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.

TODAY we are honored to kick off the series with simultaneous live interviews with Baker McKenzie’s global CIO Daniel Surowiec and Winston & Strawn’s CIO David Cunningham.

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\\\Collabor8.Live – With CIOs of Winston & Strawn & Baker McKenzie Live

In a brand-new series of on-camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.

TODAY we are honored to kick off the series with simultaneous live interviews with Baker McKenzie’s global CIO Daniel Surowiec and Winston & Strawn’s CIO David Cunningham.

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\\\Collabor8.Live – With CIOs of Winston & Strawn & Baker McKenzie Live

In a brand-new series of on-camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.

TODAY we are honored to kick off the series with simultaneous live interviews with Baker McKenzie’s global CIO Daniel Surowiec and Winston & Strawn’s CIO David Cunningham.

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\\\Collabor8.Live – With CIOs of Winston & Strawn & Baker McKenzie Live

In a brand-new series of on-camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.

TODAY we are honored to kick off the series with simultaneous live interviews with Baker McKenzie’s global CIO Daniel Surowiec and Winston & Strawn’s CIO David Cunningham.

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Zoom sued by bible group in new class action

Zoom is being sued for breach of contract and privacy violations in a new class action by a Saint Paulus church group in San Francisco, which claims that its bible class was ‘Zoombombed’ by a “known offender” who shared deeply disturbing pornographic video footage.

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G&Tea Webinar: Back to work open forum and discussion

With COVID-19 lockdowns being eased globally, law firms, legal tech vendors and corporates are starting to think about sending staff back to the office, but should they, in what time frame, and with what protections in place? This is your discussion forum but we’re excited to welcome The Law Society’s director of strategic relationships, Stephen Denyer, as well as acclaimed legal tech commentator Zach Abramowitz.

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Edward Wilson appointed as CEO of Autologyx

Edward Wilson has been appointed as CEO of digital operations platform Autologyx. He takes over from founder and now chief technology officer Ben Stoneham.

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MinterEllison closes $2bn real estate deal – over the phone

Australia’s largest property deal of 2019 between Urbanest and Scape Australia has completed over a telephone call, in what legal and consulting firm MinterEllison says shows how business is adapting to working in the current COVID-19 environment.

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Webinar: The security risks – and solutions – of remote working

On Thursday 7 May we discussed post-COVID-19 security with NetDocuments VP of product strategy Peter Buck and were joined in the webinar by both listeners posting questions in the chat section, and on screen by a number of high profile lawyers and IT heads who contributed to an interactive and spontaneous conversation.

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The inequality of the COVID-19 lockdown

It’s a truism to say that COVID-19 is one of the biggest challenges that the legal sector has ever experienced both professionally and personally, with those two subsets of our lives more blurred than ever before. But I’d argue that what is required right now are honest and unembarrassed conversations about the fact that in the legal and legal tech profession primary carers – and that is typically women – are likely to be hardest hit unless we take steps to prevent that.

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Legal IT wins, deals, movers and launches

In this roundup: Clio data suggests new legal matters down by over 30%; Hans Haglund joins Foundation Software Group as VP of business development; BLM announces new IT director; CTS appoints Ed Smyth as new COO and CFO; Quill expands its headcount by three; Tikit enters new partnership with viu; Maples Teesdale selects Ascertus for iManage cloud rollout; Juro launches must read ‘How to build a legal team’ eBook; CloudNine launches CloudNine Data Wrangler; Proact launch new service for managed Office 365 backup; Smart Time automates time entry submission with “Approver” Module

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CWJ Solicitors: Switching from Enterprise to SOS just in time for lockdown

Clarkson Wright & Jakes has swapped out Thomson Reuters Elite Envision for cloud-based practice and case management system SOS Connect, having gone live with the new software just before COVID-19 hit.

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To Zoom or not to Zoom, that really is the question

We speak to law firms, clients and security advisers in the most comprehensive piece of analysis around Zoom in the legal sector.

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Litera LIVE! and Rocket Aid: Molly Bloom and ‘Cliff from Cheers’ add glamour to a week of online conferences

Well we’ve made it through another COVID-19 quarantined week and this week both Rocket Matter and Litera pulled off successful online conferences with the proceeds of both going to charity.