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Guest post: Judge Peck declines to order a party to use TAR. What would an English judge have done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City. E-Discovery consultant and respected blogger Chris Dale says he thinks that an English court would have made the order in analogous circumstances. “Judge Peck’s opinion forces a focus on cooperation and the role of the court which are to be our lead topics at our panel. It also draws attention to the role of guides and principles developed outside the rules,” he says.

08/08/2016

Judge Peck, TAR, and Cooperation in Hyles v. New York City

In an Opinion and Order in Hyles v. New York City on 1 August, Judge Peck denied a party’s request to use technology-assisted review (otherwise known as predictive coding.) Hyles provides two important lessons for the e-discovery practitioners looking to get the advantages of TAR, says kCura’s eDiscovery counsel and legal content director David Horrigan in his latest blog.

04/08/2016

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Strategic priorities: Matt Peers, Linklaters

Linklaters’ director of information systems and strategy, Matt Peers, joined the Magic Circle firm in May 2015 from Deloitte, before which he was managing director of IT at Carphone Warehouse. Here, he shares his current strategic priorities and some of the wider perspectives gained from 20 years in the professional services and retail industries.

03/08/2016

Guest post: Selecting a cloud technology vendor? Six top tips

With the legal sector warming to cloud computing, many legal services providers are looking at adopting the technology, via applications such as document management systems (DMS), customer relationship management systems (CRM), and case management systems (CMS). The success of the cloud model to a large extent depends on the cloud service providers’ offering, knowledge and expertise. Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus outlines six key questions to ask when evaluating cloud technology providers.

03/08/2016

Guest post – Legal innovation: Five takeaways from the Legal Horizons Conference

The Legal Horizons Conference in Chicago sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law and consulting firm Janders Dean provided an opportunity to hear the latest in legal service and technology innovation in law firms, legal departments and the legal tech space. While there’s much more going on than can be covered in a post (or the rapid-fire 20-minute sessions that took place), there are some important lessons about where we are in adapting and embracing new ways of delivering legal services.

01/08/2016

Don’t miss the deadline: THIS Friday for the next Insider newsletter

Work on the preparation of the July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is now underway – the deadline for news releases is THIS Friday: 5th July. Please email to Caroline Hill at caroline.hill@liti.co.uk

01/08/2016

Don't miss the deadline: THIS Friday for the next Insider newsletter

Work on the preparation of the July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is now underway – the deadline for news releases is THIS Friday: 5th July. Please email to Caroline Hill at caroline.hill@liti.co.uk

01/08/2016

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Legal IT PR and the Chocolate Teapot – UPDATED

Thanks to some recent PR and marketing/press relations Muppetry – with some channels proving about as useful as a chocolate teapot – we thought it timely to remind people of our requirements. To set all this into context, we are an information provider – our mission is to curate and supply information to our readers that they will find useful. We do not charge vendors and other organisations money for running their stories and press releases – you either get in on the editorial merits of your story or you don’t. The end. (And please don’t whinge if you have sent us a boring story that we haven’t published because it is boring.) All we ask in return for running your stories is that you minimise the production process at this end by supplying content in a convenient and accessible format. So here we go with simple cut-out-and-keep rules…

29/07/2016

“Crazy money” – What the Law Society’s £61m IT project would buy in private practice

Here’s a good one. Which legal IT project costs the same amount as it would cost to implement a major practice management system in every law firm from 50-150 in the top 200 firms in the UK?

Yes, of course, it’s the Law Society’s £61m latest IT venture, which, following a Deloitte IT review, has seen the body put together a roadmap to address the deficiencies in the Law Society’s and Solicitor’s Regulation Authority IT and separate out the two systems.

18/07/2016

Comment: Keeping up with connectivity – why lawyers must overcome their AI fears

With the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence starting to ask more questions of legacy legal technology, Simon Price, UK Managing Director of Recommind (pictured), analyses how lawyers must overcome their suspicion of innovation in order to keep up with the connected world.

15/07/2016

Comment: Of Brexit Fears and Mass Hysteria

Regardless of the scare-mongering and fear over what may come in the always-uncertain global economy, your law firm needs you to remain focused and do the right thing.

14/07/2016

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Tikit’s partnership with (drops cup of tea) NetDocuments

It was an announcement that came as a shock to the market and the ramifications will take time to work out. No, we’re not talking about Brexit, but Tikit’s announcement that it has entered into a worldwide partnership with cloud-based document management system provider NetDocuments, which was just slightly overshadowed two days later by the EU referendum.

11/07/2016

Tikit's partnership with (drops cup of tea) NetDocuments

It was an announcement that came as a shock to the market and the ramifications will take time to work out. No, we’re not talking about Brexit, but Tikit’s announcement that it has entered into a worldwide partnership with cloud-based document management system provider NetDocuments, which was just slightly overshadowed two days later by the EU referendum.

11/07/2016

“We’re trying to be ahead of the curve”: DLA’s partnership with Kira

DLA Piper in mid-June announced that it has partnered with Kira Systems to implement a global artificial intelligence tool for document review in the M&A due diligence process.

While M&A is the starting point for the circa 4,000-lawyer international law firm, Kira’s tech is expected to be applied across its other practice areas, with obvious contenders including capital markets, real estate and the intellectual property and technology team.

08/07/2016

Venture capitalists open their wallets for LegalTech

Nick Abrahams is a partner and APAC technology practice leader for Norton Rose Fulbright and an investor in LawPath. In this article in Australian Financial Review, he reminds us of some of the recent sums invested in legal tech and some of the more interesting acquisitions in the sector.

05/07/2016

All you ever wanted to know about eIDAS – which came into force today

What does Brexit mean for the next piece of EU law that arrived today? EU Regulation 910/2014 also called the ‘eIDAS’ Regulation applies to the UK with no approval from Westminster as of Friday, 1st July. We have news and comment from Legalesign and Adobe

01/07/2016

Comment: Bracing for Brexit – after the shock, what now?

This highly comprehensive comment from a group of heavyweight London-based partners at U.S. law firm Seyfarth Shaw, considers Britain’s exit procedure from the EU; the alternative European frameworks already in existence; and the potential legal implications that you should be aware of, such as contractual issues triggered by Brexit. Well worth reading.

01/07/2016

Brexit – what now? BigLaw v SmallTech

London’s vibrant and growing legal IT startup community looks to be under threat from Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, according to insiders who have voiced concerns over their future ability to access vital talent.

30/06/2016

The June issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – June 2016 #294 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE: Linklaters to drop Tikit Carpe Diem & switch to Intapp Rekoop + roadtest AI options +  Legal Tech startups say they are under threat from Brexit + DLA Piper signs up with AI outfit Kira Systems: “We’re trying to be ahead of the curve!”

29/06/2016

Guest post: eDiscovery opportunities in the Brexit difficulty

There is a lot of uninformed comment around at the moment, not least from the politicians who got us into this mess. Anyone who claims to know where we will be by this time tomorrow, by the end of next month, by the end of next year, by the end of the decade is fooling themselves and you.

I don’t intend to add to it here save only in relation to the small corner of the business world which is my special interest. What will Brexit mean for those whose business involves eDiscovery and its related subjects of privacy, data protection and the rest?

28/06/2016

Comment: Brexit and the Legal IT sector impact.

Brexit! Shock and horror! The end of the world as we know it. Will reduced immigration and an economic downturn force Charles Christian to be out crop picking in the Fens? Will Richard Susskind produce another volume of “Hey – here’s why lawyers are doomed!” Will I be reduced to writing COBOL again, this time under a French nom de plume for banks in Paris?

27/06/2016

Britain votes to leave the EU

The legal sector is reeling this morning at the news that Britain has voted to exit the European Union, as legal IT heads urge rational reflection.

24/06/2016

Tikit's partnership with NetDocuments – some initial reaction

Jason Plant, who blogs in a personal capacity on ‘No Option for Law Firm!’ but in his other life is head of applications technology at DLA Piper, has given his brief ten pennies worth on the news, broken yesterday by Legal IT Insider, that Tikit has entered into a global partnership with NetDocuments. Worth a read.

23/06/2016

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