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Comment: Practice analysis as a tool to manage the future

By Pieter van der Hoeven, co-founder and CEO of Clocktimizer Most of us have felt the impact of Covid-19 on our agendas. For the majority of legal professionals, the pandemic has made the job of matter planning even more challenging. They must now battle increased uncertainty about when work will start, and what it will include. […]

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Comment: What’s up with WhatsApp for the legal sector?

By Steve Whiter, Director, Appurity Probably the most well-known (and most used) text and voice messaging apps, WhatsApp is beloved by both personal and business users alike. With both end-to-end encryption and relatively robust levels of privacy, it is particularly prevalent within businesses that demonstrate high levels of mobile usage. Indeed, it is used by millions […]

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The roadmap to paperless billing

“The typical manual billing process is a nightmare!” That’s the statement that kicked off our recent webinar with Wilson Allen and Bevan Brittan, looking at the roadmap to paperless billing, particularly now that COVID-19 means there is more urgency and impetus to digitise the billing process.

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Spotlighting Legal Value with Ari Kaplan

Ari Kaplan speaks with Chris Ende, the chief value officer at Goulston & Storrs, and Michael Byrd, the global process owner at Baker McKenzie. Both professionals are board members for the Legal Value Network, a new organization dedicated to the business of law.

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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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Join six leading legal tech journos for Live Week-in-Review Panel

Today (8 May) I’m on a panel of leading legal tech journalists to hash out the week’s news in a live recording of the podcast Legaltech Week. Sign up here.

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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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Clio commits $1m to help law firms navigate COVID-19 fallout

Practice management vendor Clio has commited $1m to a disaster relief program to help law firms navigate the difficulties that lie ahead in light of the global COVID-19 shut down.

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Recovering from COVID-19: “We must be brave”

We speak to slicedbread project manager Jennie Strickland-Grogan (pictured above), who came down with COVID-19 while in the middle of a major client project. She is now recovering from the virus and wants to spread a message of hope.

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UK Courts to operate remotely during the Coronavirus pandemic? Let’s be honest, it’s complicated

The Lord Chancellor’s statement yesterday (18 March) suggesting that the majority of criminal court cases will go ahead during the Coronavirus pandemic reminded me of the conversations I’m having with my own children about our rigorous timetable of activities now that UK schools are shut. It’s extremely unlikely to happen and for everyone’s wellbeing, we’d be better off working out what the new normal really does look like.

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Startup Corner: SimplyAgree

In February we saw the announcement that signature and closing management tool SimplyAgree is now available through Reynen Court’s solution store, enabling law firms to deploy it as a pre-vetted app.

We ask co-founders Will Norton (CEO) and Sam Beutler for the low down on the Nashville-headquartered company.

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Everlaw Raises $62m in Series C funding

This in from cloud eDiscovery vendor Everlaw, which in June 2018 raised $25m, bringing its total funding to $96.6m. This round is notably led by new investor CapitalG, a growth equity fund backed by Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

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Linklaters formally launches Legal Ops function + grad scheme

Linklaters today (10 March) formally launched a heavyweight combined legal operations function and graduate recruitment scheme, having first announced the legal ops function in June last year.

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On the sofa with Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk

At Legal IT Insider we try hard to promote women every day, not just on International Women’s Day, and we are publishing a series of interviews with senior and inspiring women in the legal profession that will come out every month in 2020. But who better to mark #IWD20 than Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk, who is a fierce champion of women in law and whose First 100 Years sets out to celebrate a centenary of women being able to practise.

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Statement from Litera on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal IT Insider is leveraging our pretty uniquely global and unbiased reach to help you share, understand and disseminate information relating to the coronavirus. Here is a statement from Litera, to help customers understand the steps it is taking to reduce risk and how that will impact, or not impact, customers and staff. It is reducing international movement and reviewing its attendance at events and conferences.

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Epiq, Ryuk ransomware, and shared responsibility

Epiq’s cybersecurity attack started with a TrickBot infection that led to it being hit by the Ryuk ransomware, computer help Bleeping Computer has reported, citing a source in the cybersecurity industry. It’s a timely reminder that just because data is in the cloud doesn’t guarantee its safety.

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Visualfiles’ iManage integration + Womble Bond Dickinson to rollout CMS further to drive efficiency

LexisNexis this week announced an integration between Visualfiles and iManage Work; a significant development for firms considering the future of their workflow and case management solutions, with Womble Bond Dickinson planning to rollout the CMS to new teams to drive efficiency.

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Visualfiles' iManage integration + Womble Bond Dickinson to rollout CMS further to drive efficiency

LexisNexis this week announced an integration between Visualfiles and iManage Work; a significant development for firms considering the future of their workflow and case management solutions, with Womble Bond Dickinson planning to rollout the CMS to new teams to drive efficiency.

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Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says 'we want to be first'

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.

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Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says ‘we want to be first’

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.