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“A boost for AI”: Harvard Law School puts 6.5m cases online

Litigation analytics just got even more interesting in the US, after the Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School Library last week officially launched its Caselaw Access Project API, which puts the full corpus of published US case law online in order to help developers build tools to analyse the findings. Amy Carroll speaks to lecturer and senior developer Jack Cushman.

05/11/2018

Legal IT Latest: Wins, deals, listings, launches, hires and new products

In a big win for Litera Microsystems, Allen & Overy has chosen to implement Change-Pro Premier and Metadact for its firm-wide document comparison and metadata management. We bring you all the latest wins, deals, hires and launches in brief.

05/11/2018

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Mirroring clients: Why Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a legal operations function

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a global legal operations function, bringing together the firm’s legal project management, pricing, legal process improvement, innovation and automation teams in a single division. The new unit will work to better deploy technology and innovation to provide more effective and efficient services to clients. Amy Carroll speaks to the head of the team, Ian Gilbert.

02/11/2018

Legal Upheaval: A conversation with law professor and author Michele DeStefano

Industry analyst Ari Kaplan spoke with Michele DeStefano, a professor of law at the University of Miami School of law, the founder and executive director of innovation think tank LawWithoutWalls, and author of Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation.

01/11/2018

Elevate expands consulting capabilities in Asia-Pacific with hire of Steven Walker

Elevate  continues to build its international consulting capability with the appointment of Steven Walker as managing director of law department and contracts consulting for Asia Pacific.

01/11/2018

“It will allow us to maintain our competitive edge”: Ince Gordon Dadds becomes UK’s largest listed legal entity

London Stock Exchange-listed law firm Gordon Dadds on Monday (29 October) confirmed the acquisition of Ince & Co in a £43m deal that will create the first top 50 legal firm on the public markets and facilitate investment in better technology and working practices. We speak to Ince chairman Peter Rogan about the listing.

31/10/2018

Start spreading the news: Tessian opens in New York

Spurred on by a year that has seen it raise $13m in Series A funding and revenue grow by over 500%, Tessian (formerly CheckRecipient) has opened its first outside of the UK in New York. The Park Avenue South office is headed by Ben Freeman, who has relocated from Tessian’s London office.

30/10/2018

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Legal IT Insider Accountancy Tech Report: Download it here!

With quotations from BDO, EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Moore Stephens, as well as Hogan Lovells, Tikit, Litera Microsystems, Enable Business Solutions, DocsCorp, HighQ and more, here is our brand new accountancy tech report. It details the similarities – but mostly the differences – between law and accountancy when it comes to attitude to tech and capability. You can download the full report for free here.

26/10/2018

Elite to split as part of TR restructure

Thomson Reuters Elite is in the process of splitting along company-wide customer segments as opposed to product lines and cutting its headcount in line with the wider Thomson Reuters restructuring in a move that while welcomed by many, is creating significant internal tension as staff find out if they still have a role.

25/10/2018

The October issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – includes new Accountancy Tech Report

In this packed issue of the Legal IT Insider, we not only bring you latest breaking news and hottest stories but also our brand new Accountancy Tech Report.

24/10/2018

DLA restructures back office admin and support across North America with BigHand Now

DLA Piper has successfully completed an entire US back office administration and support restructure using task delegation and workflow tool BigHand Now, which has been rolled out to over 2,000 users across all 28 of DLA’s North American offices.

23/10/2018

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British Legal Awards 2018 judgment day

It was a pleasure to judge the British Legal Awards yesterday (22 October) with some of the greats of the legal industry led by Ashurst disputes partner and chair of the City of London Law Society Edward Sparrow. The list of finalists and judges is here.

23/10/2018

Eversheds Sutherland brings in former Barclays lawtech strategist

Eversheds Sutherland has hired ex Barclays lawtech strategy adviser and head of legal automation Darren Jones into its company commercial practice group, in a bid to ensure that technology is an integrated part of its client service.

22/10/2018

Legal tech education: Neota partners with three new universities

An outright leader when it comes to helping legal educators to bring their students’ education into this century, Neota Logic will today (19 October) announce three new education partnerships, with The University of Limerick, Ulster University and London South Bank University, which has launched a new law and technology option for students.

19/10/2018

SAVE THE DATE – The 4th Annual Legal Leaders IT Forum – GlenLegal 2019

The Legal IT Insider team are excited to announce the dates of The 4th Annual Legal Leaders IT Forum – GlenLegal 2019. Chaired by Mike Rebeiro , head of digital and innovation at Macfarlanes and Rick Howell, CIO at Perkins Coie, the conference will be held on Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th March 2019, once again hosted in the awesome surroundings of the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.

19/10/2018

Legal Geek 2018 – The in-house view

Huge congratulations to Jimmy Vestbirk for pulling off the biggest yet Legal Geek conference, with around 2,000 people networking in the new and enlarged Brick Lane venue. Here are some of the highlights of the in-house stage in the morning.

18/10/2018

US litigation analytics: Gavelytics partners with CourtCall and expands offering

Gavelytics will today (17 October) announce a partnership with remote court appearance pioneer CourtCall in a partnership that will help accelerate the growth of Gavelytics’ judicial analytics platform nationally by offering Gavelytics products to thousands more lawyers.

17/10/2018

Updated – New security tech alert: WindTalker to launch content security platform

WindTalker, Inc. will shortly officially launch its new content security platform, which offers law firms control of sensitive information throughout its lifecycle by providing granular protection of the content versus the file.

16/10/2018

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the October issue of the Insider is this Friday – 19 October

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (October) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 19 October – 12 noon UK time on news@legaltechnology.com  Please flag all exclusives so we can give them the appropriate priority treatment.

16/10/2018

Neota appoints London-based global marketing manager

Neota Logic has relocated its head of marketing role to London and appointed Rebecca Tear (formerly Hawkes) from Apperio as global marketing manager in the latest senior hire for the growing New York-headquartered company.

15/10/2018

Trending – “Our members weren’t consulted”: LSSA angered by Law Society’s Clio endorsement

The Legal Software Suppliers Association has reacted angrily to the news last week that The Law Society of England and Wales has endorsed Clio as its first cloud case management system, with the body under fire for not conducting a formal selection process.

15/10/2018

Countdown to Legal Geek – last day to buy tickets

Legal Geek is counting down the days to its third conference on the 17th October, at the Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR. Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill will be speaking on the second stage, come and watch if you can. Here is a link to buy tickets – last day today (15 October).

15/10/2018

How LawWithoutWalls Can Help You Unlock Client Solutions

We asked Leah Cooper (pictured), founder and CEO of Leah Cooper Consulting and a LWOW sponsor this year, to tell you all about it.

12/10/2018

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