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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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).