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Debevoise swaps out Elite Enterprise for Aderant

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has chosen Aderant Expert for its practice management software – according to our brand new US top 200 PMS chart Debevoise was previously an Elite Enterprise customer.


Mimecast for the DMS? Prosperoware releases CAM business continuity

Described by one CIO as ‘Mimecast for the DMS’ Prosperoware has launched a major new feature for its legal content management system CAM – the ability to provide business continuity for iManage and NetDocuments.



“I never anticipated selling in three years:” Doxly’s CEO Haley Altman talks Litera and female founders

Fresh from the news that transaction management platform Doxly has been acquired by Litera Microsystems, we speak to Doxly founder and CEO Haley Altman about whether this was all part of the grand strategy and what advice she has for the comparatively few female founders out there.


Updated: Predictive search and text analytics startup ayfie gets $10m funding injection

Congrats to the ayfie team on its latest funding round of $10m to spur growth in North America. SVP of business development in EMEA Peter Richards, says “We raised $10 million in funding to accelerate growth and vertical expansion. With the help of the funding, we can get even more aggressive on growth in the Legal Tech and Financial Tech markets.” Slightly unusually the backers are still undisclosed.


Elevate makes ContraxSuite, Cael Project and Cael BillPrep available on the Reynen Court app

Elevate announces today (15 August) that it will make three of its technology products available on the legal tech app platform Reynen Court, which enables law firms to deploy pre-vetted, security-tested applications within their own technology environments, either on-premise or in the cloud.


Updated: Litera acquires Doxly in bid to corner the US/UK transaction management market

Following a run of recent high profile acquisitions, Litera Microsystems has acquired US transaction management platform Doxly. It follows the acquisition in July of Workshare, as part of which Litera now owns UK transaction management platform Transact: this latest acquisition brings together two of the leading solutions from the US and UK markets.


DocsCorp launches cleanDocs integration with iManage SPM to link email controls to ethical walls

In its first joint product with iManage, DocsCorp cleanDocs now integrates with Security Policy Manager to link email controls to the ethical walls governing a matter in order to prevent data loss through emailing the wrong recipient. We speak to co-founder and president Dean Sappey.


Advertisement launches rebranded version of LexisOne for US market announced today (14 August) that they have officially launched their legal360 optimize practice management software solution for the North American marketplace: this launch marks the first fully integrated version of the software following their acquisition of the LexisOne solution from LexisNexis at the start of this year. Rebranded as legal360 optimize, the new solution is described by Microsoft microas a ‘game changer’.


Countdown to ILTACON 2019 – News and updates

With ILTACON 2019 just a few days away make sure you give us plenty of notice of all your wins and deals so we can help you share the news.


ILTACON 2019 countdown! Munsch Hardt selects Zero’s email management solution

We said there were more wins to come in the run up to ILTA for email management provider Zero and this time it’s NetDocuments client Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. 


Comment: Confusion and obfuscation as BT moves to sell Tikit

While on holiday last week I got a rather out of the blue email on 4 August from a contact in the legal tech sector saying “BT is selling Tikit for £80m but it’s only worth £43m.” Momentarily putting down my highly intellectual murder mystery book, I thought, ‘BT is doing what?!’



Continental Europe IT Profile: Stibbe in Focus

While we have profiled many of the IT teams in the UK Top 100 law firms, we’re excited to say this profile of Stibbe is the first from Continental Europe.


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OpenText bolsters legal tech division with double hire

Following the launch in July of OpenText’s dedicated legal tech vertical, two new account executives have this month started with the London team.


“Our lawyers will gain back time”: Clark Wilson selects Zero for email management

Vancouver-based law firm Clark Wilson has selected email management solution Zero in what we understand is one of a number of significant wins that will be announced by the 2014-founded California-headquartered company in the run up to ILTA 2019.


Litera Microsystems announces Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 finalists

As the countdown to ILTA begins in earnest, Litera Microsystems has announced 15 legal professionals and organisations as finalists for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, which recognise individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their willingness to embrace and drive change.


Something for the legal IT weekend: “Hey client, if I were bad at my job you’d have spent more”

As we slide into the weekend, here’s a quote to provide food for thought about using technology to win business in eDiscovery!


TORONTO PART ONE: The Incubator Scene

Toronto has one of the most vibrant technology scenes in the world and in legal technology has given birth to the likes of Clio, Kira Systems and Diligen as well as one of the first, if not the first, global master of laws in innovation, law and technology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Laws. Caroline Hill talks to some key people about the thriving government-funded incubator scene including the pros and the dangers of government funding.


ICYMI: CLOC announces launch of law firm community

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) has announced the launch of a new community for legal operations professionals at law firms. 


“Stem the bleed”: Juro launches contract reader to digitise legacy contracts

In a major new release for Juro, its contract collaboration platform can now read uploaded PDF contracts in order to extract and store key data within the platform.


The July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now!

The July/August issue of the Orange Rag is out now and should provide you with plenty of food for thought over the summer! The Orange Rag is back at the end of September. Keep your eyes on the website for continued daily news and updates. Editor Caroline Hill will be at ILTA in August – please drop her a line if you want to meet up.


Greenberg’s Recurve-ball

June saw the launch of US law firm Greenberg Traurig shared services subsidiary Recurve, which will be a launchpad for its innovations in technology, project management, alternative staffing and solutions for lawyers and clients that don’t involve the practice of law.


NYC alternative provider QuisLex appoints new London-based CMO

This is a big London hire for New York-headquartered ALSP QuisLex


Diligen launches ML-based self-training system

Diligen today (29 July) announces the availability of Diligen Prodigy, a new self-training system that will enable law firms and legal departments to more rapidly train Diligen to recognise new clause types in contracts.



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