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New workflow report shows task management in need of urgent modernisation

An extensive report out today (8 July) reveals the impact that the pandemic has had on support staff numbers and work allocation, with task management clearly in need of urgent modernisation.

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New workflow report shows task management in need of urgent modernisation

An extensive report out today (8 July) reveals the impact that the pandemic has had on support staff numbers and work allocation, with task management clearly in need of urgent modernisation.

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Bryter appoints new EMEA VP of sales

Bryter has appointed Christian Werling as its new EMEA Vice President of Sales. Based in Dusseldorf, Werling has over 20 years of experience in analytics, big data and fintech.

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Video: The Insider brings you a ConnectLive debrief

Editor Caroline Hill speaks to iManage’s CEO Neil Araujo about the highlights of ConnectLive 2021 and the past year. iManage has grown in staff and adopted Microsoft Azure as its global cloud platform, as it attains Microsoft Co-sell status. What does all of this mean for customers? And what does ‘making knowledge work’ really mean?

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Register here: University of Greenwich & ILSA digital rights hackathon – deadline 7 July

The university of Greenwich and LETS Lab is collaborating with the Innovation in Law Studies Alliance to run a virtual ‘digital rights’ hackathon starting on 9th July at 2pm BST to 11 July at 6pm BST, with prize money to be won. The last day to register is tomorrow, 7 July.

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Movers & Shakers: David Wood joins Simmons Wavelength

David Wood has joined Simmons Wavelength to support the growth and delivery of productised services.

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Comment: Process – the Stabilizing Force of the Three Legged Stool

Vince Neicho completes his trilogy for Legal IT Insider with a piece on process – highlighting the importance of the oft mentioned, but essential three-legged stool that is Technology, People, and Process.

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AbacusNext acquires Zola Suite as PMS consolidation continues apace

Legal practice management provider AbacusNext has acquired SaaS PMS provider Zola Suite, as consolidation in that section of the market continues apace.

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Litera acquires Objective Manager

which is used for strategic planning, performance management, and talent engagement in law firms. Objective Manager’s CeO Arlene Adams – founder of Peppermint Technology – is joining Litera.

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David Cunningham joins Reed Smith as first chief innovation officer

In a big name hire for Reed Smith, David Cunningham is joining in the newly-created role of chief innovation officer. Cunningham was most recently CIO at Am Law top 50 law firm Winston & Strawn.

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Taylor Wessing launches LitiGate across its network

UK top 50 law firm Taylor Wessing has launched LitiGate across its network of contentious teams, having been involved over the past three years in developing the litigation case management platform.

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Comment: Digital skills – learning opportunities for lawyers?

For law firms to successfully enact their digital transformation they need the individual lawyers to adopt technology more effectively in their day to day activities. Otherwise, investment is wasted, transformation stalls, costs rise, and market competitiveness is lost, says Mike McGlinchey.

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Wilson Allen becomes strategic technical implementation partner for Foundation

Wilson Allen has expanded and formalised its partnership with Foundation Software – now part of the Litera firm intelligence business unit – moving from working with firms with data preparation to a full-blown technical implementation partner. The Foundation Firm Intelligence platform breaks down data silos, combining information from disparate systems like CRM, time and billing, […]

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Case study: Colin Biggers Paisley gives an in-depth account of its Handshake KM intranet solution roll out

Colin Biggers & Paisley is an Australian legal practice with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and more than 470 staff. This case study provides insight into the practice’s selection process and implementation experience for Aderant’s Handshake Knowledge Management (KM) intranet solution.

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Clarilis appoints Mark Redwood to board as it looks to scale up

Clarilis has appointed former Thomson Reuters president of sales and trading, Mark Redwood, as a non-executive director, we can reveal, as the document automation company looks to scale up its business following its Series B last year. Redwood holds a series of non-executive director roles and was previously chairman of Swedish legal content provider Karnov […]

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Alma Asay joins Crowell & Moring in senior innovation role

Alma Asay has joined Crowell & Moring as senior director of practice innovation and client value. Asay was most recently an evangelist at Litera, which she joined from Integreon in March 2020, having sold her cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory Law to Integreon. In an interesting twist, Litera acquired Allegory last year. At Crowell, we’re […]

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Disco becomes the latest legal tech vendor to file for IPO

eDiscovery vendor CS Disco has become the latest legal tech vendor to file for an IPO – it filed its S-1 form with the SEC on 25 June and proposes to raise up to $100m. Disco has a revenue of $74m and a year-on-year growth of 37%. It says in the IPO prospectus that its […]

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Video: Pride month- Supporting transgender employees in the legal sector

Thank you so much to Amanda Hilton, Luke Williams and David Aird for shedding light on some of the challenges currently facing #lgbt employees – particularly #transgender employees – in the #legalsector #workplace. This is a really important conversation for law firms who need to get their processes and policies in order, and individuals who want to be better allies. David Aird is IT director at […]

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Mishcon de Reya rolls out DraftWise across transactional teams

Mishcon de Reya has rolled out US-based legaltech start-up DraftWise across its transactional teams, with a further review underway into how to use the fledgling firm’s tech within the disputes team. Draftwise recently took part in MDR LAB’s Improve programme.  DraftWise is founded by two ex-Palantir engineers, James Ding and Emre Ozen, and former Clifford Chance lawyer Ozan Yalti in […]

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Movers and shakers: Peppermint appoints new head of product management

Peppermint Technology has appointed Clare Bonsall as its new head of product management – Bonsall was until the end of 2020 senior manager of new product execution at LexisNexis. Bonsall, who we’re told will drive Peppermint’s product strategy while developing new propositions, said: “The recent client acquisitions made by Peppermint, combined with the recent expansion […]