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Breaking news: Litera acquires the lion’s share of Kira Systems

In another acquisition that will rock the legal tech market, Litera has acquired the law firm business of contract review leader Kira Systems, which as part of the transaction is spinning off its corporate market business in a new company called Zuva, which will be led by Kira’s founder and CEO, Noah Waisberg. Kira Systems, which was approached […]

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Breaking: Linklaters selects iManage Work 10

Bringing a conclusive end to any speculation as to which document and email management system it would select, Linklaters has gone with iManage Work 10, meaning that all five of the magic circle firms now use iManage. Linklaters is a Documentum customer and in 2016 selected NetDocuments email management solution Decisiv. The London-headquartered firm is known to […]

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Video: The Insider speaks with Facebook’s legal ops lead for EMEA

My thanks to Anjali Kashyap, Facebook’s legal operations and outside counsel management lead for EMEA, for speaking with me on one of the final episodes of Litera TV. We chatted about the legal team at Facebook and what its tech stack looks like, as well as what Kashyap’s strategic priorities are and the changes in […]

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Comment: Five stages of developing a solid business case for legal tech

Technology is changing the legal sector but there’s still a reluctance within some companies to adopt and implement digital tools – a hesitancy driven by perceived costs, concerns about data security, and a lack of technological knowledge. So, if you’re a staunch digital champion in your organization, how do you go about building a business case for legal tech? How do you sell your vision and get buy-in?

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Webinar replay: Microsoft Teams for Legal – How to Best Design Teams and Channels

It was a lively crowd that turned up for our recent webinar with Prosperoware on Microsoft Teams for Legal – how to best design Teams and Channels. Prosperoware has been at the forefront of deploying Teams in the legal sector and in this webinar CEO Keith Lipman shared tried and tested best practices in terms […]

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Linklaters rolls out verification platform across London and Hong Kong SAR offices

Linklaters is rolling out Atticus, a web-based platform that streamlines the verification of public-facing documents across its London and Hong Kong offices. Atticus creates a workflow in which users upload supporting documents to verify each statement, automating the process and generating verification reports. In addition, Atticus gives all relevant parties on a transaction access to […]

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Comment: Why legal professionals can’t afford to keep making cybersecurity mistakes

Remote work has exacerbated the data loss prevention problem. Not only have we become more reliant on email to stay connected with colleagues during the pandemic, but staff have had to deal with other factors that impede their concentration at work. But what can IT leaders do to tackle the DLP problem?

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Onna unveils new MS Teams connectors for data collection

Data integration platform Onna has unveiled key enhancements to its Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Exchange connectors, increasing customers’ ability to discover and collect Microsoft data for litigation and investigations.   Onna’s connectors provide API-based integrations with the most popular collaboration and productivity tools, extracting, then processing and indexing all available data and metadata to give organizations one view of their […]

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Epona launches DMS for Teams

US-headquartered document management solutions provider Epona has unveiled a new product that enables users to natively access SharePoint DMS data in Microsoft Teams, via a single interface. DMSforTeams allows users to both access and collaborate on their DMS-based files through one interface. Using DMSforTeams, we’re told that users can navigate all information in one single […]

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Bank of England cloud warning: Legal services need appropriate risk management

Hybrid IT solutions will become more popular as a result of a series of high-profile warnings around cloud technology, according to leading technology resource supplier Xperience, which says that legal services businesses need to ensure they are discharging their regulatory obligations in light of the ‘opacity’ of cloud providers. The prediction follows the Bank of […]

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Legal IT catch up – My marketplace or yours?

It’s all about the marketplace, as Priori adds three big legal tech vendors to its roster; ALSP Factor launches partnership programme (aka marketplace) Factor Connect, and Prelimine LLC, the litigation-focused Microsoft Word application developer, announces a partnership with ‘app store for legal’ Reynen Court. Oh yes and Slaughter and May launches a new client innovation network, which isn’t […]

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Webinar: Microsoft Teams for Legal – How to Best Design Teams and Channels

Many firms are struggling with how to deploy and structure Microsoft Teams with proper Teams and Channels. Prosperoware has been at the forefront of deploying Teams in legal and in this webinar will share and demonstrate tried and tested best practices. Join us on 5 August at 5.15pm BST, 12.15 ET to discuss: Structuring Teams […]

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ICYMI: First UK Interview with Disco Post-IPO

We speak with Disco’s general manager for EMEA, Stephen Dearing, about what the legal tech unicorn company plans to do now, in an exclusive first UK interview post the IPO.

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Eversheds Sutherland appoints first-ever chief transformation officer as BigLaw expands the C-Suite

Eversheds Sutherland has appointed the former director of transformation for insurance giant QBE Insurance as its first-ever chief transformation officer, effective from August 2021. Ronan Hanrahan will lead a centralised project and change management function. He will report directly to managing partner Keith Froud and join the firm’s International Operations Leadership Team. Froud said: “This is […]

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Comment: Is your firm in the driving seat against cyber threats?

By Steve Whiter, director of Appurity Not a day seems to go by these days without another report of a ‘hacking’ incident of some sort creating copy in the relevant media. Only very recently, a U.K. listed law firm reported suffering a cyberattack according to a filing to the London Stock Exchange. After discovering an intrusion […]

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University of Oxford/SRA report finds lack of financial capital the biggest barrier to investment in legal tech

A major independent study into innovation in the legal sector has revealed that while the majority of law firms are making increasing use of day-to-day technology, a lack of financial capital is still regarded as the biggest barrier to investment in technology. Of law firms’ future plans for technology, it is interesting to note that […]

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Dictalogic wins UK top 200 firm Morrisons as Microsoft injects a further $25k

Cloud digital dictation challenge rDictalogic has won UKTop 200 law firm Morrisons Solicitors as a client and received the second tranche of a $55k credit note from Microsoft Azure, on which Dictalogic is built. Morrisons, according to our UK top 200, is a BigHand dictation customer. Dictalogic uses Microsoft’s cognitive speech engine to convert speech […]

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Video: Understanding the lawyer brain in order to effect change, with Dr. Larry Richard

If I could encourage you to listen to one person in order to understand how lawyers tick and why change and innovation is hard – plus why the awful “non-lawyer” label exists- it’s Dr. Larry Richard. We have to understand where we are really at, before we can work out how to get to where […]

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Read the July/August Orange Rag Here!

Hi and welcome to the last Orange Rag newsletter before we break for the summer – albeit travel plans are looking a bit thin on the ground for most of us. Whereas many of us would by now be looking forward to getting together at ILTA in August, it’s more likely than not that you […]

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Disco busts through IPO pricing estimate at $32 a share

eDiscovery vendor CS Disco, Inc. yesterday (20 July) announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at $32.00 per share. When Disco first set terms for the IPO in mid-July, the price was said to be between a range of $26 and $29 a share. The $32 is […]