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Travers Smith launches free client force majeure app

Travers Smith LLP has launched an app to help clients quickly get to grips with their force majeure exposure in contracts in light of COVID-19.

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Clio commits $1m to help law firms navigate COVID-19 fallout

Practice management vendor Clio has commited $1m to a disaster relief program to help law firms navigate the difficulties that lie ahead in light of the global COVID-19 shut down.

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UK Courts to operate remotely during the Coronavirus pandemic? Let’s be honest, it’s complicated

The Lord Chancellor’s statement yesterday (18 March) suggesting that the majority of criminal court cases will go ahead during the Coronavirus pandemic reminded me of the conversations I’m having with my own children about our rigorous timetable of activities now that UK schools are shut. It’s extremely unlikely to happen and for everyone’s wellbeing, we’d be better off working out what the new normal really does look like.

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Linklaters formally launches Legal Ops function + grad scheme

Linklaters today (10 March) formally launched a heavyweight combined legal operations function and graduate recruitment scheme, having first announced the legal ops function in June last year.

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On the sofa with Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk

At Legal IT Insider we try hard to promote women every day, not just on International Women’s Day, and we are publishing a series of interviews with senior and inspiring women in the legal profession that will come out every month in 2020. But who better to mark #IWD20 than Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk, who is a fierce champion of women in law and whose First 100 Years sets out to celebrate a centenary of women being able to practise.

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ILTA COVID-19 virtual roundtable: live feed

ILTA is conducting a webinar this evening (5 March) regarding the legal community’s response to COVID-19, with around 800 people registered to dial in. We will be providing you with live coverage.

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Epiq takes systems offline after ransomware attack

eDiscovery and managed services giant Epiq has taken its systems offline globally after being hit by a ransomware attack, but says so far there is no evidence of unauthorised transfer or misuse of data.

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DocuSign to acquire Seal Software for $188m

Having become Seal Software’s first corporate investor in March last year with a $15m injection, New York Stock Exchange-listed eSignature provider DocuSign has announced its intention to acquire the contract analytics and AI technology provider for $188M in cash.

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Litera doubles its transaction management customers in six months

Litera will say today (27 February) that it has more than doubled the number of customers using its transaction management platform, Litera Transact, over the past six months.

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Litera doubles its transaction management customers in six months

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SaaS contract management tool LinkSquares raises $14.5m

SaaS contract management and analysis tool LinkSquares has raised $14.5…

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SaaS contract management tool LinkSquares raises $14.5m

SaaS contract management and analysis tool LinkSquares has raised $14.5 million in Series A financing led by Jump Capital. New investor First Ascent Ventures and existing investors MassMutual Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital also participated in the round. The company has raised $21.4 million to date, and will use the financing to expand its engineering, […]

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LOD Legal: ‘in-house only’ challenger law firm set for further expansion

LOD has established LOD Legal, a challenger to more traditional law firm models. Staffed by over 30 former in-house lawyers, LOD Legal is already providing external legal advice to clients in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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Dentons 3E: The master plan is coming together

Dentons has selected Thomson Reuters Elite 3E as its practice management system as it delivers on a mammoth five-year IT strategy or ‘master plan’ that, global CIO Marcel Henri tells us, is coming together.

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Dentons 3E: The master plan is coming together

Dentons has selected Thomson Reuters Elite 3E as its practice management system as it delivers on a mammoth five-year IT strategy or ‘master plan’ that, global CIO Marcel Henri tells us, is coming together.

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Eversheds Sutherland International appoints partner to head client-facing tech + LPM + KM role

Eversheds Sutherland International has appointed Rachel Broquard, a partner in its corporate group, to the newly created role of service excellence partner, which is an evolution of the tech and innovation role formerly held by Andrew McManus. We hear more on the changing role from managing partner Keith Froud.

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Eversheds Sutherland International appoints partner to head client-facing tech + LPM + KM role

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EY appoints senior manager for legal operations in Mexico

EY has appointed Daniel Santiago Acevedo Sanchez as senior manager for legal operations services, charged with developing EY Law’s capabilities in legal ops/legal tech for in-house legal teams in Latin America.

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EY appoints senior manager for legal operations in Mexico

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Upgrade deadline looms for firms using Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013

This post was originally published on this siteMicrosoft has confirmed…