Alberta-based 50 lawyer firm, McLeod Law has selected NetDocuments to be its document and email management platform. To address stringent document location requirements, the firm will use the NetDocuments ndFlexStore to physically store documents and emails in the cloud, in Microsoft Azure datacenters, in local on-premises stores, or in any combination while simultaneously leveraging NetDocuments’ global cloud platform.
Phoenix Business Solutions, which in April was acquired by Morae Global Corporation, has appointed Mitratech’s EMEA managing director Jason Heyman as global sales director. Heyman will initially be responsible for sales activity and reporting across EMEA and APAC, with further plans to increase this reach to the US region in the coming months.
Stephanie Vaughan is joining iManage as global legal practice director for iManage RAVN, a role which iManage says will see her engage with customers to help them understand and adopt artificial intelligence technology, leveraging her hybrid background as lawyer in Allen & Overy’s market innovations group (MIG).
Wright Hassall’s IT director Martyn Wells is gearing up to take on Britain’s toughest walking trail despite a major setback. Wells, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in March 2017, has been raising funds to support the work of Macmillan nurses over the last 18 months and will push himself further than ever before by taking on the 245 mile Cape Wrath Trail in 10 days starting on August 31.
Ben Weinberger has joined Dentons’ growing in-house consultancy arm Nextlaw In-House Solutions as legal operations director.
Belgian legal tech company Lexigogo BVBA today (20 June) announces the release of a major update of its mobile video contracting app Lexigogo, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Lexigogo is the world’s first mobile app that allows people and businesses to video-record simple agreements they make with each other in a legally binding way and without the need for written contracts.
Global law firm Kennedys has chosen performance management company Clear Review to support its transition from traditional annual appraisals to a culture of continuous performance development.
By all measures, this past CLOC conference in Las Vegas was its largest and most ambitious yet, boasting dozens of education-rich panels. It also showcased a vendor floor of technology and service vendors (including law firms) and made meeting rooms available so that delegates could speak to, learn from and potentially engage these vendors. Part education conference, part trade show, CLOC has become a fixture on the calendar for those interested in technology that impacts legal services delivery.
Elevate has secured a $25m minority investment from Los Angeles-based private equity firm Kayne Partners, in order to scale operations and enhance its Cael enterprise legal management software.
Eversheds’ Andrew McManus shares the highs and lows of the firm’s mobile app journey. When Andrew McManus joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2014, the firm’s IT strategy was focused purely on the delivery of major applications. “It was all about the classic IT projects that took for ever to come to fruition,” he said, speaking at Fliplet’s Apps & Law event earlier this month. “There was no agility and no flexibility. We were in the same position that most law firms were in five years ago but there was a clear sense that there had to be a better way.”
Three-minute watch: Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill catches up with Silvia Hodges Silverstein, CEO of The Buying Legal Council. We discuss recent research from BLC that found a 24% uptick in spend on alternative legal service providers among the largest corporates but a similar uptick in spend on law firms.
Two-minute watch: Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill chats to Chris Bird, general counsel of Wellcome. Wellcome is at the very start of a legal technology journey: at the Buying Legal Council London conference, we discuss Chris’s recent revelations regarding his company’s data needs.
Legal pricing continues to dominate the headlines as Brisbane-based law firm Mullins, a longstanding client of BigHand, makes the decision to extend its relationship with the adoption of financial business intelligence tools BigHand Quantum and BigHand Evaluate, we can reveal.
It’s been a bit quiet on the Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise upgrade front of late but we can reveal that Am Law 100 law firm Crowell & Moring has selected 3E following an extensive and competitive review process.
Does the continued rise in partner pay impact on law firms’ ability and desire to invest in technology and process improvement? In the Orange Rag out next week we will be giving you our educated opinion after a series of high-level conversations but what we can tell you today (17 June) is that the average annual earnings for partners at UK law firms has broken through the £200,000 barrier for the first time.
Infinnium, a startup that is developing solutions to improve law firm information management and business decision-making through AI, has raised a multi-million-dollar seed investment.
As we first revealed at the time it acquired OnePlace, Intapp is to launch a pricing tool, called quite simply Intapp Pricing, to help law firms maximize their profitability with smart scoping, pricing and monitoring.
Integreon talks Microsoft: “If we don’t try to innovate we are in trouble. We are never in trouble if we fail while trying.”
Integreon’s global head of contracts, Mark Ross, looks back with Legal IT Insider at ten years of working with Microsoft.
Legal Week’s Strategic Technology Forum Europe 2019 in Marbella next week will bring together legal technology leaders from across the EMEA region as attendees gather to discuss the future of legal service delivery as well as topical subjects such as the ethics of AI.
We talk to five leading investors about what they look for in legaltech opportunities and the value they believe they can bring including: What makes the sector attractive for later-stage growth and buyout investors? How does legaltech compare to fintech or other areas of technology as an investment proposition? And what particular challenges do they associate with investment in the sector?