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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.

23/03/2020

Recovering from COVID-19: “We must be brave”

We speak to slicedbread project manager Jennie Strickland-Grogan (pictured above), who came down with COVID-19 while in the middle of a major client project. She is now recovering from the virus and wants to spread a message of hope.

23/03/2020

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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.

19/03/2020

Intapp launches “new era” with OnePlace for Marketing

Intapp is today (18 March) formally launching its consolidated cloud-based OnePlace for Marketing platform, bringing together within one UI the capabilities of DealCloud, gwabbit and OnePlace. The platform includes native integration with Intapp’s risk and compliance and practice management products and will see the Palo Alto- headquartered company begin heavily focusing on customers who buy into the commercial benefits of its ‘out of the box’ full suite capability in a launch that Intapp says marks a “new era.”

18/03/2020

Intapp launches "new era" with OnePlace for Marketing

Intapp is today (18 March) formally launching its consolidated cloud-based OnePlace for Marketing platform, bringing together within one UI the capabilities of DealCloud, gwabbit and OnePlace. The platform includes native integration with Intapp’s risk and compliance and practice management products and will see the Palo Alto- headquartered company begin heavily focusing on customers who buy into the commercial benefits of its ‘out of the box’ full suite capability in a launch that Intapp says marks a “new era.”

18/03/2020

Startup Corner: SimplyAgree

In February we saw the announcement that signature and closing management tool SimplyAgree is now available through Reynen Court’s solution store, enabling law firms to deploy it as a pre-vetted app.

We ask co-founders Will Norton (CEO) and Sam Beutler for the low down on the Nashville-headquartered company.

11/03/2020

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.

10/03/2020

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DocsCorp and RPost unveil cleanDocs/RMail integration

DocsCorp and RPost today (10 March) unveil a new integration between cleanDocs and RMail that simplifies and automates email security, e-delivery proof, e-signatures, and privacy compliance.

10/03/2020

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.

09/03/2020

Collabor8.IT ILTA COVID-19 Opensource

Statement from Litera on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal IT Insider is leveraging our pretty uniquely global and unbiased reach to help you share, understand and disseminate information relating to the coronavirus. Here is a statement from Litera, to help customers understand the steps it is taking to reduce risk and how that will impact, or not impact, customers and staff. It is reducing international movement and reviewing its attendance at events and conferences.

06/03/2020

Epiq, Ryuk ransomware, and shared responsibility

Epiq’s cybersecurity attack started with a TrickBot infection that led to it being hit by the Ryuk ransomware, computer help Bleeping Computer has reported, citing a source in the cybersecurity industry. It’s a timely reminder that just because data is in the cloud doesn’t guarantee its safety.

05/03/2020

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Visualfiles' iManage integration + Womble Bond Dickinson to rollout CMS further to drive efficiency

LexisNexis this week announced an integration between Visualfiles and iManage Work; a significant development for firms considering the future of their workflow and case management solutions, with Womble Bond Dickinson planning to rollout the CMS to new teams to drive efficiency.

05/03/2020

Visualfiles’ iManage integration + Womble Bond Dickinson to rollout CMS further to drive efficiency

LexisNexis this week announced an integration between Visualfiles and iManage Work; a significant development for firms considering the future of their workflow and case management solutions, with Womble Bond Dickinson planning to rollout the CMS to new teams to drive efficiency.

05/03/2020

Coronavirus: ILTA to push ahead with meetings + circulates COVID-19 survey

ILTA has said that it will push ahead with its scheduled 2020 events as it closely monitors COVID-19 updates and it has circulated a survey to gauge members and business partners’ plans in relation to the virus.

04/03/2020

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.

03/03/2020

Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says ‘we want to be first’

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.

02/03/2020

Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says 'we want to be first'

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.

02/03/2020

Plesner selects Ascertus for iManage 10 upgrade and RAVN Insight rollout

Leading Danish law firm Plesner has selected Ascertus to upgrade to iManage 10 and rollout RAVN Insight.

02/03/2020

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.

28/02/2020

GC Privacy round table – book your own event

Tonight (25 February) we are hosting a private discussion and dinner at Boisdale, Belgravia, with general counsel from some of the best-known global brands to discuss how they assure compliance with privacy law within their organisations.

25/02/2020

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.

25/02/2020

Skills 2020 – the highlights

Oz Benamram, currently chief knowledge officer at White & Case, brings you the highlights of the Skills 2020 knowledge management session hosted by White & Case during Legaltech20

19/02/2020

Global legal hackathon – the details

We weren’t going to cover this thanks to a certain hackathon malaise but have now received the press release for the 90th time (and we like the sponsors involved and there is a strong A2J angle and the Global Legal Hackathon has been created to coincide with International Women’s Day) so here it is – get involved

14/02/2020

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Collabor8.IT – TalkingTech

\\\Collabor8.IT – Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill spoke with Michele DeStefano, professor of law at the University of Miami and founder of LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) on the topic of ‘What now for innovation post COVID-19.’

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