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ALA and iManage Co-hosting the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon – February 22-24, Chicago

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and iManage are proud to announce their selection as co-hosts for the Chicago site for the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, February 22-24. The Global Legal Hackathon is the largest legal technology innovation event in the world. In 2018, more than 40 cities and 22 countries participated, and this year it is likely to be even bigger.

15/02/2019

Updated: Linklaters Nakhoda launches deal platform ISDA Create – and what that really means

In recognition of the fact that data extraction and analysis is far harder than often billed and very much a long, not a short game, Linklaters’ technology arm Nakhoda is working towards “breaking the loop” in the creation of yet more unstructured data, the first incarnation of which is a new online document negotiation platform launched in conjunction with ISDA. We speak to Nakhoda founder Edward Chan and COO Partha Mudgil.

15/02/2019

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Exclusive: Thomson Reuters Labs selects latest incubator partner

Thomson Reuters Labs has selected the latest entrant into its highly sought-after incubator program, and will be working together on a proof of concept, we can reveal.

14/02/2019

IP management platform Anaqua receives "major investment" from European PE house Astorg

In a move that will be noted with interest by Anaqua’s many in-house clients including Siemens, GSK and British American Tobacco, Anaqua has announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm.

14/02/2019

IP management platform Anaqua receives “major investment” from European PE house Astorg

In a move that will be noted with interest by Anaqua’s many in-house clients including Siemens, GSK and British American Tobacco, Anaqua has announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm.

14/02/2019

DAC adopts Tessian to support new cyber strategy

DAC Beachcroft LLP has adopted Tessian’s machine learned-based email security platform to support the firm’s new cyber security strategy.

14/02/2019

More than four out of five legal departments plan to use AI for contract review within a year

The vast majority of legal departments within large US corporates expect to be using artificial intelligence for the analysis and review of contracts and agreements within the next year. More than a third are already employing contract AI and half expect their spending in this area to increase in 2019, according to a new survey carried out by Ari Kaplan Advisors and supported by Seal Software.

13/02/2019

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BigHand announces rash of hires and promotions

BigHand will today (13 February) announce the formation of a newly expanded account management function to better support its customers in operating more efficiently as a business. Dan Wales, Strategic Accounts Director will lead the Top-100 and EMEA account team reporting into Dan Speed, MD UK.

13/02/2019

#GlenLegal19 – Conference Programme, Running Order and Attendees

Less than 3 weeks to go until #GlenLegal19
The Legal IT Insider team are all over it!
We have a limited amount of availability so if you would like to ATTEND, SPONSOR or LEARN more please email me on jeremy.hill@liti.co.uk

13/02/2019

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Legal tech win: Hogan Lovells selects FileTrail for records management

FileTrail just announced Am Law top 10 and leading global law firm Hogan Lovells has selected FileTrail to replace its legacy records management system. The firm also has chosen FileTrail GPS, Governance Policy Suite, to advance its commitment to information governance.

13/02/2019

Evisort Announces $4.5 Million in Seed Funding

This just in from Evisort; 2018 was a year of firsts for Evisort. Its founders, Jerry Ting (CEO) and Jake Sussman (COO) from Harvard Law and Amine Anoun (CTO) from MIT, graduated and then expanded Evisort’s operations from the Harvard Innovation Labs to offices in Boston and Silicon Valley.

12/02/2019

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Legaltech19 Product Innovation Competition Winners

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, executive director at Buying Legal Council gives us her insights arising from ALM’s new Product Innovation Competition at this year’s Legalweek Conference in New York, in which she was a judge. “Our industry clearly is in transition from a labor-intensive delivery model to a more technology and process-enabled model,” she says.

12/02/2019

Fundraising breakfast: Can legal tech really help with access to justice?

The question of whether legal technology can really improve access…

12/02/2019

UK Top 50 IT Team Profiles: Clifford Chance

As part of our huge project to profile the UK top 200 law firms’ IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Clifford Chance’s CIO Paul Greenwood about the structure and strategy of the magic circle firm’s IT team; why the innovation and operations teams have been split; and what the strategic priorities are for 2019.

11/02/2019

#GlenLegal19 – The agenda and speakers!

We’re excited to publish the agenda for #Glenlegal 2019, which includes speakers who are flying in from around the world for the occasion. The event, which is pretty much at capacity (we will start a waiting list next week), is free to attend for CIOs and legal IT leaders. Vendors, who will be officially announced and thanked shortly, should contact jeremy.hill@liti.co.uk if you are not already sponsoring the event and would like further information. Well done to our conference director Mel Firth on putting together what I hope you will agree is a fantastic line up.

08/02/2019

Vendors “contribute technology and tools” to Global Legal Hackathon

Vendors including Neota Logic, Kira Systems and Diligen are giving access to their software and tools for the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) as part of a tech hub available to help thousands of hackers build their projects and minimum viable products.

08/02/2019

Vendors "contribute technology and tools" to Global Legal Hackathon

Vendors including Neota Logic, Kira Systems and Diligen are giving access to their software and tools for the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) as part of a tech hub available to help thousands of hackers build their projects and minimum viable products.

08/02/2019

DWF confirms £75m float on the London Stock Exchange

DWF has confirmed that it is to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and expects to raise around £75m, which it will “invest in operations and infrastructure including in additional IT systems and certain strategic initiative change programmes in support of its managed services work.”

08/02/2019

Sponsor six stalwarts of the UK Legal IT community to cycle 100km round a lake (ok, loch)

Representing the crème de la crème of UK legal and cycling under the LITIG team banner, IT leaders David Aird, John Craske, Keith Feeny, Andy Taylor, Stuart Whittle and David Wood will be taking on the gruelling 100km (66 miles) of the Etape Loch Ness, inappropriately clad head to toe in “figure-accentuating” Lycra™.  This all after spending a day trekking to the start line in Inverness. Here’s how you can help.

08/02/2019

Pinsent Masons partners with CoVentured on search engine challenge

Pinsent Masons is working with CoVentured, a platform designed to promote collaboration by connecting corporates with start-ups around the globe, Legal IT Insider has learnt. The firm is currently seeking applications from start-ups to help solve what it describes as “an international search engine challenge.”

06/02/2019

Enable hires Jake Laliberte to spearhead growth in North America

Enable Business Solutions has hired legal tech industry veteran Jake Laliberte to head-up further growth in North America, supporting the expansion of its proposal software PitchPerfect into the region, we can reveal. Laliberte will be supported by Michael Davis, who was formerly at Thomson Reuters Elite.

06/02/2019

Legal tech win: Council of Europe selects NetDocuments from Tikit

Europe’s leading human rights organisation has selected NetDocuments in partnership with Tikit, in a huge win for the two vendors that first partnered in 2017.

06/02/2019

Elite partners with Legal Tracker competitor Apperio

The announcement below will go out today (6 February) from Thomson Reuters Elite – legal spend software provider Apperio is to enter its partnership ecosystem. Doesn’t Apperio compete with Elite’s matter management and e-billing solution Legal Tracker?

06/02/2019

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\\\Collabora8.IT-Reimagining legal services post-COVID-19: Join our webinar with Mitchell Kowalski

\\\Collabor8.IT – Business continuity webinar: We talk leadership priorities with Litera’s CEO Avaneesh Marwaha

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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