Top 100 law firm Brabners has selected Lexis InterAction as its customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Over 340 fee earners and staff will have access to InterAction across the firm’s three offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.

InterAction is being integrated with Brabners’ financial system for 360-degree visibility of every single client. According to Legal IT Insider’s top 200, Brabners is still a Lexis Axxia client.

In brief

UK

Eclipse Legal Systems has launched its next generation client self-service platform. TouchPoint+ builds upon Eclipse’s TouchPoint system – a device-independent and interactive experience for legal service providers, their business partners and clients, which uses real-time data from Eclipse’s core Proclaim Case and Practice Management solution.

LEAP, which provides legal software for small law firms, has launched LEAP 365 which enables a lawyer to work seamlessly worldwide on any PC, laptop, smartphone or Mac. LEAP 365 includes automated document production, time recording, billing and client accounting. See: http://www.legaltechnology.com//legal-it-newswire/leap-365-legal-case-management-software-to-fully-integrate-with-office-365/

LexisNexis UK has published a paper called Lawyers and Robots featuring a series of conversations among high profile individuals in the industry around the challenges of adopting new technology: www.lexisnexis.co.uk/robotsreport

Ireland

Bundledocs has announced a partnership and integration between their document bundling software and iManage. This latest partnership will allow legal professionals to easily prepare bundles, binders and briefs “in minutes.” See: http://www.legaltechnology.com//legal-it-newswire/bundledocs-announces-partnership-with-imanageinc/

Clio has been announced as an Academic Partner of Ulster University’s new Legal Innovation Centre. The Centre, a collaboration between the School of Law and the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, will be at the forefront of advancing the use of technology-driven innovation in legal services and legal education globally. It has been established with support from leading global law firms including Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie and is the first of its kind in the UK. See: http://www.legaltechnology.com//legal-it-newswire/clio-announced-as-academic-partner-of-the-legal-innovation-centre-at-ulster-university/

US

Thomson Reuters Elite has launched BI Marketplace—a solution ecosystem that provides clients with business intelligence products from partners with different price points and functionality. See: http://www.elite.com/press/thomson-reuters-elite-launches-bi-marketplace-help-firms-meet-business-intelligence-needs/

Adobe has unveiled the first cloud-based digital signatures built on an open standard. With more than seven billion mobile devices in the world and cyber-threats at an all-time high, demand has surged for simple and secure ways to sign and manage documents on any device. Building on the work of the Cloud Signature Consortium, announced last June, Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign will enable digital signatures, the most advanced and secure type of electronic signatures used for things like healthcare forms or mortgage applications, in any browser or on any mobile device. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/adobe-unveils-world-first-open-050100352.html

Yerra Solutions, which offers solutions for in-house legal, eDiscovery and IP, will now provide training sessions to corporate procurement teams to improve understanding and handling of the contract lifecycle management process. The service will be launched first in APAC and will grow to serve all Yerra’s global regions of operation. Schneider Electric is the first client to leverage this training, after becoming familiar with Yerra’s expertise at the first annual Yerra Conference in Singapore. See: http://www.yerrasolutions.com/press-releases-2/yerra-solutions-launches-contract-training-for-procurement-professionals-in-apac

Continuing on its plan of sustained growth and expansion, discovery management and data analytics provider DiscoverReady LLC on 23 February announced the appointment of Laurey Harris as vice president, account management. See: http://www.legaltechnology.com//legal-it-newswire/ediscovery-people-news-laurey-harris-joins-discoverready/

TurboPatent has unveiled SmartShell, a new software that uses predictive analytics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and other automation and artificial intelligence technology to significantly simplify the process of responding to patent examiners. See: http://turbopatent.com/

Fresh off launching a new $200 million fund for expanding its US investment portfolio, leading litigation funder Bentham IMF announces its entrance into another key legal market – Texas, led by prominent Harris County commercial and intellectual property litigator Eric Chenoweth, who joins Bentham from Houston-based Yetter Coleman. See: https://www.benthamimf.com/news/press-releases/press-releases-full-post/press-releases/2017/02/21/bentham-imf-expands-into-houston-hiring-top-local-talent

And Citrix has launched a free eBook on the basic of encryption and compliance. You can download it by clicking this handy little URL here: http://sf-mktg-pages.sharefile.com/NA-SF-CO-ST1-BWW-The-Basics-of-Encryption-and-Compliance-EB_LPTY-BWW.html?src=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=NA-SF-CO-ST1-BWW-The-Basics-of-Encryption-and-Compliance-EB&utm_content=button