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KPMG launches Global Legal Ops Transformation Service

KPMG has launched a Global Legal Operations Transformation Services offering across its firms, designed to provide clients with a wide range of global strategies and cross-border capabilities to help meet the challenges they face.

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Breaking news: DISCO raises $60m in equity financing

eDiscovery leader DISCO today (14 October) announced a $60 million equity financing, valuing the company at $785 million.

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Video: The Inside View – Michael Grupp of BRYTER talks European Women of Legal Tech Awards

Nominations are now closed for the European Women of Legal Tech Awards 2020 but YOU CAN STILL VOTE for the women who are having a major impact on the digital transformation of the industry. We speak to Michael Grupp, CEO and founder of BRYTER and a co-sponsor of WOLT, to find out the latest on the awards, what they are bringing to the industry, and how you can get involved while there is still time.

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Happy birthday: Legal IT Insider is 25 years old!

Legal IT Insider is 25 years old! Founded by Charles Christian long before most lawyers had their own computer, this publication has for a quarter of a century been at the forefront of helping the legal market to stay abreast of IT wins, deals, movers, shakers and product news.

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The Inside View – Interview with Michael Grupp

Nominations are now closed for the European Women of Legal Tech Awards 2020, for the women who are having a major impact on the digital transformation of the industry. We speak to Michael Grupp, CEO and founder of BRYTER and a co-sponsor of WOLT, to find out the latest on the awards, and what they are bringing to the industry.

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BlackBoiler secures $3.2 million in funding from investors including DocuSign

Automated contract markup technology provider BlackBoiler today (14 October) announces it has secured $3.2 million in Series A funding from a series of strategic investors including agreement cloud company DocuSign, which is a material investor.

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Webinar: Legal IT Insider talks advanced legal data loss prevention with Egress

In this webinar with Sudeep Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer at Egress, we will look at human layer security and how people, without meaning to, put company data at risk.

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Walder Wyss leverages iManage Knowledge Unlocked to inform KM strategy

Leading Swiss law firm Walder Wyss has rolled out iManage Knowledge Unlocked, meaning it now has a better understanding of how members of the firm are using its knowledge management system, what searches they are carrying out, and where the gaps are in their library, which looks set to inform the firm’s knowledge management strategy.

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Legaltech Hub launches to “democratise legal technology”

A new website that will help legal professionals to find legal tech products and solutions across the globe launches today (13 October), founded by husband and wife Nicola (Nikki) Shaver and Chris Ford, who work at Paul Hastings and ZERØ respectively.

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Wilson Allen acquires Capensys to help firms improve and accelerate tech adoption

Wilson Allen has acquired UK-founded software training services business Capensys to help law firms accelerate and improve user adoption and IT change management, we can reveal.

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KM: Tiger Eye announces updates to Blueprint including new knowledge portal and shareable search bundles

Tiger Eye has rolled out a raft of new or enhanced features to its knowledge management platform Blueprint, including a new Blueprint knowledge portal, plus the ability to collate search bundles that can be shared as hyperlinks with colleagues. Advanced search tracking also helps KM teams to identify gaps in their libraries.

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Guest post: How Kelley Drye rolled out DocuSign eSignature firmwide in days

“Kelley Drye & Warren LLP was founded in 1836, and the firm has endured many natural and man-made disasters over its long history. However, none of our past experiences prepared us for the spontaneous operational transformation we would have to make in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Kelley Drye’s CIO Judi Flournoy tells us how the firmwide deployment of DocuSign was at the centre of the firm’s transformation.

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Bar Council calls for public apology from Prime Minister and Home Secretary

While not legal tech, we think this falls into the ‘need to know’ category. Following reports over the weekend of a violent knife attack at a law firm in September, and following her letter to the Prime Minister regarding his recent anti-lawyer comments, Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar Council, which represent all barristers in England and Wales, has issued a further statement today (12 October) demanding a public apology.

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Theory and Principle rolls out ‘Read the f’ing directions’ for Spread the Vote

Legal sector product design and development company Theory and Principle rolled out www.readthefingdirections.com last week in partnership with Spread the Vote, a non-profit working to increase voter turnout.

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Webinar: Legal IT Insider talks streamlining your workflow & emerging trends with BigHand

​​​​​​​In this live and interactive webinar with BigHand and some of their clients, we will discuss what firms are doing to streamline their workflow, trends that are emerging and the benefits they are seeing.

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UK Crown Prosecution Service records over 1,500 data breaches in 2019/20

The UK Crown Prosecution Service annual figures show that it has recorded 1,627 data breaches over the entirety of the 2019-20 financial year, up from 1,378 in the previous financial year, according to a new report out this week.

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AI for Contracts with Lionbridge and Gravity Stack

In this webinar we have a great scoop and new product demo combined!

Lionbridge discussed its new go-to-market and product partnership with Gravity Stack (Reed Smith’s legal tech subsidiary). Gravity Stack developed Lionbridge’s new Relativity Translator app and the pair are working on a joint “AI for Contracts” offering.

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Eigen Technologies builds C-suite with new CFO and CRO

Eigen Technologies continues to build out its C-suite as it looks to scale the business, with the appointment of Spyros Karageorgis as its first chief financial officer and Tony Ehrens as its new chief revenue officer.

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Updated: NetDocuments Elevate enters day two – Disney, scholarships, analytics, and rare coins

In day two of its virtual Elevate conference, NetDocuments focused on the APAC region and customer success stories, as well as the highly anticipated keynote from CTO Alvin Tedjamulia. Highlights included its customer awards – guess who won? Plus, announcements around its scholarship fund; its new workspace analytics capability, and oh yes, did we mention Alvin’s speech.

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Envision swap out: UK firm Lanyon Bowdler selects PracticeEvolve

Full service UK law firm Lanyon Bowdler has swapped out its sunsetted mid-tier Thomson Reuters Elite Envision product for one-stop-shop document, case and legal accounting software PracticeEvolve after a comprehensive pitch process. Martyn Wells has been retained as implementation consultant.