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“Our lawyers will gain back time”: Clark Wilson selects Zero for email management

Vancouver-based law firm Clark Wilson has selected email management solution Zero in what we understand is one of a number of significant wins that will be announced by the 2014-founded California-headquartered company in the run up to ILTA 2019.

07/08/2019

Litera Microsystems announces Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 finalists

As the countdown to ILTA begins in earnest, Litera Microsystems has announced 15 legal professionals and organisations as finalists for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, which recognise individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their willingness to embrace and drive change.

06/08/2019

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Law firm IT profiles: Clyde & Co

In one of our largest law firm profiles to date, here Clyde & Co’s global CIO DiAnna Thimjon tells us how the firm’s IT team is structured, what its strategy is, what the biggest challenges are, and what changes are being made to the core tech stack.

05/08/2019

Something for the legal IT weekend: “Hey client, if I were bad at my job you’d have spent more”

As we slide into the weekend, here’s a quote to provide food for thought about using technology to win business in eDiscovery!

02/08/2019

Updated – Envision swap out: Howes Percival selects Aderant Expert

UK top 200 law firm Howes Percival has selected Aderant Expert – according to our Top 200, the firm was previously a Thomson Reuters Elite Envision client.

02/08/2019

TORONTO PART ONE: The Incubator Scene

Toronto has one of the most vibrant technology scenes in the world and in legal technology has given birth to the likes of Clio, Kira Systems and Diligen as well as one of the first, if not the first, global master of laws in innovation, law and technology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Laws. Caroline Hill talks to some key people about the thriving government-funded incubator scene including the pros and the dangers of government funding.

02/08/2019

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Beau Mersereau to lead new legal technology solutions group at Fish

Congratulations to Beau Mersereau, who has been promoted from director of applications, development, and support at Fish & Richardson, to director of legal technology solutions. He will lead the firm’s newly formed Legal Technology Solutions Group.

01/08/2019

ICYMI: CLOC announces launch of law firm community

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) has announced the launch of a new community for legal operations professionals at law firms. 

01/08/2019

Updated: Leverton “consolidates operations from two European locations into one” followed by MRI Software acquisition

Leverton has been acquired by MRI Software two months after cutting its circa 50 employee Berlin workforce in what CEO Abe Somani tells us was a strategic decision that allowed the former German-headquartered company to pursue its growth initiatives.

01/08/2019

“Stem the bleed”: Juro launches contract reader to digitise legacy contracts

In a major new release for Juro, its contract collaboration platform can now read uploaded PDF contracts in order to extract and store key data within the platform.

31/07/2019

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The July/August issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now!

The July/August issue of the Orange Rag is out now and should provide you with plenty of food for thought over the summer! The Orange Rag is back at the end of September. Keep your eyes on the website www.legaltechnogy.com for continued daily news and updates. Editor Caroline Hill will be at ILTA in August – please drop her a line if you want to meet up.

31/07/2019

Greenberg’s Recurve-ball

June saw the launch of US law firm Greenberg Traurig shared services subsidiary Recurve, which will be a launchpad for its innovations in technology, project management, alternative staffing and solutions for lawyers and clients that don’t involve the practice of law.

30/07/2019

NYC alternative provider QuisLex appoints new London-based CMO

This is a big London hire for New York-headquartered ALSP QuisLex

30/07/2019

Diligen launches ML-based self-training system

Diligen today (29 July) announces the availability of Diligen Prodigy, a new self-training system that will enable law firms and legal departments to more rapidly train Diligen to recognise new clause types in contracts.

29/07/2019

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Moore Stephens Australia launches legal services arm

Inspired by the Big Four accounting giants, Melbourne-headquartered mid-tier accounting firm Moore Stephens Victoria has rolled out a new legal services division, with the hire of former Dentons partner Alexander Nielsen, a circa 10 years PQE lawyer with experience in corporate, tax, real estate and asset management matters.

29/07/2019

The ILTA 2019 Distinguished Peer Awards Finalists are out

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced its 2019 Distinguished Peer Awards finalists, with double entries for Gina Buser from Traveling Coaches, Gabriela Isturiz from Bellefield and Flyn Flesher from Ogletree Deakins. Also congratulations to Andrew Powell from Macfarlanes – the only UK law firm finalist. Here are the finalists in full.

26/07/2019

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