Legal IT Insider editor in chief Caroline Hill speaks to Verbit founder and CEO Tom Livne about the hybrid AI and human-based transcription company’s $60 million Series C fundraising. We find out what Verbit’s growth plans are now and how it will expand the work it is doing in both transcribing and providing analytics on court depositions.
Ron Friedmann is one of the best-known names in the legal sector, particularly in the United States. Formerly chief knowledge and information officer at LAC Group and before that a partner at legal it consultancy firm Fireman & Company, Ron talks to Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill about his new role of senior director analyst in the legal and compliance team at Gartner.
Ron’s experience in the legal IT sector goes back to 1989 at WilmerHale, where he was head of practice support – the first non-practicing lawyer hired by a large law firm to manage the use and development of technology to improve law practice. Unsurprisingly one area of his remit at Gartner will be legal technology. Instead of working with law firms as he has done before, Ron’s clients are now corporate counsel and the general counsel looking for research and analysis to help deliver mission critical services, including manage outside counsel. He will also be focusing on alternative legal services providers.
Phishing, spear phishing, whaling, spoofing and social engineering – all these things essentially mean your employees are at risk on email.
Tessian’s customer data shows a 75% spike in attacks over the last six months, meaning that security leaders are having to work harder than ever to train their employees to spot more advanced attacks, with every email attack looking different.
But it’s not all bad news. While each email attack looks different, there are patterns and tools to help you stay ahead of hackers in 2021.
We were joined by Cai Thomas, Customer Success Manager at Tessian; David Thomson, Head of IT at Stevens & Bolton; David Fazakerley, CIO at CTS; and Duncan Eadie, Head of IT Strategy at Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP to discuss:
– What advanced attack techniques they think are coming next and how to prevent them; and
– How they’ve managed to downtrend inbound risk with a radically different approach to training and awareness.
In this webinar with Egress, we look at human layer security and how people, without meaning to, put company data at risk. One of the main causes of data breaches is misdirected emails, and we have a demo of Egress’s advanced legal data loss prevention solution, which uses contextual machine learning as opposed to a more clunky rules based approach. With staff now working from home and sending more email than ever, clients are increasingly putting pressure on law firms to protect their data and intelligent technology is making that an easier task. We will also take a look at Egress’s new Investigate365, which scans for policy violations.
Editor Caroline Hill spoke to Daniel Lewis, VP of practical guidance at LexisNexis, about the new M&A analytics tool Market Standards and what is on the roadmap.
Editor Caroline Hill asked Lex Machina CEO Josh Becker to reflect on the rise and rise of legal analytics, on the eve before he left legal tech to run for CA State Senate.
Editor Caroline Hill speaks to Agiloft’s CEO Eric Laughlin about the contract lifecycle management company’s recent $45m investment, including a deep dive into the funding and what we can expect to see on Agiloft’s roadmap. Laughlin most recently served as global leader of legal managed services at EY, where he managed the Pangea3 and Riverview Law teams. Prior to EY he was managing director of the corporate segment within Thomson Reuters. Bootstrapped since its inception in 1990 and profitable, Agiloft’s investment from FTV is the company’s first round of external funding and will be used to accelerate its product development and expand its vertical and geographic market presence.
Workflow has moved from a nice-to-have to a top priority for law firms, as the realisation sets in that 1) remote working is here to stay; 2) that simply being able to work remotely is no longer enough – you need to achieve true productivity, and 3) the current economic climate is fast-tracking the changing roles of support staff and firms need visibility and data to make informed long-term decisions.
In this live and interactive webinar with BigHand, we discussed what firms are doing to streamline their workflow, trends that are emerging and the benefits they are seeing. We also had a demonstration of BigHand’s workflow tool BigHand Now, providing attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and understand more about how it helps with task delegation, efficiency gains and business continuity.
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.
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.
This webinar was with John Fennelly, CEO of Lionbridge Technologies, a $750M Massachusetts-headquartered global organization that has over 6,000 employees, an expert professional crowd of 1M+ specialist freelancers, and is an outright leader in translation and AI training data services.
Editor-in-Chief Caroline Hill will be chatting to John about some of the work it does for technology giants and developments in AI (particularly in the financial services sector) as well as those more specific to the legal sector.
When it comes to its translation services, Lionbridge is involved in some of the largest international cases and we will look at the “AI for contracts” work it is doing with Reed Smith’s GravityStack Legal Tech unit and its new self-service machine translations app for Relativity, as well as some of the more progressive firms within the eDiscovery sector. And we will be touching on data privacy and what it takes to ensure that translation doesn’t breach regulation.
In this interactive live session we will look at the legal sector’s rush to embrace Microsoft Teams and how it has become a foundational technology for collaboration and productivity; yet so many legal teams are struggling with overcoming the challenges its rapid adoption has created.
The session, delivered by experienced Microsoft technology and matter lifecycle management specialists, will address these main challenges and present best practices around Microsoft Teams provisioning and governance.
With the move towards digitisation of legal processes, PDFs are set to become more important than ever. But how do you ensure that the workflow around PDF generation, sharing and signing is as efficient as possible, while delivering the best end-user experience? We take a look with Adobe at how its users benefit from the ability to scan, generate, review, mark up, securely share and sign documents in a cradle to grave workflow, benefiting from integrations with multiple vendors including Microsoft and iManage. We look at the latest regulations surrounding eSignatures and the benefits of adoption. And we look at examples of how the accounting sector is using Adobe’s platform.
Legal IT Insider held a webinar on the future of digital dictation and related technologies, in the legal profession. By ‘related technologies’, we mean such things as speech recognition, task delegation and management.
At the same time as these technologies are getting new lease of life – partly from technology innovation and partly as a result of an increased desire to provide ‘work from home’ capabilities, they are also under pressure from several other developments. These include:
– the increasing ability of a new generations of lawyers to touch-type
- the introduction of Microsoft Dictate technology as a ‘free’ add-on to, what we now have to learn to call, Microsoft 365
– the development of Microsoft Teams as a tool to provide generic task delegation and management capabilities.
In a brand-new series of on camera interviews, Legal IT Insider editor in chief, Caroline Hill, will speak to CIOs and lawyers across the globe to map out the way lawyers use technology and how firms’ strategy is supporting that.
The series is brought to you as part of our new best practice sharing arm Collabor8.IT in proud association with Prosperoware CAM.