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Trending… Legal tech circa 2018 and what you can expect from Legal IT Insider

One innovation head tells us they had the popcorn out all last week during a war of words on Twitter, which erupted after Kira Systems’ founder Noah Waisberg at Legal Geek called for the legal tech press at large to become more discerning in its coverage of ‘AI’ and emerging technology and try to help avoid some of the hype. A valid call, I thought it would be worth reminding you of a few things you can expect from Legal IT Insider, given that some of the frustration in that war of words surrounded paid for product endorsements and the like.

29/10/2018

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the October issue of the Insider is this Friday – 19 October

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us for the next (October) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 19 October – 12 noon UK time on news@legaltechnology.com  Please flag all exclusives so we can give them the appropriate priority treatment.

16/10/2018

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Deloitte RPA report admits surprise at lack of vision and IT readiness

Deloitte’s Fourth Global Robotics Survey is out this week with stats that demonstrate a significant uptake in support for the use of Robotic Process Automation in the workplace and a maturing of expectations from the technology but the report also expresses surprise at the lack of vision and ambition for automation and a ‘lack of IT readiness’.

11/10/2018

ServiceNow to acquire natural language query tech of FriendlyData

Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow, which counts US global law firm Latham & Watkins among its clients, has agreed to acquire the natural language query technology of two-year old San Francisco startup FriendlyData, which will make it easier for non-technical users of the Now Platform to ask questions in plain English.

11/10/2018

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards: Allen & Overy wins most innovative law firm in Europe

In what was a very successful night for Magic Circle law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, Allen & Overy last night (4 October) won the prized ‘most innovative law firm in Europe’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018, as A&O partner Jonathan Brayne also jointly won legal innovator of the year.

05/10/2018

Acquisitions Ahoy! as Tabs3 grows cloud offering with acquisition of US legal tech startup CosmoLex

Tabs3 Software, a leading provider of desktop legal practice management software, announced today that it has acquired CosmoLex, a leading provider of cloud legal practice management software. With the addition of CosmoLex, Tabs3 will serve over 100,000 legal professionals in the United States and Canada.

03/10/2018

Deadline Alert! The deadline for the September issue of the Insider is this Friday – 21 September

The deadline for you to get all wins, deals, and people moves to us in the next (September) issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is THIS Friday – 21 September – 12 noon UK time. Please email news@legaltechnology.com. Please flag all exclusives so we can give them the appropriate priority treatment.

17/09/2018

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Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Lexoo and Clifford Chance launch pilot internship scheme

In the latest demonstration of its commitment to providing lawyers with fairly meaningful and, in this case, at the coal face tech training, Clifford Chance high performing trainees will now be offered a two-month law tech internship as the magic circle giant today (5 July) announces that it has launched a pilot with fast-growing online legal marketplace Lexoo.

05/07/2018

Updated: Facebook confirms it is to buy Allen & Overy Fuse startup Bloomsbury AI

Facebook is buying Bloomsbury AI – one of the early stage companies currently resident in Allen & Overy’s incubator Fuse – according to a report from TechCrunch that has subsequently been confirmed by Facebook to Legal IT Insider

03/07/2018

April Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?

25/04/2018

AI in the UK: House of Lords select committee asks, are you ready, willing and able?

A report out today (16 April) from the House of Lords select committee on artificial intelligence finds that while the UK has a “unique opportunity” to shape the development of AI, it is essential that ethics take centre stage, with the report recommending the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks.

16/04/2018

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Legal IT Funding: Juro raises £2m

It’s all about the contract right now after UK-headquartered contract management platform Juro raised $2m in a round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, with contributions from Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (cofounder of TransferWise), Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree) and the family office of Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed).

12/04/2018

March Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.

29/03/2018

And here’s an interesting new pricing app – Price High or Low – to help you quote an up-front fixed fee

Courtesy Joel Barolsky of Melbourne-based Price High or Low – available on the Apple App Store

14/03/2018

Judicial analytics startup Gavelytics, which uses AI, secures $3.2 million in funding

Gavelytics, a judicial analytics company that uses artificial intelligence technology to help litigators quickly identify judges’ tendencies, today announces it has closed a $3.2 million funding round from prominent Southern California investors, including the backers of Legal Zoom, The Honest Company and Qualcomm. The funding round will aid the launch of new tools on the Gavelytics platform, accelerate the product’s geographic coverage and support team growth.

13/03/2018

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Startups & Hackathons: Applications open for TechLaw Fest hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)

12/03/2018

Startup Corner: Loom Analytics in Focus

Loom Analytics is a legal analytics company that creates data mining and visualization products, here is what you need to know about the business and its founders.

12/02/2018

Bird & Bird take off with Luminance AI

Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.

01/02/2018

The first 2018 issue of the Insider is here now – and free to read

In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links

24/01/2018

2018 Insider Newsletter Deadlines

Calling all lawtech PRs and marketing departments – for our 2018 editorial deadlines, please click HERE.

22/01/2018

Startup Corner: The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist

Congratulations is due to Lauren Riley, founder and CEO of Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App, which has been shortlisted to the final five in KPMG’s search for the Best British mobile start-up.

18/01/2018

The Singapore Academy of Law shows the rest of the world how to launch a legal IT innovation programme

In an example of an unusually high-level and joined up legal tech innovation programme, The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) today (10 January) formally launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), a two-year pilot that forms part of a wider bid for Singapore to become the tech hub of Asia.

10/01/2018

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