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Seal Software expands with acquisition of contract analytics partner Apogee Legal

As observed by one industry commentator, not so long ago Seal Software was the new kid on the block but today (12 July) the contract discovery vendor announced that it has acquired its North Carolina-headquartered contract analytics partner Apogee Legal, in a move that will bolster Seal’s intelligent content analytics (ICA) AI solutions and its global management team.

12/07/2018

Legal tech win: AmLaw 200 firm Benesch selects Aderant Expert

Am Law 200 law firm Benesch has selected Aderant Expert as its practice management system, we can reveal. We’ve yet to get hold of the firm for clarification on precisely what swung it for Aderant but we’re told that Benesch included both the front and back office in the team that spent six to nine months evaluating solutions.

12/07/2018

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Cybersecurity: Tikit announce partnership with Red Sift to complement Mimecast offering

Tikit, part of the BT Group, just announced a partnership with award winning cybersecurity provider Red Sift. Red Sift are the creators of OnDMARC, a cloud‐based email security product that helps organisations to protect their domains against email impersonation.

12/07/2018

Legal tech win exclusive: Good news for slicedbread as Freeths signs up to sharedo

In a welcome UK win for slicedbread, top national law firm Freeths has opted to replace its bespoke Lexis Axxia-based case management system with sharedo, which will run alongside Linetime Liberate.

11/07/2018

Facebook fine of £500k “could cost $100s of millions within the GDPR regime”

The Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine Facebook £500,000 – the maximum penalty allowed – for failing to safeguard users’ data, but that fine would be significantly larger within the new GDPR regime.

11/07/2018

Blockchain for Law: a new private network

Founded in April by Stevie Ghiassi, CEO of Legaler and president of the Australian Legal Technology Association, ’Blockchain for Law’ is a new private network of verified lawyers from around the world dedicated to exploring the intersection of blockchain and the law. Here is what you need to know.

11/07/2018

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Harper Grey becomes first Vancouver firm to select NetDocuments

Vancouver-based law firm Harper Grey, which is one of the leading regional law firms in Western Canada, has selected NetDocuments.

10/07/2018

“IT” is coming home: watch the World Cup through Visualfiles

In a glorious lawtech meets football mashup, a new add-in from Zylpha enables users of LexisNexis Visualfiles case management software to continue their enjoyment of the World Cup 2018 and extend their support of the England football team whilst watching the final games of the World Cup from within Visualfiles.

10/07/2018

Mimecast acquires US-based cyber training and awareness platform Ataata

Mimecast has acquired cloud-based cybersecurity training and awareness platform Ataata, which combines training with predictive analytics to reduce human error in the workplace and change the security culture of employees.

10/07/2018

No surprise as Allen & Overy licenses Kira software

When Allen & Overy announced in April that Kira Systems was among the second cohort of companies awarded a place in its tech incubator Fuse, we could have bet money that an announcement re a licensing agreement would follow, and today (10 July) it has.

10/07/2018

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AI and the Law Firm of 2030: An interview with Emily Foges of Luminance

Ari Kaplan speaks with Emily Foges, the CEO of Luminance, an artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession.

10/07/2018

Come of age: LegalZoom invests $1.8m in LawPath

It doesn’t seem so long ago that we were reporting on LegalZoom’s latest funding round but in a ‘come of age’ legaltech story, the California-headquartered giant has invested $1.8m in Australian law tech startup LawPath.

09/07/2018

Clifford Chance creates separate venture to house and grow digital products

In a highly significant announcement last week that was largely overshadowed by its 2017/18 results, Clifford Chance has approved a change of structure that will see it house and grow its subscription-based digital services out of a separate venture called Clifford Chance Applied Solutions.

09/07/2018

Linklaters appoints first-time head of innovation – and what that means

I get a bit blindsided by the growing number of law firm innovation teams and heads so I’m grateful to Paul Lewis, finance partner at Linklaters, for his clarification over the remit of Shilpa Bhandarkar, who the magic circle firm has just hired in the newly-created role of head of innovation.

06/07/2018

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Talking Tech: A year on from iManage’s acquisition of RAVN, CEO Neil Araujo talks integration

In our latest Talking Tech video, Caroline Hill talks to iManage’s CEO Neil Araujo about the integration of RAVN Systems, a year on from its acquisition by the document management system leader. Is the focus now purely embedding RAVN’s AI within iManage? Will we see the creation of a tool to compete with Kira or Luminance? Those are among a handful of topics covered in this nine-minute clip filmed at ConnectLive in London.

05/07/2018

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

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