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Another day, another investment in a legal startup. Yesterday, I reported that cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory had raised over $500,000. Today brings news that LawGeex, a contract review platform based on artificial intelligence, closed a $7 million Series A funding round. The round was led by a group of investors that includes Japanese-based HR […]

Catching up on a few items of interest … In the UK, an online court will be operating by September and broadly deployed to a wide range of civil court proceedings by May 2020, Legal Futures reports. “There will be no big bang,” Sir Ernest Ryder, a Lord Justice of Appeal and the Senior President […]

Several prominent veterans of legal technology are among the leaders in a $500,000-plus round of funding in Allegory, the cloud-based litigation-management startup founded last year by Alma Asay, a former Gibson Dunn litigator. The lead investor is Bob Rowe, formerly executive vice president at Huron Legal, which was acquired by Consilio for $112 million in […]

Hot off the presses is the latest issue of Law Practice magazine, which is the annual Techshow issue. I wrote this month’s cover story, A Golden Age of Legal Tech Start-Ups, which highlights some themes about start-ups that will be familiar to regular readers of this blog, but which also highlights a unique event happening […]

The California investment firm Clearlake Capital Group yesterday announced that it has acquired NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management company that specializes in serving law firms and corporate legal departments. Clearlake is purchasing the stock of NetDocuments’ previous investor, Frontier Capital, for undisclosed terms. The acquisition is being done in partnership with the current […]

The New York State Bar Association, the largest voluntary state bar in the country with 72,000 members, and Legal.io, a developer of referral-network and marketplace platforms for the legal industry, have teamed up to launch a state-of-the-art lawyer referral platform that they say will significantly expand access to legal services in that state. The new […]

Last August, Duke Law School acquired the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, a project originally created by e-discovery George J. Socha Jr. and Tom Gelbmann to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery field. At the time, Duke said that the acquisition would advance the missions of both organizations, giving EDRM a home […]

Veterans of ABA Techshow will tell you that one of the best ways to meet new people and find interesting conversations there is by attending one of the Taste of Techshow dinners. These dinners are hosted by Techshow speakers and each dinner has a particular topic to guide the dinner conversation. This year, I am […]

Last year, two leading case management platforms, AbacusLaw and Amicus Attorney, came together under one roof when Abacus Data Systems acquired Amicus from Gavel & Gown Software. Now, in the first joint project between the Abacus and Amicus development teams, Abacus is unveiling the Abacus Payment Exchange (APX), a payment processing service that integrates with […]

Whether you adore Donald Trump or despise him, you have to admit that he has set himself an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president. As lawyers, we have not only a political interest in the policies he is seeking to implement, but also a professional one. From finance to immigration, from labor […]

A new tool being released today for patent lawyers and paralegals uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help prepare responses to office actions and then uses analytics to help predict how the case is likely to develop. The new tool, called SmartShell, has been developed by TurboPatent, a Seattle, Wash., company that specializes […]