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Ever since LexisNexis acquired the legal analytics platform Lex Machina in November 2015, the plan has been to integrate Lex Machina across a range of LexisNexis products and, in particular, its Lexis Advance legal research platform. Today at the Legalweek conference in New York, LexisNexis officially launched the first stage of that integration, judge analytics. Now, as a […]

One of the top ALM editors laid off earlier this month, David Hechler, who was the executive editor of ALM’s Corporate Counsel magazine, has been named editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. Hechler, who spent more than 15 years with ALM, also served as an associate editor of another of its flagship publications, The National Law […]

LexisNexis is discontinuing sales and suspending development of its Firm Manager practice management platform. The company sent an email yesterday to consultants and others in its partner network notifying them of the news. The email said: Wanted to share a recent choice we’ve made to increase investment in a number of key BLSS and LexisNexis® […]

All this week, I, like much of the legal tech world, will be in New York City for the Legaltech conference, billed as the largest legal technology event of the year. What will I be doing there and what products will I be looking out for? I offer my advance look at the show in […]

In advance of Legaltech New York, which starts tomorrow, LexisNexis today announced a new integration of Lexis Search Advantage and Lexis Practice Advisor. Lexis Search Advantage is an application that allows a law firm or legal department to conduct a search across all its internal work product and content and LexisNexis content simultaneously. Lexis Practice […]

It has become an annual tradition for JoAnna Forshee at InsideLegal to take the text of the Legaltech agenda, mash it up into a word cloud, and thereby illustrate the conference’s dominant themes. As you can see above, the biggest topic of the show is, once again, e-discovery. But if you compare this year’s word […]

Lex Machina released new apps yesterday targeted to provide legal analytics around two key litigation topics, damages and parties. The new apps, Damages Explorer and Parties Comparator, are designed to make it easier for users to explore and analyze data around these two topics. Over the last year, Lex Machina has rolled out a series of […]

[Updated 1/27/17, 11 a.m. Eastern, to add comments of Fastcase CEO Ed Walters.] A lawsuit by Fastcase against Casemaker that many hoped would define the parameters of copyright in government information has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. A year ago, Fastcase preemptively filed the declaratory judgment lawsuit against Casemaker in federal court in Atlanta […]

Erin Harrison, the former editor-in-chief of Legaltech News and InsideCounsel, has joined the corporate communications agency Baretz+Brunelle, the agency announced today. Harrison will lead a new legal technology practice for the agency and focus on the development of the firm’s digital content strategies for existing and future clients. Harrison was among the top editors who ALM […]

Next week is the annual Legaltech conference in New York. But in case you haven’t heard, there’s a big change this year. Legaltech has expanded into something called Legalweek, The Experience. Rather than just legal technology, the conference will include what ALM is calling seven “events-within-an-event,” each with a distinct focus: LegalExecutive, LegalCIO, LegalPros, LegalMarketing, […]

Way back in September, this blog reported that LawBase, the case and matter management system, had signed a deal to integrate BakerManage, the award-winning legal project management system developed by the law firm Baker Donelson. Today, LawBase rolled out that integration and will be demonstrating it next week at Legaltech in New York. I am […]