Nearly a year ago, this blog first reported that legal research service Fastcase would launch an artificial intelligence sandbox for law firms — a testing environment where firms would have access to various AI platforms and data sets, as well as be able to bring in their own data. Soon thereafter, Fastcase launched an “unofficial” […]

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[Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of occasional guest posts by Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.] If we are near the beginning of a dramatic transformation from the “traditional,” lawyer-centric legal market into a tech-enabled, client-centric market, then everyone involved in law faces a fork in the road. (By now you will […]

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A legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence to help legal researchers quickly find key language critical to a court’s reasoning has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as winner of its 2018 New Product Award. AALL cited Points of Law, a tool developed by Bloomberg Law, for its ability to provide […]

The American Lawyer today released its 31st annual ranking of the 100 highest-grossing U.S. law firms, and the results show that biglaw had its best year in nearly a decade, with key financial metrics showing their highest growth since 2010. The 2018 Am Law 100, which looks at numbers from 2017, reports that gross revenue […]

At the Corporate Legal Operations Institute today in Law Vegas, Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, announced the acquisition of ThinkSmart LLC, developer of a workflow automation platform used by many corporations and corporate legal departments. The combination of the two, Mitratech says, will create an end-to-end platform that will transform legal operations into […]

Two blockchain applications being unveiled tomorrow could be the first blockchain applications to gain widespread use in the legal industry, their developer says. One enables automatic, blockchain-based PGP email encryption using a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook. The other is blockchain-based global version control for Microsoft Word documents, also provided via a plugin. Both applications were […]

Thanks to the generosity of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, I have 25 free-admission tickets to give away for this weekend’s final round gala of the Global Legal Hackathon. If purchased, a ticket would cost $300. The semi-formal gala is Saturday, April 21, at Pier Sixty in New York City, with a demo hall and […]

LawGeex, a company whose product uses artificial intelligence to help in-house legal teams automate the review and approval of everyday contracts, is today announcing the closing of a $12 million Series B funding round led by venture capital fund Aleph. This investment brings the total funding for LawGeex to $21.5 million. In March 2017, LawGeex raised $7 […]

The legal research and information site Justia this week added peer-based lawyer ratings and reviews as part of the Justia Lawyer Directory. The new Justia Lawyer Rating and Reviews is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews and is intended to provide clients with valuable insights from peers and colleagues personally familiar with the lawyers’ work, Justia […]

The Denver-based e-discovery technology and services company Catalyst today announced that it has purchased a majority interest in TotalDiscovery, a company that provides a cloud-based legal hold and data collection platform. The two companies had long worked closely together as partners. The combination, Catalyst says, will allow it to offer an integrated platform that covers the core […]

As I recently announced here, in January I joined LexBlog as its publisher and editor-in-chief. Later today, I am heading to New Orleans for the annual meeting of the Legal Marketing Association, where we will be making an announcement that I am excited about — and that you get to read here first. At LexBlog, […]