LexisNexis has been positioning itself in recent years as the leader in legal analytics. In addition to acquiring three legal analytics companies – Intelligize, Lex Machina and Ravel Law – it has been developing analytics of its own within various of its products.

Now, in a major move to integrate all those products and affirm…

It was eight years ago that Thomson Reuters unveiled WestlawNext to great fanfare, eventually phasing out classic Westlaw entirely. A lot has changed in those eight years, both in the legal market and in legal technology.

Today, Thomson Reuters is officially announcing its next-generation legal research platform, Westlaw Edge, which uses advanced artificial intelligence and…

Legal directory Avvo is shutting down its controversial Avvo Legal Services, a service that provides fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys.

Internet Brands, the company that acquired Avvo last January, has decided that the service does not align with its business and focus, according to a letter sent by B. Lynn Walsh,…

Legal research company Fastcase today announced its eighth annual Fastcase 50 honorees, the “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

Fastcase has compiled the awards annually since 2011 as a way of highlighting entrepreneurs and visionaries who are helping to drive the future of law. This year’s selections bring the total…

The World Economic Forum, a Geneva-based nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship in the global public interest, has recognized 61 early-stage companies as Technology Pioneers for their design, development and deployment of potentially world-changing innovations and technologies. Of the 61, only one is a legal technology company.

That one is Casetext, the legal research company…

For years, the conventional wisdom was that big Silicon Valley and New York investors had no interest in legal technology. Well, the conventional wisdom is no longer true.

In just the last two months, major investment firms have put nearly $200 million into legal technology. More than half, some $100 million, went to one company.…