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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, […]

A conference later this month at the University of Miami will highlight innovative prototypes to solving problems in law and business that have been developed over four months by teams of law students and mentors from around the world. At the April 21-22 ConPosium, the teams will showcase their innovations to a multidisciplinary panel of […]

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation. Analytics on health care fraud. Bloomberg Law introduced Health Care Fraud Analytics, a tool designed to help legal professionals understand trends in health care fraud enforcement, gain context and mitigate risk. Users can search and filter some 800 settlement agreements by court, […]

You may be surprised to learn that there are two separate legal tech world tours — one underway and the other about to take off. For both, the goal is to meet with legal tech innovators on multiple continents. Sounds like fun. But in my column this week at Above the Law, I suggest that […]

In news that should bring solace to all lawyers who fear losing ground to AI robot overlords, an artificial intelligence contract-review company has announced the addition to its board of advisors of a distinctly non-artificial intelligence in the area of legal contracts. LegalSifter, whose product uses AI to review contracts and identify critical or missing […]

Yesterday, I reported that Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, is leaving the company in the wake of its acquisition in January by Internet Brands. Following is the email he sent to Avvo staff informing them of this news. Dear Team: Many of you have been asking about what’s happening with Avvo now that […]