Not all law firms are equal. In fact, some of them are drastically different from one another. As technology becomes even more pervasive in the legal industry, the industry is changing and reacting.

This week on LawNext, I step aside from hosting duties and present a special live panel discussion from UC Hastings’ legal innovation

In major news indicative of the direction of the legal services industry globally, EY — the entity that encompasses Ernst & Young companies worldwide — has entered into an agreement with Thomson Reuters to acquire Pangea3, the legal managed services business.

This follows EY’s acquisition last August of Riverview Law, a UK-based alternative legal services

Everlaw is an e-discovery company that has attracted the interest of some big-name Silicon Valley venture capital firms, raising nearly $35 million in the last three years. It was the first legal technology company to receive an investment from Andreessen Horowitz, a firm known for backing a wide-ranging portfolio of successful companies such as

Intapp, a company that provides cloud enterprise software to legal, financial and other professional services firms, said today that it has acquired gwabbit, an enterprise relationship management and data quality management platform popular among larger law firms.

Intapp said the acquisition will expand its capabilities in marketing and business development with AI-based relationship

The global legal research company vLex will announce today that it has acquired Justis Publishing Ltd., a 33-year-old UK-based online legal publisher with clients in more than 40 countries including the UK, Ireland, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

Justis, headquartered in London, will become part of vLex.