Lex Machina Adds Analytics for ADA Cases


The legal analytics platform Lex Machina, which is owned by LexisNexis, has added a module for litigation involving claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as claims under related state laws. 

The collection consists of more than 90,000 cases involving violations of Titles II, III and V of the ADA, as well as…

On LawNext: Fred Rooney, the Father of Legal Incubators, On Helping Young Lawyers ‘Do Well to Do Good’


The ABA Journal dubbed Fred Rooney the father of legal incubators. He developed the first incubator in 2007 at City University of New York Law School, spawning the launch of some 70 incubators in the years since, many with Fred’s guidance or based on his model. While

LawNext: Contract Wrangler Founder Neil Peretz on Starting, Building and Selling a Legal Tech Company


Last month, in a marriage of two contract management platforms, Conga acquired Contract Wrangler. For entrepreneur-turned-lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Neil Peretz, it was the conclusion of a journey that began five years earlier, when he founded Contract Wrangler with a vision of a contracts platform that would be more than just a repository, more than able to

Court Reporting Company Veritext Acquires Canadian Company Reportex, Expanding Its North America Scope


The New Jersey-based court reporting company Veritext Legal Solutions, which already provides a variety of deposition and litigation support solutions, has acquired Canadian court reporting company Reportex and its family of brands in British Columbia.

As part of the acquisition, Veritext also acquired United Reporting in Vancouver and Kamloops Reporting Services in Kamloops.…

As Onit Releases InvoiceAI To General Availability, It Promises ‘It’s Not Here to Take Over the World’


Onit today announced the general availability of InvoiceAI, an artificial intelligence product for first-pass invoice review, and along with it comes a clever promotional video that plays on the threat of AI world domination and legal professionals’ ambivalence around AI.

As I reported last May, the Houston company — which provides enterprise workflow

A Legal Tech Side-Story to 9/11


I was in Manhattan on 9/11, where I worked as editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal. In a post here 15 years ago, I wrote about my memories of that day.

In that post, I focused on the end of the day. Throughout the day, the editors and reporters at the NLJ and throughout…