Drum roll please. We’ve been counting readers’ votes to select the 15 legal technology startups that will get to participate in the third-annual Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference, which is Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019, in Chicago.  Voting ended Friday night and now we are pleased to announce the winners.

These 15 startups will be provided space at a steeply discounted cost to exhibit their product or service in the special Startup Alley located within TECHSHOW’s exhibit hall. In addition, each startup will face off in an opening night pitch competition judged by an audience of TECHSHOW attendees. The winner of the pitch competition wins a package of marketing and advertising prizes, as described here.

Here are the winners in order of their vote tallies. The descriptions were provided by each company. The full ballot with more-detailed descriptions is here.

  1. Lawble. Lawble is legal triage that works. Many access-to-justice experts have called for a legal triage that would assess clients’ needs and route them to the right resources efficiently, helping pro bono clinics and courts more effectively deal with the overwhelming number of legal clients in need. Lawble is that legal triage. We use natural language processing AI, algorithmic and OCR income verification, and multi-organizational distribution logic to provide access to justice for all. 
  2. DataNovo. DataNovo offers a patented SaaS platform powered by AI to provide patent-specific solutions that include: (1) licensing analytics that map patents to commercial products to identify potential patent infringers and infringing products, and (2) prior art analytics to identify unique prior art to every U.S. patent. These AI solutions help patent owners secure licensing opportunities and obtain stronger patents, and patent infringers design better products and defeat frivolous patent lawsuits.
  3. dealWIP. dealWIP is a cloud-based software application offering a secure, multi-party workspace, and a suite of diligence collaboration tools, designed to increase transparency during the due diligence process, slash the total amount time spent on project management tasks, and significantly reduce the risk that a critical issue or document gets lost in the shuffle.
  4. DocStyle LLC. Have you ever received a PDF file and needed to turn it into a properly formatted Word document, only to realize that you’re facing a lengthy manual process? DocStyle automates and professionally structures both Word and PDF files by interpreting formatting and applying proper Word styles in a single process. Intelligent paragraph recognition has been engineered for a highly accurate reproduction of the original content. Recapture those lost billable hours and expedite document drafting today!
  5. Connective Counsel. Connective Counsel is a legal technology platform that eliminates friction between clients and law firms. In 2015, our founders went to the market to find a client portal that focused on client needs. We couldn’t find anything that fit our clients’ needs, so we built it ourselves. Our mission is to create the platform where law and innovation connect clients to their law firms and to build the platform you need to become the law firm of the future.
  6. WarRoom. WarRoom helps lawyers better prepare for trial. Lawyers use WarRoom to highlight and tag deposition testimony – just like you would highlight a book on your Kindle. Key testimony is automatically organized by witness and issue into trial-ready summaries. WarRoom also allows lawyers to collaborate on testimony in real time without any additional software to install.
  7. JurisBytes. Have you ever secretly wished your clients would stop nagging you over all the little details of their cases? Of course you have! JurisMS helps relieve that burden by providing a simplified and secure text-messaging platform that encourages communication and client care while making your life easier.
  8. OurChildInfo.com. OCI is a permanent, non-deletable messaging system for parents to communicate after separation. Only the two parents. No ability to delete, manipulate, alter, or backdate any posts. Memorialize agreements, exchange documents, bills, school records and events, medical appointments, eliminate the he said/she said. No cost to judges, clerks, mediators, or attorneys. Permanent confirmed repository of communication between parents to preserve the record.
  9. TrialLine. TrialLine is a cloud-based mediation, trial presentation and storytelling legal timeline tool for law firms and attorneys that want maximum insight into their cases. Create customized legal timelines that clearly and convincingly communicate the important details of your case, and display them in easy-to-understand, event-by-event detail. Attach supporting documents directly to each event on the timeline, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere there is an internet connection.
  10. Kinnami Software Corporation. Kinnami is a cloud software company that tackles the problem of lack of trust in the digital world. Our blockhain-based platform safeguards data provenance by enhancing data verification and auditability. AmiStamp provides an easy way to create fingerprints of digital assets that cannot be falsified. It can be used to establish ownership (IP, copyrights, trade secrets) as well as to authenticate that data has not be altered in subsequent stages of collaboration (e.g. contracts, research).
  11. Fixi Subscription Plans. Fixi Subscription Plans helps law firms offer and service subscription-based legal services to the clients they serve. Our software integrates with your existing website and allows customers to sign up online, access a customer portal to utilize the services you offer them and manages payments so that you can focus on growing your subscriber base. This allows you to create recurring revenue in turn facilitating exponential growth.
  12. WyzeWaze. WyzeWaze streamlines data from contract to closing. Once the data is automatically extracted into our system, we can seamlessly push the data to the necessary documents needed to facilitate a real estate closing. Read emails, manage your calendar and events, run activity reports, populate templates, add contacts to your CRM, order title and task manage files and more all under one roof for pennies a day. Don’t ever leave WyzeWaze we have robust integrations. Work smarter, not harder!
  13. HelpSelf Legal. We’re B2B document automation software for complex, logic-based workflows. Essentially, if your firm wants to create a TurboTax-like workflow for anything, you use our AI-assisted platform to do so. Lawyers use our platform to automate their own expertise or to increase efficiency and automate their internal work.
  14. dtour.life. The first SaaS platform in family law that streamlines the collection, organization and analysis of case data with secure digital collaboration. Features include digital in-take form, real-time download of bank and credit card transactions for instant cash-flow, and documents attached to assets and debts. Lawyers and clients can manage the day-to-day workflow of a case from a dashboard; lawyers value the efficiency, collaboration with their clients and meeting the demand for technology solutions.
  15. EffortlessLegal. EffortlessLegal brings the power of AI and machine learning to law firms. Our software automates various aspects of legal work to eliminate repetitive and time-consuming processes. This includes computer-assisted billing to increase realization rates, automated LEDES coding, crowdfunding, LEDES invoice format conversions, client intake process automation and budget automation. We integrate with many billing and practice management platforms eliminating the need to migrate data or disrupt your workflow.

Note to winners: You will be receiving emails from us with more details and event logistics.

Congratulations to all!

The deadline is tomorrow, Dec. 28, at 11:45 p.m. Eastern time, to vote for the legal tech startups that will get to participate in Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW.

Your votes will determine the 15 companies that are selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall.

To read descriptions of the 25 companies in contention, go here.

To vote for your favorite,go here. or go directly to Survey Monkey.

Here are the top 10 vote getters as of 10 a.m. today.

Here are 27 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 704 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.

Company Description Country Status
A2J Tech Store A social enterprise that builds technology to improve access to justice US Active
Avalex Avalex provides GDPR compliant data privacy statements for German companies which are updated automatically via the internet so that they are always up to date. Germany Active
Basic Counsel A platform to let consumers browse legal packages offered by lawyers. US Active
Case Status Client relationship and marketing portal that helps cutting edge firms build and measure authentic relationships with clients. US Active
Clerical Clerical is a platform designed to make it easier for solos, smalls and legal aid organizations to build expert systems in order to offer more efficient legal services to their clients. US Closed beta
Contract Mill Contract Mill is an intuitive and affordable document automation platform with easy onboarding. Finland Active
Contractbook Easy and efficient contract management tailored for modern law firms. Denmark Active
Draftlens Draftlens is a cutting edge contract drafting platform that allows you to unleash your productivity and drive client satisfaction. US Active
EffortlessLegal LLC A leader in software automation solutions for law firms. We use artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to intelligently increase your law firm’s productivity. Our applications work with many billing and practice management platforms. US Active
Hukuk Work High quality research tool. Hukuk Work search technology uses artificial intelligence to improve the accuracy and speed at which you can find relevant case law. Turkey Active
Jus Mundi A search engine for international law. France Active
kendr kendr is an efficient platform that allows employees to reach out confidentially to their employer via a “third party” app and website where their questions, suggestions and/or issues can be easily relayed and addressed. US Active
LAWCLERK A marketplace for attorneys to hire freelance lawyers. US Active
Lawgarithm Using artificial intelligence and collaborative features, we allow companies to better prepare, review, negotiate, execute and manage their contracts. France Active
Legal Advice Middle East We connect consumers and lawyers across the UAE and the Middle East. UAE Active
Lex247 Legal practice management software offering the power, security and features of an enterprise practice management platform for law firms of all sizes Sweden and US Active
Lexico Lexico is a software platform that uses the latest in machine learning to automate contract creation and review. Australia Active
Mobile Helix Inc. With the Mobile Helix “LINK” app, lawyers and staff can work with documents and the firm portal from anywhere using a tablet or smartphone. Open an NRL or NetDocuments link in email, then edit with the Word app, annotate, or compare to a document in iManage or NetDocuments DMS. Then check the document into DMS or send it. LINK is an encrypted container app which can be remotely wiped. US Active
My Law My Law is a new, cloud based platform that is designed to allow attorneys to present court arguments directly from a mobile device.  This product saves significant time and expense because it eliminates the process of printing and creating binders for legal presentations. US Active
Precisely A contract automation and contract management platform for the modern company. Automated contract creation, streamlined workflows, electronic signatures, digital archiving and smart monitoring. All in one place, all in the cloud. Sweden and UK Active
ProTempus Big practice management for small firms. A locally installed alternative to cloud platforms. US Active
Radvocate Helping customers and attorneys access the consumer arbitration process. US Active
Signatu Signatu makes software services to support digital businesses in creating value from personal data in a legal, transparent and secure manner. It has three products: Policy, to create GDPR-compliant privacy policies; Consent, to securely manager user consent; and Trackerdetect, to automatically map out third parties directly or indirectly running on a website. Norway Active
Techson IP Techson IP was founded in 2015 in Austin, Texas, by attorneys and patent research experts with a motivation to upend the patent research status quo with technology enabled, elite patent research. Techson serves over 100 clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms, with technology-enabled, high-end research services including: M&A IP Due Diligence, Freedom-to-Operate, Prior Art / Invalidity, Patent Landscaping, Patentability, and Claim Chart/EoU research services. Techson will make its technology solution, Limestone, commercially available in Q1 2018 offering clients a self-serve platform to build highly relevant, automated patent research corpuses for their experts to more efficiently conduct labor-intensive patent research. US Active
Text A Lawyer Smartphone apps allowing clients to find and connect with lawyers instantly. US Beta
Thread.legal Thread is a cloud-based legal practice management software built on top of Microsoft Office 365. Ireland Active
TrialLine TrialLine is a cloud-based mediation, trial presentation and storytelling legal timeline tool for law firms and attorneys that want maximum insight into their cases. Create customized legal timelines that clearly and convincingly communicate the important details of your case, and display them in easy to understand, event by event detail. Attach supporting documents directly to each event on the timeline, all file types are supported and easy to upload. With TrialLine, collaboration is simple. Easily organize and share your case events and related documents with staff, experts, juries, opposing counsel, and other attorneys. US Active


Calling all legal technology startups. Here is your chance to compete to be featured as a presenter and exhibitor in the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, taking place in Chicago Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019.

Today, we are officially announcing the call for entries for the third Startup Alley, offering startups a shot at being one of 15 companies selected to receive space in a special portion of TECHSHOW’s exhibition hall and to participate in an opening night pitch competition, judged by TECHSHOW attendees, to pick the most innovative startup idea.

Again this year, I will be coordinating the competition, in collaboration with the TECHSHOW board. Read on for full details.

How Will the Startups Be Selected?

The competition starts today. Startups interested in participating should complete this application form. Applications must be received by Nov. 23, 2018.

From all applications received, a panel of five judges will select 25 finalists. This year’s judges are:

  • John Simek, TECHSHOW 2019 co-chair.
  • Lincoln Mead, TECHSHOW 2019 co-chair.
  • Heidi Alexander, TECHSHOW 2019 co-vice-chair.
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, TECHSHOW 2019 co-vice-chair.

On Dec. 17, brief descriptions of each of the 25 will be posted on Above the Law and LawSites and readers will be invited to vote for their favorites. The 15 startups with the most votes will be selected for TECHSHOW. Winners will be announced on Dec. 31.

What Are the Criteria for Applying?

The competition is limited to startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Your product or service is targeted to lawyers or legal professionals, not to consumers.
  • Your company has never before exhibited at a national legal technology conference.
  • Your company has achieved some demonstrable traction, either in users or financing.
  • You were not one of the companies that presented at TECHSHOW in the 2017 or 2018 Startup Alley.

In addition, your company should be innovative, meaning that it addresses a need not met by other products or services currently on the market or that it does so in a way not currently done by others.

What Happens If I Am Selected?

The winning startups will be provided space at a discounted cost to exhibit their product or service in a special Startup Alley located within TECHSHOW’s exhibit hall.

  • Each startup will be provided space in a uniform, pre-installed booth. You will not need (or be allowed) to bring a booth of your own.
  • Each startup will be responsible for the booth fee of $1,500. This is a significant reduction off the standard booth cost. You are welcome to seek sponsors to underwrite all or part of this cost.
  • You will be responsible for your own travel and hotel expenses to Chicago.

In addition to exhibit space, each startup will face off in an opening night pitch competition. Each startup will have 2.5 minutes to present its pitch, either live or using recorded video, in front of an audience of TECHSHOW attendees. At the conclusion of the pitches, attendees will vote to select the most innovative company as the winner.

What Do I Get Out of This?

ABA TECHSHOW is one of the world’s pre-eminent legal technology conferences. Your company will gain exposure to a diverse audience of legal professionals, including practitioners, academics, consultants and others. In addition, TECHSHOW’s audience includes legal journalists, bloggers and industry analysts.

In short, your company will get precious time in the spotlight. Along with that will come invaluable opportunities for feedback about your product or service from TECHSHOW attendees, the competition’s judges and your peers at other startups.

In addition, the winner of the opening night pitch competition will receive:

  • Free 10×10 booth space at the 2020 TECHSHOW.
  • Free 12-month listing on the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Buyer’s Guide.
  • $5,000 credit to use towards advertising in ABA Law Practice Division media.
  • A profile of the company on my LawSites blog.

There is no cost to apply, and the application form is relatively painless. We hope to hear from you and to see you in Chicago in February.

Here are 23 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 691 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.

Company Description Country Status
Autom Documents automation and assembly software that eliminates separate templates and allows to turn static document into dynamic one with the very efficient time. Dedicated mobile application allows to fill documents out of the office or get your customers involved. Additionally AUTOM supports job sharing, external sub-documents use with version control, local library, Google Docs and One Drive integration and more. US and Poland Active
Book-It Legal Book-It Legal provides a web platform connecting attorneys with law students across the country for per-project legal tasks, such as research, editing, document review, and writing articles. Our company gives attorneys a way to get quick assistance and reduce costs to clients while providing students a more convenient and flexible way to gain experience and earn income. US Active
Caliber Litigation Services Technology has completely changed the user experience of many traditional services — from catching a cab to renting a car. What if I told you that same opportunity existed to change the court reporting industry? We built a proprietary tech platform from the ground up to access thousands of court reporters for services — from video to real-time reporting, all at a lower cost than the current industry providers. US Active
Case Status Case Status allows clients to stay updated on the status of their cases without time-consuming phone calls or emails. US Active
Courtroom5 Civil case management tools and training for pro se litigants US Active
Digitory Legal Digitory Legal helps law firms and in-house legal departments easily and accurately predict, price and manage legal matters. Clients save money and promote accountability with precise legal budgets; automated accrual management features; and intuitive RFP tools. Law firms reduce overhead and increase profitability with time-saving project management solutions; task-level data; and clearly scoped, accurate budgets that will strengthen attorney-client relationships. US Active
DocEx Legal Do you know who opens the documents you email, how many times they were printed, or to whom they have were forwarded? DocEx protects and controls access to documents in-transit through a single, secure, easy-to-use, and cost-effective cloud-based solution. Perfect for any practice area where sensitive documents are shared with experts, co-counsel, clients, and others, DocEx users maintain full control while managing and tracking forwards, views, prints, downloads, and all other actions. US Active
Early Neutral Appraisals Predicting litigation outcomes by using at least 10 neutrals from the locality to evaluate cases and give their unbiased opinions on likely outcomes. US Active
Evichat Evichat is a tool for lawyers to collect authenticated evidence from their clients’ mobile devices and social media accounts in an eDiscovery lite platform built specifically for mobile data where it can then be redacted and/or exported. We can also produce time-stamped web page archives with all meta data. US Active
Gideon Legal Gideon is a fundamentally new way for law firms to connect, communicate with, and service clients, at scale. Gideon is an intelligent messaging platform that connects firms with their best leads, in real-time, from their website, directory profiles, and social media. Gideon learns a firm’s preferences on particular case types and to predict likely case outcomes, enabling them to deploy resources to optimum value. Built to fit existing workflows, Gideon integrates with case management software. US Active
LawDroid An automated, legal assistant chatbot that can answer frequently asked questions, describe law firm services, take appointments, qualify leads and help to run your office more smoothly. US Active
Lawyaw Lawyaw is an easy-to-use platform that enables lawyers to populate, edit, and sign Judicial Council and court forms. US Active
LegalSifter LegalSifter has a singular goal – to bring affordable legal services to the world by empowering people with artificial intelligence. LegalSifter (the product) allows people to negotiate with speed and confidence with the help of our Sifters and the advice of your leaders and lawyers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. US Active
Metaspike Forensic email preservation software for eDiscovery and digital forensics practitioners. US Active
Qualmet Qualmet is a cloud-based platform used by law departments to quickly and easily measure the value of external legal service providers. The company focuses on raising the business value created between in-house and outside counsel. Through performance metrics and objective benchmarking, the company and its namesake product create an industrywide common language. Released earlier this year, the platform has been adopted by legal departments from a wide range of industries. US Active
SavvySuit “Okay Google, talk to Florida Pro Bono Matters.” Go ahead, try it on your Android. Learn firsthand how SavvySuit is pushing the legal profession forward with the creation of conversational user interfaces. One such interface is a sophisticated pro bono catalog which allows attorneys to find pro bono cases with ease. This catalog provides case descriptions aggregated from over 30 organizations, including traditional legal aids and nation-wide programs like the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. US Active
Sheriasoft Cloud-based practice management platform for law firms in Kenya and East Africa. Kenya Active
SimplyAgree SimplyAgree is a signature and closing management tool for complex corporate transactions. Our web-based platform streamlines the administrative tasks of a closing — from automating signature packets to closing binders — so attorneys can focus on getting deals done and exceeding client expectations. SimplyAgree reduces these time-intensive closing processes from days to minutes, while providing the attorney with increased risk oversight and cost predictability. US Active
Social Evidence Social Evidence is a cloud-based application that quickly and accurately collects, organizes, and analyzes data from specific social media sites for named accounts and provides tools to assist the legal professional to easily search, find, and use relevant case-related information in a repeatable, admissible, and legally-defensible format. US Active
Time Miner Time Miner eliminates the hassle of manual, contemporaneous methods most attorneys use to keep track of billable time spent on their smartphones.  Automatic, with no timers to start and stop, Time Miner captures past calls and texts with clients, and produces a report on-demand that shows your billable activity in terms of client, date and time, duration, and dollar value based on your hourly rate. US Active
Track With Ease Get more done in your real estate law practice by eliminating and automating all the things that waste your time each day. US Active
Voluble Voluble collects and analyzes consumer posts from a broad range of online sources to generate insights specifically for litigation. Our proprietary tools and partnerships give us access to data from a comprehensive array of social media platforms, forums, e-commerce sites, and blogs. Our experienced litigation team transforms vast amounts of unstructured consumer chatter into relevant and reliable data that can be used by experts to support their opinions in affirmative or rebuttal reports. US Active
VortexLegal VortexLegal is the Expedia for legal services – a one-stop shop where you can search for, hire, rate and review legal service providers like court reporters, interpreters and translators, private investigators etc. There is no marketplace for legal service providers so we are providing a new way to procure these services that offers more transparency in pricing and allows small and medium sized operators to compete with national service providers. US Active

Here are 21 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 668 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.

Company Description Country Status
Apperio Apperio makes law firm spend transparent for general counsel, empowering them to make decisions based on up-to-date data US Active
Bootstrap Legal Software that automates the drafting of complex legal paperwork for those raising capital for real estate projects of $2 million and under. US Active
CaseFleet CaseFleet is a powerful cloud based case management software that simultaneously streamlines litigation and business development workflows. The product is the first legal management solution that utilizes data visualization to organize all relevant case details, hone in on relevant information or trends and track key deadlines – helping lawyers win more cases. US Active
Case Status Case Status is an app that enables clients to view what is going on in their case in real-time.  It enables clients and attorneys to message each other through the app, it allows clients to refer their attorneys to others with a click of a button, and it allows clients to view the stages of their case so they know what to expect next.  Furthermore, it alleviates the communication gap between attorneys and clients, while saving attorneys hours of time each week talking to their clients (which is huge in the contingency fee space). US Active
Client Chat Live Live chat services for attorney websites US Active
ContractExperience ContractExperience helps businesses centralize contracts storage in a single online or on-premise repository, strengthen compliance, reduce legal risks, improve business relationships and performance, automate and accelerate the contract-management lifecycle and procurement process, and more. US Active
Docket Online platform for documentation and registrations. India Active
DoNotPay Bots to address various legal problems, including parking tickets and more. UK Active
Elexirr Chat bots to answer legal questions and algorithms to predict case outcomes. UK Active
LegalOptics Algorithmic grading of attorneys and judges based on real-world court data. Our attorney data portal offers granular  state-court level data analysis. US Active
Micro This service allows individuals and businesses to get answers to legal questions via email within 24 hours for a flat fee as low as $20. US Active
My Coverage Plan A series of products developed by a law firm to help health care providers connect patients to insurance resources and to educate various parties to identify, secure and optimize health care coverage. US Active
MyLegalAdvisor MyLegalAdviser is an online legal marketplace based in the UK making it easy for consumers and businesses to find a lawyer. Clients post a job on our site and within hours we match them with the best quotes from the hundreds of rated lawyers on our service. UK Active
Name Warden Automated trademark docketing and defensive monitoring, trademark business development data service US Active
Pagemap A secure online tool for faster review of contracts with unique search and collaboration tools, and automated warnings for integrity issues. New Zealand Active
PitBullTax This is an online software for tax resolution professionals, mainly Tax Attorneys, Enrolled Agents and Certified Public Accountants. In short, it allows the tax professional to organize, analyze, work and solve their clients’ tax debt situations efficiently, as it includes all the tools they need to do the job. In addition, the software can be enhanced with add-ons according to the professional’s needs. US Active
SavvyDox SavvyDox provides secure document distribution and collaboration aligning with the benefits of a face to face meeting. Reviewers provide suggested changes and author controls document content as well as distribution. SavvyDox includes the first viable replacement for Word Track Changes while using Word. Canada Active
Tali Productivity assistant that allows lawyers to track time using voice commands through Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled devices. US Active
UpSolve Automated pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy US Active
YoCierge YoCierge is a provider of technology and information security services for law firms. Offerings include business communication tools, record retrieval services and information security consulting. US Active
ZokuVault ZokuVault is a secure, online safety deposit box that allows users to organize, store and share important documents with their family members and trusted advisors. Stored items can include estate plans (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), financial information, insurance details, online accounts, final wishes and tax records. The platform is built so that  estate planning attorneys can provide a new service that adds value, guidance and billing opportunities with their clients, while giving family members an easier way to deal with the burdens that come with complicated estate management. US Active

Here are 16 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 647 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.

Company Description Country
Apeer Apeer is an app for attorneys that quickly gets court appearances covered by well-qualified special appearance attorneys and provides tools to collaborate and communicate on the matter. US
Boundless Boundless is an immigration application that makes it easier for immigrants to the U.S. to complete paperwork. US
Case.one Case.one provides advanced tools to keep control of all your legal proceedings – case management, customer management, document management, generation of performance reports, tasks, time management, billing, and more. Organize all of your legal work in a secure cloud. US
Citepad A virtual keyboard designed just for lawyers. US
Contract Tools A Microsoft Word add-in for contracts. US
CrowdJustice CrowdJustice is a crowdfunding platform specifically for legal cases that combines tech and community action to democratize the justice system. US
JustLegal JustLegal (formerly Lawbooth) enables clients to find attorneys and book a free initial consultation in under 60 seconds. Choose to meet in person, over the phone, or via Lawbooth’s secure video conferencing. US
Lexalgo We automate decision making by developing decision clusters, comparable to those of Neota Logic. Germany
LexRoll.com Legal research portal with case law, law dictionary, and law help center. US
Separate.us Separate.us guides you through the divorce process and handles the details for you. US
SeRiouS A tool that maximizes law students’ learning by using a special algorithm that tells them just the right moment to study.  Users learn about 3x as much information in less time, and they can do it all from their iPhone. US
SupportHound SupportHound is a spousal support calculator that uses real cases to calculate how much and how long a spousal support award should be. (Only for Oregon.) US
TestMax A startup seeking to disrupt standardized education with a mobile-first approach. Currently, it focuses on the LSAT, law school and the bar exam. US
TrialLine TrialLine is a cloud-based mediation, trial presentation and story telling timeline tool for law firms that want maximum insight into their cases. US
Visabot A bot to assist with visa applications US
Voltaire Voltaire is the go-to service of choice for legal professionals everywhere, who need to instantly search for information on potential jurors and other individuals related to their cases. US

Here are 19 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 632 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.


Company Description Country
Crusoe Crusoe is a note-taking Evernote app for researchers, writers, students, professionals, and thoughtful readers that not only lets you create two-way links between notes, but actually lets you navigate your notes along these connection-pathways.  In Crusoe, you can never lose your train of thought because that’s exactly what Crusoe saves. US
BinaDox Binadox helps you track and manage software license compliance and usage to avoid costly violations and optimize software costs and utilization efficiency. US
Dragon Law Cloud software for legal and business documents, enabling fast production of custom documentation Hong Kong
Intraspexion Intraspexion uses a Deep Learning algorithm to act as an early warning system, alerting corporate counsel to internal litigation risks in near real time. US
JuriBot Artificial intelligence application to predict criminal trial outcomes. Netherlands
Juro Turbocharge your sales paperwork. Create, sign and track beautiful contracts in a matter of seconds. UK
Justice Toolbox Website uses data mined from official state court records to compute and display how many cases a lawyer has won and lost and the lawyer’s approximate win rate US
Justly Standardize legal business operations. Our analytics make legal spend more predictable and legal budgets more accurate. US
LawTova Hire freelance legal professionals and also use its platform to manage cases. US
Legably Attorneys use Legably to find flexible employment, project-by-project and client-by-client. US
LegalEagle.io LegalEagle.io is the easiest way for attorneys to provide virtual consultations online. Our service includes video calling, real-time document sharing and fee payment, and much more – all in a streamlined package delivered through your desktop web browser (and mobile apps coming soon). US
Legalinc We completely automated and streamlined the business formation process to help save you time and money. Entity Management, Registered Agent, and Compliance all accessible through one online dashboard. US
Lexikin Your assets, securely recorded. Keep track of everything important throughout your life and ensure those precious things are left to the people who matter. UK
MeilleursHonoraires.com A web platform that allows any user (natural or legal person) to select a lawyer through a tender procedure. The user receives, free of charge, within three days, all anonymized flat-rate offers issued by registered lawyers. France
MinorityCounselorTV.com  The single credible source for communities, corporate and government legal departments  to locate diverse lawyers. US
Patent Action Forecast Completely understand your patent dispute before you pay a settlement, hire an expensive lawyer or compromise your case. US
ReplyToSome A Microsoft Outlook Add-In designed to prevent lawyers and other professionals from accidentally emailing the wrong people. US
Statera Legal Provides virtual legal support services to law firms and legal practitioners in New Zealand. New Zealand
TagDox TagDox makes Document Analysis easy, precise and fast by optimizing the process through cutting edge machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. UK



Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 614 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.

Company Description Country
Aggregate Law Aggregate Law quickly and efficiently connects skilled project attorneys to legal work. U.S.
firma.de While using our company founding service our customers are provided with legal consulting by an attorney. Furthermore we provide a free partner database of lawyers in the whole of Germany including a search for specialization. Our latest product is going to launch very soon. It is a contract generator which provides automatically generated and legally binding statutes for founding a GmbH, UG etc. and other forms of contracts as well. Germany
Headnote Building The Case For Streamlined Payments, Engagement & Case Collaboration U.S.
LegalVision LegalVision is a rapidly expanding law tech startup in Australia, providing fast and affordable legal services to clients all over the nation. Through our online platform we offer specialist advice on employment, trademarks, business structuring and franchising. Australia
Ping Ping is automated timekeeping for lawyers that will automatically track, categorize and describe all of a lawyer’s billable actions. U.S.
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I have been helping to coordinate a competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in the first-ever Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference in March.

For the first time ever, TECHSHOW is reserving a portion of its exhibition hall to showcase 12 innovative legal startups. In addition, on TECHSHOW’s opening night, the 12 startups will face off in a bracketed pitch competition (think March Madness) judged by TECHSHOW attendees to pick the most innovative startup.

The competition started in October, when we invited startups to apply for one of the 12 slots. From all the applications we received, a panel of three judges (of which I was one) chose the 20 best. We then posted those 20 and invited readers to vote for their favorite. Voting concluded Dec. 2.

This morning I announced the winners in my column at Above the Law. To read the results, see: This Week In Legal Tech: The Winners Of The TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition.