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May 17, 2018, 2:40 pm, 1858670

The Mississippi Bar today announced that it is switching the research service it offers as a free benefit to its members from Casemaker to Fastcase. The switch will take effect for its more than 9,000 members on June 1. “This new partnership allows us to support our members by providing ...


May 16, 2018, 2:40 pm, 1858161

Although law firms often talk about innovation, fewer than a third have actually tasked someone within the firm with the responsibility for driving innovation. That is among the findings of a new survey, the 2018 Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey. published today by Aderant, a global provider of ...


May 15, 2018, 9:29 am, 1857470

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May 14, 2018, 2:10 pm, 1857063

The number of artificial intelligence companies catering to the legal field has grown by 65 percent in the last year, from 40 to 66. This finding is from the In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyer’s Guide 2018, published today by the contract review automation company LawGeex. The increase in AI companies includes a ...


May 14, 2018, 10:11 am, 1856965

Lawyers are often urged to use encryption to protect the confidentiality of email communications with clients. In May 2017, the American Bar Association issued a major ethics opinion saying that, in every case, lawyers should evaluate the need for “particularly strong protective measures” such as encryption. But encryption is no ...


May 11, 2018, 10:10 am, 1855926

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation: Suffolk’s online innovation courses OK’d for CLE. In a post here last October, I reported on a new online certification course in legal innovation and technology being launched by Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This week, Suffolk announced that the ...


May 10, 2018, 9:29 am, 1855312

When last we wrote about judicial analytics company Gavelytics on March 13, it was announcing a $3.2 million funding round to support development of new features and expansion into additional jurisdictions. Today, the first two of these new features roll out — a rulings database and an arbitrator archive. As ...


May 9, 2018, 10:11 am, 1854687

The jury of popular opinion is divided on the writing style of the newest justice on the Supreme Court. Slate pronounced Neil M. Gorsuch a terrible writer. But a forthcoming quantitative study of his published opinions concludes that he “does exceedingly well according to the standards of good writing that ...


May 8, 2018, 3:29 pm, 1854316

In 2016, Florida became the first state to mandate technology training for lawyers, when it adopted a rule requiring lawyers to complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.” So far, no other state has followed suit. But now one has moved a giant step closer ...


May 8, 2018, 12:10 pm, 1854137

Legal technology companies are confused about how to market and sell their products, concludes the inaugural Legal Tech Go-to-Market Report, conducted by legal PR and marketing firm Baretz+Brunelle. Ninety-seven percent of respondents in the survey believe the legal tech industry has no firm grasp of go-to-market strategy or, at best, only a ...