Of All This Year’s Webby Awards Honorees, Just One Is A Legal Tech Company – You Can Vote for It By April 18
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by Bob Ambrogi
3h ago
Every year, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) hands out its Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the internet and recognize influential creators and brands. There are actually two awards — The Webby Award selected by IADAS and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online community of people like ..read more
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Two Launches Today from vLex: A Gen AI Document Analyzer for Litigation and Transactions, and A Co-Development Lab to Help Customers Adapt AI
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by Bob Ambrogi
3h ago
The global legal research company vLex today announced the launch of Vincent AI Document Analyze, a new tool in its suite of generative AI features that enables legal professionals to analyze litigation and transactional documents and surface legal and factual information that they can use in preparing a response. Also today, vLex said it has ..read more
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Law Students in BYU Law’s LawX Program Develop Two Applications Targeting Access to Justice
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by Bob Ambrogi
4d ago
Two teams of law students, as part of their education at Brigham Young University Law School, have developed applications targeting issues of access to justice, and today, on the last day of classes, they will showcase what they have built at a special event expected to be attended by members of the local legal and ..read more
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The Five Most Momentous Legal Tech Fails
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by Bob Ambrogi
5d ago
While the last few years have brought an abundance of new and innovative legal tech products to market, the fact of the matter is that not every new product will succeed. Inevitably, for whatever reason, some products fail. But one thing for certain is that while some products shut down with a whimper, others go out with a bang. Let’s revisit five of the most momentous legal tech fails of the last 10 years. 1. Atrium. It launched in 2017 to great fanfare, promising to “revolutionize legal services” through its dual-entity model of both a law firm and a technology company. Its founder, Justin ..read more
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Miss Last Friday’s Legaltech Week? Here’s the Video. Among Our Topics: Should We Ban ‘Nonlawyer’?
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by Bob Ambrogi
6d ago
If you missed it last Friday, here is Legaltech Week for April 5, 2024. Among our topics: Banning “nonlawyer,” updates from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, lawyer chastised for Microsoft Word screw-up, and more. You can always catch all prior episodes as a podcast or on YouTube. In addition to regular panelists Niki Black, Caroline Hill and Stephanie Wilkins, we were joined by guest panelists Cassandre Coyer and Isha Marathe of Law.com and Greg Lambert of 3 Geeks and a Law Blog ..read more
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Following Departure of its Founder, E-Discovery Company DISCO Names New CEO
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by Bob Ambrogi
6d ago
The e-discovery company CS Disco today announced that its board of directors has named Eric Friedrichsen as president and chief executive officer, filling the slot vacated when the company’s cofounder Kiwi Camara stepped down as CEO last September in the wake of allegations that he had groped a female employee. Since Camara’s departure, Scott Hill, who had been a member of DISCO’s board since 2021, had served as interim CEO while the board searched for a permanent successor. Hill will take the position of board chair and work with Friedrichsen in transitioning to his new role, the company sai ..read more
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New Product from Litera Uses Gen AI to Create Database of Corporate Deal Terms from a Firm’s Own Documents
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by Bob Ambrogi
6d ago
Litera today released a new product that uses generative artificial intelligence to create a database of corporate deal terms from a law firm’s own documents, in order to give legal teams easy access to al relevant data points from prior transactions, whether for negotiating a deal or pitching a potential client. The product, Foundation Dragon, creates a searchable collection of some 300 relevant data points from unstructured data found in closing documents for M&A, real estate, finance and other types of deals, including all matter, deal and negotiating data. “Foundation Dragon is a revo ..read more
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Are You A Dictator? Then Philips’ New Integration with Nuance Dragon’s AI Speech Recognition May Be for You
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by Bob Ambrogi
6d ago
I am not a dictator (although some in my family may at times disagree). But I know that, for many lawyers and legal professionals, dictation is the only way to go. If you are one of them, you may want to check out the integration announced today by Philips Dictation of Nuance Dragon’s AI-powered speech recognition into the Philips SpeechLive dictation platform. Philips SpeechLive, owned by the company Speech Processing Solutions, is a browser- and mobile-based dictation and transcription product for converting speech to text. The product, which also includes tools for routing and managing tra ..read more
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On LawNext: How Maptician Is Helping Law Firms Optimize Hybrid Office Space, with CEO Alaa Pasha
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by Bob Ambrogi
1w ago
Timing is everything, it is said, and so it was either ironic or fateful that Maptician — developed as a hoteling platform to help law firms and businesses manage office space — launched in 2019, just before the pandemic and a period in which offices once bustling with people turned into downtown ghost towns. But the company quickly adapted, says its CEO Alaa Pasha, expanding its platform to help law firms manage the new normal of hybrid offices and return to work, and it has continued to evolve to become an all-in-one platform for managing in-office needs and helping firms better ..read more
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As It Continues to Expand Beyond Legal Research, Bloomberg Law Acquires Legal Project Management Platform Dashboard Legal
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by Bob Ambrogi
1w ago
Furthering its expansion beyond legal research and into other products aligned with legal professionals’ day-to-day workflows, Bloomberg Law has acquired Dashboard Legal, a project management and collaboration platform specifically designed for the legal market. The acquisition builds on the company’s launch last year of Bloomberg Law Contract Solutions, an AI-powered solution for storing, searching, drafting, and negotiating contracts. “The addition of Dashboard Legal’s powerful project management and collaboration software to our product lineup expands the breadth of our offerings, whi ..read more
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